May. 9: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Selim Romero; "Geant4 study of a gamma ray collimator for proton therapy".
Mar. 22: Inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Former Students of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. See complete information here.
Feb. 2: Article "Optical Properties of Ferroelectric Lanthanum Lithium Niobate", C. Diaz Moreno, Ding, Y., Li, , J. Portelles, J. Heiras, A. Hurtado Macias, A. Syeed, A. Paez, C. Li, Jorge López, Ryan Wicker, J. Ceramics International, 44, 4727-4733, (2018). See article here.
Dec. 4: Interview, in internet radio show "La Vida es una Tómbola" of José Pérez Rucobo in La Nueva Republica Radio, conversing about the Mexican Interior Security Law, Conspiracy theories (water engines, cancer cures, designed obsolescence, etc.). Listen to the 1:00 hour show here.
Nov. 18-25: Visiting Claudio Dorso at the University of Buenos Aires.
Nov. 9-11: Guest Carlos Bertulani, Texas A&M Commerce. See about Carlos's research here. On Nov. 9 Carlos delivered a lecture in my Astronomy class "Nucleosynthesis", and on Nov. 10 he presented the Physics Seminar "Non-extensive statistics solution of the cosmological lithium problem". He was also interviewed by Science Studio.
Sep. 12: Interview, in internet radio show "La Vida es una Tómbola" of José Pérez Rucobo in La Nueva Republica Radio, conversing about Mexican politics, DACA, North Korea. Listen to the 1:38 hour show here.
Sep. 6-9: Guest Jason Holmes, Arizona State University. See about Jason's research here. On Sep. 8 Jason gave the Physics Seminar "Next Generation detectors for proton therapy quality assurance".
Aug. 7: Article "XPS Study of the Oxidation State of Uranium Dioxide", J.A. López et al., J. Nuc. Phys., Mat. Sci., Radiation and Applications, Vol-5, 237–242, 2017. See article here.
Aug. 4: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Germán Rodríguez; "Using underground radon to detect inactive geological faults".
Jul. 25: Article "Electrocatalytic hydrogen gas generation by cobalt molybdenum disulfide sythesized using alkyl-containing thiomolybdate precursors" Y. Wu et al., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 1-8, (2017); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.07.028. See article here.
Jul. 1: Article "Relaxor ferroelectricity, ferromagnetic and optical second harmonic properties in lanthanum lithium niobate (La0.05Li0.85NbO3) nanoparticles", C. Diaz Moreno et al., J. Magnetism and Magnetic Mats., 433, (2017) 262–270. See article here.
June. 5 - Aug. 4: Summer guest Víctor Manuel Lizárraga Rubio, from Universidad de Sinaloa, working on project "Neutron diffusion".
June. 12 - Aug. 18: Summer guests Andrea Valdez-Rivas, from Franklin High School, working on project "XPS study of materials".
June. 5 - Aug. 4: Summer guest Jeremiah Lopez, from UTEP, working on project "XPS study of Maya Blue", see poster here.
Beautiful example of data compression by Fast Fourier Transform.
Mar. 23-27: Organizer and Speaker, Workshop on Studies of Electoral Data, at the Electoral Institute of Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Chih. México, organized by the Colegio de Chihuahua. See pictures and more information here.
Mar. 4-6: Chairman, XI International Symposium on Radiation Physics, IIT-UACJ, Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. See web page here.
Oct. 7-11: Talk at the IV Joint Japan-USA Nuclear Physics Conference in Kona, Hawaii to receive the 2014 Mentoring Award of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society; see pictures here.
Aug. 15 - 18: Attending conference 4th International workshop on nuclear dynamics in heavy ion reactions in Lanzhou, China.
June 11: Elected Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the Texas Section of the American Physical Society for o 2014-2017.
May 26: Article "El sueño guajiro de la reforma energética en México" with Emmanuel Ameth. Published by Los Angeles Press and Forbes Mexico.
May 16-17: Dissertation Defense of Maria Isabel López Fierro at UC San Diego, and celebration party in Escondido, CA.
May 12: Dissertation Defense of Olienka de la O Fernandez at UTEP.
Feb. 26: Elected Member-at-Large of the Forum on Education of the American Physical Society.
USING UNDERGROUND RADON TO DETECT