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Karl A. van Bibber

Department Co- Chair
4151 Etcheverry Hall
Additional Affiliation: 

2017-                  Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
2012-                  University of California Berkeley, Professor & Chairman, Nuclear Engineering 
Faculty, Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2012-2017         Executive Director, Nuclear Science & Security Consortium (DOE Center of 
2009-2012         Naval Postgraduate School, Vice President & Dean of Research 1985-2008         
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1985-91   Senior Physicist, E-Div.
1991-01   Group Leader for High Energy Physics & Accelerator Technology 1993-99   LLNL Leader, 
2001-02   Chief Scientist, Physics & Advanced Technologies
2002-07   Deputy Director, Laboratory Science and Technology Office 2002-07   Deputy Director 
Laboratory Directed R&D Program
2007-08   Chief Scientist, Physical & Life Sciences Directorate 1980-1985         Stanford 
University, Assistant Professor of Physics
1977-1979         Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Postdoctoral Researcher
1977-1978         University of California Berkeley, Lecturer, Dep’t. of Nuclear Engineering 
1976-1977         MIT, Instructor, Department of Physics



B.S. Physics MIT (1972)
B.S. Mathematics MIT (1972)
Ph.D. Physics MIT (1976)
          Ph.D. Thesis – “Study of the Gamma Deexcitation Following Deep Inelastic Scattering of 16O
          with 27Al” (Advisor – Stephen G. Steadman)

Teaching and Research: 

Nuclear physics in high energy density plasmas; Axion experiments and dark-matter searches; plasma-based neutron sources and accelerators; antineutrino reactor monitoring.

Areas of Interest: 

Nuclear Physics; Particle Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Nuclear Instrumentation; Accelerator Science & Technology

Current Research Focus: 

Nuclear Physics Particle Physics Particle Astrophysics
Nuclear Instrumentation
Accelerator Science & Technology


Honors and Awards: 

Professional Societies
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement for Science Member, American Nuclear Society
Professional Recognition
Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (2012)
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007), “For 
distinguished contributions to the field of astrophysics and particle accelerator physics, 
particularly for efforts in the dark matter axion search”
“Karl van Bibber Physics Postdoctoral Research Fellowships” endowed at Stanford University
Five endowed 2005 by anonymous industrialist donor
Elected APS Fellow 2001,  “For his leadership in an ultra-sensitive search for dark-matter axions, 
and the conception of other elegant experiments for detection of the axion”
DOE Deputy Secretary’s Award for the B Factory, on behalf of the LLNL team,  (2000)
LLNL S&T Award,  with BaBar team for discovery of CP-violation in the B-Meson System (2002) LLNL 
Director’s Distinguished Performance Award for the B Factory (1997)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1982)
Phi Beta Kappa (1972)


Professional Activities: 

HEPAP (2015-2018)
University of Florida, Nuclear Engineering Review Committee (2017)
Chair, University of Illinois, NPRE Department Review Committee (2014)
FESAC Strategic Planning Subcommittee (2014)
Chair, Nuclear & Particles Futures Capability Review, LANL (2014)
Search Committee, LLNL Director (2014)
Member, Board of Directors, John & Fannie Hertz Foundation (2011-2014)
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee (2006–2017)
Member, Board of Directors, US-Singapore Temesek Defence Sciences Institute (2009-2012)
Edward Teller Centennial Symposium, Chair, Organizing Committee (2008)
Executive Committee, Amer. Phys. Soc., CA-NV Section (2008-2011), Chair (2010)
European Commission VIth & VIIth Framework Program Expert Panel (2002-pres)
National Science Foundation review panels, multiple (2000-present)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Directorate Review Committees, multiple (2012-2014)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Capability Review Panels, multiple (2002-2014)
Member, Editorial Board, The SLAC Beam Line (1997-2000)
Member, Board of Directors, Wang NMR, Inc. (1997- 2002)
Member, SLAC Users Organization Executive Committee (1990-1993)
Chairman, Executive Committee, LBNL 88” Cyclotron Users Group (1983-1985)
Phi Beta Kappa Executive Council, Stanford Univ. (1983-1985, President 1984-1985)
APS Division of Nuclear Physics Program Committee (1980-1982)


Selected Publications: 

Published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, edited three books, awarded one patent.

