IAEA Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory: Support to IAEA Member States and Recent Developments
Physic Section, Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
Published online: 31 January 2020
As part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Physics Section, the Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory (NSIL) helps Member States (MSs) to establish, operate and maintain various nuclear instrumentation and spectrometry techniques in support of a wide range of applications such as health care, food, agriculture, environment, forensics, cultural heritage, and materials science. NSIL is contributing to capacity building, transfer of knowledge and expertise sharing, including the development of instruments and validation of analytical methodologies. This paper describes NSIL's key activities and provides an overview of the recent developments and achievements, including the commissioning and utilization of an end-station at one of the beam lines in Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (EST, Italy), the upgrade of an ultralight radiation monitoring system onboarded on a drone, as well as the development of a full field X-ray fluorescence analytical system for forensic applications and characterization of valuable art/archaeological objects.
Key words: nuclear / instrumentation / training / spectrometry / gamma radiation monitoring / X-ray Fluorescence / Ion Beam Analysis / Synchrotron - / based- X-ray spectrometry / neutron generator
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