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List of Publications, Reports, and Invited Talks


Scott A. Carpenter, Ph.D.
(408) 772-2811
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Organized by discipline and chronology:

* Complexity, Human Learning Theory, and Enterprise Wisdom Management
* Space Mission Studies, Nuclear Fusion, and Programmatics
* Radiation Detection Technology and Methods
* Radiochemistry of the Transuranics and Nuclear Waste Management
* Unique Radiochemical Scientific Procedures
* Quality Assurance Programmatics and Procedures in Applied Research



Complexity, Human Learning Theory, and Enterprise Wisdom Management

  1. Carpenter, S. A. and Hafner, W.; "The Vision Hierarchy of Understanding: Explanation and Evidence for the Emergence of Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom," (draft, to be published).
  2. Carpenter, S. A. and Hafner, W.; "The Knockout (KO) Methodology for Valuing Information and Knowledge within Decision Support Models," (draft, to be published).
  3. Carpenter, S. A. and Hafner, W.; "The Knockout (KO) Strategy for Pruning the Least Useful Information, Knowledge, and Complexity from Decision Support Models," (draft, to be published).
  4. Carpenter, S. A. and Hafner, W.; "Improving the Flow of Understanding in Education and Enterprise Culture," (draft, to be published).
  5. Carpenter, S. A. (2008) "New Methodology for Measuring Information, Knowledge, and Understanding versus Complexity in Hierarchical Decision Support Models," A dissertation, pp. 374, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Space Mission Studies, Nuclear Fusion, and Programmatics
  1. Williams, C. H.; Carpenter, S. A.; Frisbee, R. H.; Orth, C. D.; Santarious, J. F.; Turchi, P. J. (2004). "Recommended Design Practices for Conceptual Nuclear Fusion Space Propulsion Systems." American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Special Project, AIAA-SP-108-2004.
  2. Carpenter, S. A. and Cannady, J. (2004). "Tool for Sharing and Assessing Models of Fusion-Based Space Transportation Systems," Proceedings of the 40th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Paper AIAA-2004-3535, July 11-14, 2004, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  3. Carpenter, S. A. (2002). "Approach to Assessing a Space Fusion Transportation System (SFTS)," American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, June 9-13, 2002, Hollywood, FL.
  4. Carpenter, S. A. (2000). "Tandem Mirror Space Fusion Propulsion," NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Workshop on Fusion Propulsion, November 9, 2000, Huntsville, AL.
  5. Carpenter, S. A. (2000). "Evaluating and Valuing Space Mission Capability," NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Workshop on Fusion Propulsion, November 9, 2000, Huntsville, AL.
  6. Carpenter, S. A. (2000). Recommended Program Strategy Justifying a Line-item Budget for Development of Space Fusion Propulsion, NASA's National Panel on Fusion Propulsion Technology, Marshall Spaceflight Center, Dr. Francis Theo, Chairman. Slides, Jun 2000.
  7. Carpenter, S. A. and K. M. Brennan, "Overview and Status of a Mirror Fusion Propulsion System Design Study," Acta Astronautica, Vol. 44, Issue 7-12 (471-506), September, 1999.; Conf., Sep 1998.
  8. Carpenter, S. A. and K. M. Brennan, "The Heat Rejection Problem in Space Fusion Propulsion Systems," 49th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, IAF-98-R.1.02, September 28-October 2, 1998, Melbourne, Australia.
  9. Carpenter, S. A. and K. M. Brennan, "Assessment of Deep Space Capabilities for a Candidate Magnetic Fusion Propulsion System," 49th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, IAA-98-IAA.4.1.04, September 28-October 2, 1998, Melbourne, Australia.
  10. Carpenter, S. A., "Preliminary Assessment of Space Colonization Strategies Based on Nuclear Fusion Propulsion," an invited talk sponsored by the National Space Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Technology Square, August 11, 1998.
  11. Carpenter, S. A., "Continuous Acceleration Trajectory Space (CATS) for Preliminary Assessment of Space Colonization Strategies," Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Boston, MA, August 10-12, 1998.
  12. Carpenter, S. A., Brennan, K. M., and Gatti, R. C., "A Fourth Design Principle for Application of Fusion Power to Space Propulsion," Proceedings of the 34th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Paper AIAA-98-3593, July 13-15, 1998, Cleveland, OH.
