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Idaho Accelerator Home Dr. Alan Hunt
Associate Professor, IAC
 
Idaho State University
Idaho Accelerator Center
921 So. 8th Avenue, Stop 8263
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8263
Phone: (208) 282-5966
Fax: (208) 282-5878
E-mail: huntalan@isu.edu
Bio

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2000
  • B.S., Physics with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan, 1994
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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2012-present

    Idaho State University Director of Research at the Idaho Accelerator Center

    2007-present

    Idaho State University Associate Research Professor of Physics (tenured)

    2006-present

    Idaho State University Deputy Director of the Idaho Accelerator Center

    2002-2007

    Idaho State University
    Assistant Research Professor of Physics (tenure track)

    2001-2002

    Washington State University Assistant Research Professor and Instructor (Fall Semester 2001)

    2000-2001

    Washington State University Research Associate

    1998-1999

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Student Term Employee
    1996-1998 Harvard University Research Assistant
    1995-1996 Brookhaven National Laboratory Technical Collaborator
    1994-1996 Harvard University Teaching Fellow
    Summer 1994 AT&T Bell Laboratory Summer Intern
    1992-1994 University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Assistant
     

    HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

     

    2006-present Chairman of ISU Radiation Safety Committee
    2004-2006 Chairman of ISU Accelerator Safety Committee
    2004 Outstanding Mentor Award in Siemens Westinghouse Competition
    2003 Received Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
    1997 Harold T. White Prize for Excellence in the Teaching of Introductory Physics
    1994 William L. Williams Award for best senior thesis
    1994 Recipient of grant from Sigma Pi Sigma to attend The ICPS in St. Petersburg Russia
    1994 Finalist in APS's Summer Industrial Internship Program
    1992-1994 Ralph B. Bodine Scholarship in Physics
    1992-1994 Science Saturday Teacher
    1993 NSF REU Grant for Summer Research

    PUBLICATIONS
    • Radiation safety aspects for pulsed photonuclear assessment techniques in outdoor operations D. R. Norman, J. L. Jones, B. W. Blackburn, A. Fisher, S. M. Watson, K. J. Haskell, A. W. Hunt, and M. Balzer Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 261, 913 (2007)

    • Positron yield as a function of energy at APosS – The Argonne Positron Source S. D. Chemerisov, C. D. Jonah, H. Chen, Y. C. Jean, D. M. Schrader and A. W. Hunt Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 261, 904 (2007)

    • Electron radiography F. Merrill, A. Hunt, F. Mariam, K. Morley, C. Morris, A. Saunders and C. Schwartz Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 261, 382 (2007)

    • Utilization of actively-induced, prompt radiation emission for nonproliferation applications B. W. Blackburn, J. L. Jones, C. E. Moss, J. T. Mihalczo, A. W. Hunt, F. Harmons, S. M. Watson, and J. T. Johnson Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 261, 382 (2007)

    • High-energy photon interrogation for nonproliferation applications J. L. Jones, B. W. Blackburn, S. M. Watson, D. R. Norman and A. W. Hunt Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 261, 326 (2007)

    • Time-dependent delayed signatures from energetic photon interrogations D. R. Norman, J. L. Jones, B. W. Blackburn, K. J. Haskell, J. T. Johnson, S. M. Watson, A. W. Hunt, R. Spaulding and F. Harmon Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 261, 316 (2007)

    • The utilization of high-energy neutrons for the detection of fissionable materials S. J. Thompson, M. T. Kinlaw, J. F. Harmon, D. P. Wells, E. B. Farfan and A. W. Hunt Applied Physics Letters 90, 074106 (2007)

    • Design, modeling and simulations in the RACE project: Preliminary study for the development of a transport line C. O. Maidana, A. W. Hunt, D. Beller and K. Folkman in the Proceedings of the VI Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, p. 259 edited by O. Civitarese, C. Dorso, G. García Bermúdez, A. J. Kreiner, A. J. Pacheco and N. N. Scoccola, (American Institute of Physics, Washington D.C., 2007)

    • Seguridad Portuaria y Fronteriza: Inspección de Contenedores por Técnica Nuclear de Imágenes y Neutrónica
      C. O. Maidana, A. W. Hunt and M. T. Kinlaw
      Tecnologia Militar 28, 101 (2006)

    • Fissionable Isotope Identification Using the Time Dependence of Delayed Neutron Emission
      M. T. Kinlaw and A. W. Hunt
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 562, 1081 (2006)
    • Accelerator-Based Radiation Sources for Next-Generation Radiobiological Research
      L. C. DeVeaux, D. P. Wells, A. Hunt, T. Webb, W. Beezhold and J. F. Harmon
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 562, 981 (2006)

