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Evaluation of Liquid Scintillator-Filled Fibres for Advanced Radiation Imagers

The project aims at evaluating a novel approach to develop an advanced radiation scatter camera by exploiting the concept of high-resolution liquid scintillator filled heterostructure fibres. A framework of these fibres forming a single volume radiation medium will enable the development of the next generation of radiation imagers by substantially improving the current technology performance.

Student

Phil Krause

Supervisor

Dr Greg Bizarri

Dr Iva Chianella

 

The project aims at evaluating a novel approach to develop an advanced radiation scatter camera by exploiting the concept of high-resolution liquid scintillator filled heterostructure fibres. A framework of these fibres forming a single volume radiation medium will enable the development of the next generation of radiation imagers by substantially improving the current technology performance. Specifically, it will allow for

i)  faster imaging (detection efficiency);

ii) increased system portability (compactness and power consumption); and eventually,

iii) multi-modality imaging (imaging/spectroscopy, gamma-ray and neutron mixed field and harsh environment robust).

This effort will be supported by multi-disciplinary facilitation of the design, fabrication and characterization of the heterostructure fibres, in order to develop an advanced detector material solution and in turn its implementation in a small-scale camera prototype. The output and impact of the research will be maximized through functional testing of the proposed fibres and camera prototype (radiation response and image reconstruction). 

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