Allison Lim


Materials Chemist

About


Allison is a materials chemist interested in solving interdisciplinary and human centric problems with soft materials. Originally from the Bay Area, CA, Allison graduated from Harvey Mudd College ('16, Materials Chemistry) and completed her PhD under Dr. Alan Sellinger at Colorado School of Mines ('20, Materials Science).  Allison's graduate work focused on applying organic chemistry and polymer science techniques to plastic scintillators for detection of special nuclear materials (...things like uranium and plutonium). Allison thrives on interdisciplinary projects with creative and collaborative solutions and seeks out opportunities to use organic and polymer chemistry to tailor materials for specific applications.

Outside of lab, you might find Allison playing soccer, hiking, reading about cephalopods, or photosynthesizing somewhere sunny.

This site is currently under construction, so please, bear with me as things get fleshed out. In the meantime, please reach out if you have any feedback! -ALim

Publications


Polysiloxane scintillators for neutron and gamma-ray pulse shape discrimination


Allison Lim, Jonathan Arrue, Paul B. Rose, Alan Sellinger, Anna Erickson


Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XXII, 2020 Jul 19


Polysiloxane Scintillators for Efficient Neutron andGamma-Ray Pulse Shape Discrimination


Allison Lim, Jonathan Arrue, Paul B. Rose, Alan Sellinger, Anna S. Erickson


ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 2(8), 2020 Jun 12, pp. 3657-3662


Methacrylate-Functionalized 2,5-Diphenyloxazole for Use as Fluorescent Monomers in Plastic Scintillators


Allison Lim, Griselda Hernandez, Joseph Latta, Henok A. Yemam, Wasana Senevirathna, Uwe Greife, Alan Sellinger


ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 1(6), 2019 Mar 21, pp. 1420-1429


Plastic scintillators with efficient light output and pulse shape discrimination produced via photoinitiated polymerization


Allison Lim, Adam Mahl, Joseph Latta, Henok A. Yemam, Uwe Greife, Alan Sellinger


Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 136(15), 2019 Mar 14


Methacrylate based cross-linkers for improved thermomechanical properties and retention of radiation detection response in plastic scintillators


Adam Mahl, Allison Lim, Joseph Latta, Henok A. Yemam, Uwe Greife, Alan Sellinger


Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, 2018 Jan 28, pp. 113-118


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Projects


Improving Material Properties of Plastic Scintillators


Commercial and synthesized cross-linkers as well as novel synthesized dopants mitigate undesirable plasticizing effects in PSD capable plastic scintillators.


Polysiloxane Scintillators Capable of Pulse Shape Discrimination


Polysiloxane scintillators with low dopant loadings (<5 wt%) perform similar to or better than commercial thermoplastic scintillators.


Photopolymerized Plastic Scintillators Capable of Pulse Shape Discrimination


Plastic scintillators can be fabricated via photopolymerization without sacrificing radiation detection capabilities.


Manipulating the Workfunciton of MXenes via Surface Functionalization


Functionalizing the surface of 2D MXenes allows for workfunction modification and enhanced solubility.


Bismuth Dopants for Gamma Ray Spectroscopy in Plastic Scintillators


Organobismuth dopants were synthesized for gamma ray spectroscopy in plastic scintillators.

Pages


Art


Sometimes I dabble in non-science things.


A selection of a few non-science art things by yours truly.


Clouds


Amateur cloud identification and oggling


We've all got our heads in the clouds a little bit.



Contact


Allison Lim, PhD


Materials Chemist


allisonlim​@mines​.edu

650.245.3801

Materials Science Program


Colorado School of Mines