Minfang Yeh

Scientist
 

Chemistry Department
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-2870
FAX:    (631) 344-5815
e-mail

Solar Neutrino Research


Research Interests

Neutrino Physics, Nuclear Physics/Chemistry, Nuclear Reactions and Application
Industrial-scale Water Impurity and Natural Radioisotopes Ensuring/Cleanup Program at Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.
Radium/Radon Assay in the Air/H2O/D2O Systems.
Ultra-low Level Natural Radioactivity Measurement using Compton Suppression Well Counter.
The Partitioning of Actinides and Fission Products to Sediments: Developing Decontamination Strategies for Contaminated Soils and Sediments using Sequential Extraction.
The Application of Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) in Nuclear Waste Reprocessing.
 

Curriculum Vitae

Education
Ph.D in Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
M.S. in Chemistry, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
B.S. in Chemistry, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Honors
President of the Chinese Student Association at the University of Kentucky, 1994.
Eastern Michigan University Graduate Dean˘s Award for Research Excellence, 1993.
American Chemistry Society Huron Valley Section Teaching/Research Award, 1993.
Eastern Michigan University Chemistry Department Research Award, 1992.

Professional Employment

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Chemistry Department, Upton, NY
Staff Scientist, November 2001-present
Research Associate, February 2000-October 2001

Instructor & Research Associate, August 1997-February 2000
Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
Supercritical fluid applications in radioactive waste and organic compound extraction.
Lanthanide & actinide chemistry using solvent extraction, potentiometric & calorimetric measurements, and spectroscopic investigations.
Luminescence Spectroscopic/Solvent Extraction Studies of Lanthanides and Actinides Complexation with Environmental Organic and Inorganic Ligands.
XRD/EXAFS, gross a, b, g radioactivity and a-& g-spectroscopy.
Lectures in advanced instrumental and analytical chemistry (graduate/undergraduate).

Staff Scientist, August 1997-February 2000
Nuclear Radiation Center, Washington State University
NAA in biomedical and environmental samples with 1 MW TRIGA fission reactor.

Research Associate, February-July 1997
Van de Graaff Accelerator Laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Accelerator operation and electronic design.
Maintain computer data acquisition system and electronics.

Recent Publications

1. The SNO Collaboration, Measurement of the Total Active 8B Solar Neutrino Flux at the Sudbury Observatory with Enhanced Neutral Current Sensitivity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 181301 (2004).

2. The SNO Collaboration, Constraints on Nucleon Decay via “Invisible” Modes from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 102004 (2004).

3. The SNO Collaboration, Measurement of 222Rn Dissolved in Water at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Nucl. Inst. Meth. A517 139-152 (2004).

4. BNL Neutrino Working Group, Very Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment for Precise Measurements of Mixing Parameters and CP Violating Effects, Phys. Rev. D 68, 012002-1-012002-10 (2003).

5. The SNO Collaboration, A Radium Assay Technique Using Hydrous Titanium Oxide Adsorbent for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 501 386-398 (2003).

6. The SNO Collaboration, Measurement of Radium Concentration in Water with Mn-coated Beads at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 501, 399-417 (2003).

7. The SNO Collaboration, Neutral Current and Day Night Measurements from the Pure D2O Phase of SNO, Nucl. Phys. B 118, 3-14 (2003).

8. Minfang Yeh for the SNO Collaboration, Recent SNO Results, AIP Conf. Proc. 672 (1) 126 (2003).

9. The SNO Collaboration, Direct Evidence for Neutrino Flavor Tranformation from Neutral-Current Interactions in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 1, 011301 (2002).

10. The SNO Collaboration, Measurement of Day and Night Neutrino Energy Spectra at SNO and Constraints on Neutrino Mixing Parameters, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 1, 011302 (2002).

11. The SNO Collaboration, Solar Neutrino Results from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, TAUP 2001 Workshop, L'Aquila, Italy, Sept. 8-12, 2001, Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements) 110 308 (2002).

12. The SNO Collaboration, Measurement of charged current interactions produced by 8B solar neutrinos at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 071301 (2001).

13. The SNO Collaboration, First Result of Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 071301 (2001).

14. S.M. Loyland, Minfang Yeh, C. Phelps, S.B. Clark, Effects of Supercritical Fluid Extractions on Metal Ion partitioning as Indicated by Sequential Extractions, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 248 (2001), 493-499.

15. P.E. Garrett, H. Lehmann, J. Jolie, C.A. McGrath, Minfang Yeh, W. Younes, and S.W. Yates, Properties of 112Cd from the (n, ng) Reaction: (I) Levels and Level Densities, Phys. Rev. C, 64, 024316 (2001).

