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Dr Michael Aspinall

Senior Lecturer in Digital Electronics

  1. Published

    Verification of the digital discrimination of neutrons and γ rays using pulse gradient analysis by digital measurement of time of flight.

    Aspinall, M., D’Mellow, B., Mackin, R. O., Joyce, M. J., Hawkes, N. P., Thomas, D. J., Jarrah, Z., Peyton, A. J., Nolan, P. J. & Boston, A. J., 21/12/2007, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 583, 2-3, p. 432-438 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  2. Published

    The empirical characterization of organic liquid scintillation detectors by the normalized average of digitized pulse shapes.

    Aspinall, M., D’Mellow, B., Mackin, R. O., Joyce, M. J., Jarrah, Z. & Peyton, A. J., 21/07/2007, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 578, 1, p. 261-266 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Digital Pulse Pile-up Management in Organic Liquid Scintillators

    Aspinall, M., D'Mellow, B., Mackin, R. O., Joyce, M. J. & Peyton, A. J., 2007, Proceedings of 5th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography : Bergen, Norway, 3rd to 6th September, 2007.. Virtual Centre for Industrial Process Tomography

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  4. Published

    Sample-interpolation timing: an optimized technique for the digital measurement of time of flight for γ rays and neutrons at relatively low sampling rates.

    Aspinall, M., Joyce, M. J., Mackin, R. O., Jarrah, Z., Boston, A. J., Nolan, P. J., Peyton, A. J. & Hawkes, N. P., 2009, In: Measurement Science and Technology. 20, 1

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Apparatus and Method for Radiation Analysis

    Aspinall, M. & Joyce, M. J., 2010, Patent No. CAB/P132779GB

    Research output: Patent

  6. Published

    Digital processing of signals arising from organic liquid scintillators for applications in the mixed-field assessment of nuclear threats.

    Aspinall, M., Joyce, M. J., Mackin, R. O., Jarrah, Z. & Peyton, A. J., 10/2008, In: Proceedings of SPIE. 7119, 71190G.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Digital advances in pulsed fast neutron analysis for applications in counter terrorism.

    Aspinall, M., D′Mellow, B., Mackin, R. O., Joyce, M. J. & Peyton, A., 2007. 0 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  8. Published

    Counter terrorism using commercial hardware - the 55,000,000 km/hour speed trap.

    Aspinall, M. & Joyce, M. J., 2006, Proceedings of the SET for Britain House of Commons science exhibition..

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  9. Published

    Real-time capabilities of a digital analyzer for mixed-field assay using scintillation detectors

    Aspinall, M., Joyce, M. J., Lavietes, A., Plenteda, R., Cave, F. D., Parker, H. M., Jones, A. R. & Astromskas, V., 03/2017, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 64, 3, p. 945-950 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  10. Published

    Automated Response Matching for Organic Scintillation Detector Arrays

    Aspinall, M., Joyce, M. J., Cave, F. D., Plenteda, R. & Tomanin, A., 21/07/2017, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 861, p. 46-54 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Modeling Photo-multiplier Gain and Regenerating Pulse Height Data for Application Development

    Aspinall, M. D. & Jones, A. R., 01/2018, In: EPJ Web of Conferences. 170, 5 p., 07001.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Realising real-time capabilities of an embedded control system for fast-neutron scintillation detectors

    Aspinall, M. D., Joyce, M. J., Tomanin, A., Lavietes, A., Cave, F., Plentada, R. & Astromskas, V., 2016. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  13. Published

    Investigation of instabilities of photomultiplier tubes for multi-element detector systems

    Astromskas, V., Joyce, M. J. & Aspinall, M., 1/10/2018, In: Journal of Instrumentation. 13, 10, 11 p., P10008.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Detection of explosive substances by tomographic inspection using neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy.

    Farahmand, M., Boston, A. J., Grint, A. N., Nolan, P. J., Joyce, M. J., Mackin, R. O., D’Mellow, B., Aspinall, M., Peyton, A. J. & Silfhout, R. V., 04/2007, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 261, 1-2, p. 396-400 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    A remotely triggered fast neutron detection instrument based on a plastic organic scintillator

    Jones, A. R., Aspinall, M. D. & Joyce, M. J., 27/02/2018, In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 89, 2, 023115.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Digital discrimination of neutrons and γ-rays in liquid scintillators using pulse gradient analysis.

    Joyce, M. J., Aspinall, M., D'Mellow, B. & Mackin, R. O., 21/07/2007, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 578, 1, p. 191-197 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    The design, build and test of a digital analyzer for mixed radiation fields.

