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Robert Bradford

Assistant Physicst
X-ray Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 431Z-007

(630) 252-1683 • email


I joined the APS Detector Group in the fall of 2010, where I am currently the scientist assigned to the APS Detector Pool.  We manage a pool of stock detectors that are loaned to beamlines to help facilitate many of the experiments that happen here at the synchrotron.  Some fraction of my time is spent in day-to-day operations of the pool - troubleshooting detector problems, supporting beamline staff,...  I also undertake some development projects - some in support of the pool, and some in support of specific beamline detector projects.

In a previous life (before coming to ANL), I worked in particle physics for a decade. 

Selected Publications

My publication list is mainly in particle physics at this point, but that will change.  Here are some of my more cited papers if you are interested:

A new parameterization of the nucleon elastic form factors, Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 159, (2006) 127.


First measurement of the beam-recoil observables C(x) and C(z) in hyperon photoproduction, Phys. Rev. C75 (2007) 035205.


Differential cross sections for photoproduction of the Lambda and Sigma 0 Hyperons, Phys. Rev. C 73, (2006) 035202.

Research Interests

x-ray detectors and characterization


Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005

B.S., Physics, Brigham Young University, 1999