Proton Radiography Based on Near-Threshold Cerenkov Radiation, K. van Bibber, F.S. Dietrich, U.S. 
Patent No. 6,518,580, February 11, 2003

Publications in Refereed Journals etc.
3.    The Atom of the Universe:  The Life and Work of Georges Lemaitre (2015), Dominique Lambert, 
K. van Bibber

2.    Proceedings of the Centennial Symposium on the Scientific Legacy of Edward Teller (May 28, 
ed.  Stephen B. Libby, K. van Bibber

1.    Proceedings of the Workshop “Axions 2010” (January 15-17, 2010; Gainesville, FL), ed. David 
B. Tanner, K. van Bibber

Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

44.  The HAYSTAC Axion Search Analysis Procedure, B. Brubaker, L. Zhong, S.K. Lamoreaux, K. 
Lehnert, K.A. van Bibber, Phys. Rev. D 96 (2017) 123008, arXiv:1706.08388

43.  Design and operational experience of a microwave cavity axion detector in the 20–100 ❍eV 
range, S. Al Kenany et al., Nucl. Instr. Meth. Res. Sec. A 854 (2017) 11, arXiv:1611.07123

42.  First results from a microwave cavity axion search at 24 ❍eV, B. Brubaker et al., Phys. Rev. 
Lett. 118 (2017) 061302, arXiv: 1610.02580

41.  Modulation sensitive search for nonvirialized dark-matter axions, J. Hoskins et al., Phys. 
Rev. D 94 (2016) 082001

40.  Limits on axion-photon coupling or on local axion density: Dependence on models of the Milky 
Way's dark halo, J.V. Sloan et al., Phys. Dark Univ. 14 (2016) 95-102

39.  Cavity design for high-frequency axion dark matter detectors, I. Stern, A.A. Chisholm, J. 
Hoskins, P. Sikivie, N.S. Sullivan, D.B. Tanner, G. Carosi, K. van Bibber, Rev. Sci. Instr. 86 
(2015) 123305

38.  A Cryogenic Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX/ADMX-HF), Gianpaolo Carosi, Karl van Bibber, 
Low Temperature Materials and Mechanisms (Ch.12), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis (2016)

37.  Experimental Searches for Axions and Axion-Like Particles, Peter W. Graham, Igor I. Irastorza, 
Steven K. Lamoreaux, Axel Lindner, Karl A. van Bibber, Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle 
Science 65 (2015) 485, arXiv:1602:00039

36.  Future Directions in the Microwave Cavity Search for Dark Matter Axions, T.M. Shokair et al.,
International Journal of Modern Physics A 29, No. 19 (2014), arXiv/1405.3685

35.  Conceptual Design of the International Axion Observatory (IAXO), E. Armengaud et al. (the
IAXO Collaboration), Journal of Instrumentation 9 (2014) T05002, arXiv/1401.3233

34.  Analysis of single-photon, squeezed-state and linear amplifier detectors for microwave cavity 
dark matter axion searches, S.K. Lamoreaux, K.A. van Bibber, K. Lehnert, G. Carosi, Phys. Rev. D 
88, 035020 (2013)

33.  Final CAST solar axion search with 3He buffer gas: Closing the hot dark matter gap, M Arik et 
al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2013) 091302, arXiv:1307.1985

32.  CAST constraints on the axion-electron coupling, K. Barth et al., Journal of Cosmological and 
Astroparticle Physics 05 (2013) 010, arXiv:1302.62831v1

31.  A search for non-virialized axionic dark matter, J. Hoskins et al. Phys. Rev. D 84, 121302 

30.  CAST search for sub-eV mass solar axions with 3He buffer gas, S. Aune et al. Physical Review 
Letters 107.261302 (2011)

29.  Design and performance of the ADMX SQUID-based microwave receiver, S.J. Asztalos, Nucl. Instr. 
and Meth. Phys. Res. A 656 (2011) 39

28.  Towards a new generation axion helioscope, I. Irastorza et al., Journal of Cosmological and 
Astroparticle Physics  06 (2011) 013

27.  A search for hidden sector photons with ADMX, A. Wagner et al., Physical Review Letters 
105.171801 (2010)

26.  A search for scalar chameleons with ADMX, G. Rybka et al., Physical Review Letters 105.051801 

25.  A SQUID-based microwave cavity search for dark-matter axions, S.J. Asztalos et al., Phys. Rev. 
Lett. 104.041301 (2010)

24.  Detailed Design of a Resonantly-Enhanced Axion-Photon Regeneration Experiment, Guido Mueller,
P. Sikivie, D.B. Tanner, Karl van Bibber, Phys. Rev. D 10.1103  80.072004 (2009)

23.  Axions as Dark Matter Particles, L. Duffy and K. van Bibber, New Journal of Physics 11, 105008 

22.  Scaling up the search for dark matter, K. van Bibber, Viewpoint, Physics 2, 2 (2009)

21.  Probing eV-scale axions with CAST, E. Arik et al., arXiv:0810.4482, Jounal of Cosmological and 
Astroparticle Physics JCAP02 (2008) 008