  13. Carpenter, S. A., Brennan, K. M., and Gatti, R. C., "Preliminary Assessment of Helium-3 Fuel Requirements to Support Infrastructure for Solar System Colonization," Proceedings of the 34th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Paper AIAA-98-3407, July 13-15, 1998, Cleveland, OH.
  14. Deveny, M. E., Carpenter, S. A., et al., "Proposal for Development and Construction of a Tandem Mirror Fusion Machine with Application to Isotope Production - PART 1: TECHNICAL," Carpenter-Deveny Engineering (CDE), March 15, 1994 (CDE Proprietary).
  15. Deveny, M. E., Carpenter, S. A., et al., "Proposal for Development and Construction of a Tandem Mirror Fusion Machine with Application to Isotope Production - PART 2: TASKS, SCHEDULES, AND COST," Carpenter-Deveny Engineering (CDE), March 15, 1994 (CDE Proprietary).
  16. Carpenter, S. A., M. E. Deveny, K. M. Brennan, and D. A. Deboskey, "IDEAs: Integrated Design Environment Algorithms - A Precursor to Systems Engineering in Virtual Reality," Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, CONF-940101, M. S. El-Genk and M. D. Hoover, eds., American Institute of Physics, New York, AIP Conference Proc. at the UNM, ISNPS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jan 9-13, 1994.
  17. Carpenter, S. A., M. E. Deveny, and G. Vulpetti, "Assessing New Materials, Technologies, and Implementing Strategies for Space Fusion Propulsion as Applied to an Extra-Solar-System Mission," Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, CONF-940101, M. S. El-Genk and M. D. Hoover, eds., American Institute of Physics, New York, AIP Conference Proc. at the UNM, ISNPS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jan 9-13, 1994.
  18. Carpenter, S. A., M. E. Deveny, N. R. Schulze, R. C. Gatti, and M. B. Peters,"Assessing Subsystems of the Mirror Fusion Propulsion System (MFPS) Concept as Applied to Outer-Solar-System Missions," Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, CONF-940101, M. S. El-Genk and M. D. Hoover, eds., American Institute of Physics, New York, AIP Conference Proc. at the UNM, ISNPS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jan 9-13, 1994.
  19. Carpenter, S. A. and M. E. Deveny, "The Systems Engineering Methods and Design Decisions of the Mirror Fusion Propulsion System (MFPS)," Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, CONF-940101, M. S. El-Genk and M. D. Hoover, eds., American Institute of Physics, New York, AIP Conference Proc. at the UNM, ISNPS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jan 9-13, 1994.
  20. Carpenter, S. A., M. E. Deveny, and N. R. Schulze (1993) "Applying Design Principles to Fusion Reactor Configurations for Propulsion in Space," AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE 29th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, AIAA-93-2027, June 28-30, Monterey, CA.
  21. Deveny, M. E., S. A. Carpenter, T. O'Connell, and N. R. Schulze (1993) "Mirror Fusion Propulsion System: A Performance Comparison with Alternate Propulsion Systems for the Manned Mars Missions," AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE 29th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, AIAA-93-2094, June 28-30, Monterey, CA.
  22. Carpenter, S. A. and M. E. Deveny (1993) "Overview of the Mirror Fusion Propulsion System (MFPS): An Optimized Open Magnetic Field Configuration Using D-3He," 2nd Wisconsin Symposium on 3He and Fusion Power, University of Wisconsin, July 19-21, Madison, WI.
  23. Carpenter, S. A. and M. E. Deveny, "It’s Time to Take the Next Step: Fusion Propulsion to Mars," Seminar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Glenn T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science (1993).
  24. Carpenter, S. A. and M. E. Deveny; "Mirror Fusion Propulsion System (MFPS): An Option for the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI)," 43rd Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, IAF-92-0613, August 28-September 5, 1992, Washington, DC. and published in the Journal of Space Technology, Vol. 14, Num. 1, January 1994.
  25. Carpenter, S. A., "Applying Fusion to Propulsion in Space," Seminar, Nuclear Engineering Department, UCB, 1991, T. Kenneth Fowler, Department Chair, Nuclear Engineering, Presiding.
  26. Carpenter, S. A., "Optimizing a Tokomak Fusion Reactor," Nuclear Engineering 280 Report, UCB, April, 1990.

