Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  1. E. Dumonteil, R. Bahran, T. Cutler, B. Dechenaux, T. Grove, J. Hutchinson, G. McKenzie, A. McSpaden, W. Monange, M. Nelson, N. Thompson, and A. Zoia, “Patchy Nuclear Chain Reactions”, Nature Communications Physics, 4, 151 (2021).
  2. N. Thompson, J. Hutchinson, R. Bahran, D. Hayes, W. Myers, J. Arthur, J. Bounds, T. Cutler, D. Dinwiddie, J. Goda, T. Grove, R. Little, G. McKenzie, A. McSpaden, R. Sanchez, A. Sood, M. White and R. Margevicius, “National Criticality Experiments Research Center (NCERC) – Capabilities and Recent Measurements”, ND 2019: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Beijing, China, EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol. 239, 18003 (2020).
  3. A. Ney, D. Fritz, S. Singh, N. Langlitz, Y. Danon, N. Thompson, J. Hutchinson, R. Bahran, “Development of a Novel Genetic Algorithm-Based Optimization Method for Design of Nuclear Criticality Experiments”, The MANE Journal for Student Research, Innovation, and Design, 3, 13-17, (2018).
  4. N. Thompson, “Measuring and Validating Neutron Capture Cross Sections Using a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer”, Ph.D. Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (2017).
  5. N. Thompson, Y. Danon, “Neutron Capture Cross Section Measurements Using a Lead Slowing Down Spectrometer”, 2016 Stewardship Science Academic Programs Annual, NNSA, DOE, DOE/NA-0038 (2016).
  6. J. Thai, N. Thompson, Y. Danon, “Measurements of the 59Co (n,γ) Cross Section Using a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer”, The MANE Student Research and Design Journal, The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 19-22 (2016). 
  7. B. Becker, A. Weltz, J.A. Kulisek, J. Thompson, N. Thompson, Y. Danon, “Non-destructive Assay Measurements Using the RPI Lead Slowing Down Spectrometer”, Nuclear Science and Engineering, 175, 124–134, (2013).

Conference Proceedings:

