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Lei R. Cao

  • Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    E402 Scott Lab
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-8701

About

Research interests include:

  • Radiation sensor development
  • Nuclear instrumentation and detection methods
  • Reactor instrumentation
  • Modeling, simulation of ionizing radiation interactions with materials
  • Reactor based nuclear analytical techniques for advanced materials characterization  
  • Neutron Depth Profiling (NDP), Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGAA),  and neutron radiography/tomography
  • Advanced reactor concepts and analysis

Honors

  • April, 2016

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • April, 2014

    Lumley Research Award.

  • May, 2011-
    May, 2013

    Young Investigator Award.

  • June, 2012

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • May, 2002-
    October, 2002

    IAEA Fellowship Award.

  • May, 1998

    Chinese National Level Award for Science and Technology Progress.

Journal Articles

2017

  • Qiang Xu**, Haotong Wei, Wei Wei, William Chuirazzi**, Dylan DeSantis**, Jinsong Huang, Lei Cao*, 2017, "Detection of charged particles with a methylammonium lead tribromide perovskite single crystal." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A 848, no. 11, 106-108 - 106-108.
  • Tan, C.T., 2017, "Ex-situ and in-situ observations of the effects of gamma radiation on lithium ion battery performance." Journal of Power Sources 357, 19-25 - 19-25.

2016

  • Chuting Tan**, Daniel J. Lyons, Ke Pan, Kwan Yee Leung, William C. Chuirazzi**, Marcello Canova, Anne C. Co, Lei R. Cao*, 2016, "Radiation effects on the electrode and electrolyte of a lithium-ion battery." Journal of Power Sources 318, 242–250 - 242–250.
  • Haotong Wei, Yanjun Fang, Padhraic Mulligan**, William Chuirazzi**, Hong-Hua Fang, Congcong Wang, Benjamin R. Ecker, Yongli Gao, Maria Antonietta Loi, Lei Cao*, Jinsong Huang*, 2016, "Sensitive X-ray detectors made of methylammonium lead tribromide perovskite single crystals." Nature Photonics 10, 333–339 - 333–339.
  • Danny X. Liu, Lei R. Cao, and Anne C. Co, 2016, "Demonstrating the Feasibility of Al as Anode Current Collector in Li-Ion Batteries via In Situ Neutron Depth Profiling." Chemistry of Materials 28, no. 2, 556-563 - 556-563.

2015

  • Li, S.; Qiu, J.; Zheng, Y.F.; Cao, L., 2015, "Testing of harmonic drive degrading under radiation Environment." International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation 5, no. 2-3, 69-79 - 69-79.
  • Tan, C.; James, R.; Dong, B.; Driver, M.S. et al., 2015, "Characterization of a boron carbide-based polymer neutron sensor." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 803, 82-88 - 82-88.
  • Chuting Tan**, Kwan Yee Leung, Danny X Liu, Marcello Canova, R Gregory Downing, Lei R Cao*, 2015, "Gamma radiation effects on Li-ion battery electrolyte in neutron depth profiling for lithium quantification." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 1, 1-6 - 1-6.
  • Chuting Tan**, Robinson James, Bin Dong, M. Sky Driver, Jeffry A. Kelber, Greg Downing, Lei R. Cao*, 2015, "Characterization of a boron carbide-based polymer neutron sensor." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: 803, 82-88 - 82-88.
  • Adib Samin**, Lei Cao*, 2015, "Monte Carlo study of radiation-induced demagnetization using the two-dimensional Ising model." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 360, 111–117 - 111–117.
  • Qingfeng Dong, Yanjun Fang, Yuchuan Shao, Pahraic Mulligan**, Jie Qiu**, Lei Cao, and Jinsong Huang*, 2015, Electron-hole diffusion lengths >175 μm in solution grown CH3NH3PbI3 single crystals. Science 347, no. 6225, 967-970 - 967-970.
  • Li, S.; Zheng, Y.F.; Qiu, J.; Samin, A. et al., 2015, "Study on radiation induced performance degradation of BLDC motor in robot servo systems." International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation 5, no. 2-3, 154-162 - 154-162.
  • Shimeng Li, Yuan Zheng, J. Qiu**, and Lei Cao*, 2015, "Performance degradation estimation of robot in highly radioactive environment." International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation 5, no. 2-3, 69-79 - 69-79.

