Advanced Nuclear Science and Technology Techniques (ANSTT2) Workshop

from Monday, 18 March 2019 (09:00) to Wednesday, 20 March 2019 (18:45)
J Block (Auditorium)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
18 Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019
20 Mar 2019
Welcome and Introduction from The Director - Pete Jones (iThemba LABS) Alison Bruce (University of Brighton) (until 09:30) (Auditorium)
Metrology & Applications -Dr Pete Jones (until 11:00) (Auditorium)
09:30 The Ionising Radiation related activities at NMISA - Ms Zakithi Msimang (NMISA)   (Auditorium)
10:00 Primary Activity Standards and Nuclear Data for Targeted Alpha Therapy - John Keightley (National Physical Laboratory)   (Auditorium)
10:30 Commissioning the DT neutron facility at the University of Cape Town - Tanya Hutton (University of Cape Town)   (Auditorium)
11:00 --- Coffee Break ---
Metrology & Applications - Alison Bruce (University of Brighton) (until 13:00) (Auditorium)
12:00 Producing a standard thoron source. - Robbie Lindsay (UWC)   (Auditorium)
12:30 Positron Emission Particle Tracking: towards Principled Education, Physics and Technology - Thomas Leadbeater (University of Cape Town)   (Auditorium)
Environmental Measurements - Robbie Lindsay (UWC) (until 11:00) (Auditorium)
09:00 Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory of iThemba LABS - Dr Peane Maleka (iThemba LABS)   (Auditorium)
09:30 Characterisation, Performance Assessment and Improvement of a Small Anode Germanium (SAGe) Well Detector for Environmental Applications. - Helen Boston (University of Liverpool)   (Auditorium)
10:00 Measurement of activity concentration of $^{238}$U and $^{232}$Th series radionuclides in beach sand with a multidetector (LaBr$_3$:Ce) gamma-ray spectrometer - Ms M. Bashir (Department of Physics Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai/Department of Physics Stellenbosch University/Department of Subatomic Physics iThemba LABS)   (Auditorium)
10:15 Natural Radioactivity in soils of Ijero, Nigeria: measurements and risk assessment - Ms Tarryn Bailey (student)   (Auditorium)
11:00 --- Coffee Break ---
Environmental Measurements - Daniel BONGUE (Centre for Atomic Molecular Physics and Quantum Optics (CEPAMOQ) - Faculty of Science - University of Douala - Cameroon) (until 12:50) (Auditorium)
11:20 Overview of environmental radioactivity studies in South Africa and neighboring countries - Makondelele Victor Tshivhase (North-West University)   (Auditorium)
11:50 Design of a national indoor radon survey for South African Homes: review of existing indoor radon concentration data and associated measurement techniques - Abbey Matimba Maheso (University of Stellenbosch)   (Auditorium)
12:05 Assessment of radium and radon activity concentrations in water sources near selected former uranium mines in the West-Rand area of Johannesburg. - Ms Ayabulela Tsewu (Witwatersrand)   (Auditorium)
12:20 Measuring Radon emanation from soil in South Africa to inform a survey of radon in houses. - Ms Lebogang Phefo (University of Zululand)   (Auditorium)
12:35 Improvement of Methods for Establishing Baseline Data for Uranium Mines in Tanzania - Ms Farida Lolila (University of Dar es Salaam)   (Auditorium)
Nuclear Structure Studies -Dr TAOFIQ IBRAHIM (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA, LOKOJA NIGERIA) (until 11:00) (Auditorium)
09:00 Plans for the new K600 focal plane detector - Retief Neveling (iThemba LABS)   (Auditorium)
09:30 Overview on the African LaBr Array at iThemba LABS - Luna Pellegri (University of the Witwatersrand and iThemba LABS)   (Auditorium)
10:00 Neutron-rich nuclei in the vicinity of 208Pb - Prof. Zsolt Podolyak (University of Surrey)   (Auditorium)
10:30 Electric Monopole Transitions (E0) in the study of 70Ge - Abraham Avaa (iThemba/Wits)   (Auditorium)
10:45 Development of a spectrometry system for measurement of internal-pair studies - Maluba Vernon J. Chisapi (iThemba LABS/Stellenbosch University)   (Auditorium)
11:00 --- Coffee Break ---
Nuclear Structure Studies - Luna Pellegri (University of the Witwatersrand and iThemba LABS) (until 13:05) (Auditorium)
