Lucile S Dauffy

Staff Scientist
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division
Phone: +19254226311


  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • M.S., Health Physics, Texas A&M University, 1998
  • B.A., Mathematics and Physics, École Polytechnique Féminine, 1996

Research Interests

I have participated in multiple projects within the nuclear diagnostics group at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). I have worked on detector hardware as well as Monte Carlo simulations of neutron and photon fluxes and activation in the NIF facility, structures, and diagnostics.

My other interests are in the application of radiation physics to medicine, national security, and radiation detection. As the former chair of the American Nuclear Society, Northern California Section, I am also very interested in nuclear policy and the promotion of the safe use of nuclear energy.

Selected Publications

  1. Khater, H., Brereton, S., Dauffy, L., et al., Analysis of decay dose rates and dose management in the National Ignition Facility, Health Physics 104, 6 580-588 (2013)
  2. Khan, S. F., Bell, P. M., Bradley, D. K., et al., Measuring X-ray burn history with the Streaked Polar Instrumentation for Diagnosing Energetic Radiation (SPIDER) at the National Ignition Facility, Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering: Target Diagnostics Physics And Engineering For Inertial Confinement Fusion 8505, 850505 (2012)
  3. Sitaraman, S., Brereton, S., Dauffy, L., et al., Post-shot radiation environment following low-yield shots inside the National Ignition Facility, Fusion Science and Technology 60, 2 760-764 (2011)
  4. Herrmann, H. W., Hoffman, N., Wilson, D. C., et al., 2010, Diagnosing inertial confinement fusion gamma ray physics, Review of Scientific Instruments 81, 10 10D333 (2010)
  5. Khater, H., Dauffy, L., Tommasini, R., et al., Simulation of radiation backgrounds associated with the HEXRI diagnostics at the National Ignition Facility, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 244, 032049 (2010)
  6. Sitaraman, S., Dauffy, L., Khater, H., et al., Neutron Activation of NIF Final Optics Assemblies, Journal of Physics Conference Series 244, 032025 (2010)
  7. Dauffy, Lucile S., Khater, Hesham Y., Sitaraman, Shivakumar, et al., Activation analysis of the final optics assemblies at the national ignition facility, Fusion Science and Technology 56, 2 736-740 (2009)
  8. Dauffy, L. S., Koch, J. A., Tommasini, R., et al., Using X-rays to test chemical vapor deposited diamond detectors for areal density measurement at the National Ignition Facility, Review of Scientific Instruments 79, 10 10E931 (2008)
  9. Dauffy, L. S., Koch, J. A., Izumi, N., et al., Recovery of a chemical vapor deposited diamond detection system from strong pulses of laser produced X-rays, Review of Scientific Instruments 77, 10 10F316 (2006)
  10. Dauffy, LS, Braby, LA, Berner, Dosimetry of the Au-198 source used in interstitial brachytherapy, BM Medical Physics 32, 6 1579-1588 (2005)
  11. Descalle, MA, Siantar, CLH, Dauffy, L, et al., Application of MINERVA Monte Carlo simulations to targeted radionuclide therapy, Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals 18, 1 71-79 (2003)