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Inorganic scintillators laboratory

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.: 14.W03.31.0004

Project name: New generation of inorganic scintillators and detectors based on them for neutron detection in a broad energy range

Name of the institution of higher learning: National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"

Fields of scientific research: Material technologies

Project goal:

Project goal is to develop physical and chemical basis for a new generation of composite scintillation materials for neutron detection in a wide energy range, perform a development of technological solutions for future production of such materials and detectors using these materials along with a modern component base.

Using the proposed material as an example, elaborate a working methodology for new scintillation and luminescent materials development.

Project objectives:

1.            Development of principles of complex inorganic composite scintillators creation for neutron registration in wide energy range.

2.            Development of requirements for raw materials purity for producing of complex inorganic composite scintillators.

3.            Development of means for high degree purification of Li-6 isotope enriched raw material.

4.            Nuclear physical modeling of candidate materials detecting properties.

5.            Development of techniques for producing of highly homogenous complex inorganic compositions.

6.            Development of principles and methods for valence state control of activator ions in systems of interest.

7.            Experimental study of producing processes and laboratory technique development for making of inorganic composites scintillators samples.

8.            Study of material’s samples structure and spectroscopic properties dependence on manufacturing conditions.

9.            Experimental study of material’s samples detector properties.

10. Manufacturing of experimental detector modules and their properties measurements.

Leading scientist


Korzhik Mikhail Vasilevich


Date of Birth: 13.03.1959

Citzenship: Belarus

Academic degree and title: PhD

Job Title: Research institution "Institute of nuclear problems", Belarusian state University

Field of scientific interests: detectors of ionizing radiation, scintillators

Academic recognition:

One of the leading experts on the development of detector materials. Acted as a research Manager for the development, production set-up and long term production of lead tungstate scintillator crystals for Bogoroditsk plant of techno-chemical products (Bogoroditsk, Russia) for experiments at LHC (CERN). Lead tungstate is the most used crystal in high-energy physics experiments currently.

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