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Dr. Ben Montag

Dr. Ben Montag
PhD NE 2015; Ben Montag joined the SMART Laboratory research team in the Fall semester of 2008. Ben worked on Li-filled Nowotny-Juza compounds as solid-sate neutron detectors. To date, he has produced the largest samples of LiZnAs and LiZnP crystals, and the only such crystals have demonstrated neutron sensitivity. At graduation, Dr. Montag had 8 refereed publications, 6 conference record publications with an additional 4 papers pending publication. Dr. Montag also was a co-recipient for a 2014 R&D 100 Award, for the development of Li-Foil Neutron Detectors. Dr. Montag presently oversees the Electron Microscopy Lab in the SMART Lab while working part time with Radiation Detection Technologies. Dr. Montag helped establish the Kansas State Micro-Analysis Laboratory (KSMAL), which is equipped with electron microscopes and x-ray diffractometers. Dr. Montag now works at Radiation Detection Technologies (RDT), Inc. Advisor: Douglas S. McGregor

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Lab:001, 002, 015 and 016 Ward Hall

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