How fast do you need to accelerate atomic nuclei in order to separate the radioactive nuclides from billions of stable nuclides?
In the second talk of the LLNL-LPC fall seminar series, physics, chemistry, and biology come together in the use of mass spectrometry to “peek” at particles for human health. Physicist Graham Bench, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) at LLNL. AMS is primarily used to detect and measure long-lived radionuclides. In this seminar, he will discuss biomedical applications of AMS to characterize biological materials associated with human health. More details are given in the abstract below.
LLNL/LPC Science and Engineering Seminar Series Theory to Practice: How Science is Done
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Peeking at Particles for Human Health
Graham Bench, PhD, Physicist
Director, Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, LLNL
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Building 2400, Room 2420
Free and open to the public
Note: There is a $2 parking fee at Las Positas College. Parking kiosks are found across the parking areas.