2014

2013

  • J. Qiu**, L. Cao*, P. Mulligan**, D. Turkoglu**, S. Nagpure, M. Canova, A. Co, 2013, "The Potential of Using Li-ion Batteries for Radiation Detection." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 60, no. 2, 662-667 - 662-667.
  • Joseph W. Talnagi*, Samuel E. Glover, Henry Spitz and Lei Cao, 2013, "Fabrication and characterization of an irradiation facility for large-sample geometry." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 292, no. 1, 83-88 - 83-88.
  • Jie Qiu**, Evan Katz, Chung-Han Lin, Lei Cao*, Leonard J. Brillson, 2013, "The Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Semi-insulating GaN." Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids 168, 1-9 - 1-9.
  • D. Turkoglu**, L. Cao*, R. Lewandowski**, 2013, "A low-cost neutron radiography device." Physics Procedia 43, 54-65 - 54-65.

2011

2010

2009

  • Gupta*, S., Muralikiran, M., Farmer J., Cao, L.R., Downing, R.G., 2009, "The effect of boron doping and gamma irradiation on the structure and properties of microwave chemical vapor deposited boron-doped diamond films." Journal of Materials Research 24, no. 4, 1498-1512 - 1498-1512.

2007

  • Cao*,Raymond,Lei; Biegalski,Steven,R, 2007, "The measurement of the presampled MTF of a high spatial resolution neutron imaging system." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: 582, no. 2, 621-628 - 621-628.
  • R.L.Cao, S.R.Steven, 2007, "The measurement of the presampled MTF of a high spatial resolution neutron imaging system." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 582, no. 2, 621-628 - 621-628.

2004

  • Lei,Cao*; Landsberger,S; Basunia,S; Tao,Y, 2004, "Study of PM2.5 in Beijing suburban site by neutron activation analysis and source apportionment." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 261, no. 1, 87-94 - 87-94.
  • L.Cao, S.Landsberger, S.Basunia, Yu Tao, 2004, "Study of PM2.5 using neutron activation analysis and source appointment." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 1, no. 261, 87-94 - 87-94.

2003

  • L.Cao*, Ling Qiu,Guo Lanying,Gong Xueyu, 2003, "The Efficiency Calibration for Marinelli Beaker with Gaseous Beta+ Radionuclide produced by PET Cyclotron." Nuclear Electronics & Detection Technology 6, no. 23, 67-82 - 67-82.
  • Tian,W,Z; Ni,B,F; Wang,P,S; Cao,L; Zhang,Y,M, 2003, "Metrological role of neutron activation analysis. IB. Inherent characteristics of relative INAA as a primary ratio method of measurement (vol 7, pg 7, 2002)." ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE 8, no. 7-8, 388-388 - 388-388.
  • Tian,W,Z; Ni,B,F; Wang,P,S; Cao,L; Zhang,Y,M, 2003, "Metrological role of neutron activation analysis. IA. Inherent characteristics of relative INAA as a primary ratio method of measurement (vol 6, pg 488, 2001)." ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE 8, no. 7-8, 388-388 - 388-388.
  • Tian,W,Z; Ni,B,F; Cao,L; Zhang,Y,M; Wang,P,S, 2003, "Metrological role of neutron activation analysis. II. Parametric INAA - an ideal back-up for INAA as a primary ratio method of measurement (vol 7, pg 50, 2002)." ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE 8, no. 7-8, 388-388 - 388-388.

