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Lawrence Heilbronn

Lawrence H. Heilbronn

John D. Tickle Associate Professor


Research

Medical Isotope Production

Nuclear Space Sciences

Health Physics

Space Radiation Transport and Shielding

Neutron and Light Ion Production Cross Section Measurements

Heavy Ion Cross Section and Thick Target Measurements


Education

PhD, Nuclear Physics, Michigan State University, 1991

MS, Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1984

BA, Physics, University of Montana, Missoula, 1982


Awards and Recognitions

Leon and Nancy Cole Superior Teaching Award (2017)

Chancellor's Research and Creative Achievement - Professional Promise Award (2015)

College of Engineering Professional Promise in Research Award (2015)

College of Engineering Teaching Fellow Award (2015)

Professor of the Year Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee (2017–2018)

Professor of the Year Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee (2015–2016)

Professor of the Year Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee (2013–2014)

Professor of the Year Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee (2011–2012)

Professor of the Year Award, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee (2009–2010)

Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2002)

Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1996)


Publications

Below are select publications. For a full list, visit Heilbronn's Google Scholar profile.

Borak, L. Heilbronn, N. Krumland, M. M. Weil, “Design and dosimetry of a facility to study health effects following exposures to fission neutrons at low dose rates for long durations,” Inter. Journ. Rad. Biol. (2019) DOI:10.1080/09553002.2019.1688884

Heilbronn and Y. Iwata, “Secondary Neutron Production Cross Section Measurements from Heavy-Mass Targets at HIMAC,” Radioisotopes 68, Issue 8, pp. 553-557 (2019) DOI: 10.3769/radioisotopes.68.553

Heilbronn, J. Miller, and C. Zeitlin, “Fragmentation Physics and Spacecraft Shielding,” Radioisotopes 68, Issue 6, pp. 407-409 (2019) DOI: 10.3769/radioisotopes.68.407

Broderick, R. Lusk, J. Hinderer, J. Griswold, R. Boll, M. Garland, L. Heilbronn and S. Mirzadeh, “Reactor Production of Promethium-147,” Applied Radiation and Isotopes 144, pp. 54-63 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2018.10.025

Griswold, C. U. Jost, D. W. Stracener, S. H. Bruffey, D. Denton, M. Garland, L. Heilbronn, and S. Mirzadeh, “Production of 229Th for medical applications: excitation functions of low-energy protons on 232Th targets,” Phys. Rev. C. 98 (no. 4), (2018).  DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.044607

P-E. Tsai, L. H. Heilbronn, B-L. Lai, Y. Iwata, T. Murakami, R-J. Sheu, “Thick target neutron yields from 100- and 230-MeV/nucleon helium ions bombarding water, PMMA, and iron,” Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 449, pp. 62-70 (2019) DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2019.04.030

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