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Nanostructured plastic scintillators for enhanced radiation detection – DECISIoN

Submission summary

This 42 month project aims at developing breakthrough radiation detectors to address NR risk issues. It takes advantage of recent progresses in nanostructuration and nanophotonics to control light emission of radioluminescent materials commonly used in such devices. This will pave the way for more efficient detectors, showing better signal-to-noise ratio, with improved sensitivity at low energies and better discrimination capabilities especially for beta and gamma radiations. Such detectors would also allow to simplify the downwards electronics and algorithms, resulting in more autonomous and more portable operational devices. The project brings together complementary partners with recognized skills in their field of expertise: CEA-LIST, expert in the development of ionizing radiation detectors, ICD LNIO, specialist in nanophotonics and nanofabrication, NAPA Technologies, a French SME specialised in large scale nanostructuring of polymers for different applicative markets, and SDIS 91, an end-user, first responder in case of radiologic threats. The ultimate goal of this project is the realisation of a functional prototype for the detection and measurement of beta contamination in large and fluctuating gamma environments.

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UTT Université de Technologie de Troyes
SDIS 91 Service NRBC

Help of the ANR 794,355 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2017 - 42 Months

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