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Robert Bradford

Assistant Physicst
X-ray Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 431-Z007

(630) 252-1683 • email


I am a physicist in the APS Detectors Group, where I currently work as Detectors Coordinator for the APS Upgrade.  In this role, I have been planning detector development initiatives that support the scientific goals of the Upgrade proposal.  While the past two years have involved planning and a large dose of project managment, we will soon start R&D on a pair of hybrid pixel detectors.

For two years, I ran the APS Detector Pool from 2010-2012.  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