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Scintilla European project, the successful research results

: Sannie, Guillaume; Kondrasov, V.; Corre, G.; Boudergui, K.; Perot, B.; Carasco, C.; Montemont, G.; Peerani, P.; Carrapico, C.; Tomanin, A.; Rosa, F.; Caviglia, M.; Eklund, G.; Tagziria, H.; Friedrich, Hermann; Chmel, Sebastian; Vita, R. de; Manchini, E.; Pavan, M.; Grattarola, M.; Botta, E.; Kovacs, A.; Lakosi, L.; Baumhauer, C.; Deheuninck, T.; Haddad, E.; Petrossian, G.; Ferragut, A.; Bellami, J.M.; Dermody, G.; Crossingham, G.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
4th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, ANIMMA 2015 : Lisbon, Portugal, 20 - 24 April 2015
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4799-9919-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-4799-9918-7 (Online)
International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA) <4, 2015, Lisbon>
European Commission EC
Scintillation Detectors And New Technologies For Nuclear Security
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer INT ()
Helium 3; homeland security; nuclear measurements; safeguards; neutrons

The Scintilla FP7 project is ended in December 2014, the fruitful results of 3 years development and tests will be presented. SCINTILLA offers the capacity to finding a reliable alternative to Helium-3 based detection systems since the gas which is predominantly used in nuclear safeguards and security applications has now become very expensive, rare and nearly unavailable. SCINTILLA benchmarks results are based on international standards. Radiation Portal tests were carried out at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Italy). The scintilla project addresses few mains issues. The first is to develop neutron detectors for Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) and the second is the need of new wearable integrated solutions for Spectrometric Personal Radiation Monitor (SPRM). The partners which provide technical systems of the scintilla project are INFN-ANSALDO, CEA, SYMETRICA and SAPHYMO. For RPM, the objective is to find reliable alternatives to Helium-3 historical neutron detector and provide technical solutions which cope with tests for reliable mobile and cost effective. For Spectrometric Personal Radiation Monitor (SPRM), SCINTILLA is innovating in technology areas that offer complementary capabilities for detecting and identifying gamma Two CZT (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) addressing contexts of used by first responder technologies, one is a wearable detector and the second is a gamma camera complemented by advanced image processing technologies.