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Gentile, Thomas R.

 Research Interests

Development and application of polarized 3He-based neutron spin filters to neutron scattering and fundamental neutron physics. Experiments in fundamental neutron physics, in particular photon detection for neutron radiative decay.

Professional Experience

1996 - present: Physicist, Neutron Interactions and Dosimetry Group, Physics Lab. (part time 12/94-1/96)

1993 - 1996: Physicist, Detector Metrology Group, Radiometric Physics Division, Physics Laboratory.

1990-1992: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Research fellow, Kellogg Radiation Laboratory

Associated Research Experience and Educational Experience

1979-1990: Ph.D. in Physics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Thesis advisor: Prof. Daniel Kleppner. Title:Microwave Spectroscopy and Atom-Photon Interactions in Rydberg States of Calcium, Plasma physics. Advisor: Prof. Miklos Porkolab.

1977-1979: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, Stony Brook, NY. B.S. in Physics with high honors, John S. Toll prize to Outstanding Physics Senior

1977-1979: Student assistant, Stony Brook Nuclear Structure Lab, Profs. P. Paul and G.D. Sprouse

1975-1977: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY, ALBANY, NY (transferred to SUNY at Stony Brook, 1/77)
 
Professional Affiliations

•  American Physical Society
•  NPDGamma and abBA collaborations. NPDGamma Executive Committee, 7/04 - 1/06.
•  Instrument Development Team, SNS Single Crystal Diffractometer.
•  "Observer" on 3He Neutron Spin Filter JRA, NMI3

Publications, talks, and external support

  • Approximately 90 publications and conference proceedings, and approximately 35 invited talks
  • Co-PI with Prof. W.M. Snow (Indiana University) on "Polarized 3He in Neutron Scattering," U.S. Dept. of Energy (Materials Science Division, Basic Energy Sciences,) 1996-2012. Participation with M.S. Dewey (PI) et al in "Fundamental Physics with Cold Neutrons," U.S. Department of Energy (Nuclear Physics Division) Interagency Agreements



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Position:

Physicist
Radiation and Biomulecular Physics Division
Neutron Physics Group

Employment History:

NIST, 1993 - present

Education:

Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

Contact

Phone: 301-975-5431
Email: thomas.gentile@nist.gov
Fax: 301-926-1604