Cooperation with RemoteAlpha project
A REMOTE AND REAL-TIME OPTICAL DETECTION OF ALPHA EMITTING RADIONUCLIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Radiological emergencies involving accidental or intentional dispersal of alpha-emitting radionuclides in the environment can cause significant harm to people and societies in general. A detection system for measuring large-scale contamination with these radionuclides is currently not available and new remote detection techniques which overcome the shortcomings of traditional detectors are needed.
IDEAS Science Ltd. is collaborating with the Remote Alpha consortium on a development project within the EMPIR (European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research) project frame. The 19ENV02 RemoteALPHA (19ENV02) project focuses on the application of alpha-radioluminescence technique to quantify large-scale contamination with alpha emitters in the outdoor environment. RemoteALPHA aims to develop new techniques and technologies that enable sensing of a radiological threat at safe distance.