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Thomas Blue

  • Faculty Emeritus, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • Retiree-Faculty Emeritus, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    W292B Scott Lab
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-0629

About

Research interests include:

  • Space nuclear systems
  • Health physics/Radiation protection
  • Advanced nuclear reactor instrumentation
  • Semiconductor sensors
  • Static and dynamic characterization of radiation-induced degradation of semiconductor power devices and optical fibers
  • Radiation hardness testing

Honors

  • 20120501

    2012 Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • 20020101

    Fellow.

Journal Articles

2013

  • M. Rowan, T.E. Blue, E. Lahti, J. Talnagi, K. Herminghuysen, C. Petrie, 2013, "A comparison of measurements and calculations of the effects of scattered radiation on dosimeter calibration in a calibration range." Health Physics Journal 105, no. 3, 261-270 - 261-270.
  • D. Hawn, C. Petrie, T.E. Blue, W. Windl, 2013, "In-situ gamma radiation-induced-attenuation in Silica Optical Fiber heated up to 600oC." Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 379, 192-200 - 192-200.
  • T. Garcia, A. Kumar, B. Reinke, T.E. Blue, W. Windl, 2013, "Electron-hole pair generation in SiC high-temperature alpha particle detectors." Applied Physics Letters 103, no. 15, 152108 - 152108.

2012

  • Jenkins, J, Herminghuysen, K, Blue, TE, Fischbach, Javorsek II, D., Kauffman, A, Mundy, D, Sturrock, P, Talnagi, J, 2012, "Additional experimental evidence for a solar influence on nuclear decay rates." Astroparticle Physics 37, 81-88 - 81-88.

2011

  • Eades, M., Flanders, J, McMurray, N, Denning, R., Sun, X, Windel, W, Blue, T, 2011, "Space Molten Salt Reactor Concept for Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Surface Power." JBIS-JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY 64, no. 6/7, 186-193 - 186-193.

2010

  • A.C. Ruege, L.Baas, T. E. Blue, R. Reano, 2010, "Geometries for the Sensitive Optical Detection of Photogenerated Carriers in Silicon." IEEE J. Quantum Electronics 5, no. 46, 818-826 - 818-826.
  • B. Khorsandi, J. Kulisek, T.E. Blue, D. Miller, J. Baeslack, and S. Stone, 2010, "Analysis of Displacement Damage Dose and Low Annealing Temperatures on the I-V Characteristics of SiC Schottky Diodes using ANOVA Method." Nuclear Technology 172, no. 3, 295-301 - 295-301.

2009

  • E. Burgett, N. Hertel, T. Blue, J. Chenkovich, J. Talnagi, 2009, "Neutron Spectral Measurement of the Ohio State Research Reactor Pneumatic Tube." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 1, no. 282, 187-191 - 187-191.

2007

  • M. Reisi Fard, T.E. Blue, D.W. Miller, 2007, "Development of a Novel Dynamic Simulink Model of the GT-MHR Core." Nuclear Science and Engineering 3, no. 157, 316-330 - 316-330.
  • B. Khorsandi, M. Reisi Fard, T.E. Blue, D.W. Miller, W. Windl, 2007, "Monte Carlo Modeling of Count Rates and Defects in Silicon Carbide Detector Neutron Monitor System, Highlighting GT-MHR." Nuclear Technology 2, no. 159, 208-220 - 208-220.

2006

  • R. Barth, J. Coderre, M. Vincente, T.E. Blue and S. Miyatake, 2006, "Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of Brain Tumors." Current Clinical Oncology: High Grade Gliomas; Diagnosis and Treatment 431-459 - 431-459.

2004

  • A.E. Hawk, T.E.Blue, J.E. Woollard, 2004, "A Shielding Design for an Accelerator-Based Neutron Source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 61, 1027-1031 - 1027-1031.

2003

  • N. Gupta, R.A. Gahbauer, T.E. Blue, B. Albertson, 2003, "Common Challenges and Problems in Clinical Trials of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of Brain Tumors." Journal of Neuro-Oncology 62, 197-210 - 197-210.

