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Advanced Radiation Dosimetry European Network Training initiative

Objective

ARDENT is a multi-site ITN that will provide training for 15 ESRs in the field of advanced instrumentation for radiation dosimetry. This training initiative is founded on actions aiming to strengthen and enrich international cooperation amongst all partners involved (7 Full and 5 Associate), promoting the technological transfer of the research results to industry through the active involvement of four industrial partners (3 Full and 1 Associate). The project focuses on three main technologies: gas detectors (gas electron multipliers and tissue equivalent proportional counters), solid state detectors (Medipix and silicon microdosimeters) and track detectors (CR-39 and nanodosimeters). It addresses the development of these types of instruments for mixed-field dosimetry, microdosimetry, spectrometry, beam monitoring. The applications range from the characterization of mixed radiation fields around particle accelerators, in particular accelerators for cancer therapy with electron, proton and carbon ions, on board commercial flights and in space, to the measurement of the secondary dose to patients undergoing radiation therapy, and can equally be employed for measurement of the properties of clinical hadron beams.
The overall goal of ARDENT is to train young researchers in a sector that is very important for the future of European research, at the same time fostering the development of the European private sector. Some of the institutes involved in ARDENT have a long-standing bilateral collaboration but at present there is no global collaboration amongst all partners involved in this ITN. ARDENT therefore also represents an excellent opportunity to strengthen existing links and to create a new network among all partners. A series of network-wide activities, in terms of both training and collaborative research, and a strong programme of secondments are an essential part of this ITN. Several outreach activities complete the ARDENT programme.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particle physics/particle accelerator

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 105 135,43
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)

Participants (7)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 271 717,32
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sofia Rollet (Dr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 710 160
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanislav Kuča (Mr.)
IBA DOSIMETRY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 272,82
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 5
90592 Schwarzenbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Spahn
JABLOTRON ALARMS AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 236 720
Address
Pod Skalkou 4567/33
466 01 Jablonec Nad Nisuo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dalibor Dedek (Mr.)
MI.AM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 276,72
Address
Via Milano 131
20033 Desio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Parravicini (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 552 553,46
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Agosteo (Prof.)
SEIBERSDORF LABOR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 271 717,32
Address
Forschungszentrum
2444 Seibersdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Felix Schröpfer