    Joyce, M. J., Aspinall, M., Cave, F. D., Georgopoulos, K., Jarrah, Z. & Merelli, D. (ed.), 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  18. Published

    The Design, Build and Test of a Digital Analyzer for Mixed Radiation Fields.

    Joyce, M. J., Aspinall, M., Cave, F. D., Georgopoulos, K. & Jarrah, Z., 14/10/2010, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 57, 5, p. 2625-2630 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published
  20. Published

    Real-time digital pulse-shape discrimination in non-hazardous fast liquid scintillation detectors: prospects for safety and security

    Joyce, M., Aspinall, M., Cave, F. & Lavietes, A., 2012, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 59, 4, p. 1245-1251 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Development of a Mixed Field Analyser for Real-Time Scintillator-Based Fast Neutron Measurements

    Joyce, M., Aspinall, M. & Cave, F., 12/2012, UK A01887 ed. UK: Department for Energy and Climate Change. 30 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  22. Published

    Real-time, fast neutron coincidence assay of plutonium with a 4-channel multiplexed analyzer and organic scintillators

    Joyce, M., Gamage, K., Aspinall, M., Cave, F. & Lavietes, A., 06/2014, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61, 3 , p. 1340-1348 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    A 16-channel real-time digital processor for pulse-shape discrimination in multiplicity assay

    Joyce, M., Aspinall, M., Cave, F. & Lavietes, A., 06/2013, Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  24. Published

    A 16-channel real-time digital processor for pulse-shape discrimination in multiplicity assay

    Joyce, M., Aspinall, M., Cave, F. & Lavietes, A., 08/2014, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61, 4, p. 2222-2227 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Fast neutron tomography with real-time pulse-shape discrimination in organic scintillation detectors

    Joyce, M. J., Agar, S., Aspinall, M., Beaumont, J., Colley, E., Colling, M., Dykes, J. A., Kardasopoulos, P. & Mitton, K., 21/10/2016, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 834, p. 36-45 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Portable, fast-neutron tomography with an isotopic source and organic scintillation detectors

    Joyce, M. J., Agar, S., Aspinall, M. D., Colley, E., Colling, M., Dykes, J., Kardasopoulos, P. & Mitton, K., 3/10/2016, 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2 p. 7581956

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  27. Published

    Real-time, digital pulse-shape discrimination in non-hazardous fast liquid scintillation detectors: Prospects for safety and security

    Joyce, M. J., Aspinall, M. D., Cave, F. D. & Lavietes, A. D., 2011, ANIMMA 2011 - Proceedings: 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications. IEEE

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  28. Published

    A 4-channel multiplex analyzer for real-time, parallel processing of fast scintillators

    Joyce, M. J., Gamage, K. A. A., Aspinall, M. D., Cave, F. D. & Lavietes, A., 2012, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record (NSS/MIC). IEEE, p. 134-138 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  29. Published

    Liquid scintillator neutron detection for real-time nuclear material assay

    Lavietes, A., Pickrell, M., Plentada, R., Mascarenhas, M., Liguori, C., Aspinall, M. & Joyce, M., 2011. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  30. Published

    Real-time measurements of production uranium fuel assemblies using a liquid scintillator-based active interrogation neutron detection system

    Lavietes, A., Joyce, M., Plentada, R., Mascarenhas, M., Cronholm, M., Aspinall, M., Cave, F., Tomanin, A. & Peerani, P., 10/2013, p. #N39-2.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  31. Published

    Development of a liquid scintillator–based active interrogation system for LEU fuel assemblies

    Lavietes, A., Plentada, R., Mascarenhas, N., Cronholm, L. M., Aspinall, M., Joyce, M., Tomanin, A. & Peerani, P., 2013, Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2013 3rd International Conference on. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  32. Published

    Liquid scintillator-based neutron detector development

    Lavietes, A., Plenteda, R., Mascarenhas, N., Cronholm, L. M., Aspinall, M., Joyce, M., Tomanin, A. & Peerani, P., 2012, 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2012. IEEE, p. 230-244 15 p. 6551100

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  33. Published

    Depicting corrosion-born defects in pipelines with combined neutron/γ ray backscatter: a biomimetic approach

    Licata, M., Aspinall, M., Bandala Sanchez, M., Cave, F. D., Conway, S., Gerta, D., Parker, H., Roberts, N., Taylor, G. & Joyce, M., 30/01/2020, In: Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 11 p., 1486.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Depicting corrosion-born defects in pipelines with combined neutron/γ ray backscatter: a biomimetic approach

    Licata, M., Aspinall, M., Bandala, M., Cave, F. D., Conway, S., Gerta, D., Parker, H. M. O., Roberts, N. J., Taylor, G. C. & Joyce, M. J., 30/01/2020, In: Scientific Reports. 10, 11 p., 1486 .