2002

  • Cao* L, Tian W, Ni B, Wang P, Zhang Y., 2002, "Radiochemical neutron-activation analysis of uncertified ultra-trace rare earth elements in two biological certified reference materials." Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2, no. 372, 397-400 - 397-400.
  • Cao, L; Tian*, WZ; Ni, BF, 2002, "Preliminary study of airborne particulate matter in a Beijing sampling station using instrumental neutron activation analysis." Atmospheric Environment 12, no. 36, 1951-1956 - 1951-1956.
  • Yu Tao*, Luo Zhang-lin,Gong Xue-yu, Cao Lei, 2002, "PC based Simulation of the centrality Parameter Modeling for PWR Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Core." Nuclear Power Engineering 23, no. 4, 100-105 - 100-105.
  • Tian* WZ, Ni BF, Cao L, Zhang YM, Wang PS, 2002, "Metrological role of neutron activation analysis. II. Parametric INAA - an ideal back-up for INAA as a primary ratio method of measurement." Accreditation and Quality Assurance 8, no. 7, 50-54 - 50-54.
  • W.Tian*, B. Ni, P. Wang, L.Cao, Y.Zhang, 2002, "Metrological role of neutron activation analysis. IB. Inherent characteristicsof relative INAA as a primary ratio methodof measurement." Accreditation and Quality Assurance 7, no. 1, 7-12 - 7-12.
  • Wang Jiang-xue**, Guo lan-ying, jin Li-yun, Cao Lei, 2002, "Research of the Technology of TXRF Analysis in Airborne Particular Matter." Journal of Nanhua University 18, no. 1, 100-106 - 100-106.
  • Tian*, WZ, Ni, BF, Zhang YM, Cao L, Wang PS, 2002, "Metrological role of neutron activation analysis. III. Role of INAA in sampling behavior characterization." Accreditation and Quality Assurance 7, no. 3, 101-105 - 101-105.

2001

  • Cao Lei*, Ni Bang Fa , Tian Wei Zhi, Wang Ping Sheng, Zhag Yang Mei, 2001, "Certification Study of Rare Earth Elements in Two Chinese CRMs Wheat and Hair by NAA." Atomic Energy Science and Technology 10, 105 - 105.
  • W. Tian*, B. Ni, P. Wang, L. Cao, Y. Zhang, 2001, "Metrological role of neutron activationanalysis. IA. Inherent characteristicsof relative INAA as a primary ratio methodof measurement." Accreditation and Quality Assurance 6, no. 12, 488-492 - 488-492.
  • Y. Tao*; XP Qiu; L. Cao, 2001, "Dynamic Simulation of Reactor Core Control System Using SIMULINK." Journal of University of South China 4, 15 - 15.
  • Zhang Yangmei; Ni Bangfa; Wang Pingsheng; Tian Weizhi; Cao Lei, 2001, "Study on bioavailability of zinc for children's diet by using activable isotopic tracer 70Zn and neutron activation analysis techniques." Atomic Energy Science and Technology; 35, 416-421 - 416-421.

Unknown

  • P. L. Mulligan, L. R. Cao, D. Turkoglu, "A New Neutron Depth Profiling Device With Multi-detector and Digital Data Acquisition System." Review of Scientific Instruments
  • Jinghui Wang**, L. Cao*, "A Review on the Use of GaN for High Intensity Ionizing Radiation Detection." Journal of Materials Research
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  • Danyal Turkoglu, Radoslaw Lewandowski, Lei Cao, "A Low-cost Neutron Radiography Device and the Discussion of MTF and DQE." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
  • Richard Shawger, William Chuirazzi, Nerine Sherepy, Lei Cao, "Evaluation of fast neutron imaging scintillators." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Lei Wang, Josh Jarrell, Sha Xue, and Lei R. Cao., "Neutron Dosimetry Realized by Intrinsic Neutron Sensitivity of SiC." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
  • Adib Samin**, Travis Ciccarello**, Lei R. Cao*, "Novel Methodology for Solving the One-Dimensional Monoenergetic Neutron Transport Equation in Homogeneous Semi-Infinite Medium." Transport Theory and Statistical Physics

Presentations

  • Development of Radiation Sensor on Gallium Nitride. 2013, Presented at The third annual EITA Young Investigator Conference (EITA-YIC 2013),
  • "Accident Tolerant Sensor and Present GaN development at OSU." 2013, Presented at Invited Seminar at Harbin Engineering University,
  • "The Study of Thin Film Metal Hydride with Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis." 2008, Presented at American Nuclear Society Winter Conference,
  • "A Labview Based Spectrum Analysis Program for Neutron Depth Profiling." 2008, Presented at The world Conference of Graphic Design,