20.  First Limits on the 3-200 keV X-ray Spectrum of the Quiet Sun using RHESSI, I.G. Hannah, G.J. 
Hurford, H.S. Hudson, R.P. Lin, K. van Bibber, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 659: L77-L80 (2007)

19.  Resonantly Enhanced Axion-Photon Regeneration, P. Sikivie, D.B. Tanner, Karl van Bibber, Phys. 
Rev. Lett. 98, 172002 (2007)

18.  Ultrasensitive Searches for the Axion, L.J Rosenberg, K. van Bibber, Physics Today, Vol. 59, 
No. 8 (August 2006) p. 30

17.  A High Resolution Search for Dark-Matter Axions, L. D. Duffy  et al., Phys. Rev. D74 (1) 
012006 (2006)

16.  Searches for Astrophysical and Cosmological Axions, S. Asztalos, L.J Rosenberg, K. van Bibber, 
P. nual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science, Vol. 56, 293, 2006

15.  Results of a Search for Cold Flows of Dark Matter Axions, L. Duffy et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 
091304, 2005
14.  Improved RF cavity search for halo axions, S.J. Asztalos et al., Physical Review D69 (2004) 

13.  Microwave cavity searches for dark-matter axions, R. Bradley, J. Clarke, S.D. Kinion, M. 
Mueck, L.J Rosenberg, P. Sikivie, K. van Bibber, Rev. Mod. Phys. 75:777-817, 2003

12.  Experimental Searches for Galactic Halo Axions, K. van Bibber, S.D. Kinion, Phil. Trans. A 361 
(2003) 2553  (Invited Lecture, Royal Society of London, 22-23 January 2003)

11.  Experimental Constraints on the Axion Dark Matter Halo Density, S. Asztalos et al.,  The 
Astrophysical Journal, 571:L27-L30, 2002

10.  A Large-Scale Microwave Cavity Search for Dark-Matter Axions, S. Asztalos et al., Phys. Rev. 
D64 (2001) 092003

9.    Searches for Invisible Axions, L. Rosenberg and K. van Bibber, Physics Reports 325, no. 1, pp 
1-39 (2000)

8.    Cryogenic Cavity Detector for the Large-Scale Dark-Matter Axion Search, S. Asztalos et al.,  
Nucl. Instr. and Meth.  A444, No. 3, p. 21 (2000)

7.    Overview of Experimental Limits on Light Axions, C. Hagmann, K. van Bibber, L.J. Rosenberg, 
Review of Particle Properties (Particle Data Group Mini-Review),  D. Groom et al., Euro. Phys. J., 
vol. C15, p. 1, 2000

6.    Results from a High Sensitivity Search for Cosmic Axions, C. Hagmann et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 
80, 2043 (1998)

5.    Searching for Dark Matter Axions, L.J. Rosenberg and K. van Bibber, Stanford Linear 
Accelerator Beam Line, Vol. 27  No. 3, p. 3 (Fall, 1997)

4.    A next-generation cavity microwave experiment to search for dark matter axions, K. van Bibber 
et al., Int’l J. of Mod. Phys. 3 (1995) 33

3.    A Large Scale Dark-Matter Axion Search, D.M. Moltz et al, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and 
Medical Imaging Conference, pp. 412-416, February, 1993

2.    Design for a Practical Laboratory Detector for Solar Axions, K. van Bibber, P.M. McIntyre, 
D.E. Morris, G.G. Raffelt, Phys. Rev. D39, 2089, (1989), and Proceedings of the Workshop on Cosmic 
Axions, April 13-14, 1989, BNL, ed. C. Jones, A. Melissinos, p. 98 (World Scientific, 1990)

1.    An Experiment to Produce and Detect Light Pseudoscalars, K. van Bibber, N. Dagdeviren, S. 
A.K. Kerman, H.N. Nelson Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 759 (1987)
High Energy Physics

35.  Measurement of B0 –> D*+ D*- branching fractions and B0 –> D*
reconstruction technique, B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D67:092003  2003

34.  Measurement of the CKM Matrix Element |V(ub)| with B –> e■ decays, B. Aubert et al., Phys. 
Lett. 90:181801, 2003
33.  Simultaneous measurement of the B0 meson lifetime and mixing frequency with B0 –> D*l+■l 
B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D67:072002,2003

32.  A study of the rare decays B0 –> D*+s - and B0 –>D*-s K+, B Aubert  et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 
90:181803, 2003

