Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Caleb Mattoon

Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division

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Ph.D. Applied Physics
Colorado School of Mines
B.S. Physics and Mathematics
Luther College

Research Interests

  • Maintaining a library of nuclear reaction data (cross sections and descriptions of outgoing products) for use in computer simulations. Modernizing the infrastructure for handling and updating nuclear data.
  • Working with the Nuclear Security Physics group to improve detection algorithms and reduce false alarm rates when screening for special nuclear material.

Selected (Recent) Publications

C.M. Mattoon, "Covariances in the Generalized Nuclear Data (GND) Structure", Nuclear Data Sheets, Volume 123, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 36-40

A. Czeszumska et al., "Determining the Np-239(n,f) cross section using the surrogate ratio method", Phys. Rev. C 87, March 2013

C.M. Mattoon, B.R. Beck, N.R. Patel, N.C. Summers, G.W. Hedstrom, D.A. Brown, “Generalized Nuclear Data: A New Structure (with Supporting Infrastructure) for Handling Nuclear Data”, Nuclear Data Sheets, Volume 113, Issue 12, December 2012, Pages 3145-3171, ISSN 0090-3752,

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