2001

  • J.E. Woollard, T.E. Blue, N.Gupta, R.A. Gahbauer, 2001, "Development and Calculation of an Energy Dependent Normal Brain Tissue Neutron RBE for Evaluating Neutron Fields for BNCT." Health Physics 80, 583-589 - 583-589.
  • J.F. Evans, T.E. Blue, and N. Gupta, 2001, "Absorbed Dose Estimates to Structures of the Brain and Head Using a High Resolution Voxel-Based Head Phantom." Medical Physics 28, 780-786 - 780-786.
  • J.E. Woollard, B.J. Albertson, M.K. Reed, T.E. Blue, J. Capala, N. Gupta, R.A. Gahbauer, 2001, "A Comparison of Neutron Beams for BNCT Based on In-Phantom Neutron Field Assessment Parameters." Medical Physics 28, 184-193 - 184-193.

2000

  • T. E. Blue, J.E. Woollard, 2000, "Predictions of a Stochastic Model of Bone Marrow Cell Survival in High Dose Rate Radiation Fields with Arbitrary Neutron to Gamma-Ray Absorbed Dose Rate Ratios." Medical Physics 27, 2385-2392 - 2385-2392.

1999

  • R.F. Barth, A.H. Soloway, J.H. Goodman, R.A. Gahbauer, N. Gupta, T.E. Blue, W. Yang, W Tjarks, 1999, "Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of Brain Tumors: An Emerging Therapeutic Modality." Neurosurgery 44, 433-451 - 433-451.

1998

  • J.E. Woollard, T.E. Blue, N.Gupta, R.A. Gahbauer, 1998, "Evaluation of Moderator Assemblies for use in an Accelerator–Based Neutron Source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Nuclear Tech 123, 320-334 - 320-334.
  • R. Gahbauer, N. Gupta, T. Blue, J. Goodman, R. Barth, J. Grecula, A.H. Soloway, W. Sauerwein, A. Wambersie, 1998, "Boron Neutron Capture Therapy: Principles and Potential." Recent Results in Cancer Research 150, 183-209 - 183-209.
  • M.K. Reed, M.C. Dobelbower, J.E. Woollard, T.E. Blue, 1998, "Mixed- Field Dosimetry Measurement of a Target Assembly for an Accelerator-based Neutron Source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 419, 160-166 - 160-166.

1997

  • R. Gahbauer, N. Gupta, T. E. Blue, J. Goodman, J. Grecula, A. H. Soloway, A. Wambersie, 1997, "BNCT: Status and dosimetry requirements." Radiation Protection Dosimetry 70, 547-554 - 547-554.

1996

  • T.E. Blue, M.S. Jarzemba, A.W. Fentiman, 1996, "Reply to Underhill." Health Physics 70, 273 - 273.
  • J.E. Woollard, T.E. Blue, N.Gupta, R.A. Gahbauer, 1996, "Development and Application of Neutron Field Optimization Parameters for an Accelerator- Based Neutron Source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Nuclear Tech. 115, 100-113 - 100-113.

1995

  • T.E. Blue, J.E. Woollard, N. Gupta, J.F. Greskovich, Jr., 1995, "An Expression for the RBE of Neutrons as a Function of Neutron Energy." Physics of Medicine and Biology 40, 757-767 - 757-767.

1994

  • N.Gupta, R.A. Gahbauer, T.E. Blue, A. Wambersie, 1994, "Dose Prescription in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics 28, 1157-1166 - 1157-1166.

1993

  • N. Gupta, J. Niemkiewicz, T.E. Blue, R.A. Gahbauer, T.X. Qu, 1993, "Effect of Head Phantom Size on 10B and 1H(n,γ)2H Dose Distribution for a Broad Field Accelerator Epithermal Neutron Source for BNCT." Medical Physics 20, 395-404 - 395-404.
  • T.E. Blue, N. Gupta and J.E. Woollard, 1993, "A Calculation of the Energy Dependence of the RBE of Neutrons." Physics of Medicine and Biology 38, 1693-1712 - 1693-1712.

1992

  • J.E. Woollard, T.E. Blue, J.F. Curran, M.C. Dobelbower, H.R. Busby, 1992, "An Alpha Autoradiographic Technique for Spatial Quantification of Boron-10 Concentrations in Tissue." Nucl. Sci. and Eng. 110, 96-103 - 96-103.