Radiation Detection Technology and Methods

  1. Gatti, R. C. and Carpenter, S. A. (1999) "Method and Apparatus for Material Composition Analysis via Self-Attenuation Determination," Department of Energy application for Patent, DOE S-85,367; RL-13,385.
  2. Gatti, R. C. and Carpenter, S. A., "New Low-Energy Gamma-Ray and X-Ray Spectroscopy," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sensor Workshop, February 26, 1996.
  3. Carpenter, S. A., Gatti, R. C., Becraft, K. A., and Rossington, C., "Assuring 'End-Game' Integrity: Testbed Approach to Deployment of Detector Systems," 6th Annual International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, May, 1995.
  4. Gatti, R. C., Carpenter, S. A., Becraft, K. A., Nitsche, H., Prussin, T., and Roberts, K., "Determining Plutonium Concentration Using a New L X-Ray/Gamma-Ray Spectrographic Method," 5th Annual International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, May, 1994.

Radiochemistry of the Transuranics and Nuclear Waste Management

  1. Novak, C.F., Al Mahamid, I, Becraft, K. A., Carpenter, S. A., Hakem, N., and Prussin, T.; "Measurement and Thermodynamic Modeling of Np(V) Solubility in Aqueous K2CO3 Solutions to High Concentrations;" Journal of Solution Chemistry, Vol. 26, No. 7, 1997.
  2. Novak, C. F., Nitsche, H., Silber, H. B., Roberts, K. R., Torretto, P. C., Prussin, T. G., Becraft, K., Carpenter, S. A., Hobart, D. E., Al-Mahamid, I., "Neptunium (V) and Neptunium (VI) Solubilities in Synthetic Brines of Interest to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)," Radiochimica Acta, 74, 31-36 (1996).
  3. Nitsche, H., Al Mahamid, I., Becraft, K. A., Carpenter, S. A., Gatti, R., C., Prussin, T., Roberts, K., Silber, H., and Xi, R., H., "Long Term Plutonium Solubility and Speciation Studies in a Synthetic Brine," Radiochimica Acta, 66/67 3-8 (1994).
  4. Nitsche, H., Becraft, K. A., Carpenter, S. A., Gatti, R. C., Keeney, D., Muller, A., Prussin, T., and Roberts, K., "Milestone Report 3329: Measured Solubilities and Speciations from Oversaturation Experiments of Neptunium, Plutonium, and Americium in UE25p#1 Well Water from the Yucca Mountain Region," Report LBL-32897 and Los Alamos Report LA-12563-MS, 1994.
  5. Nitsche, H., Becraft, K. A., Carpenter, S. A., Gatti, R. C., Keeney, D., Prussin, T., and Roberts, K., "Far-Field Radionuclide Solubility And Speciation Studies For The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project," Proceedings of the 4th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1993, and report LBL-32874.
  6. Nitsche, H., Roberts, K., Xi, R. H., Prussin, T., Becraft, K., Al Mahamid-Al Rifai, Carpenter, S. A., and Gatti, R. C., Long-Term Solubility and Speciation Studies of Plutonium in Simulants of Brines from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Fourth International Conference on "Chemistry and Migration Behavior of Actinides and fission Products in the Geosphere," Charleston, South Carolina, December, 1993.
  7. Nitsche, Becraft, Carpenter, Gatti, Keeney, Prussin, Roberts, "Far-Field radionuclide solubility and speciation Studies for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project," Proceedings of the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 1490, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1993, and report LBL-32874.
  8. Nitsche, Becraft, Carpenter, Gatti, Keeney, Muller, Prussin, Roberts, " Milestone Report 3329: Measured Solubilities and Speciations from Oversaturation Experiments of Neptunium, Plutonium, and Americium in UE25p#1 Well Water from the Yucca Mountain Region," Report LBL-32897 and Los Alamos Report LA-12563-MS (1993).
  9. Nitsche, H., Roberts, K., Prussin, T., Keeney, D., Carpenter, S. A., Becraft, K, and Gatti, R.C., "Radionuclide Solubility and Speciation Studies for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project," Earth Sciences Division Report LBL-32874, December, 1992.