31.  A measurement of the B0 –> J/ +- branching fraction, B Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 
90:091801, 2003

30.  Study of the inclusive production of charmonium mesons in B decay, B. Aubert et al., Phys. 
Rev. D67:032002, 2003

29.  Measurement of the branching fraction for inclusive semileptonic B meson decays, B. Aubert et 
al., Phys. Rev. D67:031101, 2003

28.  Measurement of the branching fractions and CP violating asymmetries in B0 –> +–, K+–, K+K–, 
B Aubert  et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 89:281802, 2002

27.  Measurement of the CP violating asymmetry amplitude sin(2), B. Aubert  et al., Phys. Rev. 
Lett. 89:201802, 2002

26.  Measurement of the branching fraction and CP content for the decay B0 –>D*+D*–, B. Aubert et 
al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 89:061801, 2002

25.  Search for T and CP violation in B0-anti-B0 mixing with inclusive dilepton events, B. Aubert 
et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88:231801, 2002

24.  Measurement of the B0 lifetime with partially reconstructed B0 –> D*l+■l decays, B. Aubert et 
al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 89:011802, 2002

23.  A study of the time dependent CP violating asymmetries and flavor oscillations in neutral B 
decays at the Y(4S), B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D65:091104, 2002

22.  Search for the rare decays B –> Kl+l- and B –> K*l+l-, B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 
88:241801, 2002

21.  Measurement of branching fractions for exclusive B meson decays to charmonium final states, B. 
Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D 65 (2002) 032001

20.  Measurement of D+s and D*+s production in B meson decays and from continuum e+e–  annihilation 
at Ec.m. = 10.6 GeV, B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D 65 (2002) 091104(R)

19.  The BaBar Detector, B. Aubert et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A 483(1-2):1, 2002

18.  Study of B –> J/ and B –> J/ decays:  Measurement of the ratio of branching fractions and 
search for direct CP-violating charge asymmetries, B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D 65 (2002) 

17.  Study of CP-violating asymmetries in B0  –> +–, K+– decays,  B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D 
65 (2002) 502(R)

16.  Direct CP violation searches in charmless hadronic B meson decays,  B. Aubert et al., Phys. 
Rev. D 65
(2002) 051101(R)
15.  Measurement of the branching fractions for  (2S) –> e+e– and  (2S) –> ❍+❍– , B. Aubert et 
al., Phys. Rev. D 65 (2001) 031101(R)

14.  Measurement of the B0-B0-bar Oscillation Frequency with Inclusive Dilepton Events, B. Aubert 
et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 221803

13.  Measurement of the B0-B0-bar Flavor Oscillations in Hadronic B0 Decays, B. Aubert et al., 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 221802

12.  Measurement of the B –> *   Branching Fractions and Charge Asymmetries, B. Aubert et al., 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 101805

11.  Search for the Decay B0  –> , B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 241803

10.  Measurement of the B –> J/* (892) Decay Amplitudes, B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 
(2001) 241801

9.    Measurements of the Branching Fractions of Exclusive Charmless B Meson Decays with ’ or 
Mesons, B. Aubert et al.,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 221802

8.    Measurement of the B0 and B+ Meson Lifetimes with Fully Reconstructed Hadronic Final States, 
B. Aubert et al.,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 201803

7.    Measurement of J/ Production in Continuum e+e– Annihilations near Ec.m. = 10.6 GeV, B. 
Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 162002

6.    Measurement of Branching Fractions and Search for CP-Violating Charge Asymmetries in 
Charmless Two-Body B Decays into Pions and Kaons,  B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 

5.    Measurement of the Decays B –> K and B –> K*,  B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 

4.    Observation of CP violation in the B0 meson system, B. Aubert et al.,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 
(2001) 091801

3.    Measurement of CP-Violating Asymmetries in B0 Decays to CP Eigenstates, B. Aubert  et al., 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 (2001)  2515

2.    The Muon and KL Detector for the BaBar Experiment:  Physics Requirements, Final Design and 
the Start of Construction, N. Cavallo et al., Nucl. Phys. 61B:244, 1998

1.    The BaBar Detector for Muon Identification and Neutral Hadron Detection, P. Paolucci et al., 
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 379(3):472,1996

Accelerator Physics & Technology

8.    Beam-induced Back-streaming Electron Suppression Analysis for Accelerator Type Neutron 
Generators, Cory Waltz, Mauricio Ayllon, Tim Becker, Lee Bernstein, Ka-Ngo Leung, Leo Kirsch, Paul 
Renne, and Karl van Bibber, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 125 (2017) 124

