Byron Daniel

MIT Department: Physics

Undergraduate Institution: Yale University

Faculty Mentor: Lindley Winslow

Research Supervisor: Jon Ouellet

Website: LinkedIn

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Biography

My name is Byron Daniel, and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a rising Junior at Yale University majoring in Physics. I enjoy taking calm, relaxing walks and listening to 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s music.

2017 Poster Presentation

2017 Research Abstract

Development of a 3D-Printed Collimated90  Beta Source

Byron Daniel, Department of Physics, Yale University

Lindley Winslow, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Collimated beta particle sources based on 90Sr are common calibration sources for atomic decay detector research and development. Due to the short attenuation length of beta particles in matter, the exact geometry of a collimator can drastically change the rate and energy of beta particles exiting the source. 3D printing allows the quick and easy prototyping of collimators with custom geometries. I will describe the development of a collimator that interfaces directly to a quartz cuvette for the characterization of liquid scintillator cocktails. Future work will include developing a source for the NuDot detector which aims to reconstruct ~MeV electrons using the separation of Cherenkov and scintillation light.