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A Best Poster Award for an LNR PhD student


​Vaibhav Jaiswal, a first-year PhD student at the IRSN's Reactor Physics Research and Safety Assessment Laboratory (SNC-LNR), received the Best Poster Award at the last ISIS neutron training course held from April 12 to 21, 2016.


Vaibhav Jaiswal's thesis deals with data on nuclear thermalization [1] of neutrons in water, in temperature and pressure conditions representative of pressurized water reactors (PWR).


The ISIS neutron training course is held once a year by the British Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) of the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council). It is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral fellows with little to no experience in neutron scattering but whose future work will involve using instrumentation tools from the ISIS research center (source of neutrons and muons). The ISIS research center is located at the RAL. An average of 30 participants attended the ISIS neutron training course.



[1] Neutron thermalization involves slowing neutrons in a thermal spectrum nuclear reactor (PWR type) to allow a nuclear chain reaction with fuel with low fissile matter.