16. J. R. Vanhoy, S. F. Hicks, N. V. Warr, G. K. Alexander, C. A. Aubin, P. G. Burkett, M. C. Burns, T. B. Brown, B. R. Campine, R. T. Coleman, C. J. Collard, F. Corminboeuf, K. A. Crandell, S. J. Etzhorn, P.E. Garrett, L. Genilloud, J. Jolie, J. Kern, J.L. Schenker, B. A. Sklaney, J. A. Tanyi, M. M. Walbrun, S.W. Yates, and M. Yeh, Coexisting Structures in the 120-124Te Nuclei, Heavy Ion Physics 12, 287-290 (2000).

17. Minfang Yeh, T. Riedener, K.L. Bray, and S. Clark, A spectroscopic Investigation of temperature effects on solution complexation in Eu3+ - acetate system, J. of Alloys and Compounds 303-304 (2000) 37-41.

18. Minfang Yeh, A. Maddison, S. Clark, Temperature Dependence of Chloride Complexation for the trivalent f-elements, J.Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 243, 3 (2000) 645-650.

19. M. Kadi, P.E. Garrett, Minfang Yeh, S.W. Yates, T. Belgya, A. M. Oros-Peusquens, and K. Heyde, Decay Properties of States Populated with the 207Pb(n, n’g) Reaction and Weak Coupling in 207Pb, Phys. Rev. C 61, 034307 (2000).

20. T. Belgya, M. Yeh, M. Kadi, P.E. Garrett, C. A. McGrath, and S.W. Yates, Particle-hole excitations in 208Pb from the (n,ng) reaction, Heavy Ion Physics 12, 291-294 (2000).

21. P.E. Garrett, H. Lehmann, J. Jolie, C.A. McGrath, Minfang Yeh, and S.W. Yates, Quadrupole-Octupole Coupled States in 112Cd, Physical Review C 59(5), 2455, 1999.

22. S.W. Yates, Minfang Yeh, M. Kadi, C. A. McGrath, P.E. Garrett, and T. Belgya, Two-phonon Octupole Excitations in 208Pb and the Role of E1 Transitions in Their Decays, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 25, 691-3 (1999).

23. P.E. Garrett, H. Lehmann, J. Jolie, C. A. McGrath, M. Yeh, and S.W. Yates, Quadrupole-Octupole Coupled States in 112Cd, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 25, 823-5 (1999).

24. Minfang Yeh, M. Kadi, P.E. Garrett, C.A. McGrath, S.W. Yates, and T. Belgya, Candidates for two-phonon octupole excitations in 208Pb, Phys. Rev. C 57, 2085-2089 (1998).

25. T. Belgya, Minfang Yeh, P.E. Garrett, and S.W. Yates, Levels of 208Pb from the 207Pb(n,g) reaction with a guided neutron beam, Phys. Rev. C 57, 2740-2743 (1998).

26. P.E. Garrett, M. Kadi, C.A. McGrath, Min Li, V. Sorokin, Minfang Yeh, and S.W. Yates, The nature of 0+ excitations in 166Er,  Physics Lett. B 400, 250 (1997).

27. P.E. Garrett, M. Kadi, Min Li, C.A. McGrath, V. Sorokin, Minfang Yeh, and S.W. Yates, Kp = 0+ and 4+ two-phonon g-vibrational states in 166Er, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4545 (1997).

28. B.K. Wagner, P.E. Garrett, Minfang Yeh, and S.W. Yates, On the first excited state of 137Ba, J.Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 219, 217 (1997).

29. Minfang Yeh, P.E. Garrett, C.A. McGrath, S.W. Yates, and T. Belgya, Two-phonon octupole excitation in 208Pb, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1208 (1996).

30. Minfang Yeh, P.E. Garrett, C.A. McGrath, S.W. Yates, and T. Belgya, Search for the 2485-keV g ray in 208Pb with the inelastic scattering reaction, Phys. Rev. C 54, 942 (1996).

31. P.E. Garrett, H. Lehmann, C.A. McGrath, Minfang Yeh, and S.W. Yates, First observation of mixed-symmetry states in a good U(5) nucleus, Phys. Rev. C 54, 2259 (1996).

32. H. Lehmann, P.E. Garrett, J. Jolie, C.A. McGrath, Minfang Yeh, and S.W. Yates, On the nature of the three-phonon excitations in 112Cd, Phys. Lett. B 387, 259 (1996).

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