Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jack Silano

Postdoctoral Appointment

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Ph.D. Physics -
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.Sc. Physics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Physics
State University of New York at Geneseo

Research Interests

Jack Silano's research focuses on gaining insight into the nuclear fission process through a variety of experimental techniques. His doctoral work probes the structure of the fission barrier of several actinides by measuring the fission cross sections, prompt neutron multiplicities, and neutron angular distributions for photofission at sub-barrier excitation energies. Currently, he is investigating the energy evolution of fission product yields.

Selected (Recent) Publications

S. Banerjee, S. Chen, N. Powers, D. Haden, C. Liu, G. Golovin, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, J. Silano, H. Karwowski and D. Umstadter “Compact source of narrowband and tunable X-rays for radiography”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 350, 106-111 (2015)

C.T. Angell, R. Hajima, T. Hayakawa, T. Shizuma, H.J. Karwowski, J. Silano, “Demonstration of a transmission nuclear resonance fluorescence measurement for a realistic radioactive waste canister scenario”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 347, 11-19 (2015)

C. T. Angell, R. Hajima, T. Hayakawa, T. Shizuma, H. J. Karwowski, and J. Silano “Validating resonance properties using nuclear resonance fluorescence”, Phys. Rev. C 90, 054315 (2014)

C. Liu, G. Golovin, S. Chen, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, D. Haden, S. Banerjee, J.A. Silano, H.J. Karwowski, and D. Umstadter “Generation of 9 MeV γ-rays by all-laser-driven Compton scattering with second-harmonic laser light”,Opt. Lett. 39, 4132-4135 (2014)

J. Silano et al., “Selective activation with all-laser-driven Thomson γ-rays” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, 429-434 (Waltham, MA, 2013)

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