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Daniel Lascar

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in ion trapping and cooling
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • TRIUMF
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Research interests

Ion cooling.Ion trappingInstrumentationMass SpectrometryNuclear Astrophysics

About

I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow with the TITAN group at TRIUMF. In addition to working on the group's mass measurement program, I am working on a cold, plasma-filled ion trap that will prepare ions for precision mass measurements while maintaining their high charge states. It is my goal to continue making mass measurements of astrophysically important nuclei as well as to branch out into the field of radiation detector development with astrophysical, medical, and homeland security implications. Chief among these detector technologies is the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), which I worked on as an undergraduate at The University of Chicago and later at The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel before beginning my doctoral work. I would like to use GEMs in the creation of a large area detector that can be placed on a satellite or balloon-borne experiment. The same technology can then be applied to medical physics as a sensitive detector for medical radiation applications and to homeland security as a portable, large area detector that can scan cargo for various radioactive contamination and contraband. For my PhD, I was performing mass measurements of short-lived, neutron-rich nuclei using the Canadian Penning Trap mass spectrometer (CPT). The masses measured are of critical in the understanding of the rapid neutron capture process in type II supernovae and formed the basis for my doctoral thesis. These measurements were done in collaboration with the US Department of Energy, NSERC Canada, The University of Manitoba, The University of Chicago, McGill University, and Northwestern University. In addition to the neutron-rich masses, I have also taken part in online mass measurements of proton-rich nuclei important for the understanding of the rapid proton capture process in x-ray bursts, mass measurements of stable (or nearly stable) nuclei to determine the Q-value of neutrinoless double Beta-decays in Tellurium isotopes, mass measurements to further constrain the value of the Vud matrix element in the Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, and measurements of Beta-neutrino correlations in the CPT group’s Beta-Paul Trap.

Co-authors (105)

  • Jon Van Schelt
  • Shane Caldwell

Publications (5)

  • A novel transparent charged particle detector for the CPET upgrade at TITAN

    • Lascar D
    • Kootte B
    • Barquest B
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  • High-precision <math> <msub> <mi>Q</mi> <mi>EC</mi> </msub> </math> -value measurement of the superallowed <math> <msup> <mi>β</mi> <mo>+</mo> </msup> </math> emitter <math> <mmultiscripts> <mi>Mg</mi> <mprescripts/> <none/> <mn>22</mn> </mmultiscripts> <

    • Reiter M
    • Leach K
    • Drozdowski O
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  • Mass determination near <math> <mrow> <mi>N</mi> <mo>=</mo> <mn>20</mn> </mrow> </math> for Al and Na isotopes

    • Gallant A
    • Alanssari M
    • Bale J
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  • Phase-imaging Mass Measurements with the Canadian Penning Trap Mass Spectrometer

    • Orford R
    • Clark J
    • Nystrom A
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  • Precision mass measurements of $^{125-127}$Cd isotopes and isomers approaching the N=82 closed shell

    • Lascar D
    • Klawitter R
    • Babcock C
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

TRIUMF

June 2014 - Present

Systems Project Manager

McMaster-Carr Supply Company

October 2012 - June 2014(2 years)

PhD Candidate

Argonne National Laboratory

March 2006 - September 2012(7 years)

Teaching Assistant

Northwestern University

September 2004 - March 2006(2 years)

Laboratory Assistant

Weizmann Institute of Science

June 2003 - February 2004(8 months)

Laboratory Assistant

University of Chicago

September 2000 - June 2003(3 years)

Summer Intern

Argonne National Laboratory

June 2002 - September 2002(3 months)

Summer Intern

Argonne National Laboratory

June 2001 - September 2001(3 months)

Laboratory Assistant

Yale University

July 2000 - September 2000(2 months)

Education history

PhD

Northwestern University

January 2006 - June 2013(7 years)

MSc Physics

Northwestern University

September 2004 - December 2005(a year)

AB Physics with Specialization in Astrophysics

University of Chicago

September 1999 - June 2003(4 years)