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David Miller, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Areas:
Radiation Measurements


Dr. David T. Miller is a research scientist in Idaho National Laboratory's Chemical and Radiation Measurements Department. He holds a doctorate in experimental nuclear physics from Michigan State University and a bachelor's in physics from Case Western Reserve University. He has participated in a wide range of experiments at ISOL and fragmentation accelerator facilities resulting in more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Miller has experience in electron, neutron, beta and gamma ray spectroscopy probing radioisotopes across the chart of the nuclides, and has worked extensively developing data acquisition and analysis systems, particularly in regards to digital signal processing.


​Ph.D., Nuclear Physics - Michigan State University

B.S., Physics with Mathematical Concentration - Caase Western Reserve University


​American Physical Society and Division of Nuclear Physics



S.N. Liddick et al., “Analagous intruder behavior near Ni, Sn, and Pb isotopes”, Physical Review C 92, 024319 (2015).


A.T. Laffoley et al., “High-precision half-life measurements for the superallowed Fermi β+ emitter 18Ne”, Physical Review C 92, 025502 (2015).


R. Kanungo et al., “Evidence of soft dipole resonance in 11Li with isoscalar character”, Physical Review Letters 114, 192502 (2015).


S.N.T. Majola et al., “Observation of γ-vibrations and alignments built on non-ground-state configu- rations in 156Dy”, Physical Review C 91, 034330 (2015).


A.J. Nichols et al., “Spectroscopy and lifetime measurements in 66Ge, 69Se, and 65Ga using fragmen- tation reactions”, Physical Review C 91, 014319 (2015).


K. Miernik et al., “Excited states in 82As studied in the decay of 82Ge”, Physical Review C 90, 034311 (2014).


M. Pomorski et al., “Proton spectroscopy of 48Ni, 46Fe, and 44Cr”, Physical Review C 90, 014311 (2014).


P. Voss et al., “19Mg two-proton decay lifetime: A new application of the Recoil Distance Method”, Physical Review C 90, 014301 (2014).


A.J. Nichols et al., “Collectivity of N ∼ 70 nuclei studided via lifetime measurements in 70Br and 68,70Se”, Physics Letters B 733, 52 (2014).


P. Voss et al., “The TIGRESS integrated plunger ancillary systems for electromagnetic transition rate studies at TRIUMF”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 746, 87 (2014).


S.V. Paulauskas et al., “Timing algorithms for digital data acquisition systems with applications for the Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 737, 22 (2014).


A. Korgul et al., “Experimental study of the β-γ and β-nγ decay of the neutron-rich nucleus 85Ga”, Physical Review C 88, 044330 (2013).


K. Miernik et al., “Large β-delayed one and two neutron emission rates in the decay of 86Ga”, Physical Review Letters 111, 132502 (2013).


K. Miernik et al., “β-decay study of neutron-rich bromine and krypton isotopes”, Physical Review C 88, 014309 (2013).


Yu. Ts. Ogannesian et al., “Studies of the 249Bk + 48Ca reaction including the decay properties and excitation functions for isotopes of element 117 and the discovery of the new isotope 277Mt”, Physical Review C 87, 054621 (2013).


C. Mazzocchi et al., “New half-life measurements of the most neutron-rich arsenic and germanium isotopes”, Physical Review C 87, 034315 (2013).


Y. Liu et al. “On-Line commissioning of the HRIBF resonant ionization laser ion source”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 298, 5 (2013).


S.N. Liddick et al., “Low-energy level schemes of 66,68Fe and inferred proton and neutron excitations across Z=28 and N=40”, Physical Review C 87, 014325 (2013).


M. Petri et al. “The structure of 16C: Testing ab initio and shell model approaches”, Physical  Review C 86, 044329 (2012).


Yu. Ts. Ogannesian et al., “Production and decay of the heaviest nuclei 293,294117 and 294118”, Physical Review Letters 109, 162501 (2012).


M. Madurga et al. “New half-lives of neutron-rich Zn and Ga isotopes”, Physical Review Letters 109, 112501 (2012).


P. Voss et al., “Excited state transition-rate measurements in 18C”, Physical Review C 86, 011303(R) (2012).


C.J. Gross et al. “Measuring the absolute decay probability of 82Sr by ion implantation”, Physical Review C 85, 024319 (2012).


S.N. Liddick et al. “Low-energy structure of 66Co39 and 68Co41 populated through beta decay”, 27 Physical Review C 85, 014328 (2012).


M. Petri et al. “Lifetime measurement of the 2+ state in 20C”, Physical Review Letters 107, 102501 (2011).


S.N. Liddick et al. “Shape coexistence along N ≈ 40”, Physical Review C 84, 061305(R) (2011).


M. Pormorski et al. “First observation of two-proton radioactivity in 48Ni”, Physical Review C 83, 061303(R) (2011).


W. Rother et al. “Observation of isotonic symmetry for enhanced quadrupole collectivity in 62,64,66Fe isotopes at N = 40”, Physical Review Letters 106, 022502 (2011).


R. Zegers et al. “34P(7Li,7Be+γ) Reaction at 100A MeV in Inverse Kinematics”, Physical Review Letters 104, 212504 (2010).


K. Starosta et al. “Digital Data Acquisition System for experiments with segmented detectors at National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory”, Nuclear Insruments and Methods A 610, 700 (2009).


D. Miller et al. “Intermediate energy proton knockout to the ‘island of inversion’ isotope 31Mg”, Physical Review C 79, 054306 (2009).


