C. Murray Bartle PhD

Murray Bartle, PhD

PhD in Physics

Murray Bartle has provided expertise in nuclear, radiation and general physics.







Some activities

  • 2016 - present. Consultant and Company Owner/Director

  • 2005 - 2015 Contracted lecturer (Applied Physics) and Supporting Research Leader (Radiation Detecting Materials)

    Victoria University of Wellington

    2011 - 2015 Lecturer in experimental techniques and nuclear energy (3rd year Applied physics); 2005 - 2013 A Research Leader with the radiation detection group, leader: Assoc.Prof.Andy Edgar.

  • 2010 - present. Director and Owner

    Penguin Scientific and Medical Ltd

    Research, Applications of physics in industry, international science and education. Invited presenter to Asia/Pacific countries.

  • 2005 - 2010 Principal Scientist

    GNS Science

    At earlier stages a senior scientist and scientist since 1980. Research team Leader in non-invasive techniques in particularly the meat processing industry.

Sketch of Capabilities and Highlights

  • Skills (e.g. 'Linkedin' list): physics, science, nuclear physics, research, electronics, R&D, radiation, teaching, materials science, solid state physics, and 11 others.
  • GNS Science/DSIR: Examples of research achievements era 1987-2010 include originating and leading the research on fat in meat measurement on conveyor belts in meat processing.
  • GNS Science: Partnered with NZ Civil Aviation in assessing DEXA scanners at the 1995 AVSEC Expo in Sydney.
  • GNS Science: A previous collaborator with several meat processing companies and partners(e.g. Challenge meats, Milmeq mechanical, AFFCO, Alliance, ANZCO Foods). Collaborator with Rapiscan and Smiths Detection x-ray scanner manufacturers.
  • GNS Science: Originator and Research leader in applying dual beam radiation techniques particularly in assessing fat in meat on conveyor belts. Scanners developed marketed internationally.
  • GNS/DSIR: Application of dual beams eras: 1987-94 (neutron/gamma-ray beams) collaborating with the Meat Research Institute of NZ, and 1995-2010 (DEXA dual energy x-ray beams) with ANZCO Foods and partners.
  • A principal investigator supporting researchers at SCPS, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ. Developing and demonstrating new radiation imaging devices. Supporting PhD supervisor for 2 PhD students (2008-2013).
  • Novel topic paper (2014) 'A fast neutron and dual-energy gamma-ray absorption method (NEUDEG) for investigating materials using a 252Cf source'. Radiation Measurements, 63: 32-37.
  • Patentee in novel noninvasive methods for evaluating hidden compositions, densities, thicknesses and locations (for GNS Science).
  • University Lecturer - example lecture course VUW 2011-2015 'Introduction to Nuclear Energy' 3rd year applied physics.
  • A senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (1977-1980), a research fellow at the Australian National University (1975-77) and research associate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison USA (1971-74)
  • e.g. Patent US5479023 (1993) 'Method and apparatus for detecting concealed substances' notably has been cited by 73 new US patents.
  • e.g. Patent US6678396 (2002) 'Method for non-invasive measurement of properties of meat', was basis for commercialisation success with partners.
  • International presentations relating to fast neutrons, gamma-rays and x-rays in research.
  • Consultant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory USA (1990-1996) and with NZ Customs (2003-2005) and Biosecurity NZ.
  • Principal scientific consultant to NZ Customs for selecting new scanning systems at airports and seaports (2003-2005).
  • Provided training courses for approximately 100 NZ Customs staff during the introduction of new scanners at NZ airports and seaports during 2003-2006.
  • Collaborator with Asia/Pacific research groups (e.g. non-invasive techniques in industry) as an IAEA expert. Dalat, Vietnam (2010); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010 and 2013); and Beijing, China (2012).
  • Representing NZ at IAEA RCA Asia/Pacific meetings Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Jeju City, and Beijing (2007 2010).
  • Representing NZ at IAEA international technical meetings on new methods for detecting landmines at Vienna (2006) and Padua (2007).
  • Representing NZ at IAEA international meetings at Vienna, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mumbai; (1995-2009).
  • International physics journals publications - see Researchgate link elsewhere on this page. International journal referee (Radiation Physics).
  • Sports: Representative cricket, certified MCC youth cricket coach, completed yachting challenges (e.g. in 470 and lightweight sharpie).

Publications with VUW research group in era, post GNS science, 2011 - 2015. See Researchgate for all publications

  • Winch, N.M, Edgar, A.; Bartle, C.M, 2014. Thermal neutron imaging with CsBr storage phosphors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A763: 394-398.
  • Bartle, C. Murray; 2014. A fast neutron and dual-energy gamma-ray absorption method (NEUDEG) for investigating materials using a 252Cf source. Radiation Measurements, 63: 32-37.
  • Dixie, Laura Catherine; Edgar, Andrew; Bartle, Colin Murray; 2014. Samarium doped calcium fluoride: A red scintillator and X-ray phosphor. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A753: 131-137.
  • Dixie, Laura C.; Edgar, Andrew; Bartle, C. Murray; 2014. Spectroscopic and radioluminescence properties of two bright X-ray phosphors: Strontium barium chloride doped with Eu2+ or Sm2+. Journal of Luminescence,149:91-98.
  • Breukers, R.G., Bartle, C.M., Edgar, A., 2013. Transparent lithium loaded plastic scintillators for thermal neutron detection. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A701: 58-61.
  • Dixie, Laura; Edgar, Andrew; Bartle, Murray; 2013. Energy resolved imaging with a stratified phosphor detector. Radiation Measurements, 56: 129-133.
  • Bartle, C.M., Edgar, A., Dixie, L., Varoy, C., Piltz, R., Buchanan, S., Rutherford, K., 2011. Novel methods of measuring afterglow in developmental scintillators for x-ray and neutron detection. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A651: 105-109.
  • Bartle, C.M., Williams, G.V.M., 2011. An efficient directional fast neutron sensor for a mixed radiation field. Radiation Measurements, 46: 1716-1719.
  • Dixie, Laura; Edgar, Andrew; Bartle, Murray; 2011. Luminescence and x-ray properties of samarium and lanthanum-doped cubic barium chloride. Physica status solidi, 8(1): 132-135.
  • Edgar, A., Bartle, M., Varoy, C., Raymond, S., Williams, G., 2010. Structure and scintillation properties of cerium-doped barium chloride ceramics: effects of cation and anion substitution. IEEE transactions of nuclear science, 57: 1218-1222.