Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Narek Gharibyan

Research Scientist
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
PhD Radiochemistry
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2011
BS Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
2006

Research Interests

Gharibyan’s research interests include National Ignition Facility (NIF) radiochemistry; pre- and post-detonation nuclear forensics; isotope production; separation methods related to fission products, actinides, transactinides, and superheavy elements; fission yield and charged-particle reaction cross section measurements; and stockpile radiochemistry.

Selected Publications

Gharibyan, N., Moody, K., Tumey, S., Brown, T., Grant, P., Bench, G., Shaughnessy, D.A., Development of a “fission-proxy” method for the measurement of 14-MeV neutron fission yields, Radiochim. Acta, online 2018.

Lakosi, L., Zsigrai, J., Kocsonya, A., Nguyen, T.C., Rameback, H., Parsons-Moss, T., Gharibyan, N., Moody, K., Gamma spectrometry in the ITWG CMX-4 exercise, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 315, 409 (2018).

Hidy, A.J., Brown, T.A., Tumey, S.J., Zimmerman, S.R.H., Gharibyan, N., Frank, M., and Bench, G., A new 7Be AMS capability established at CAMS and the potential for large datasets, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. B 414, 126 (2018).

Waltz, C., Gharibyan, N., Hardy, M., Shaughnessy, D., Jedlovec, D., and Smith, C., Large Area Solid Radiochemistry (LASR) collector at the National Ignition Facility, Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 103900H (2017).

Smalyuk, V.A., Robey, H.F., Casey, D.T., Clark, D.S., Döppner, T., Haan, S.W., Hammel, B.A., MacPhee, A.G., Martinez, D., Milovich, J.L., Peterson, J.L., Pickworth, L., Pino, J.E., Raman, K., Tipton, R., Weber, C.R., Baker, K.L., Bachmann, B., Berzak Hopkins, L.F., Bond, E., Caggiano, J.A., Callahan, D.A., Celliers, P.M., Cerjan, C., Dixit, S.N., Edwards, M.J., Felker, S., Field, J.E., Fittinghoff, D.N., Gharibyan, N., Grim, G.P., Hamza, A.V., Hatarik, R., Hohenberger, M., Hsing, W.W., Hurricane, O.A., Jancaitis, K.S., Jones, O.S., Khan, S., Kroll, J.J., Lafortune, K.N., Landen, O.L., Ma, T., MacGowan, B.J., Masse, L., Moore, A.S., Nagel, S.R., Nikroo, A., Pak, A., Patel, P.K., Remington, B.A., Sayre, D.B., Spears, B.K., Stadermann, M., Tommasini, R., Widmayer, C.C., Yeamans, C.B., Crippen, J., Farrell, M., Giraldez, E., Rice, N., Wilde, C.H., Volegov, P.L., and Gatu Johnson, M., Mix and hydrodynamic instabilities on NIF, J. Instrum. 12, C06001 (2017).

Cerjan, C.J., Bernstein, L., Berzak Hopkins, L., Bionta, R.M., Bleuel, D.L., Caggiano, J.A., Cassata, W.S., Brune, C.R., Frenje, J., Gatu-Johnson, M., Gharibyan, N., Grim, G., Hagmann, C., Hamza, A., Hatarik, R., Hartouni, E.P., Henry, E.A., Herrmann, H., Izumi, N., Kalantar, D.H., Khater, H.Y., Kim, Y., Kritcher, A., Litvinov, Y.A., Merrill, F., Moody, K., Neumayer, P., Ratkiewicz, A., Rinderknecht, H.G., Sayre, D., Shaughnessy, D., Spears, B., Stoeffl, W., Tommasini, R., Yeamans, C., Velsko, C., Wiescher, M., Couder, M., Zylstra, A., and Schneider, D., Dynamic high energy density plasma environments at the National Ignition Facility for nuclear science research, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 45, 033003 (2018).