  10. Nitsche, H., Roberts, K., Xi, R. H., Prussin, T., Becraft, K., Al-Rifai, I., Carpenter, S. A., and Gatti, R. C.,"Milestone Report 3329: Measured Solubilities and Speciations Studies in Brine-A Simulant from the Salado Formation at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBL-32896 (1992).
  11. Nitsche, H., Gatti, R. C., Standifer, R. S., Lee, S. C., Muller, A., Prussin, T., Deinhammer, R. S., Maurer, H., Becraft, K., Leung, S. A., and Carpenter, S. A., "Measured Solubilities and Speciations of Neptunium, Plutonium, and Americium in a Typical Groundwater (J-13) from the Yucca Mountain Region," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBL-30958 (1992).
  12. Nitsche, H., Gatti, R. C., Prussin, T., Roberts, K., Becraft, K., Carpenter, S. A., Leung, S., and Novak, G. F., "Plutonium Solubility and Speciation Studies in a Simulant of Water From the Culebra Formation at the Air Intake Shaft in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBL-30877, Sandia National Laboratory Report SAND92-0659, 1992.
  13. Nitsche, H., Muller, A., Standifer, R. S., Deinhammer, R. S., Becraft, K., Prussin, T., Carpenter, S. A., and Gatti, R. C., "Dependence of Actinide Solubility and Speciation on Carbonate Concentration and Ionic Strength in Groundwater," Third International Conference on "Chemistry and Migration Behavior of Actinides and fission Products in the Geosphere," Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, 1991, and published in Radiochimica Acta 58/59, 27-32 (1992).
  14. Nitsche, Becraft, Carpenter, Gatti, Leung, Novak, Prussin, Roberts, "Plutonium Solubility and Speciation Studies in a Simulant of Air Intake Shaft Water from the Culebra Dolomite at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBL-30877 and Sandia National Laboratory Report SAND92-0659 (1991).

Unique Radiochemical Scientific Procedures

  1. Carpenter, S. A., "Procedure for Concentration Determination of Soluble Plutonium and Neptunium from Data Provided by a Low-Energy Gamma-Ray Counting System," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, WIPP-LBL-DP-3.7 (1993).
  2. Carpenter, S. A., "Procedure for X-Ray Powder Diffraction by the Debye-Scherrer Method," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, WIPP-LBL-DP-3.6 (1992).
  3. Carpenter, S. A. and Nitsche, H., "Procedure for Control of Total Carbonate Concentration in Groundwaters for the Yucca Mountain Waste Element Solubility Study," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, TWS-LBL-DP-11 (1991).
  4. Carpenter, S. A., Nitsche, H., and Prussin, T., "Procedure for Sodium Concentration Determination for the Yucca Mountain Waste Element Solubility Study," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, YMP-LBL-DP-05 (1990).
  5. Carpenter, S. A., Gatti, R. C., and Nitsche, H., "Procedure for Determination of Plutonium Oxidation States of Soluble Species from Solubility Measurements at Concentrations Below 10-micro-M," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, TWS-LBL-DP-10 (1990).
  6. Carpenter, S. A., Maurer, H., and Nitsche, H., "Procedure for pH Calibration and Measurement for the Yucca Mountain Waste Element Solubility Study," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, TWS-LBL-DP-13 (1990).
  7. Carpenter, S. A., and  Nitsche, H., "Procedure for Operating and Calibrating a Low-Energy Gamma-Ray Counting System," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LANL-LBL-DP-02 (1989).
  8. Carpenter, S. A., Nitsche, H., and Shalimoff, G., "Procedure for Trace Metal Characterization by Atomic Emission Spectroscopy for the Yucca Mountain Waste Element Solubility Study," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, TWS-LBL-DP-04 (1989).

