Radiation damage studies in scintillator materials for high-energy physics and medical applications

Project implementation period: 2018-2021

Principal Investigator: Dr. Phys. Anatoli Popov

Latvian Council of Science Grant No. LZP-2018/1-0214

The experimental-theoretical project is devoted to systematic studies of radiation damage kinetics and basic processes in scintillating materials currently used for particle physics, neutron research and medical imaging. Radiation damage, together with the detection efficiency and time resolution parameters, as a very important factor determining long-term and stable operation is an important issue for all scintillator detectors operating in a hostile radiation environment. The main goal is prediction of long-time radiation stability of strongly irradiated scintillator materials based on careful analysis of the defect annealing kinetics.