Dr. Roger Grismore

Physics Department
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California 93407

Telephone: 805-473-2749
FAX: 805-473-2749
e-mail: r_grismore@wildblue.net

Present Position

Research Professor (1992-present)

Previous Positions

1984-1992 Lecturer D (full professor level), Cal. Poly. State University, San Luis Obispo
1979-1984 Staff Scientist, then Senior Scientist, JAYCOR, La Jolla Science Park, San Diego
1975-1978 Senior Specialist in Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
1971-1974 Professor of Physics, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1967-1971 Senior Specialist in Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
1962-1967 Associate Professor of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
1956-1962 Assistant Physicist, then Associate Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Educational Background

1957 Ph.D. Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1948 M.S. Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1947 B.S. Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1979 B.S. Computer Science, Coleman College, San Diego

Affiliations

American Physical Society (Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics Sections), American Geophysical Union, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi

Achievements

Co-discovery of Silver-108m in the general marine environment
Development of the technique of radiosilver dating
Co-discovery of the first evidence that the space around Earth is contaminated by uranium

Recognition

Biography in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, American Men and Women of Science

Invited Talks

"Computer Experience with Very-Low-Level Gamma Analyses of Oceanographic Specimens", invited talk at the IEEE 1969 Nuclear Science Symposium, San Francisco, October 1969.

"Radioisotope Tracing of Large-Scale Currents in the Pacific Ocean", invited talk at the 1972 Annual Meeting of the Indiana Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Terre Haute, IN, April 1972.

Publications

"Uranium Decay Products Found on MIR Space Blanket Mitt", R. Grismore, A. Z. Rosen, R. A. Llewellyn & J. S. Taylor, J. Environ. Radioact. 53, 231-239 (2001).

"Measurements of the Concentrations of Al-26 in Lunar Rocks 15555 and 60025", R. Grismore, R. A. Llewellyn, M. D. Brown, S. T. Dowson & K. Cumblidge, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 187, 163-171 (2001).

"A Very-Low-Level Gamma-Ray Analysis System for Modest Laboratories", R. Grismore, R. A. Llewellyn, J. W. Hilsinger, A. S. Ginn, L. G. James & M. D. Brown, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 402, 164-170 (1998).

"Resolution of an Anomaly in the Measurements of Al-26 in Lunar Core 79002/1", R. A. Llewellyn, R. Grismore & M. D. Brown, Lunar & Planet. Sci. XXIX, Abstract #1567 (CD ROM) (1998).

"A New Set of Measurements of Al-26 in Lunar Core 79002/1", R. Grismore, R. A. Llewellyn, A. G. Amoranto & M. D. Brown, Lunar & Planet. Sci. XXVIII, 477-478 (1997).

"The Role of Iron Fluorescence Radiation in Test Chamber Simulation Fidelity", R. Grismore & A. J. Woods, J. Rad. Effects & Res. Eng. 2, 136-140 (1983).

"Experimental Verification of an ECEMP Spacecraft Discharge Coupling Model", M. J. Treadaway, A. J. Woods, T. M. Flanagan, R. E. Leadon, R. Grismore, R. Denson & E. P. Wenaas, IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci. NS-27, 1776-1779 (1980).

"Multidimensional Gamma-Ray Spectrometer with a Liquid-Scintillation-Counter Anticoincidence Ring", R. Grismore, A. W. Barbee, Jr., M. L. Berry, A. L. Taboas & D. R. Emmons, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 46, 243-245 (1975).

"A Study of the Radiosilver Signature of the 1961-62 Nuclear Weapons Testing Period", R. Grismore, T. R. Folsom, V. F. Hodge & D. R. Young, Trans. N. Y. Acad. Sci. II-34, 392-415 (1972).

