Curiosity Creates...less interference

Posted on September 03, 2020

You might have heard that Queen’s has a few researchers working on dark matter, including Nobel Laureate Arthur B. McDonald.

Lucas Ravkov (Sc’17, MASc’19) is a graduate student in mechanical and materials engineering, and he will soon be starting his research where he aims to 3D print ultra-low radiation background pure copper into lattice shapes that can help with the detection of dark matter while minimizing interference.

“With the advances in 3D printing, you can manufacture interesting and complicated shapes like lattices which are low weight but offer plenty of support,” he said.

Lucas Ravkov headshot

Ravkov’s supervisor is Levente Balogh, assistant professor with Queen’s Engineering and Applied Science and a faculty member with the McDonald Institute.

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