SCINTILLA will hold its final public event on 11&12 December 2014 in Ispra (Italy) at the Joint Research Centre.
Member of the SPN? Interested in the enhanced detection of radioactive sources and nuclear material ? Expert in nuclear detection ?
Come along to discuss SCINTILLA final results, technology developments, testing and benchmarking outcomes as well as future perspectives in terms of R&D in the nuclear security !
Register online now by clicking here. Deadline to submit an abstract: 7 November 2014.
INFN is the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics. The mission of the Institute is the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and of the forces that binds them. This is accomplished by conducting experimental and theoretical research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics. Fundamental research in these areas requires the use of cutting edge technologies and instrumentation that INFN develops in its own laboratories and in collaboration with the world of industry. These activities are conducted in close collaboration with the academic world. INFN has 19 Research Units (Sezioni) located at different University Physics Departments and four National Laboratories. The INFN workforce includes about 2000 employees who are involved in research conducted by the Institute and 1300 young researchers.
INFN participates in SCINTILLA with personnel of the Genova Unit (Sezione di Genova) of the Institute. The group has a long standing expertise in the development of particle detection techniques based on scintilators. The role of INFN in the SCINTILLA project is is to lead task TA 2.4 "Building the Gadolinium-lined plastic scintillator subsystem". INFN guides the R&D activity for the development of this detection technology with the goal of bulding and testing a complete detector for usage in RPMs.
Raffaella De Vita (scientific and technological issues)
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