National Nuclear Data Center

The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) collects, evaluates, and disseminates nuclear physics data for basic nuclear research and for applied nuclear technologies. The NNDC is a worldwide resource for nuclear data.

The information available to the users of NNDC services is the product of the combined efforts of the NNDC and cooperating data centers and other interested groups, both in the United States and worldwide.

The NNDC specializes in the following areas:

  • Nuclear structure and low-energy nuclear reactions
  • Nuclear databases and information technology
  • Nuclear data compilation and evaluation

There are currently 15 permanent staff members at the NNDC, including 11 with PhDs. The group includes scientific, professional, and support staff. Additionally, 7 people with a PhD degree work part-time under contract. The NNDC also hosts about 4 short-term visiting scientists and about 5-10 undergraduate interns.


National Nuclear Data Center
Building 817
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973-5000
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Phone: (631) 344-2902
Fax: (631) 344-2806

Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL):

The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Center of Excellence that focuses on low-energy nuclear physics research. TUNL is a consortium of four major research universities in the North Carolina Research Triangle Area: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From these four and other collaborating Universities, about 30 faculty members, 20 postdocs and research scientists, and 50 graduate students conduct research at TUNL.

The LSU Nucastro lab:

Experimental work headed by

Catherine Deibel 


Jeff Blackmon

Meaningful False Color Electron Microscopy:

Gallery & Theory

The Sanchez Nano-Development lab @ Portland State University:

The Sanchez lab is, in general, concerned with applied research into myriad methods of micro and nanoscopy. Students are individually forwarding this field in different areas on a daily basis. And there’s lots of cool toys and ways to get your hands dirty!

This lab focuses on the innovation of novel nano-scopic imaging techniques, and this was the subject of my M.S. research. I worked on programming, electromagnets, and general computer tech support and development, as well as perfecting my meaningful false color method.