Papers in Proceedings

2017

  • Chuting Tan, Nicholas H. Bashian, Chase W. Hemmelgarn, Wesley J. Thio, Daniel J. Lyons, Yuan F. Zheng, Lei R. Cao, Anne C. Co "Latent Effects of Radiation on Li-ion Batteries in Robots." in American Nuclear Society 2017 Annual Meeting. (6 2017).
  • Joshua Jarrell, Eric Moore, Thomas Blue, and Lei Cao "Elevated Temperature Alpha Spectroscopy with Nickel-Platinum 4H-SiC Schottky Diodes." in American Nuclear Society 2017 Annual Meeting. (6 2017).
  • Li, Y.; Ding, S.; Tan, C.; Zheng, Y.F. et al. "The Impact of Radiation Degraded Li-ion Battery to Mobile Robots." in International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering (ICMSC). (1 2017).
  • Li, Y.; Ding, S.; Tan, C.; Zheng, Y.F. et al. "The Impact of Radiation Degraded Li-ion Battery to Mobile Robots." (1 2017).
  • Li, Y.; Ding, S.; Tan, C.; Zheng, Y.F. et al. "The impact of radiation degraded li-ion battery to mobile robots." (6 2017).
  • Tan, C.; Bashian, N.H.; Hemmelgarn, C.W.; Thio, W.J. et al. "Latent effects of radiation on Li-ion batteries in robots." (1 2017).
  • William Chuirazzi, Richard Shawger, Lei Cao "Water Scintillation under Electron Beam Exposure." in American Nuclear Society 2017 Annual Meeting. (6 2017).
  • Ying Li, Sihao Ding, Chuting Tan, Yuan Zheng and Lei Cao "The Impact of Radiation Degraded Li-ion Battery to Mobile Robots." in ICMSC 2017 conference proceeding. (5 2017).

2016

  • Milan Stika, Max Chaiken, Joshua Jarrell, Thomas Blue, Lei R. Cao, Michael Simpson "Electrodeposition of Actinides on a Semiconductor Detector for Concentration Monitoring." in American Nuclear Society 2016 Annual Meeting. (6 2016).
  • Joshua T. Jarell, Benjamin Reinke, Max Chaiken, Brandon Wilson, Wolfgang Windl, Brian Esser, Lei Cao, Thomas Blue "Charge Carrier Diffusion Length Determination in 4H-SiC Schottky Alpha Detectors." in American Nuclear Society 2016 Annual Meeting. (6 2016).
  • Danny X. Liu, Anne C. Co, Daniel Joseph Lyons and Lei Raymond Cao "In Situ Characterization of Li Transport with Neutrons." in 2016 ECS meeting. (6 2016).
  • Z. Xia, V.P. Derenchuk, D. Hardtmayer, L. Cao, H. Chen, R. Moore, Z. Nevitt,J. Volk "Comparison of the MCNP6 and FLUKA Codes in Shielding Calculation at ProNova Proton Therapy Facility." in American Nuclear Society 2016 Winter Meeting. (11 2016).
  • William Chuirazzi, Ryan Gallagher, Douglas Hardtmayer, Hao Chen, Niek Schreuder, Lei Caoa "Water Scintillation under Proton Beam Exposure." in American Nuclear Society 2016 Winter Meeting. (11 2016).

