Remote and real-time optical detection of
alpha-emitting radionuclides in the environment
19ENV02 RemoteALPHA

Radiological emergencies involving an accidental or deliberate dispersion of alpha emitting radionuclides in the environment can cause significant damage to humans and societies in general. Currently, a detection system to measure large-scale contamination of these radionuclides is not available and new remote detection techniques which overcome shortcomings of traditional detectors are needed. This project will therefore develop novel instrumentation and methods and a sustainable metrological infrastructure for outdoor detection systems, which can detect remotely alpha-emitting radionuclides in the environment. This will lead to real-time collection of traceable radiological data and faster, more reliable information for the decision-making authorities.