and Kim Attend Counterterrorism Conference in
Professor David Koltick and Professor Yeong Kim attended the
Fifth Annual International Counterterrorism Conference in
The conference focused on leading edge advancements in counterterrorism technologies and global perspectives on policy and homeland security issues. Officials and representatives from law enforcement, maritime security companies, airport and transportation agencies convened with homeland security policy makers, practitioners and first responders, including Customs, DHS, Coast Guard, Defense and Immigration.
Guest speakers were Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General,
Pictured from left:
Dr. Ivan Novikov accepts Assistant Professorship at WKU.
Dr. Ivan Novikov
has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Physics at
He received his PhD. in Nuclear
and Particle Physics from
Dr. Ivan Novikov at APL.
Dr. Novikov in the bio-lab that he set up at Purdue.
has been awarded an EPSCOR research grant from the state of
March 20, 2006
Seth McConchie’s Homeland Security Poster Wins First Prize
Seth McConchie, a Ph.D. student at
the Applied Physics Laboratory, has won First Prize for his poster in the
e-Enterprise Conference Poster Session, held on
Mr. McConchie’s poster is entitled “CarScreen: A VBIED Detection System.” His poster concerns his research at the Applied Physics Laboratory on the detection of explosives in vehicles. His thesis advisor is Dr. David Koltick.
Matt Marziale Showcases Work at Undergraduate Research Poster Day
Matt Marziale, student at the
Applied Physics Lab, presented his poster entitled “Momentum Distributions in
Condensed Matter Systems at the Undergraduate Research Poster Day,
Momentum Distributions in Condensed Matter Systems
Research Mentors: Dr. David Koltick and Dr. Yeong Kim
The quantum energy indeterminacy due to interactions between charged particles in a plasma has been shown to lead to a generalized momentum distribution which has a high-energy momentum distribution tail diminishing as the inverse eighth power of the momentum, instead of the conventional Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution tail decaying exponentially. The energy-broadened quasiparticle energy states can be thought of as highly energy-broadened stationary states, broadened due to interactions with other charged particles within the plasma environment. The predicted high energy momentum distribution has been observed in coulomb-like QCD interactions and coulomb-like nuclear interactions. This behavior is predicted to be universal, allowing for strong enhancement of the plasma particle number density at energies far in excess of the average plasma temperature. We propose to search for these high energy particles (10-100eV) in metal-hydrides (Titanium, Zirconium and Palladium), both as pure metals and in nano-structured materials as a function of temperature (300^o K-1000^o K) and H/M ratio using thermal neutron (~0.025eV) n + p => n + p inelastic scattering to probe the proton momentum distribution within the metal.
Professors Koltick, Kim Brief Pentagon on CarScreen
Professor David Koltick and Professor Yeong Kim
were invited by Paul Benda, Director of the Force
Protection Agency, to conduct a briefing at the Pentagon,
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CarScreen prototype. Front view and detector tower detail.
Applied Physics Lab, Raytheon and 2K teams on the CarScreen platform.