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    An investigation of the digital discrimination of neutrons and γ rays with organic scintillation detectors using an artificial neural network.

    Liu, G., Aspinall, M., Ma, X. & Joyce, M. J., 21/08/2009, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 607, 3, p. 620-628 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  36. Published

    A digital method for the discrimination of neutrons and γ rays with organic scintillation detectors using frequency gradient analysis.

    Liu, G., Joyce, M. J., Ma, X. & Aspinall, M., 06/2010, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 57, 3, p. 1682 -1691

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Active fast neutron singles assay of 235U enrichment in small samples of triuranium octoxide

    Parker, H. M., Aspinall, M., Couture, A., Cave, F. D., Orr, C., Swinson, D. & Joyce, M. J., 11/2016, In: Progress in Nuclear Energy. 93, p. 59-66 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  38. Published

    Atomic composition tomography using pulsed fast neutron analysis

    Peyton, A. J., Aspinall, M., D'Mellow, B., Mackin, R. O. & Joyce, M. J., 2007, Proceedings of 5th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography : Bergen, Norway, 3rd to 6th September, 2007.. Virtual Centre for Industrial Process Tomography

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  39. Published

    A Wavelet Packet Transform Inspired Method of Neutron-Gamma Discrimination.

    Shippen, D. I., Joyce, M. J. & Aspinall, M., 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  40. Published

    A Wavelet Packet Transform Inspired Method of Neutron-Gamma Discrimination.

    Shippen, D. I., Joyce, M. J. & Aspinall, M., 10/2010, In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 57, 5, p. 2617-2624 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    Simultaneous, robot-compatible γ-ray spectroscopy and imaging of an operating nuclear reactor

    Tsitsimpelis, I., West, A., Licata, M., Aspinall, M., Jazbec, A., Snoj, L., Martin, P., Lennox, B. & Joyce, M., 15/02/2021, In: IEEE Sensors Journal. 21, 4, p. 5434 - 5443 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  42. Published

    Nonintrusive Depth Estimation of Buried Radioactive Wastes using Ground Penetrating Radar and a Gamma Ray Detector

    Ukaegbu, I., Akurugoda Gamage, K. & Aspinall, M. D., 12/01/2019, In: Remote Sensing. 11, 2, 13 p., 141.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Integration of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Gamma-Ray Detectors for Nonintrusive Characterisation of Buried Radioactive Objects

    Ukaegbu, I., Akurugoda Gamage, K. & Aspinall, M., 18/06/2019, In: Sensors. 19, 12, 13 p., 2743.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Digital discrimination of neutrons and gamma-rays in liquid scintillators using wavelets

    Yousefi, S., Lucchese, L. & Aspinall, M. D., 11/01/2009, In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 598, 2, p. 551-555 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  45. Published

    A novel wavelet-based method for neutron/gamma discrimination in liquid scintillators

    Yousefi, S., Lucchese, L. & Aspinall, M. D., 2008, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. IEEE, p. 2387-2391 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  46. Published

    Use of MCNP Simulation for the Tomographic Inspection of Airport Luggage Using Neutron and Gamma Ray Methods

    Zhang, G., Silfhout, R. V., Peyton, A. J., Joyce, M. J., Aspinall, M. D., Boston, A. J., Nolan, P. J. & Hawkes, N. P., 2009, What Where When: Multi-dimensional Advances for Industrial Process Monitoring . University of Leeds, p. 341-353 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  47. Published

    Optimizing Converter Layer and Active Volume Thickness for Gallium Nitride Neutron Detectors

    Zhang, Z. & Aspinall, M., 12/08/2021, 2020 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC). Boston, MA, USA: IEEE, 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paper

  48. Published

    Comparison of Neutron Detection Performance of Four Thin-Film Semiconductor Neutron Detectors Based on Geant4

    Zhang, Z. & Aspinall, M., 27/11/2021, In: Sensors. 21, 15 p., 7930.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Simulations of charge collection of a gallium nitride based pin thin-film neutron detector

    Zhang, Z. & Aspinall, M., 18/08/2022, In: Journal of Instrumentation. 17, 8, 7 p., C08013.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published

    Simulation of the Effect of Neutron Radiation on the Caesium Lead Bromide

    Zhang, Z. & Aspinall, M. D., 9/09/2022, 2021 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2021 and 28th International Symposium on Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detectors, RTSD 2022. Tomita, H. & Nakamura, T. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2 p. (2021 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2021 and 28th International Symposium on Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detectors, RTSD 2022).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

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