Study of Radon Plateout

Thursday, May 17, 2018 Profressional Research

Study of Radon Plateout using ORTEC Alpha Counter in SMU LUMINA Lab

Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. Jodi Cooley and Dr. Dan Jardin

  • Studied the rates of radon plateout on surfaces such as copper plates that are used in Dark Matter detection projects to determine if radon interference can produce false positives for detectors
  • Instrumental in codifying the framework for detailing studies using an ORTEC Alpha Counter to analyze energy detection of alpha decays from radioactive sources on surfaces
  • Research project was funded by the SMU Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholars Program