11:20 Uncertainties in Measuring the Lifetime of a Nuclear Excited State via γ–γ Coincidences using NaI(Tl) Scintillators - Dr Innocent Lugendo (University of Dar es Salaam)   (Auditorium)
11:50 Wavelet signatures of K-splitting of the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance in deformed nuclei from high energy-resolution (p,p$\prime$) scattering off $^{146,148,150}$Nd - Dr Chamunorwa Oscar Kureba (Botswana International University of Science and Technology)   (Auditorium)
12:20 Continuing Influence of Shell Effects in the Nuclear Quasi-Continuum - Mr Cebo Ngwetsheni (University of the Western Cape)   (Auditorium)
12:35 Investigation of the beginnings of star formation and the synthesis of chemical elements in the early Universe - Blaine Lomberg (University of the Western Cape)   (Auditorium)
12:50 High-Resolution β- - γ Study of the 110Tc – 110Ru – 110Rh – 110Pd Isobaric Decay Chain - Shaheen Jazrawi (University of Surrey/National Physical Laboratory)   (Auditorium)
13:00 --- Lunch ---
Metrology & Applications - Tanya Hutton (University of Cape Town) (until 15:30) (Auditorium)
14:00 Measure it! Nuclear science and the science of measurement - Andy Buffler (UCT)   (Auditorium)
14:30 Excited State Lifetime Nuclear Metrology: Precision Half-life Measurements in 164Dy and 166Dy and Reaction Channel Selection Techniques using the NuBALL Spectrometer - Patrick Regan (University of Surrey & The National Physical Laboratory, UK)   (Auditorium)
15:00 A study to investigate the use of natural radionuclides as radiotracers in sedimentation processes - Jacques Bezuidenhout   (Auditorium)
15:30 --- Tea Break ---
Round Table: Metrology & Applications - Zakithi Msimang (NMISA) (until 17:00) ()
Tour of Environmental Lab, PEPT Lab, Subatomic Physics Vaults (until 17:00) ()
17:00 --- Welcome Reception ---
13:00 --- Lunch ---
Metrology & Applications - Milton van Rooy (NMISA) (until 15:30) (Auditorium)
14:00 Prompt Gamma Imaging: Verifying Proton Therapy Treatment Dose - Steve Peterson (University of Cape Town)   (Auditorium)
14:30 Monitoring of targets for radionuclide production - Paul Papka (Stellenbosch University)   (Auditorium)
15:00 Pathways of radiotracer development for PEPT - Mr Michael van Heerden (University of Cape Town)   (Auditorium)
15:15 Sub-Millimetre Particle Tracking Using PEPT with the PolarisJ Semiconductor Array - Nicholas Hyslop   (Auditorium)
15:30 --- Tea Break ---
Round Table: Environmental Measurements - Helen Boston (University of Liverpool) (until 17:00) (Auditorium)
Special Lecture (until 17:00) (Auditorium)
16:00 The role of Radionuclide Metrology in Nuclear Physics - John Keightley (National Physical Laboratory)   (Auditorium)
Spitbraai (until 20:00) (Auditorium)
17:00 Fast neutron studies on concrete used in the nuclear industry - Mr Malibongwe Mdiniso (Department of Physics, University of Cape Town)   (Auditorium)
17:15 Development of a digital data acquisition system for neutron metrology - Chloe Sole (UCT)   (Auditorium)
17:30 Inverse-Oslo studies at iThemba LABS - Vetle Wegner Ingeberg (Department of Physics, University of Oslo)   (Auditorium)
17:45 .Lifetime measurements in 44Sc excited states using LaBr3 :(Ce) detectors coupled with the AFRODITE Array - Mr Lumkile Msebi (UWC, iThemba LABS)   (Auditorium)
18:00 Development of new in-house detector facility at the University of the Western Cape - Kushal Kapoor   (Auditorium)
13:05 --- Lunch ---
Nuclear Structure Studies - Zsolt Podolyak (University of Surrey) (until 15:30) (Auditorium)
14:00 Coulomb-excitation studies @ iThemba LABS - Prof. Nico Orce (University of the Western Cape)   (Auditorium)
14:30 Source Head Fluence Modulation in Cobalt-60 Teletherapy: A dosimetric and Monte Carlo study - Dr Nhlakanipho Mdziniso (Department of Physics, University of Eswatini, Faculty of Science and Engineering)   (Auditorium)
15:00 Hybrid potential analysis of alpha cluster structure above doubly-closed shell - TAOFIQ IBRAHIM (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA, LOKOJA NIGERIA)   (Auditorium)
Discussion & Closing - Alison Bruce (University of Brighton) Pete Jones (iThemba LABS) (until 16:00) (Auditorium)
16:00 --- Tea Break ---