7.    Properties of the Ultrashort Gain Length, Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission Free-Electron 
in the Linear Regime and Saturation, A. Murokh  et al., Phys. Rev. E 67(6):091101 (2003)

6.    Results of the VISA SASE FEL experiment at 840 nm, A. Murokh  et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth.
A507:417-421, 2003
5.    Initial gain measurements of an 800 nm SASE FEL, VISA, P. Frigola et al., Nucl. Instrum. 
Meth. A475:339-342, 2001

4.    Characterization of an 800-nm SASE FEL at saturation, A. Tremaine et al., Nucl. Instrum. 
Meth.A 483:24-28, 2002

3.    Status and Initial Commissioning of a high-gain 800 nm SASE FEL, A. Tremaine  et al., Nucl. 
Instrum. Meth. 445:160, 2000

2.    Diffusion Bonding and Brazing of High Purity Copper for Linear Collider Accelerator 
J.W. Elmer, J. Klingmann and K. van Bibber, Physical Review Special Topics – Accelerators and Beams 
(23 May 2001) p 053502

1.    The Effect of Surface Condition on the Strength of Diffusion Bonded Copper for Linear 
Collider Accelerator Structures, J. W. Elmer, J. Klingmann, and K. Van Bibber,  Science and 
Technology of Welding and Joining 6(5):268, 2001
Nuclear Physics
47.  Measurement of the 64Zn,47Ti(n,p) Cross Sections using a DD Neutron Generator for Medical 
Isotope Studies, A.S. Voyles et al., Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. in Phys. Res. B 410 (2017) 230,

46.  Low Energy Neutron Measurements in High Energy Density Plasmas using the National Ignition 
Facility, L. Bernstein  et al., Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research 9 (2014) 4404101

45.  Precision Measurement of R = L/T on Hydrogen, Deuterium and Beryllium Targets in Deep 
Inelastic Electron Scattering, L.H. Tao et al.,  Z Phys C70 (1996) 387

44.  Two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron up to 2.8 GeV, J.E. Belz et al.,  Phys. Rev. 
Lett. 74(5):646, 1995

43.  Exclusive electron scattering from deuterium at high momentum transfer, H.J. Bulten et al.,  
Phys. Rev. Lett. 74 (1995) 4775

42.  Evidence for Virtual Compton-Scattering from the Proton, J.F.J. Vandenbrand et al., Phys. Rev. 
D 52(9):4868, 1995

41.  A-Dependence of Nuclear Transparency in Quasielastic A(e,e'p) at High Q2, T.G. O'Neill et al., 
Phys. Rev. C, 1995

40.  Measurements of the (e,e’p-) reaction on nuclei in the nucleon resonance region, L. 
Elouadrhiri et al., Phys. Rev. C50 (1994) R2266

39.  Measurement of the Kinematic and Nuclear Dependence of R = L/T in Deep Inelastic Electron 
Scattering, S. Dasu  et al., Phys. Rev. D 49(11):5641, 1994

38.  Multiple hadron production by 14.5 GeV electron and positron scattering from nuclear targets, 
Degtyarenko et al., Phys. Rev. C50 (1994) R541

37.  Measurements of the Proton Elastic Form-Factors for 1<Q2<3 (GeV/c)2 at SLAC, Phys. Rev. D 
49(11):5671, 1994

36.  Momentum-Transfer Dependence of Nuclear Transparency form the Quasi-Elastic 12C(e,e’p) 
Reaction, N.C.R. Makins  et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 72(13):1986, 1994

35.  Measurements of Transverse Electron Scattering from the Deuteron in the Threshold Region at 
High Momentum Transfers, M. Frodyma et al, Phys. Rev. C47 (1993) 1599

34.  Transverse Electron Scattering from the Deuteron in the Threshold Region at High Q2, R.G. 
Arnold et al , Phys. Rev. C42, 121 (1990)

33.  Measurement of the Deuteron and Proton Form-Factors at Large Momentum Transfers, P.E. Bosted,
et al,  Phys. Rev. C42, 38 (1990)

32.  Neutron Decay from Isoscalar Giant Resonances in 238U, P.J. Countryman, et al,  Phys. Rev. 
C41, 1039 (1990)

31.  Measurement of the Proton Elastic Form Factors for Q2=1-3 (GeV/c)2, R.C. Walker  et al,  Phys. 
Lett. 224B, 353 (1989); ibid. 240B, 522 (1990)

30.  Transition Radii and Sum Rules in (e,e'f), K.A. Griffioen, K. van Bibber, J.R. Calarco, Phys. 
Rev. Lett. 62 (C), 689 (1989)