1991

  • T.E. Blue, 1991, "Reply to Radon Calibration Factor for Charcoal Canisters." Health Physics 60, 279-280 - 279-280.

1990

  • T.E. Blue, T.F. Mengers, J.E. Woollard, J.F. Curran, W.E. Carey, R.F. Barth, 1990, "An Alpha Autoradiographic Technique for Determination of Boron-10 Concentrations in Blood and Tissue." Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 299, 600-605 - 600-605.

1989

  • R.A. Gahbauer, C. Kanellistsas, T.E. Blue, C.K. Wang, N. Clendenon, R. Fairchild, B. Laster, J. McGregor, J. Goodman, 1989, "Dose Bracketing in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Strahlentherapie und Onkologie 165, 229-231 - 229-231.
  • C.K. Wang, T.E. Blue, J.W. Blue, 1989, "A Design Study of an Accelerator Based Neutron Irradiation Facility for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Strahlentherapie und Onkologie 165, 75-78 - 75-78.
  • J.W. Blue, W.K. Roberts, T.E. Blue, 1989, "Method of In Situ Dosimetry in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." Strahlentherapie und Onkologie 165, 109-112 - 109-112.

1987

  • T.E. Blue, T.C. Roberts, R.F. Barth, J.W. Talnagi, F. Alam, 1987, "Boron 10 Concentration Measurements Using CR 39 and Automatic Image Analysis." Nucl. Tech. 77, 220-226 - 220-226.

Papers in Proceedings

2011

  • M. Eades, J. Flanders, N. McMurray, R.Denning, X. Sun, W. Windl, and T.E.Blue "Space Molten Salt Reactor Concept for Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Surface Power." in Proceedings of Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2011. (1 2011).

2009

  • E. Burgett, N. Hertel, T. Blue, J. Chenkovich, J. Talnagi "Neutron Spectral Measurement of the Ohio State Research Reactor Pneumatic Tube." in 8th International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry. (1 2009).

2008

  • S. Yee, S. Stone, J. Chenkovich, T.E. Blue, and X. Sun "A Coupled Powersim and MCNPX-Beta Analysis of Online Reprocessing Requirements for a One-Fluid U-233/Th-232 FLiBe Molten Salt Thermal Breeder Reactor." in 6th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC). (7 2008).
  • S. Yee, T. Blue, X. Sun "Online Fuel Reprocessing of a Liquid Fluoride Reactor." in Transactions of the 2008 ANS Annual Meeting. (6 2008).
  • E. Burgett, N. Hertel, J. Chenkovich, T.E. Blue "Measured Neutron Spectra in the OSURR Rabbit Tube." in Transactions of the 2008 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo. (11 2008).
  • B. Khorsandi, T.E. Blue, W. Windl "Multiscale Modeling of Creation and Evolution of Defects in SiC Diode Detectors Placed at a Neutron Field." in Transactions of the Canadian Nuclear Society 2008 Symposium on Simulation Methods in Nuclear Engineering. (11 2008).

2007

  • C. Willis, V. Krishnan, B. Khorsandi, T.E. Blue, M. Swindall, R.F. Barth "Cell Survival Experiments for BNCT at the OSU Research Reactor." in Transactions of the ANS and the European Nuclear Society 2007 International Conference. (11 2007).
  • X. Wang, R. Christensen, T.E. Blue, X. Sun "Numerical Simulation of Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Design for a Molten Salt Breeder Reactor." in Transactions of the ANS 2007 Annual Meeting. (6 2007).
  • D.W. Miller, M. Reisi Fard, X. Sun, T.E. Blue, S. Arndt "A Review on Gamma Thermometer Applications in Nuclear Reactors." in Proceedings of the 12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-12). (10 2007).

2006

  • B. Khorsandi, W. Windl, T.E. Blue, W. Luo, J. Kulisek, M. Reisi Fard, V. Krishnan "Nanoscale Damage Engineering for 4H-SiC Based Microelectronic Neutron Flux Monitors in Very High Temperature Nuclear Reactors." in Proceedings of the Ohio Nanotechnology Summit. (4 2006).
  • B. Khorsandi, W. Windl, T.E. Blue, W. Luo, J. Kulisek, M. Reisi-Fard, V. Krishnan "4H-SiC Based Neutron Flux Monitors in Very High Temperature Nuclear Reactors." in Proceedings of Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2006: Fundamentals and Characterization: Vol.2, Radiation Effects in Materials. (10 2006).

