Applied Physics Laboratory

The Applied Physics Laboratory building is located in Lafayette, IN on 740 Navco Drive (see Contact / Direction for maps).  Below is a floor plan for the building:



Conference room   Professor Koltick's office
Professional staff office   Graduate student office
Undergraduate student office    


Laboratory Area

This is the main laboratory area with concrete shielding for experiments involving radiation.   This is the control area for the neutron generator.
This is a prototype luggage scanner system with a few detectors attached, along with modular digital signal processors.   This is a 100% high purity germanium (HPGe) detector, used for high resolution gamma spectroscopy, with a liquid nitrogen (LN2) dewar attached for cooling.
This is dark box for light-sensitive experiments along with a crate of electronics.   This is a custom dual-3 GHz computer used for data acquisition and analysis.

We use a Davis Vantage Pro2 to monitor atmospheric conditions and study correlations between environmental factors and equipment performance.  Click here for current weather conditions!


We also have a computer farm which consists of 24 CPUs ranging from 1.5-1.8 GHz (16 are 64-bit processors, the other 8 are 32-bit) with 512 MB of memory each, totaling 12 GB. It is primarily used for Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP).
A clean room is currently under construction for work involving certain detectors and scintillators.


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