    • Design, Modeling and Simulations in the RACE Project: First Study for the Development of a Transport Line
      C. O. Maidana, A. W. Hunt, D. Beller and K. Folkman
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 562, 892 (2006)

    • Gamma-Induced Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy and Application to Radiation-Damaged Alloys
      D. P. Wells, A. W. Hunt, L. Tchelidze, J. Kumar, K. Smith, S. Thompson, F. Selim, J. Williams, J. F. Harmon, S. Maloy and A. Roy
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 562, 688 (2006)

    • Intense Slow Positron Production at the 15 MeV LINAC at Argonne National Laboratory
      H. M. Chen, Y. C. Jean, C. D. Jonah, S. Chemerisov, A. F. Wagner, D. M. Schrader and A. W. Hunt
      Applied Surface Science 252, 3159 (2006)

    • Monte Carlo Simulations of Slow-Positron Production from Normal and Glancing Incident Targets
      M. A. Gagliardi and A. W. Hunt
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 245, 355 (2006)

    • Studies of Superlattice Structure of Opals as Compared to Other Rocks by Use of Positron Annihilation, X-Ray Powder Diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy Methods
      J. Urban-Klaehn, Alan. W. Hunt, M. Ford, L. Lau, C. A. Quarles, R. Spaulding and F. Harmon
      Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science 41, 1 (2005)

    • Inspection Applications with Higher Electron Beam Energies
      D. R. Norman, J. L. Jones, W. Y. Yoon, K. J. Haskell, J. W. Sterbentz, J. M. Zabriskie, A. W. Hunt, F. Harmon and M. T. Kinlaw
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 241, 787 (2005)

    • Defect Imaging of Structural Objects Using Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy
      A. W. Hunt, R. Spaulding, J. Urban-Klaehn, J. F. Harmon and D. P. Wells
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 241, 362 (2005)

    • Time dependence of delayed neutron emission for fissionable isotope identification
      M. T. Kinlaw and A. W. Hunt
      Applied Physics Letters 86, 254104 (2005)

    • Initial results from the AFCI Reactor-Accelerator Coupling Experiments (RACE) Project
      D. Beller, A. Hunt, J. Bennion, M. Garfield, K. Folkman and M. Reda
      Transaction of the American Nuclear Society 91, 446 (2004)

    • Interaction of Cadmium Vacancy with Isoelectric Oxygen in CdTe Crystals
      S. A. Awadalla, A. W. Hunt, K. G. Lynn, C. Szeles, H. Glass and S. H. Wei
      Physical Review B 69, 075210 (2004)

    • Superfast timing performance from ZnO scintillators
      P. J. Simpson, R. Tjossem, A. W. Hunt, K. G. Lynn and V. Munne
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 505, 82 (2003)

    • The Development of the Intense Positron Beam at Washington State University
      A. W. Hunt, L. Pilant, D. B. Cassidy, R. Tjossem, M. Shurtliff, M. H. Weber and K. G. Lynn
      Applied Surface Science 194, 296 (2002)

    • The Color of Red Mercuric Iodide at Cryogenic Temperatures
      A. W. Hunt, G. Ciampi, B. Twamley, F. Vaccaro, R. Tjossem and K. G. Lynn
      The Journal of Applied Physics 90,5936 (2001)

    • Resonant vs. Non-Resonant Nuclear Excitation of 115In by Positron Annihilation
      D. B. Cassidy, A. W. Hunt, P. Asoka-Kumar, B. V. Bhat, T. E. Cowan, R. H. Howell, K. G. Lynn, A. P. Mills, J. C. Palathingal and J. A. Golovchenko
      Physical Review C 64, 054603 (2001)

    • Doppler Broadening of In-Flight Positron Annihilation Radiation due to Electron Momentum
      A. W. Hunt, D. B. Cassidy, P. A. Sterne, T. E. Cowan, R. H. Howell, K. G. Lynn and J. A. Golevchenko
      Physical Review Letters 86, 5612 (2001)

    • Developments on Positron Scattering Experiments Including Beam Production and Detection
      F. A. Selim, A. W. Hunt, R. H. Howell, K. G. Lynn and J. A. Golovchenko
      in the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Positron Annihilation,
      edited by W. Triftshäuser, G. Kögel and P. Sperr
      (Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 2001)

    • Intense Electron and proton beams from PetaWatt lasser-matter interaction
      T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, J. Johnson, C. Brown, M. Christl, W. Fountain, S. Hatchett, E. A. Henry, A. W. Hunt, M. H. Key, A. MacKinnon, T. Parnell, D. M. Pennington, M. D. Perry, T. W. Phillips, T. C. Sangster, M. Sing, R. Snavely, M. Stoyer, Y. Takahashi, S. C. Wilks and K. Yasuike
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 455, 130 (2000)