Quality Assurance Programmatics and Procedures in Applied Research

  1. Carpenter, S. A., "Operations Notebook for the Heavy Elements Research Laboratory (HERL)," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Nuclear Sciences Division (1999).
  2. Carpenter, S. A. and B. M. Smith, "Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment Program," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environment, Health and Safety Division (EH&S), April, 1997
  3. Carpenter, S. A., "Quality Management Program Plan for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) Project: Solubility and Speciation Studies of Actinides," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, WIPP-LBL-QAPP (1995).
  4. Carpenter, S. A., "Control of Agreements," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-4.1, March, 1995.
  5. Carpenter, S. A., "Qualifying Personnel," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-2.1, January, 1995.
  6. Carpenter, S. A., "Scientific and Field Notebook Usage," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-SIII.0, April, 1995.
  7. Carpenter, S. A., "Documenting the Usage of Testing and Measuring Equipment," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-12.0, January, 1995.
  8. Carpenter, S. A., "Preparation of Quality Implementation Procedures," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-5.0, April, 1995.
  9. Carpenter, S. A., "Preparation of Technical Implementation Procedures," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-5.1, April, 1995.
  10. Carpenter, S. A., "General Software Quality Assurance," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-Suppl. 1.0, February, 1995.
  11. Carpenter, S. A., "Surveying QA Implementation," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-18.0, March, 1995.
  12. Carpenter, S. A., "Data and Records Storage and Submission to the Local Records Center," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, YMP-LBL-QIP-17.1, March, 1995.
  13. Carpenter, S. A., "General Software Quality Assurance," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, YMP-LBL-QIP-Suppl. 1.0, February, 1995.
  14. Carpenter, S. A., "Publication Review," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-6.1, February, 1995.
  15. Carpenter, S. A., "Data and Records Storage and Submission to the Local Records Center," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. YMP-LBL-QIP-17.1, March, 1995.
  16. Carpenter, S. A., "Quality Management Program Plan for the Florida State University (FSU) Project: Solubility Studies and Development of Modeling Parameters," Nuclear Chemistry Department, Florida State University, WIPP-FSU-QAPP (1994).
  17. Carpenter, S. A., "Quality Assurance Program Plan for the Project Solubility Studies and Development of Modeling Parameters," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, WIPP-LLNL-NCD-ETG-SM-QAPP, Rev0 (1993).
  18. Carpenter, S. A., "Quality Management Program Plan for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Program to Investigate the Formation and Stability of Actinide Intrinsic Colloids," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), WIPP-LLNL-QAPP (1993).
  19. Carpenter, S. A. (Producer), "Excellence and Safe Laboratory Practices at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory," Video, 32-minutes, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Tele-Video Production Services, 1991.
  20. Carpenter, S. A., "Software Template: Total Quality Assurance Implementing Guide," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. LBL-OTQM-TQAIG-R0, November 8, 1990.
  21. Carpenter, S. A., "Control of Non-modeling Computer Software Development," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Radionuclide Group. WIPP-LBL-DP-3.5, September, 1990.

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Last update: 2011-04-21
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