Smalyuk, V.A., Robey, H.F., Döppner, T., Casey, D.T., Clark, D.S., Jones, O.S., Milovich, J.L., Peterson, J.L., Bachmann, B., Baker, K.L., Benedetti, L.R., Berzak Hopkins, L.F., Bionta, R., Bond, E., Bradley, D.K., Callahan, D.A., Celliers, P.M., Cerjan, C., Chen, K.-C., Goyon, C., Grim, G., Dixit, S.N., Eckart, M.J., Edwards, M.J., Farrell, M., Fittinghoff, D.N., Frenje, J.A., Gatu-Johnson, M., Gharibyan, N., Haan, S.W., Hamza, A.V., Hartouni, E., Hatarik, R., Havre, M., Hohenberger, M., Hoover, D., Hurricane, O.A., Izumi, N., Jancaitis, K.S., Khan, S.F., Knauer, J.P., Kroll, J.J., Kyrala, G., Lafortune, K.N., Landen, O.L., Ma, T., MacGowan, B.J., MacPhee, A.G., Mauldin, M., Merrill, F.E., Moore, A.S., Nagel, S., Nikroo, A., Pak, A., Patel, P.K., Ralph, J.E., Sayre, D.B., Shaughnessy, D., Spears, B.K., Tommasini, R., Turnbull, D.P., Velikovich, A.L., Volegov, P.L., Weber, C.R., Widmayer, C.C., and Yeamans, C., Experimental results of radiation-driven, layered deuterium-tritium implosions with adiabat-shaped drives at the National Ignition Facility, Phys. Plasmas 23, 102703 (2016).

Despotopulos, J.D., Kmak, K.N., Gharibyan, N., Henderson, R.A., Moody, K.J., Shaughnessy, D.A., and Sudowe, R., Characterization of the homologs of flerovium with crown ether based extraction chromatography resins: studies in nitric acid, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 311, 649 (2016).

Yeamans, C.B., and Gharibyan, N., A neutron activation spectrometer and neutronic experimental platform for the National Ignition Facility (invited), Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D702 (2016).

Gharibyan, N., Shaughnessy, D.A., Moody, K.J., Grant, P.M., Despotopulos, J.D., Faye, S.A., Jedlovec, D.R., and Yeamans, C.B., Recent advances and results from the solid radiochemistry nuclear diagnostic at the National Ignition Facility, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D813 (2016).

Gharibyan, N., Bene, B.J., and Sudowe, R., Chromatographic separation of thulium from erbium for neutron capture cross section measurements — Part I: Trace scale optimization of ion chromatography method with various complexing agents, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 311, 179 (2016).

Despotopulos, J.D., Kmak, K.N., Gharibyan, N., Henderson, R.A., Moody, K.J., Shaughnessy, D.A., Sudowe, R., Characterization of the homologs of flerovium with crown ether based extraction chromatography resins: studies in hydrochloric acid, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 310, 1201 (2016).

Shaughnessy, D.A., Gharibyan, N., Moody, K.J., Despotopulos, J.D., Grant, P.M., Yeamans, C.B., Berzak Hopkins, L., Cerjan, C.J., Schneider, D.H.G., and Faye, S., Nuclear science research with dynamic high energy density plasmas at NIF, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 717, 012080 (2016).

Yeamans, C.B., Cassata, W.S., Church, J.A., Fittinghoff, D.N., Gatu Johnson, M., Gharibyan, N., Hatarik, R., Sayre, D.B., Sio, H.W., Bionta, R.M., Bleuel, D.L., Caggiano, J.A., Cerjan, C.J., Cooper, G.W., Eckart, M.J., Edwards, E.R., Faye, S.A., Forrest, C.J., Frenje, J.A., Glebov, V.Y., Grant, P.M., Grim, G.P., Hartouni, E.P., Herrmann, H.W., Kilkenny, J.D., Knauer, J.P., Mackinnon, A.J., Merrill, F.E., Moody, K.J., Moran, M.J., Petrasso, R.D., Phillips, T.W., Rinderknecht, H.G., Schneider, D.H.G., Sepke, S.M., Shaughnessy, D.A., Stoeffl, W., Velsko, C.A., and Volegov P., Nuclear Diagnostics at the National Ignition Facility, 2013–2015, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 717, 012117 (2016).