2015

  • Max  Chaiken,  Andrew  Clark,  Brian  Cohn,  James  Cutright,  Michael  Kurth,  Richard  Shawger,  Raymond  Cao "Neutron Activated Fluoride Salt Test Loop at The Ohio Sate University." in American Nuclear Society 2015 Winter Meeting. (11 2015).
  • Benjamin Reinke, Joshua Jarrell,  Max Chaiken, Brandon A. Wilson, Thomas E. Blue, Wolfgang Windl, Bryan D. Esser, Lei Cao "Long-­term 500 C testing  of high-emperature 4H-­SiC Schottky iode alpha article detectors for pyroprocessing." in American Nuclear Society 2015 Winter Meeting. (11 2015).
  • Michael Kurth, Richard Shawger, Danyal Turkoglu, Sam Glover, Henry Spitz, and Lei R. Cao "Development of an Active Imagining Method for Examining Environmental Samples in Nuclear Safeguards." in American Nuclear Society 2015 Annual Meeting. (6 2015).
  • Jie Qiu,Padhraic Mulligan, Chung-Han Lin,Leonard Brillson, R. Gregory Downing, and Lei Cao "Intrinsic Neutron Sensitivity of GaN and Radiation Effects on Forward-Biased Devices." in 2015 INMM Annula Meeting. (10 2015).
  • Li, S.; Zheng, Y.F.; Qiu, J.; Samin, A. et al. "Performance Analysis on Radiation Degraded BLDC Motor in Robot Servo Systems." (1 2015).
  • Li, S.; Zheng, Y.F.; Qiu, J.; Samin, A. et al. "Performance analysis on radiation degraded BLDC motor in robot servo systems." (6 2015).
  • Li, S.; Zheng, Y.F.; Qiu, J.; Samin, A. et al. "Performance Analysis on Radiation Degraded BLDC Motor in Robot Servo Systems." in IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (EIT). (1 2015).
  • Li, S.; Samin, A.; Zheng, Y.F.; Cao, L.R. "The effects of radiation-induced demagnetization on the performance of the brushless DC motor in robot servo systems." (1 2015).

2014

  • Jinghui Wang**, Padhraic L. Mulligan**, and Lei R. Cao* "TCAD Simulation of Charge Collection in GaN Schottky Diode Radiation Detector." in American Nuclear Society 2014 Annual Meeting. (6 2014).
  • Qiu, J.; Samin, A.; Hattrick-Simpers, J.; Zheng, Y.F. et al. "Effect of neutron irradiation on the Nd-Fe-B rare-earth permanent magnet." (1 2014).
  • Co,Anne,C; Liu,Danny,X; Wang,Jinghui; Canova,Marcello; Cao,Lei,Raymond "In situ characterization of Li transport in LixSny anodes with neutrons." in 248th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS). (8 2014).
  • Praneeth Kandlakunta**,Lei R. Cao* "Neutron-Gamma Separation in a Gadolinium based Semiconductor Neutron Detector." in American Nuclear Society 2014 Annual Meeting. (6 2014).
  • Jie Qiu**, Adib Samin**,Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Yuan F. Zheng,Lei Cao* "Effect of Neutron Irradiation on the Nd-Fe-B Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet." in American Nuclear Society 2014 Annual Meeting. (6 2014).
  • Li, S-M.; Zheng, Y.F.; Samin, A.J.; Cao, L.R. "On the Study of Degrading and Loss of the Function of Harmonic Drive Due to Nuclear Radiation Effect." in International Conference on Mechanical Design, Manufacture and Automation Engineering (MDMAE). (1 2014).
  • Li, S-M.; Zheng, Y.F.; Samin, A.J.; Cao, L.R. "On the Study of Degrading and Loss of the Function of Harmonic Drive Due to Nuclear Radiation Effect." (1 2014).
  • Li, S.; Samin, A.; Zheng, Y.F.; Cao, L.R. "The Effects of Radiation-induced Demagnetization on the Performance of the Brushless DC Motor in Robot Servo Systems." in 2014 International Symposium on Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (ISFEE). (1 2014).
  • Wang, J.; Mulligan, P.L.; Cao, L.R. "TCAD simulation of charge collection in GaN Schottky diode radiation detector." (1 2014).
  • Li, S.; Samin, A.; Zheng, Y.F.; Cao, L.R. et al. "The Effects of Radiation-induced Demagnetization on the Performance of the Brushless DC Motor in Robot Servo Systems." (1 2014).
  • Danyal Turkoglu**, Shamsuzzoha Basunia, Aaron Hurst, Richard Firestone, Laszlo Szentmiklosi, Lei Cao "93Nb Thermal Neutron Capture Cross-section from Prompt Gamma-Ray Intensities." in American Nuclear Society 2014 Annual Meeting. (11 2014).
  • Li, S., Zheng, Y. F., Samin, A. J.**, and Cao, L. R.* "On the study of degrading and loss of the function of harmonic drive due to nuclear radiation effect." in International Conference on Mechanical Design, Manufacture and Automation Engineering. (5 2014).

