Fluorescence spectra of alpha emitting isotopes for stand-off detector development

Funding: STFC, £4k, 2017

Investigators: Professor C J Taylor (PI), Dr K Gamage (Glasgow University)

This project involves experiments to detect alpha-induced fluorescence using flame detectors. It is part of a larger body of work which aims to develop a means to detect alpha emitting materials from a distance. These methods will be used in a nuclear decommissioning context to detect plutonium contaminated materials.

Diagram of photon detector