Yaron Danon

Professor, Edward E. Hood Jr. Chair in Nuclear Engineering, NE Program Director, and Director, Gaerttner Linear Accelerator Center (LINAC)

About

Dr. Yaron Danon is a professor in the department of Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program. He received both his MS and PhD degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Science from RPI.

Dr. Danon is the Director of the Gaerttner Electron Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Center at RPI, which houses a powerful 60 MeV pulsed electron LINAC used primarily as an intense pulsed neutron and gamma source. Dr. Danon’s nuclear data research group develops methods and performs experiments to measure neutron induced reactions and cross sections. Dr. Danon is the Chairman of the Measurements Committee of the US Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) and reports on US measurement activity to the Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC). Dr. Danon is also a member of the Nuclear Data Advisory Group (NDAG) which advises the US DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP) on issues relating to nuclear data. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

Dr. Danon’s group develops novel radiation detectors, data acquisition systems, and data analysis methods for nuclear data applications and other applications. This research includes the development of novel high efficiency, large area, zero bias solid-state neutron detectors.

In addition to nuclear data activities, Dr. Danon is a pioneer in the area of pyroelectric crystal acceleration. Together with his students he developed x-ray and neutron sources that utilize simple heating of these crystals and thus eliminate the requirement for high voltage power supply. Current research includes laser or light driven crystal-based accelerators. Dr. Danon published over 107 articles in archived journals, 160 in peer review conferences, and presented more than 110 invited talks. He advised 23 Ph.D., 10 M.S, and 6 M.Eng. students that graduated; he currently advises 6 Ph.D. students and teach courses on radiation technology and physics of nuclear reactors.

Updated 8/2022

Research

Other Focus Areas

Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Data, Novel neutron and x-ray sources, Novel radiation detectors.

more at:
https://homepages.rpi.edu/~danony/index.html
https://hahn.ne.rpi.edu/public_html/

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Yaron Danon has 219 indexed publications in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy, Energy, and Engineering.

D. Fritz, Y. Danon, K. Ramic, C. W. Chapman, J. M. Brown, G. Arbanas, M. Rapp, T. H. Trumbull, M. Zerkle, J. Holmes, P. Brain, A. Ney, S. Singh, K. Cook, B. Wang
Annals of Nuclear Energy
, 183
, 2023
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D. Fritz, Y. Danon, M. Rapp, T. H. Trumbull, M. Zerkle, J. Holmes, C. W. Chapman, G. Arbanas, J. M. Brown, K. Ramic, X. Hu, S. Singh, A. Ney, P. Brain, K. Cook, B. Wang
Annals of Nuclear Energy
, 181
, 2023
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A. Ney, Y. Danon, M. L. Zerkle, P. Brain, D. Fritz, G. Siemers, S. Singh
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
, 1048
, 2023
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Karolina Kolos, Vladimir Sobes, Ramona Vogt, Catherine E. Romano, Michael S. Smith, Lee A. Bernstein, David A. Brown, Mary T. Burkey, Yaron Danon, Mohamed A. Elsawi, Bethany L. Goldblum, Lawrence H. Heilbronn, Susan L. Hogle, Jesson Hutchinson, Ben Loer, Elizabeth A. McCutchan, Matthew R. Mumpower, Ellen M. O'Brien, Catherine Percher, Patrick N. Peplowski, Jennifer J. Ressler, Nicolas Schunck, Nicholas W. Thompson, Andrew S. Voyles, William Wieselquist, Michael Zerkle
Physical Review Research
, 4
, 2022
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Kumar S. Mohindroo, Yaron Danon, Ezekiel Blain, Matthew Devlin, Keegan J. Kelly
Annals of Nuclear Energy
, 165
, 2022
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E. Blain, Y. Danon, D. P. Barry, B. E. Epping, A. Youmans, M. J. Rapp, A. M. Daskalakis, R. C. Block
Nuclear Science and Engineering
, 196
, 2022
, pp.121-132
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Chris W. Chapman, Kemal Ramić, Xunxiang Hu, Jesse M. Brown, Goran Arbanas, Alexander I. Kolesnikov, Douglas L. Abernathy, Luke Daemen, Anibal (Timmy) J. Ramirez-Cuesta, Yongqiang Cheng, Matthew B. Stone, Li (Emily) Liu, Yaron Danon
Annals of Nuclear Energy
, 157
, 2021
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Chris W. Chapman, Kemal Ramić, Xunxiang Hu, Jesse Brown, Goran Arbanas, Douglas L. Abernathy, Alexander I. Kolesnikov, Matthew B. Stone, Li Liu, Yaron Danon
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
, 124
, 2021
, pp.612-615
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D. Fritz, Y. Danon, E. Liu
Journal of Neutron Research
, 23
, 2021
, pp.179-184
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R. C. Block, J. A. Burke, D. P. Barry, M. J. Rapp, S. Singh, Y. Danon
Nuclear Science and Engineering
, 195
, 2021
, pp.679-693
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