Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)

Name: Isabel Maria Ferro Pereira
Surnames: Gonçalves
Born: 20-07-1951, Lisbon
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • Official examination for Auxiliary Researcher (equivalent to Ph.D.).
  • 1978 – Diploma in Physics, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Professional Employment Career

  •  1991 – Auxiliary Researcher, Group of Nuclear Methods and Instrumentation, Unit of Physics and Accelerators, ITN (ITN became part of the Technical University in March 2012, adopting the short name IST/ITN).
  • 1980-1991 – Researcher Assistant, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavém, Portugal.

Scientific Specialization

  • Physics.

Main Scientific Activities

  • Simulation by Monte Carlo's technique in the field of the neutron transport and gamma radiation; applied simulation studies BNCT and calculations of neutron  and gamma radiation beams for determination of doses. Calculations of radiation fields in different materials for different applications: irradiations with neutrons, neutrons dosimetry and protection.

Other Areas of Interest

  • Development of methods and nuclear instrumentation for industrial and agricultural purposes. Optimization, construction and calibration of nuclear probes. Use of neutron generators.

5 Recent Publications

  • Tagliente, G.; Milazzo, P. M.; Fujii, K.; et al.Neutron capture on Zr-94: Resonance parameters and Maxwellian-averaged cross sections, Physical Review C, 84, 2011. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.84.015801.
    Journal impact factor: 3.715; Citations: 4.
  • Tarrio, D.; Tassan-Got, L.; Audouin, L.; et al.Neutron-induced fission cross section of Pb-nat and Bi-209 from threshold to 1 GeV: An improved parametrization, Physical Review C, 83, 2011. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.83.044620.
    Journal impact factor: 3.715;  Citations: 6.
  • Fujii, K.; Mosconi, M.; Mengoni, A.; et al., Neutron physics of the Re/Os clock. III. Resonance analyses and stellar (n, gamma) cross sections of Os-186,Os-187,Os-188, Physical Review C, 82, 2010 DOI: 0.1103/PhysRevC.82.015804.
    Journal impact factor: 3.715; Citations: 10.
  • Mosconi, M.; Fujii, K.; Mengoni, A.; et al., Neutron physics of the Re/Os clock. I. Measurement of the (n, gamma) cross sections of Os-186,Os-187,Os-188 at the CERN n_TOF facility, Physical Review C, 82, 2010 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.82.015802.
    Journal impact factor: 3.715; Citations: 10.

Other Publications

  • J. Pancin et al (the nTOF collaboration), “Measurements of the nTOF beam profile with micromegas detector”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A volume 524, Issues 13, 21 May 2004, pag. 102114.
  • U. Abbondanno et al. (The nTOF collaboration), “Neutron capture cross section measurements of 151Sm at the CERN Neutron Time of Flight Facility (nTOF)”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 161103 (2004).
  • G. Lorusso et al (the nTOF collaboration), “Timeenergy relation of the nTOF neutron beam: energy standards revisited”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A ­ Volume 532. Issue 3, October 2004, pag. 622630.
  • U. Abbondanno et al (The nTOF collaboration), “The data acquisition system of the neutron time of flight facility, nTOF at CERN”, accepted for publication at Nuclear Instruments and Methods A (2004).
  • G. Tagliente et al (The n_TOF Collaboration), “Measurements of the 90,91,92,94,96Zr(n,g) at n_TOF, accepted for publication at Nucl. Phys. A.