"Variations of Mn-54, Co-60, Zn-65, Ag-110m & Ag-108m in Tunas", T. R. Folsom, D. R. Young, V. F. Hodge & R. Grismore, in: D. J. Nelson (Ed.), Radionuclides in Ecosystems: Proc. of the 3rd National Symposium on Radioecology, May 10-12, 1971, Oak Ridge, TN, NTIS, U. S. Dept. of Comm., Springfield, VA, 1972, pp. 721-730.

"Silver-108m Dating in Marine Organisms", R. Grismore, T. R. Folsom & D. R. Young, Nature 234, 347 (1971).

"Long-Lived Gamma-Ray Emitting Nuclide Silver-108m Found in Pacific Marine Organisms and Used for Dating", T. R. Folsom, R. Grismore & D. R. Young, Nature 227, 941-943 (1970).

"Suppression of Evaporation Losses During Flame Photometry", T. R. Folsom, G. W. Bode & R. Grismore, Appl. Spectroscopy 24, 378-379 (1970).

"Estimating Counting Precision in Multichannel Gamma Spectrometry", T. R. Folsom & R. Grismore, in: Y. Nishiwaki & R. Fukai (Eds.), Reference Methods for Marine Radioactivity Studies, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1970, pp. 158-162.

"Survey of Oceanic Fallout Traces Using Cesium Absorbers", T. R. Folsom & R. Grismore, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-17, 202-210 (1970).

"Accounting for Yield and Reagent Contaminations in Analyses of Caesium by Flame Spectrometers", T. R. Folsom & R. Grismore, in: Y. Nishiwaki & R. Fukai (Eds.), Reference Methods for Marine Radioactivity Studies, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1970, pp. 163-167.

"Some Factors Influencing the Extraction of Traces of Caesium withTetraphenylboron (TPB) for Analytical Purposes", T. R. Folsom, N. Hansen, G. W. Bode & R. Grismore, in: Y. Nishiwaki & R. Fukai (Eds.), Reference Methods for Marine Radioactivity Studies, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1970, pp. 177-186.

"Computer Experience with Very-Low-Level Gamma Analyses of Oceanographic Specimens", R. Grismore, W. E. Weitz, Jr. & T. R. Folsom, IEEE Trans Nucl. Sci. NS-17, 194-201 (1970).

"Some Concentrations of Cs-137 at Moderate Depths in the Pacific 1965-1968", T. R. Folsom, C. Sreekumaran, N. Hansen, J. M. Moore & R. Grismore, in: E. P. Hardy, Jr. & J. Rivera (Eds.), USAEC Report HASL-217, NTIS, U. S. Dept of Comm., Springfield, VA, 1970, Vol. I, pp. 9-118.

"Internal Energy Standardization of Multichannel Gamma-Ray Spectra by Use of the 0.511-MeV Annihilation and K-40 Peaks", R. Grismore, W. E. Weitz, Jr. & T. R. Folsom, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 40, 642-645 (1969).

"Charge-Exchange Scattering of K+ Mesons from Beryllium at 0.97 Bev/c", J. Gezelter, G. L. Salmon, F. V. Murphy, G. K. O'Neill & R. Grismore, Phys. Rev. 173, 1315-1322 (1968).

"Proposed Experimental Test of the 'Elementary Particle' Treatment of Complex Nuclei", R. Grismore, Nucl. Phys. A108, 1-5 (1968).

"Study of alpha/beta Ratios of Organic Scintillations Solutions", I. B. Berlman, R. Grismore & B. G. Oltman, Trans. Faraday Soc. 59, 2010-2015 (1963).

"Improved 'Twin Scintillation' Fast Neutron Detector", I. B. Berlman, R. Grismore & B. G. Oltman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 31, 1198-1200 (1960).

"Radiation", R. Grismore, in: R. C. Hunt (Ed.), The American Peoples Encyclopedia Yearbook . 1960, Spencer Press, Inc., Chicago, 1960, pp. 843-845.

"Medium-Energy Neutron Time-of-Flight Spectrometer", R. Grismore & W. C. Parkinson, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 28, 245-253 (1957).

Also 16 locally published technical reports.