29.  Precision measurement of R = L/T and F2 in deep-inelastic electron scattering, S. Dasu et al 
, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 1061 (1988)

28.  Measurements of Transverse Quasielastic Electron Scattering from the Deuteron at High Momentum 
Transfers, R.G. Arnold et al , Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 806 (1988)

27.  Measurement of the difference in R = L/T and of A/D in deep-inelastic e-D, e-Fe, and e-Au 
scattering, S. Dasu et al , Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 2591 (1988)

26.  A Study of the Nuclear and Kinematic Dependence of R = L/T in Deep Inelastic Electron 
Scattering, S. Dasu, et al,  Nucl. Phys. A478, 391c (1988)

25.  Fragmentation of 16O Projectiles at 100 MeV per Nucleon, J.D. Silk et al, Phys. Rev. C37, 158 

24.  Deuteron Magnetic Form-Factor Measurements at High Momentum Transfer, R.G. Arnold, et al, 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1723 (1987)

23.  Coincidence Electrofission of 238U at   q ~  0.26, 0.40, and 0.55 fm-1, K.A. Griffioen, P.J. 
K.T. Knopfle, K. Van Bibber, M.R. Yearian, J.G. Woodworth, D. Rowley, J.R. Calarco, Phys. Rev. C34, 
1375 (1986)

22.  Transfer and Breakup Processes in the Reaction of 11 and 17 MeV/nucleon 20Ne + 197Au, S. Wald,
S.B. Gazes, C.R. Albiston, Y. Chan, B.G. Harvey, M.J. Murphy, I. Tserruya, R.G. Stokstad, P.J. 
Countryman, K. Van Bibber, H. Homeyer, Phys. Rev. C32, 894 (1985)

21.  The Inclusive Electrofission of Uranium from 40 - 120 MeV, J.G. Woodworth, D. Rowley, J.D.T. 
Arruda-Neto, P.J. Countryman, K.A. Griffioen, D.H.H. Hoffmann, K.T. Knopfle, K. van Bibber, M.R.
Calarco, Phys. Lett. 153B, 226 (1985)

20.  Coincidence Electron Scattering (e,e'f) and Multipole Strength Functions in 238U; K. 
Griffioen, P.J. Countryman, K.T. Knopfle, K. Van Bibber, M.R. Yearian, J.G. Woodworth, D. Rowley, 
J.R. Calarco, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 2382 (1984)

19.  Intermediate Structure in the 16O + 16O System; D. Pocanic, K. Van Bibber, J.S. Dunham, W.A. 
F. Sperisen, S.S. Hanna, Phys. Rev. C30, 1520 (1984)

18.  Structure in the 12C + 12C and 8Be + 16O Fission Width Distribution of 24Mg observed via the 
12C(16O,α)24Mg*  X + Y; A.J. Lazzarini, S.G. Steadman, R.J. Ledoux, A. Sperduto, G.R. Young, K. 
Van Bibber, E.R. Cosman, Phys. Rev. C27, 1550 (1983)

17.  Transfer and Breakup Reactions in 16O + CsI at 16.4 MeV/n; M.J. Murphy, B.G. Harvey, D.L. 
Hendrie, W.W. Pang, K. van Bibber, R. Legrain, Phys. Lett. 120B, 75 (1983)

16.  Coulomb Final State Interaction and the Charge Effect in Heavy Ion Projectile Fragmentation at 
Intermediate Energies; C.Y. Wong, K. Van Bibber, Phys. Rev. C25, 2990 (1982)

15.  De-excitation of Fragments Produced in Deeply Inelastic Collisions of 100 MeV 16O with 27Al; 
G.R. Young, K.A. Van Bibber, A.J. Lazzarini, S.G. Steadman, F. Videbaek, Phys. Rev. C25, 1304 

14.  Inelastic Scattering of 9Be of 27 MeV/A to Giant Resonances; D. Lebrun, M. Buenerd, M. Bini, 
B.G. Harvey, R. Legrain, J. Mahoney, T.J.M. Symons, K. Van Bibber, Phys. Rev. C23, 552 (1981)

13.  Observation of High-Momentum Protons from Limiting Target Fragmentation; J.V. Geaga, S.A. 
Chessin, J.Y. Grossiord, J.W. Harris, D.L. Hendrie, L.S. Schroeder, R.N. Treuhaft, K. Van Bibber, 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 1993 (1980)

12.  Alpha Particle Emission in Peripheral Heavy Ion Reactions at 20 MeV/A; M. Bini, C.K. Gelbke, 
D.K. Scott, T.J.M. Symons, J.L. Laville, K. Van Bibber, H.H. Wieman, Phys. Rev. C22, 1945 (1980)