P. Adrich et al. “A simulation tool for the Recoil Distance Method lifetime measurements at NSCL”. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 598, 454 (2009).


A. Dewald et al. “Collectivity of neutron-rich palladium isotopes and the valence proton symmetry”. Physical Review C 78, 051302(R) (2008).


P. Adrich et al. “In-beam γ-ray spectroscopy and inclusive two-proton knockout cross section mea- surements at N ≈ 40”. Physical Review C 77, 054306 (2008).


D. Miller et al. “Linear polarization sensitivity of SeGA detectors”. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 581, 713 (2007).


C. Vaman et al. “Z=50 shell gap near 100Sn from intermediate-energy Coulomb excitations in even- mass 106−112Sn isotopes”. Physical Review Letters 99, 162501 (2007).


K. Starosta et al. “Shape and structure of N=Z 64Ge: Electromagnetic transition rates from the application of the recoil distance method to a knockout reaction”. Physical Review Letters 99, 042503 (2007).


W. Hennig et al. “Clock and trigger synchronization between several chassis of digital data acquistion modules”. Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 261, 1000 (2007).


A. Chester et al. “Application of the time-of-flight techique for lifetime measurements with relativistic beams of heavy nuclei”. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A562, 230 (2006).


Conference Proceedings
P.E. Garrett et al., “Far from ’Easy’ Spectroscopy with the 8π and GRIFFIN Spectrometers at TRIUMF-ISAC”, J. Phys.: Conference Series 639, 012006 (2015).


A.T. Laffoley et al., “High-precision half-life measurements for the superallowed fermi β+ emitters 14O and 18Ne”, JPS Conf. Proc. 6, 020032 (2015).


P. Voss et al., “Digital rise-time discrimination of pulses from the TIGRESS integrated plunger silicon PIN diode wall”, Physics Procedia 66, 524 (2015).


V. Bildstein et al., “New opportunities in decay spectroscopy with the GRIFFIN and DESCANT arrays”, Physics Procedia 66, 465 (2015).

C. Mazzocchi et al., “Beta decay of the most neutron-rich isotopes close to 78Ni”, Acta Phys. Pol. B 46, 713 (2015).


K.L. Jones et al., “Recent direct reaction experimental studies with radioactive tin beams”, Acta Phys. Pol. B 46, 537 (2015).


Yu. Ts. Ogannesian et al., “Production and decay of the heaviest odd-Z nuclei in the 249Bk + 48Ca reaction”, J. Phys.: Conference Series 580, 012038 (2015).


A.  Fija�lkowska  et  al.,  “First  results  from  the  Modular  Total  Absorption  Spectrometer  at  HRIBF”, Acta. Phys. Pol. B 45, 545 (2014).


V. Pesudo et al., “Reaction of the halo nucleus 11Be on heavy targets at energies around the Coulomb barrier”, Acta Phys. Pol. B 45, 375 (2014).


R. Grzywacz et al., “Hybrid-3Hen — new detector for gammas and neutrons”, Acta Phys. Pol. B 45, 217 (2014).


M. Marchetto et al., “In flight ion separation using a LINAC chain”, LINAC 2012. Tel Aviv, Israel (2012).


J.C. Batchelder et al., “Systematics of low energy collective states in neutron-rich Cd isotopes”, J. Phys.: Conference Series 387, 012005 (2012).


M. Pomorski et al., “Studies of 48Ni using the Optical Time Projection Chamber”, Acta Phys. Pol. B 43, 267 (2012).


C. Fransen et al., “Collectivity of exotic heavy Fe isotopes”. Proceedings of the International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC 2010), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 312, 092025 (2011).


D. Miller et al., “Digital signal processing for radioactive decay studies”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1409, 145 (2011).


M. Pomorski et al., “Spectroscopy of proton rich nuclei with the OTPC chamber”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1409, 83 (2011).


W. Rother et al., “Neutron-rich 62,64,66Fe show enhanced collectivity: the washout of N ≈ 40 in terms of experiment, valence proton symmetry, and shell model”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1377, 104 (2011).


A. Dewald et al., “Plunger lifetime measurements after Coulomb excitation at intermediate beam energies”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1090, 135 (2009).


K. Starosta et al., “Lifetime measurements of excited states in exotic nuclei produced in reactions at intermediate energies”, Acta Phys. Pol. B 40, 1001 (2009).


H. Tan et al., “Digital data acquisition modules for instrumenting large segmented detector arrays”, Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2008. NSS ’08. IEEE, 3196 (2008).


“Direct lifetime measurements of excited states in 72Ni”. Nuclear Structure. July 2014.


“Digital acquisition system for superheavy experiments”. Fall meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics. October 2011.


“Data acquisition for Joint Users Meeting”. Joint ATLAS-HRIBF-NSCL-FRIB Users Meeting. August 2011.


“Digital signal processing for radioactive decay studies”. 4th international conference on proton- emitting nuclei. June 2011.


“Electromagnetic transition rates in 70Ni”. Fall meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics. November 2010.


“Electromagnetic transition rates in 70Ni”. Nuclear Structure. August 2010.


“Intermediate-energy knockout reactions to probe single particle structure in the ‘island of inversion’”. University of Tennessee nuclear physics seminar. September 2009.


“Investigating ‘island of inversion’ nuclei 31,33Mg with gamma-ray angular distribution and linear polarization with fast in-flight beams”. GSI nuclear structure seminar. July 2008.


“Determination of spin and parity of excited states with fast beams”. NSCL Users’ Meeting. June 2008.


“Polarization sensitivity measurements in SeGA detectors”. Fall meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics. October 2006.

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