Robey, H.F., Smalyuk, V.A., Milovich, J.L., Döppner, T., Casey, D.T., Baker, K.L., Peterson, J.L., Bachmann, B., Berzak Hopkins, L.F., Bond, E., Caggiano, J.A., Callahan, D.A., Celliers, P.M., Cerjan, C., Clark, D.S., Dixit, S.N., Edwards, M.J., Gharibyan, N., Haan, S.W., Hammel, B.A., Hamza, A.V., Hatarik, R., Hurricane, O.A., Jancaitis, K.S., Jones, O.S., Kerbel, G.D., Kroll, J.J., Lafortune, K.N., Landen, O.L., Ma, T., Marinak, M.M., MacGowan, B.J., MacPhee, A.G., Pak, A., Patel, M., Patel, P.K., Perkins, L.J., Sayre, D.B., Sepke, S.M., Spears, B.K., Tommasini, R., Weber, C.R., Widmayer, C.C., Yeamans, C., Giraldez, E., Hoover, D., Nikroo, A., Hohenberger, M., and Gatu Johnson, M., Performance of indirectly driven capsule implosions on NIF using adiabat-shaping, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 717, 012045 (2016).

Robey, H.F., Smalyuk, V.A., Milovich, J.L., Döppner, T., Casey, D.T., Baker, K.L., Peterson, J.L., Bachmann, B., Berzak Hopkins, L.F., Bond, E., Caggiano, J.A., Callahan, D.A., Celliers, P.M., Cerjan, C., Clark, D.S., Dixit, S.N., Edwards, M.J., Gharibyan, N., Haan, S.W., Hammel, B.A., Hamza, A.V., Hatarik, R., Hurricane, O.A., Jancaitis, K.S., Jones, O.S., Kerbel, G.D., Kroll, J.J., Lafortune, K.N., Landen, O.L., Ma, T., Marinak, M.M., MacGowan, B.J., MacPhee, A.G., Pak, A., Patel, M., Patel, P.K., Perkins, L.J., Sayre, D.B., Sepke, S.M., Spears, B.K., Tommasini, R., Weber, C.R., Widmayer, C.C., Yeamans, C., Giraldez, E., Hoover, D., Nikroo, A., Hohenberger, M., and Gatu Johnson, M., Performance of indirectly driven capsule implosions on the National Ignition Facility using adiabat-shaping, Phys. Plasmas 23, 056303 (2016).

Gharibyan, N., Moody, K.J., Tumey, S.J., Brown, T.A., Despotopulos, J.D., Faye, S.A., Roberts, K.E., and Shaughnessy, D.A., Production and separation of carrier-free 7Be, Appl. Radiat. Isotopes 107, 199 (2016).

Despotopulos, J.D., Kmak, K.N., Gharibyan, N., Brown, T.A., Grant, P.M., Henderson, R.A., Moody, K.J., Tumey, S.J., Shaughnessy, D.A., and Sudowe, R., Production and isolation of homologs of flerovium and element 115 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 308, 567 (2015).

Galbraith, J., Bettencourt, R., Shaughnessy, D., Gharibyan, N., Talison, B., Morris, K., and Smith, C., Vast Area Detection for Experimental Radiochemistry (VADER) at the National Ignition Facility, Proc. SPIE 9591, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion IV, 95910G (2015).

Sitaraman, S., Ham, Y.S., Gharibyan, N., Peixoto, O.J.M., and Diaz, G., Methodology and software for gross defect detection of spent nuclear fuel at the Atucha-I reactor, Nucl. Technol. 192, 74 (2015).

Hagmann, C.A., Shaughnessy, D.A., Moody, K.J., Grant, P.M., Gharibyan, N., Gostic, J.M., Wooddy, P.T., Torretto, P.C., Bandong, B.B., Bionta, R., Cerjan, C.J., Bernstein, L.A., Caggiano, J.A., Herrmann, W.H., Knauer, J.P., Sayre, D.B., Schneider, D.H., Henry, E.A., and Fortner, R.J., Note: Radiochemical measurement of fuel and ablator areal densities in cryogenic implosions at the National Ignition Facility, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 076105, (2015).

Grant, P.M., Moody, K.J., Gharibyan, N., Despotopulos, J.D., and Shaughnessy, D.A., Anomalous radiochemical recovery of post-detonation gold residues at the National Ignition Facility, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 303, 1851 (2014).

Gharibyan, N., Moody, K.J., Despotopulos, J.D., Grant, P.M., and Shaughnessy, D.A., First fission yield measurements at the National Ignition Facility: 14-MeV neutron fission of 238U, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 303, 1335 (2014).