11.  High Energy Proton Emission in Reactions Induced by 315 MeV 16O Ions; T.J.M. Symons, P. Doll, 
M. Bini, D.L. Hendrie, J. Mahoney, G. Mantzouranis, D.K. Scott, K. van Bibber, Y.P. Viyogi, H.H. 
Wieman, Phys. Lett. 94B, 131 (1980)

10.  Energy Dependence of Charged Pions Produced at 180o in 0.8 - 4.89 GeV Proton-Nucleus 
L.S. Schroeder, S.A. Chessin, J.V. Geaga, J.Y. Grossiord, J.W. Harris, D.L. Hendrie, R. Treuhaft, 
K. Van Bibber, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1787 (1979)

9.    Evidence for Orbital Dispersion in the Fragmentation of 16O at 90 and 120 MeV/Nucleon; K. Van 
Bibber, D.L. Hendrie, D.K. Scott, H.H. Wieman, L.S. Schroeder, J.V. Geaga, S.A. Chessin, R. 
J.Y. Grossiord, J.O. Rasmussen, C.Y. Wong, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 840 (1979)

8.    Giant Resonance Studies with High Energy Heavy Ions, P. Doll, D.L. Hendrie, J. Mahoney, A. 
Menchaco-Rocha, D.K. Scott, T.J.M. Symons, K. Van Bibber, Y.P. Viyogi, H. Wieman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 
42, 366 (1979)

7.    Fragmentation of 40Ar at 213 MeV/Nucleon, Y.P. Viyogi, T.J.M. Symons, P. Doll, D.E. Greiner, 
H.H. Heckman, D.L. Hendrie, P.J. Lindstrom, J. Mahoney, D.K. Scott, K. Van Bibber, G.D. Westfall, 
ford, C. McParland, C.K. Gelbke, Phys. Rev. Lett. 42, 33 (1979)

6.    Systematic Study of Coulomb Absorption in Heavy Ion Scattering; P. Doll, M. Bini, D.L. 
Hendrie, S.K. Kauffman, J. Mahoney, A. Menchaca-Rocha, D.K. Scott, T.J.M. Symons, K. van Bibber, Y. 
Viyogi, H. Wieman, Phys. Lett. 76B, 556 (1978)

5.    Fragment Spin Orientation Following Deep Inelastic Scattering; K. Van Bibber, R.J. Ledoux, 
S.G. Steadman, F. Videbaek, G. Young, C. Flaum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 38, 334 (1977)

4.    Deep Inelastic Nucleon Transfer in 16O + 27Al Reactions at 90 and 100 MeV; T.M. Cormier, E.R. 
Cosman, A.J. Lazzarini, M.A. Neuhausen, A. Sperduto, K. Van Bibber, F. Videbaek, G. Young, E.B. 
Blum, L. Herreid, W. Thoms, Phys. Rev. C13, 682 (1976)

3.    Evidence for a 12C + 12C Collective Band in 24Mg; E.R. Cosman, T.M. Cormier, K. Van Bibber, 
A. Sperduto, G. Young, J. Erskine, L.R. Greenwood, Ole Hansen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 265 (1975)

2.    Gamma Rays from 23Na States Excited in the 12C(12C,p) Reaction at E = 38.6 MeV; T.M. Cormier, 
E.R. Cosman, L. Grodzins, Ole Hansen, S. Steadman, K. van Bibber, G. Young, Nuc. Phys. A247, 377, 

1.    Resonance in the Reaction 12C(12C,p)23Na at Ecm = 19.3 MeV; K. Van Bibber, E.R. Cosman, A. 
Sperduto, T.M. Cormier, T.N. Chin, Ole Hansen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 32, 687 (1974)

Nuclear Instrumentation

9.    J.A. Brown et al., “Relative light yield and temporal response of a stilbene-doped bibenzyl 
organic scintillator for neutron detection,” J. Appl. Phys. 115, 193504 (2014)

8.    An Energy-Loss Camera Based on Near-Threshold Cerenkov Radiation, R. Bionta, H.S. Park, E. 
Ables, T.E. Cowan, F.S. Dietrich, E.P. Hartouni, K.A. van Bibber, American Nuclear Society Proc., 
Accelerator Applications, Nov. 1997

7.    PEGASYS -- An Internal Target - Spectrometer System for the PEP Storage Ring,  K. van Bibber, 
Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B40/41, 436 (1989)

6.    Measurement of the Neutron Spectra from the Decay of the Giant Quadrupole Resonance in 238U, 
P.J. Countryman et al., Radiation Effects 92, 295 (1986)