2013

  • Turkoglu, D.; Cao, L.; Lewandowski, R. "A low-cost neutron radiography device." (1 2013).
  • Turkoglu, D.; Cao, L.; Lewandowski, R. "A low-cost neutron radiography device." in 7th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR). (1 2013).
  • Turkoglu, D.; Cao, L.; Lewandowski, R. "A low-cost neutron radiography device." (1 2013).
  • Padhraic L. Mulligana**, Jinghui Wang**, and Lei R. Cao* "Developing a Radiation Detector on Freestanding n-GaN." in American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting. (8 2013).
  • Danyal Turkoglu**, Lei R. Cao* "A Preliminary Study of 157Gd Thermal Neutron Capture Cross Section with Activated Prompt Gamma Rays." in American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting. (8 2013).
  • D. Turkoglu**, S. Glover, H. Spitz, L. Cao* "Applying method of integral thermal neutron cross-section measurement using activated prompt gamma rays to non-1/v isotopes." in American Nuclear Society 2014 Winter Meeting. (11 2013).
  • Lei R. Cao*, Praneeth Kandlakunta** "Measure Internal Conversion Electron Spectrum of Gadolinium Neutron Capture Using Neutron Beam." in American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting. (8 2013).
  • Turkoglu,Danyal; Cao,Lei; Lewandowski,Radoslaw "A low-cost neutron radiography device." in 7th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR). (1 2013).

2012

  • J. Ralston**, P. Kandlakunta**, L. Cao* "Electron Emission Following 157Gd Neutron Capture." in American Nuclear Society 2012 Annual Meeting. (6 2012).
  • Praneeth Kandlakunta**, Danyal Turkoglu**, Padhraic Mulligan**, Lei Cao* "A Neutron Beam Monitor for a Neutron Depth Profiling Facility." in American Nuclear Society 2012 Annual Meeting. (6 2012).
  • Qiu, J.; Katz, E.; Cao, L.R.; Brillson, L.J. "The evaluation of GaN for neutron detector with cathodoluminescence spectroscopy." (12 2012).
  • Kandlakunta, P.; Mulligan, P.; Turkoglu, D.; Cao, L. "A Neutron Flux Monitor for a Reactor Neutron Beam Facility." in IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium / Medical Imaging Conference Record (NSS/MIC) / 19th Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detector Workshop. (1 2012).
  • Jie Qiu**, Evan Katz, Lei R. Cao*, Leonard J. Brillson "The Evaluation of GaN for Neutron Detector with Cathodoluminescence Spectroscopy." in American Nuclear Society 2012 Winter Meeting. (11 2012).
  • Kandlakunta, P.; Mulligan, P.; Turkoglu, D.; Cao, L. "A Neutron Flux Monitor for a Reactor Neutron Beam Facility." (1 2012).
  • Praneeth Kandlakunta**, Padhraic Mulligan**, Danyal Turkoglu** and Lei Cao* "A Neutron Flux Monitor for a Reactor Neutron Beam Facility." in 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (12 2012).
  • Walter Powell**, Lei Cao* "Reconsideration of Inherent Neutron Sources in Liquid Fuel of Molten Salt Reactors." in American Nuclear Society 2012 Annual Meeting. (6 2012).
  • Kandlakunta, P.; Mulligan, P.; Turkoglu, D.; Cao, L. "A neutron flux monitor for a reactor neutron beam facility." (12 2012).