    • Improved Source and Transport of Monoenergetic MeV Positrons
      F. A. Selim, A. W. Hunt, J. A. Golovchenko, R. H. Howell, R. Haakenaasen and K. G. Lynn
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 171, 182 (2000)

    • Multiple Scattering Measurements of Energetic Positrons in a Thin Gold Polycrystal
      F. A. Selim, A. W. Hunt, R. Howell, K. G. Lynn and J. A. Golovchenko
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 168, 1 (2000)

    • In-Flight Annihilation during Positron Channeling
      A. W. Hunt, D. B. Cassidy, F. A. Selim, R. Haakenaasen, T. E. Cowan, R. H. Howell, K. G. Lynn, and J. A. Golovchenko
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 164, 44 (2000)

    • Photonuclear Fission from High Energy Electrons from Ultraintense Laser-Solid Interactions
      T. E. Cowan, A. W. Hunt, T. W. Phillips, S. C. Wilks, M. D. Perry, W. Fountain, S. Hatchett, J. Johnson, M. H. Key, T. Parnell, D. M. Pennington, R. A. Snavely, and Y. Takahashi
      Physical Review Letters 84, 903 (2000)

    • Studies of deep trapping levels in undoped and Sn doped Cd1-xZnxTe by thermoelectric effect spectroscopy and thermally stimulated current
      N. Krsmanovic, A. W. Hunt and K. G. Lynn
      in the Proceedings of SPIE, ed. R. B James and R. C. Schirato, 4141,11
      (The International Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham WA, 2000)

    • Spatial Sampling of Crystal Electrons by In-Flight Annihilation of Fast Positrons
      A. W. Hunt, D. B. Cassidy, F. A. Selim, R. Haakenaasen, T. E. Cowan, R. H. Howell, K. G. Lynn and J. A. Golovchenko
      Nature 402, 157 (1999)

    • Energy-Resolved Positron Annihilation in Flight in Solid Targets
      M. H. Weber, A. W. Hunt, J. A. Golovchenko and K. G. Lynn
      Physical Review Letters 83, 4658 (1999)

    • In Flight Positron Annihilation in Thin Targets
      A. W. Hunt, M. H. Weber, J. A. Golovchenko and K. G. Lynn
      Applied Surface Science 149, 282 (1999)

    • High Energy Electrons, Nuclear Phenomena and Heating in Petawatt Laser-Solid Experiments
      T. E. Cowan, M. D. Perry, M. H. Key, T. R. Ditmire, S. P. Hatchett, E. A. Henry, J. D. Moody, M. J. Moran, D. M. Pennington, T. W. Phillips, T. C. Sangster, J. A. Sefcik, M. S. Singh, R. A. Snavely, M. A. Stoyer, S. C. Wilks, P. E. Young, Y. Takahashi, B. Dong, W. Fountain, T. Parnell, J. Johnson, A. W. Hunt and T. Kuhl
      Laser and Particle Beams 17, 773 (1999)

    • Hard X-ray Production from High Intensity Laser Solid Interactions
      M. D. Perry, J. A. Sefcik, T. Cowan, S. Hatchett, A. Hunt, M. Moran, D. Pennington, R. Snavely, and S. C. Wilks
      Review of Scientific Instruments 70, 265 (1999)

    • High Energy Electrons and Nuclear Phenomena in Petawatt Laser-Solid Experiments
      T. E. Cowan, B. Dong, T. Ditmire, W. Fountain, S. Hatchett, A. W. Hunt, J. Johnson, T. Parnell, D. M. Pennington, M. D. Perry, T. W. Phillips, Y. Takahashi, S. C. Wilks and P. E. Young
      in the Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Advanced Accelerator Concepts
      (American Institute of Physics, Washington D. C., 1999)

    • High Energy Electron Emission and Laser-Assisted Nuclear Transmutation in Petawatt Laser-Solid Interactions
      T. E. Cowan, A. W. Hunt, M. D. Perry, W. Patterson, D. Pennington, C. Brown, S. C. Wilks, S. Hatchett, T. W. Phillips, Y. Takahashi, W. Fountain, T. Parnell, J. Johnson
      in the Proceedings of the International Confrence on Lasers '97
      (Society of Optical and Quantum Electronics, 1999)

    • Temperature Dependence of Electromigration Dynamics in Al Interconnects by
      Real-Time Microscopy
      J. A. Prybyla, S. P. Riege, S. P. Grabowski, and A. W. Hunt
      Applied Physics Letters 73, 1083 (1998)

