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Reference Number InnUK/102074/01
Title Flexible Charged Particle Detector for Nuclear Decommissioning
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Kromek
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 30 April 2017
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £395,863
Industrial Sectors
Region North East
Programme Competition Call: 1403_CRD2_ENE_GEN_DCNS - Developing the civil nuclear supply chain CRD. Activity Developing the civil nuclear supply chain ( CR&D)
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Kromek (46.207%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of York (53.793%)
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Abstract Kromek and the Physics Department at the University of York propose the research and development of a high integrity, low cost charged particle detector; based on flexible, thin film printed photo-detector technology. This novel sensor is specifically aimed at applications in nuclear decommissioning, including decontamination, decommissioning and dismantling. The technique will address the specific problem of assessing radioactive contamination in narrow pipe work, where a highly flexible sensor offers the potential for 360 degree coverage. There is currently no efficent cost effective method of measureing alpha particles from contaminated pipework. The alpha detector technology will be based on existing flexible photo-detector technologies developed at the University of York, as well as exploiting recent development in Kromek s TSB funded programme for developing conformable gamma ray detectors.Kromek and the Physics Department at the University of York propose the research and development of a high integrity, low cost charged particle detector; based on flexible, thin film printed photo-detector technology. This novel sensor is specifically aimed at applications in nuclear decommissioning, including decontamination, decommissioning and dismantling. The technique will address the specific problem of assessing radioactive contamination in narrow pipe work, where a highly flexible sensor offers the potential for 360 degree coverage. There is currently no efficent cost effective method of measureing alpha particles from contaminated pipework. The alpha detector technology will be based on existing flexible photo-detector technologies developed at the University of York, as well as exploiting recent development in Kromek s TSB funded programme for developing conformable gamma ray detectors.
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