Microcalorimetry and Nuclear Data (MiND 2023)

Conference room B15 (Argonne Office)

Conference room B15

Argonne Office

Washington DC, USA
Geonbo kim (LLNL), Lee Bernstein (LBNL), Andrew Voyles (LBNL), Mark Croce (LANL), Dan Becker (UC/NIST), Joel Ullom (UC/NIST)

The workshop will be held at the Argonne office in L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC from June 27-28, 2023. Virtual attendance will also be supported. The workshop is supported by U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Adminisstration (DOE/NNSA) Office of International Safeguards.


The objective of this workshop is to produce a roadmap for priority nuclear data, stakeholders, and funding opportunities. Presentations are invitation only, however the workshop will include intensive discussion sessions where all attendees can contribute to. Please contact workshop chairs and the coordinator for contributed presentations.


Specific topics of the workshop include:

  • Microcalorimeter applications (nuclear safeguards, forensics, fundamental science, and others) and nuclear data needs
  • Other applications and their specific nuclear data needs
  • Experimental methods and uncertainty quantification for improving nuclear data
  • Overview of data evaluation procedure
Travel Information
    • 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
      Arrival 15m

      Conference room B15

    • 8:45 AM 12:20 PM
      June 27: Microcalorimetry and Applications

      Geon-Bo Kim

      Convener: Mark Croce
      • 9:00 AM
        Introduction to Safeguards - Arden Dougan 5m
        Speaker: Arden Dougan
      • 9:05 AM
        Workshop Introduction and Goals - Geon-Bo Kim 5m
        Speaker: Geonbo kim
      • 9:10 AM
        Microcal 101 - Stephen Boyd 30m
        Speaker: Stephen Boyd
      • 9:40 AM
        Microcal for Safeguards Applications - Mark Croce 30m

        Overview of microcalorimeter technologies and applications to safeguards

        Speaker: Mark Croce
      • 10:10 AM
        Coffee Break 20m
      • 10:30 AM
        Development and application of a large array of TES gamma/x-ray microcalorimeters for post-detonation nuclear forensics and improving relevant nuclear data - Brian Archambault 20m
        Speaker: Brian Archambault (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
      • 10:50 AM
        Microcalorimeter applications in laboratory X-ray spectroscopy - Natalie Hell 20m

        N. Hell, G.V. Brown, M.E. Eckart, R.L. Kelley, C.A. Kilbourne, F.S. Porter

        For over two decades, X-ray microcalorimeters, provided by the NASA/GSFC calorimeter group, have been work-horse spectrometers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) facility. Their high spectral resolution across a broad energy band have enabled many atomic physics and laboratory astrophysics measurements. While many of these measurements focus on the energy range of 0.2-10 keV, the EBIT Calorimeter Spectrometer (ECS) also houses a high-energy array covering a bandpass of 1 to over 100 keV. I will introduce the calorimeters employed at the LLNL EBIT and show examples of measurements conducted with them.

        Speaker: Natalie Hell
      • 11:10 AM
        Energy Scale Calibration for X-ray Calorimeter Spectrometers - Scott Porter 20m
        Speaker: Scott Porter (NASA GSFC)
      • 11:30 AM
        Magnetic Microcalorimeter Applications at LLNL - Geon-Bo Kim 20m
        Speaker: Geonbo kim
      • 11:50 AM
        Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Mark Croce
    • 12:20 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 10m
    • 1:30 PM 4:15 PM
      June 27: Nuclear Data Needs
      Convener: Dan Becker
    • 4:15 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      June 27: Small Group Roadmap and Discussion - Group A: Nuclear Data for Safeguards, Group B: Other applications
      Conveners: Bego Aranguren Barrado, Lee Bernstein
    • 5:00 PM 5:10 PM
      June 27: Day 1 Closing - Arden Dougan
      Convener: Arden Dougan
  • Wednesday, June 28
    • 8:30 AM 8:40 AM
      Day 2 Overview - Geon-Bo Kim 10m
      Speaker: Geonbo kim
    • 8:40 AM 10:10 AM
      June 28: Nuclear Data
      Convener: Lee Bernstein
    • 10:10 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:30 AM 2:30 PM
      June 28: Nuclear Data Measurement Experience with Non-Microcalorimeters
      Convener: Lee Bernstein
    • 2:30 PM 2:45 PM
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 2:45 PM 4:30 PM
      June 28: Small Group Roadmap and Discussion: Group A: Nuclear data priorities for Safeguards, Group B: Other applications
      Conveners: Bego Aranguren Barrado, Lee Bernstein
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Group Debrief
      Conveners: Bego Aranguren Barrado, Lee Bernstein, Andrew Voyles
    • 5:00 PM 5:10 PM
      June 28: Workshop Closing - Arden Dougan
      Convener: Arden Dougan