2011

  • Padhraic L. Mulligan**, Danyal J. Turkoglu**, Praneeth Kandlakunta**, Lei Cao* "Improving Neutron Depth Profiling at The Ohio State University Using Multiple Detectors." in Transactions of American Nuclear Society. (6 2011).
  • Wang, Jinghui; Kandlakunta, Praneeth; Kent, Thomas F.; Carlin, John; Hoy, Daniel R.; Myers, Roberto C.; Cao, Lei "Gadolinium Doped Superlattice GaN Schottky Diode for Neutron Detection." in TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY. (10 2011).
  • Praneeth Kandlakunta**, Lei Cao* "A Neutron Detector with Gamma Discrimination." in Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. (1 2011).
  • Jinghui Wang**, Praneeth Kandlakunta**, Thomas F. Kent, John Carlin, Daniel R. Hoy, Roberto C.Myers, Lei Cao* "A Gadolinium Doped Superlattice GaN Schottky Diode for Neutron Detection." in The Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (6 2011).
  • Danyal J. Turkoglu**, Praneeth Kandlakunta**, Padhraic L. Mulligan**, Lei Cao*, JinsuoZhang, Byun Thak Sang, R. Greg Downing "Development of a Neutron Depth Profiling Facility for Characterizing Advanced Reactor Materials." in Transactions of American Nuclear Society. (6 2011).
  • Wang, J.; Kandlakunta, P.; Kent, T.F.; Carlin, J. et al. "A gadolinium doped superlattice GaN schottky diode for neutron detection." (12 2011).

2010

  • D. Turkoglua**, J. Straha**, P. Kandlakuntab**, L. Cao* "Development of an External Neutron Beam Facility at The Ohio State University." in The Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (11 2010).

2009

  • Lei Cao*, Richard Bindel, "The Use of Webcam for Neutron Imaging." in Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (6 2009).
  • S. R. Biegalski*, L. Cao, M. Deinert, W. Wilson, D.S. O’Kelly, R. Kapsimalis "Status of the Texas Neutron Imaging Facility." in Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (11 2009).

2008

  • L.Cao*, Steven.Biegalski, Sean O'Kelly "A high resolution neutron radiography device by using micro-channel plate detector." in The 8th World Conference on Neutron Radiography. (1 2008).
  • Paul*, R. L., Cao, L "Characterization of Materials for a Hydrogen- Based Economy by Cold Neutron Prompt Gamma-Ray Activation Analysis." in Res. Soc. Symp. Proc: the Hydrogen Economy. (3 2008).
  • Nalin R. Parikh*, R Parker ,R. Gregory Downing ,Lei Cao "High Dose of Helium Implanted in Nano-Cavity Tungsten to Evaluate Threshold of Surface Blistering due to He Bubble Formation." in Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (6 2008).
  • L. R. Cao*, J. R. Hattrick-Simpers, H. Oguchi R. Paul, L. Bendersky, R. G. Downing "The Study of Thin Film Metal Hydride with Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis." in Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (11 2008).
  • S. M. Cetiner*, K. Ãœnlü, L. R. Cao,R. G. Downing "Cross Electric and Magnetic Field (CEM) Field Spectrometer for Neutron Depth Profiling." in The Transaction of American Nuclear Society. (6 2008).
  • Cao, L.; Biegalski, S.R.; O'Kelly, D.S. "A High Spatial Resolution Neutron Imaging System Using the Micro-Channel Plate Detector." (1 2008).
  • Cao, L.; Biegalski, S.R.; O'Kelly, D.S. "A High Spatial Resolution Neutron Imaging System Using the Micro-Channel Plate Detector." in 8th World Conference on Neutron Radiography. (1 2008).
  • L.Cao*, S. Gupta, R. G. Downing "The Analysis of Gamma Irradiated Boron-doped Diamond Films by CNDP using Computerized Data Reduction." in The Transaction of America Nuclear Society. (6 2008).
  • Rick Paul* and Lei Raymond Cao "Characterization of Materials for a Hydrogen-Based Economy by Cold Neutron Prompt Gamma-Ray Activation Analysis." in 2008 MRS Spring Meeting. (8 2008).
  • Cao, L.; Biegalski, S.R.; O'Kelly, D.S. "A high spatial resolution neutron imaging system using the micro-channel plate detector." (12 2008).

2005

  • S. Biegalski*, L.Cao, D.A.Haas, D.S.O’Kelly "Neutron radiography development at the University of Texas at Austin TRIGA Reactor." in The Transaction of American Nuclear Society. (11 2005).

Patents

  • Lei Cao. "Neutron/gamma detection devices and methods."
  • Lei Cao. "Wide band-gap nuclear micro-battery."
  • Lei Cao. "DETECTION DEVICES AND METHODS."
  • Lei Cao. "Charge generating devices and methods of making use thereof."