Despotopulos, J.D., Gostic, J.M., Bennett, M.E., Gharibyan, N., Henderson, R.A., Moody, K.J., Sudowe, R., and Shaughnessy, D.A., Characterization of Group 5 dubnium homologs on diglycolamide extraction chromatography resins from nitric and hydrofluoric acid matrices, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 303, 485 (2014).

Shaughnessy, D.A., Moody, K.J., Gharibyan, N., Grant, P.M., Gostic, J.M., Torretto, P.C., Wooddy, P.T., Bandong, B.B., Despotopulos, J.D., Cerjan, C.J., Hagmann, C.A., Caggiano, J.A., Bernstein, L.A., Schneider, D.H., Henry, E.A., and Fortner, R.J., Radiochemical determination of Inertial Confinement Fusion capsule compression at the National Ignition Facility, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 063508 (2014).

Bernstein, L.A., Bleuel, D.L., Caggiano, J.A., Cerjan, C., Fortner, R.J., Gostic, J., Grant, P.M., Gharibyan, N., Hagmann, C., Hatarik, R., Henry, E.A., Sayre, D., Schneider, D.H.G., Stoeffl, W., Shaughnessy, D.A., McNabb, D.P., Yeamans, C.B., Zaitseva, N.P., Brown, J.A., Daub, B.H., Brickner, N.M., Davis, P.F., Goldblum, B.L., Van Bibber, K., Vujic, J., Basunia, M.S., Firestone, R.B., Hurst, A.M., and Rogers, A.M., Low energy neutron measurements in high energy density plasmas using the National Ignition Facility, Plasma Fusion Res. 9, 4404101 (2014).

Gharibyan, N., Dailey, A., McLain, D.R., Bond, E.M., Moody, W.A., Happel, S., and Sudowe, R., Extraction behavior of americium and curium on selected extraction chromatography resins from pure acidic matrices, Solvent Ext. Ion Exch. 32, 391 (2014).

Khuyagbaatar, J., Yakushev, A., Düllmann, Ch.E., Ackermann, D., Andersson, L.-L., Asai, M., Block, M., Boll, R.A., Brand, H., Cox, D.M., Dasgupta, M., Derkx, X., Di Nitto, A., Eberhardt, K., Even, J., Evers, M., Fahlander, C., Forsberg, U., Gates, J.M., Gharibyan, N., Golubev, P., Gregorich, K.E., Hamilton, J.H., Hartmann, W., Herzberg, R.-D., Heßberger, F.P., Hinde, D.J., Hoffmann, J., Hollinger, R., Hübner, A., J ¨ ager, E., Kindler, B., Kratz, J.V., Krier, J., Kurz, N., Laatiaoui, M., Lahiri, S., Lang, R., Lommel, B., Maiti, M., Miernik, K., Minami, S., Mistry, A., Mokry, C., Nitsche, H., Omtvedt, J.P., Pang, G.K., Papadakis, P., Renisch, D., Roberto, J., Rudolph, D., Runke, J., Rykaczewski, K., Sarmiento, L.G., Schädel, M., Schausten, B., Semchenkov, A., Shaughnessy, D.A., Steinegger, P., Steiner, J., Tereshatov, E.E., Thöorle-Pospiech, P., Tinschert, K., Torres De Heidenreich, T., Trautmann, N., Türler, A., Uusitalo, J., Ward, D.E., Wegrzecki, M., Wiehl, N., Van Cleve, S.M., and Yakusheva, V., Study of the 48Ca+249Bk fusion reaction leading to element Z=117: long-lived a-decaying 270Db and discovery of 266Lr, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 172501 (2014).

Gates, J.M., Sudowe, R., Stavsetra, L., Ali, M.N., Calvert, M.G., Dragojevic, I., Ellison, P.A., Garcia, M.A., Gharibyan, N., Gregorich, K.E., Nelson, S.L., Neumann, S.H., Parsons-Moss, T., and Nitsche, H., Extraction of niobium and tantalum isotopes using organophosphorus compounds. Part I Extraction of “carrier-free” metal concentrations from HCl solutions, Radiochim. Acta 97, 167 (2009).


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