2005

  • J. Sroka, T. Blue, C. Li, A. Hawk, and N. Gupta "Design of a Moderator Assembly Delimiter for an ABNS for BNCT." in American Nuclear Society, The Monte Carlo Method: Versatility Unbounded in a Dynamic Computing World. (4 2005).

2004

  • C. Li, T.E. Blue, N. Gupta "Moderator Assembly Design Assessment Using Newly-designed Neutron Field Assessment Parameters." in Eleventh World Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT-11). (10 2004).
  • C. Li, T.E. Blue, N. Gupta "Field Assessment Using a Structure-segmented Head Phantom." in Eleventh World Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT-11). (10 2004).
  • B. Khorsandi, T. Blue "Optimizing the OSU-ABNS Base Moderator Assembly Materials for BNCT." in Eleventh World Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT-11). (10 2004).
  • B. Khorsandi, T.E. Blue "Optimizing the OSU-ABNS Moderator Assembly Geometry for BNCT." in Eleventh World Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT-11). (10 2004).

2003

  • C. Li, T.E. Blue, N. Gupta "Dose Distributions in BNCT Using a Structure-Segmented Head Phantom." in Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 2003 Winter Meeting. (11 2003).

2002

  • B. Khorsandi, T.E. Blue, N. Gupta, J.E. Woollard, A.E. Hawk "Material Considerations in the Design of a Moderator Assembly for an ABNS for BNCT." in Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 2002 Winter Meeting. (11 2002).
  • A. Hawk, T.E. Blue, J. Woollard, N. Gupta "Effects of Target Thickness on Neutron Field Quality for an ABNS." in Research and Development in Neutron Capture Therapy, Proceedings of 10th Inter. Congress. on Neutron Capture Therapy. (9 2002).
  • T.E. Blue, A.E. Hawk, J.E. Woollard "A Comparison of Field Quality for an Accelerator-Based Neutron Source and an Idealized Standard Reactor Neutron Field for BNCT." in Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 2002 Winter Meeting. (11 2002).
  • A. E. Hawk, T. E. Blue, J. E. Woollard "Effects of Target Thickness on Neutron Field Quality for an ABNS for BNCT." in Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. Annual Meeting 2002. (6 2002).
  • A.S. Al-Madhoun, W.Ji, J. Johnsamuel, J. Yan, N. Lakhi, J. Byun, J. Woollard, A. Hawk, T.E. Blue, W. Tjarks, and S Eriksson "The Biological Evaluation of a Small Library of 3-(Carbonranylalkyl) Thymidines as Substrates for Human Thymidine Kinases 1 and 2." in Research and Development in Neutron Capture Therapy, Proceedings of 10th Inter. Congress. on Neutron Capture Therapy. (9 2002).
  • C. Marciulescu, T. E. Blue, J. E. Woollard "Design of the Heat Removal System for BNCT Therapy." in Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. Annual Meeting 2002. (6 2002).

2001

  • T.E. Blue and J.E. Woollard "A Comparison of Neutron Beams for BNCT (invited)." in Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. Annual Meeting 2001. (6 2001).
  • R. Gahbauer, N. Gupta, T. Blue, D. Carpenter, W. Sauerwein, and A. Wambersie "Reporting a BNCT Irradiation." in Frontiers in Neutron Capture Therapy, Proceedings of Eighth Inter. Symp. on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer. (1 2001).
  • J.E. Woollard, T.E. Blue, and J . Capala "A Comparison Of Neutron Fields For BNCT." in Frontiers in Neutron Capture Therapy, Proceedings of Eighth Inter. Symp. on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer. (1 2001).
  • M.T. Orr, T. E. Blue, J. E. Woollard "Using DORT to Improve the Moderator Assembly Design for the OSU Accelerator-Based Neutron Source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy." in Proceedings of the Embedded Topl. Mtg. Accelerator Applications/Accelerator Driven Transmutation Technology and Applications ’01. (1 2001).