5.    Streamer Chambers for Heavy Ions; Karl Van Bibber, Andres Sandoval, Heavy Ion Science, Vol. 
VII, 333, D.A. Bromley, ed., Plenum Press, (1985)

4.    The Plastic Box -- a 4 Detector for Intermediate Energy Heavy Ion Physics;  K. Van Bibber,  
P. Countryman,  M. Murphy, Y. Chan, R. Stokstad, I. Tserruya, S. Wald,  IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.  
NS-31, 35 (1984)

3.    A Hybrid Streamer Chamber for Intermediate Energy Heavy Ion Physics; K. van Bibber, B.G. 
D.L. Hendrie, J. Mahoney, M.J. Murphy, W.W. Pang, Nucl. Inst. and Meth. 198, 253 (1982)

2.    Detection of Fission Fragments by a Parallel Plate Avalanche Counter in the Presence of an 
Intense Electron Beam; J.D.T. Arruda-Neto, R. Avida, J.R. Calarco, K.A. Griffioen, D.H.H. Hoffmann, 
K.T. Knopfle, K. van Bibber, R. Westerfelt, J.G. Woodworth, Nucl. Inst. and Meth. 190, 203 (1981)

1.    Use of a Streamer Chamber for Low Energy Nuclear Physics; K. Van Bibber, W. Pang, M. Avery, 
Bloemhof, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. NS-27, No. 1, 86 (1980)


Selected Conference Proceedings, Preprints and Reports  (since January 2012)

9.    Progress in the Microwave Cavity Search for Dark Matter Axions, Samantha M. Lewis and Karl 
van Bibber, XIVth Marcel Grossmann Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics and General Relativity, 
(Rome, July 2015).

8.    Status of the ADMX-HF Experiment, Maria Simanovskaia and Karl van Bibber, 11th Patras 
Workshop (Zaragoza).

7.    Design and Feasibility Study of a Compact Neutron Source for Extraterrestrial Geochronology 
Applications,  Madicken Munk, Rachel Slaybaugh, Karl van Bibber, Leah Morgan, Brett 
Davidheiser-Kroll, and Darren Mark, ANS MC2015 (April 2015)

6.    The Physics and Nuclear Nonproliferation Goals of WATCHMAN: A Water Cherenkov Monitor for 
Antineutrinos, M. Askins et al., Workshop on Intermediate-scale Neutrino Detectors, (BNL, 2015) 

5.    The next generation of axion helioscopes: The International Axion Observatory (IAXO), J.K. 
Vogel et al., Physics Procedia (Science Direct) 00 (2014) 1-8

4.    EGAF: Measurement and Analysis of Gamma-ray Cross Sections, R.B. Firestone et al., Nuclear 
Data 2013

3.    Status of the ADMX and ADMX-HF experiments, K. van Bibber and G. Carosi, in Proceedings of 
the VIIIth Patras Conference on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs (Chicago, July 18-22, 2012), 

2.    A Low Energy Neutron Spectrometer for Ignition and Capture Cross Section Studies at the 
National Ignition Facility, L.A. Bernstein et al., Conference on Laser and Accelerator Neutron 
Sources and Applications (LANSA ’13), (Yokohama, April 23-25, 2013)

1. Characterization of Microwave Cavities for Detection of Dark Matter Axions, J. Root, A. Lo,T.
Shokair, K.A. van Bibber, G. Carosi, submitted to the Spring ANS Student Meeting (April 2014)

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Previous M.S. & Ph.D. students

Prof. Keith Griffioen                  (Ph.D. 1984)               Chair, Department of Physics, College of  William & Mary
Dr. Peter Countryman (Ph.D. 1988) Synarc, San Francisco
Dr. S. Darin Kinion (Ph.D. 2001) Nucl. & Part. Phys. Div., Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab
Dr. Cameron Bates (Ph.D. 2015)   Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Lucas Brouwer (Ph.D. 2015) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ENS Austin Lo (M.S.   2015) US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program
Mr. Jaben Root (M.S.   2016)  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Patricia Schuster (Ph.D. 2016) University of Michigan
Dr. David Weisz (Ph.D. 2016) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Cory Waltz (Ph.D. 2016) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Alexandra Asghari   (Ph.D. 2016)  Exponent, Inc.
Dr. Albert Yuen (Ph.D. 2016)

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Current doctoral students

Mauricio Ayllon Unzueta, Fumika Isono, Saad Al Kenany, Laurence Lewis, Samantha Lewis, Nnaemeka Nnamani, Maria Simanovskaia, Jonathan Morrell