Steven Dazeley's research interests include neutrino oscillation physics and nonproliferation technologies. On the neutrino side, he worked on the Kamioka Liquid-Scintillator Anti-Neutrino Detector (KamLAND) and the Super-Kamioka Neutrino Detection Experiment (Super-K) in Japan and at the Double Chooz experiment in France.
At LLNL, Dazeley has contributed to the application of neutrino detection to nonproliferation by working on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) antineutrino deployment in California. His current research includes developing ways to increase the sensitivity of antineutrino detectors via directionality and other techniques. He is working on the water Cherenkov monitor of antineutrinos (WATCHMAN) nonproliferation project—a kiloton-scale, gadolinium-doped water Cherenkov detector, and he is developing a water Cherenkov-based neutron multiplicity detector using similar techniques.
S. Dazeley, A. Asghari, A. Bernstein, N.S. Bowden, V. Mozin, 2015, A water-based neutron detector as a well multiplicity counter, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 771, 32.
G. Keefer, et al., 2015, Laboratory studies on the removal of radon-borne lead from KamLAND's organic liquid scintillator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 769, 79.
M. Askins, et al., 2015, The Physics and Nuclear Nonproliferation Goals of WATCHMAN: A WAter CHerenkov Monitor for Antineutrinos. arXiv: 1502.01132.