    • Nuclear Experiments with Petawatt Class Lasers
      M. D. Perry, T. Cowan, D. M. Pennington, R. A. Snavely, C. G. Brown, S. Hatchett, A. Hunt, M. Key, M. Moran, T. Phillips, C. Sangster, J. A. Sefcik, M. Singh, S. Wilks, Takahashi, W. Fountain, J. Johnson, and T. Parnell
      Technical Digest(vol 6): Summaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
      (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1998)

    • Healing Processes in Submicron Al Interconnects after Electromigration Failure
      A. W. Hunt, S. P. Riege, and J. A. Prybyla
      Applied Physics Letters 70, 2541 (1997)

    • Progress Towards Measuring Atomic Scale Magnetism with Fast Channeled Positrons
      L. V. Hau, A. W. Hunt, J. A. Golovchenko , R. Haakenaasen, and K. G. Lynn
      in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Positron Annihilation,
      edited by Y. C. Jean, M. Eldrup, D. M. Schrader and R. N. West
      (Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 1997)

    • Spin Precession During Positron and Electron Channeling
      A. W. Hunt, L. V. Hau, and J. A. Golovchenko
      in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Positron Annihilation,
      edited by Y. C. Jean, M. Eldrup, D. M. Schrader and R. N. West
      (Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 1997)

    • Single-Quantum Annihilation and Two-Quantum Annihilation-in-Flight Measurements
      of Electron Distributions Using Channeled Positrons
      R. Haakenaasen, A. W. Hunt, J. A. Golovchenko, R. H. Howell, F. A. Selim,
      K. G. Lynn, T. E. Cowan, and L. V. Hau
      in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Positron Annihilation,
      edited by Y. C. Jean, M. Eldrup, D. M. Schrader and R. N. West
      (Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 1997)

    • On the Role of Classical and Quantum Notions in Channeling and the Development of
      Fast Positrons as a Solid State Probe of Valence Electron and Spin Densities
      L. V. Hau, J. A. Golovchenko, R. Haakenaasen, A. W. Hunt, J. P. Peng,
      P. Asoka-Kumar, K. G. Lynn, M. Weinert, and J. C. Palathingal
      Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 119, 30 (1996)

    • Influence of Microstructure on Electromigration Dynamics in Submicron Al
      Interconnects: Real -time Imaging
      S. P. Riege, J. A. Prybyla, and A. W. Hunt
      Applied Physics Letters 69, 2367 (1996)

    • Real-Time TEM Studies of Electromigration in Submicron Aluminum Runners
      S. P. Riege, A. W. Hunt, and J. A. Prybyla
      in Materials Reliability in Microelectronics V. Symposium, edited by A. S. Oates, W. F.
      Filter, R. Rosenberg, A. L. Greer and K. Gadepally
      (Material Research Society, Pittsburgh, 1995)

    • Instabilities in MBE Growth: The SLUG Model
      A. W. Hunt, C. Orme, D. R. M. Williams, B. G. Orr, and L. M. Sander
      in Scale Invariance, Interfaces, and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics, edited by A. J. McKane, M. Droz, J. Vannimenus and D. Wolf
      (Pleum, New York, 1995)

    • Instabilities in MBE Growth
      A. W. Hunt, C. Orme, D. R. M. Williams, B. G. Orr and L. M. Sander
      Europhysics Letters 27, 611 (1994)

    • Stable and Unstable Growth in Molecular Beam Epitaxy
      M. D. Johnson, C. Orme, A. W. Hunt, D. Graff, J. Sudijono, L. M. Sander
      and B. G. Orr
      Physical Review Letters 72, 116 (1994)

    • Growth Mode Evolution during Homoepitaxy of GaAs (001)
      M. D. Johnson, J. Sudijono, A. W. Hunt, K.-T. Leung and B. G. Orr
      Applied Physics Letters 64, 484 (1994)

    • Surface Evolution and Kinetic Roughening during Homoepitaxy of GaAs (001)
      B. G. Orr, M. D. Johnson, C. Orme, J. Sudijono and A. W. Hunt
      Solid State Electronics 37, 1057 (1994)

    • An STM and AFM Study of Gallium Arsenide Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy
      B. G. Orr, M. D. Johnson, C. Orme, J. Sudijono and A. W. Hunt
      in the Proceedings of SPIE, ed. C. J. Palmstorm and M. C. Tamargo
      Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 2140, 2
      (The International Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham WA, 1994)

    • Large Scale Structure in MBE Growth
      A. W. Hunt, M. D. Johnson, C. Orme, D. Scott, L. M. Sander and B. G. Orr
      Proceedings from the International Conference of Physics Students, August 15-21st 1994

    • The Dynamical Transition to Step Flow Growth during MBE Growth of GaAs (001)
      J. Sudijono, M. D. Johnson, A. W. Hunt, C. W. Snyder and B. G. Orr
      Surface Science 298, 392 (1993)

     
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