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Scintillation Detectors And New Technologies For Nuclear Security

Objective

SCINTILLA aims at building an innovative comprehensive toolbox of devices and best-of-breed technologies for the enhanced detection and identification of difficult to detect radioactive sources and nuclear material:
• Dealing with the challenge of masked and shielded material
• Developing effective solutions, which are reliable, portable / mobile and cost effective
• Finding a reliable replacement for Helium-3, which is the major consumable for today's RPM (Radiation Portal Monitors) devices for neutron detection and has become close to unavailable in the European Union.
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SCINTILLA will innovate in two technology areas that offer complementary capabilities for detecting and identifying neutron and gamma addressing different usage contexts:
• Scintillation materials (organic and inorganic) that exhibit fluorescence light when excited by ionizing radiation
• CZT (CdZnTe or Cadmium Zinc Telluride) whose direct band-gap semiconductor capabilities make it adequate for radiation detection and gamma spectrometry.
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Furthermore the SCINTILLA Test-bed Service and annual Technology Benchmarks will respectively support and select the technologies; they will be also open to third party developments. The resulting selection of best-of-breed technologies will then be integrated into full prototype devices, which will be ready for assessment in selected usage cases under (close to) real-life conditions. To reflect the different TRL of technologies under development the project will proceed in two stages with usage assessments at midterm and project end.
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The SCINTILLA Toolbox will be provided with User Guidelines and a Technology Handbook for integrators. SCINTILLA will also develop and promote communication protocols and standards.
Around the Test-bed and Benchmarks a sustainable SCINTILLA Partnership Network will be built, a worldwide community of technology providers, experts and users around the topic of detection technologies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 830 179,32
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Sannie (Mr.)

Participants (9)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 318 608
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Ribeiro (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 686
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marco Pavan (Mr.)
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 894
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Grattarola (Mr.)
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Péter Pál Nagy (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 147 194
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 524 064
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Dr.)
SAPHYMO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 112 120,80
Address
Route De L'orme - Les Algorithmes - Bt Esope 25
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Leroux (Mr.)
SYMETRICA SECURITY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 498 506
Address
Botley Road 39 Roman House North Baddesley Phi House
SO52 9AB Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian George Lever (Dr.)
IZOTOPKUTATO INTEZET - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 140 400
Address
Konkoly Thege M. 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Péter Pál Nagy (Dr.)