  1. C. Kostelac, N. Thompson, J. Hutchinson, R. Sanchez, K. Spencer, J. Alwin, W. Haeck, “Validation and Independent Uncertainty Analysis of MIX-SOL-THERM-003 ICSBEP Benchmark”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 123, 851-854, Virtual, 2020.
  2. J. Hutchinson, J. Alwin, T. Grove, N. Kleedtke, I. Michaud, M. Rising, T. Smith, N. Thompson, R. Little, “Sensitivity Studies, Gap Analysis, and Benchmark Experiment Optimization for Reactor Physics and Criticality Safety Applications”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 123, 833-836, Virtual, 2020.
  3. N. Thompson, J. Hutchinson, T. Cutler, W. Myers, D. Hayes, “Preliminary Designs for Criticality Safety Benchmarks – Iron/Steel/Chromium Series”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 121, 1049-1050, Washington, D.C., 2019.
  4. A. McSpaden, J. Goda, T. Cutler, G. McKenzie, J. Hutchinson, N. Thompson, “Jupiter: A Proposed Benchmark for Lead Void Worth with Plutonium”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 121, 1055-1058, Washington, D.C., 2019.
  5. T. Cutler, N. Thompson, A. McSpaden, J. Hutchinson, “Proposed Plutonium-Nickel Critical Experiment”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 121, 946-947, Washington, D.C., 2019.
  6. T. Smith, J. Alwin, R. Bahran, T. Grove, J. Hutchinson, R. Little, I. Michaud, A. McSpaden, B. Myers, M. Rising, N. Thompson, D. Hayes, “Investigation of Application Specific keff Sensitivities to Existing and New Subcritical and Critical Experiments”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 121, 1033-1034, Washington, D.C., 2019.
  7. J. Hutchinson, J. Alwin, R. Bahran, T. Grove, R. Little, I. Michaud, A. McSpaden, W. Myers, M. Rising, T. Smith, N. Thompson, D. Hayes, “Criticality Testing of Recent Measurements at the National Criticality Experiments Research Center”, 11th International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety, Paris, France, 2019.
  8. N. Thompson, R. Bahran, J. Hutchinson, “Identifying Gaps in Critical Benchmarks”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 119, Orlando, FL, 2018.
  9. E. Blain, Y. Danon, B. McDermott, A. Youmans, J. Brown, N. Thompson, A. Weltz, K. Mohindroo, G.Leinweber, R. Block, M. Rapp, D. Barry, “Development of an In-Beam Neutron Flux Monitor for Time of Flight Capture Measurements” , Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 115, Las Vegas, NV, November 6-10, 2016.
  10. R. Bahran, J. Hutchinson, J. Arthur, A. Sood, P. Caracappa, N. Thompson, S. Pozzi, “Development of a Research Reactor Protocol for Neutron Multiplication Measurements”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 115, Las Vegas, NV, November 6-10, 2016.
  11. D. Curtis and N. Thompson, “The Clean Power Plan-Impact on the U.S. Nuclear Energy Industry and Analysis of Major Issues”, Proceedings of the 2016 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, San Francisco, CA, 486-497 (2016).
  12. Y. Danon, E. Blain, A. Daskalakis, B. McDermott, N. Thompson, A. Youmans, R. C. Block, D. Barry, B. Epping, G. Leinweber, M. Rapp, “Measurement of Total Cross Section of Water and O-16 in the MeV Energy Range”, 12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp ’15), Washington D.C., November 2015.
  13. N. W. Thompson, A. Lewis, J. Thai, A. Daskalakis, E. Blain, Y. Danon, “Progress on Using a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer to Measure Neutron Capture Cross Sections”, 12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp ’15), Washington D.C., November 2015.
  14. Amanda E. Youmans, J. Brown, A. Daskalakis, N. Thompson, A. Welz, Y. Danon, B. McDermott, G. Leinweber, M. Rapp, “Fast Neutron Scattering Measurements with Lead”, 12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp ’15), Washington D.C., November 2015.
  15. Brian McDermott, E. Blain, A. Daskalakis, N. Thompson, A. Youmans, H.J. Choun, W. Steinberger, Y. Danon, R.C. Block, D.P. Barry, B. Epping, G. Leinweber, M.J. Rapp, “New (n, gamma) measurements on elemental iron from 850 to 2500 keV”, 12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp ’15), Washington D.C., November 2015.
  16. Y. Danon, A. Daskalakis, B. McDermott, N. Thompson, A. Youmans, R. Block, D. Barry, B. Epping, G. Leinweber, M. Rapp, and T. Donovan, “Recent Developments in Nuclear Data Measurement capabilities at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at RPI”, Proceedings of WONDER 2015: Fourth International Workshop on Nuclear Data Evaluation for Reactor Applications, Aix-en-Provence, France. October 5-8 2015.
  17. Brian McDermott, E. Blain, A. Daskalakis, N. Thompson, A. Youmans, H.J. Choun, W. Steinberger, Y. Danon, “Capture Cross Sections in nat-Fe and 181-Ta from 1 to 2000 keV using a new C6D6 Detector Array”, International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety, Charlotte, NC, September 2015.
  18. Nicholas Thompson , Rian Bahran, Glenn Winters, Emily Frantz, Rebecca Gazda, Brian McDermott, Wei Ji, Peter Caracappa, Timothy Trumbull, Jason Thompson, and Yaron Danon, “Nuclear Engineering Education At The RPI Walthousen Reactor Critical Facility”, Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 56th Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, July 12-16, 2015.
  19. N. Thompson, A. Lewis, E. Blain, A. Daskalakis, and Y. Danon, “Neutron Capture Cross Section Measurements Using a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 111, Anaheim, California, November 9–13, 2014.
  20. A. Youmans, R. Bahran, E. Blain, A. Daskalakis, B. McDermott, S. Piela, N. Thompson, A. Weltz and Y. Danon, D. Barry, G. Leinweber, M. Rapp, R. Block. “Using Simulations To Determine The Energy Resolution Function Of Neutron Time-Of-Flight Experiments”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 109, p. 861-864, Washington, D.C., November 10–14, 2013.
  21. A. Weltz, B. Becker, J.A. Kulisek, N. Thompson, Y. Danon, “Non-Destructive Assay of Plutonium and Uranium with the RPI LSDS”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 108, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.
  22. N. Thompson, B. Becker, J. Thompson, D. Beller, S. Bowyer, A. Gavron, G. Imel and Y. Danon, “Non-Destructive Assay of 235U and 239Pu Using a Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 105, Washington, D.C., October 30–November 3, 2011.
  23. B. Becker, N. Thompson, J. Thompson, , D. Beller, S. Bowyer, V. Garvon, G. Imel and Y. Danon, “Towards Benchmark Measurements For Used Nuclear Fuel Assay Using A Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometer”, Proceedings of the Tenth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp 2011), Knoxville, TN, 2011.

Panels:

  1. “ANS President’s Special Session: Moving Forward on Nuclear”, 2018 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  2. “Potent Policies: Understanding ANS Position Papers”, 2017 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  3. “Nuclear Policy”, 2017 Young Professionals Congress, Washington D.C.
  4. “Getting that Faculty Position”, 2017 Young Professionals Congress, Washington D.C.
  5. “Advocacy and Communication”, 2017 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  6. “Innovations in Nuclear Education”, 2017 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  7. “The Economics of Nuclear”, ANS Student Conference 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. “Potent Policies: Understanding ANS Position Papers”, 2016 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  9. “Nuclear Politics: Advocacy”, 2016 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  10. “Special Session: ANS Special Committee on Nuclear in the States”, 2016 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  11. “Ask the Public Policy Committee Anything”, 2016 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  12. “Nuclear Politics: Perspectives from Nuclear Advocates”, 2016 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  13. “Potent Policies: Understanding ANS Position Papers”, American Nuclear Society Student Conference, 2016, Madison, Wisconsin.
  14. “What’s New in Academia?”, 2014 U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Committee Reports:

  1. Co-Author, Nuclear in the States Toolkit, Version 2.0, ANS Special Committee on Nuclear in the States, June 2016.
  2. Co-Author, The US without Nuclear Energy: A Report on the Public Impact of Plant Closures, ANS Special Committee on Nuclear in the States, April 2016.
  3. Co-Author, Nuclear in the States Toolkit, Version 1.0, ANS Special Committee on Nuclear in the States, February 2016.

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