Summer 2018 Pilot Projects Awards

Following an external competition in Spring 2018, the NuSec Security Science Network made 5 awards to 4 Universities for early stage research, on topics that could enhance the field of nuclear security. Each award was worth around £4,000. Some  outputs are now available to download.


Pilot Project Title

University of Bristol

Develop  the SoLiD  detector to measure anti-neutrino flux inside nuclear reactors.

Sheffield Hallam University and University of Birmingham

NESSY – A prototype Neutron Energy Spectrometer for Security

University of Sheffield

An investigation of Glass Cherenkov detectors in a pulsed neutron interrogation system

University of Sheffield & Lab Logic

Development of Low-Cost Plastic Scintillation Materials for Enhanced Neutron Detection

University of Surrey

Develop a prototype “telescope”-style detector with a neutron detection capability for deployment as a portable neutron scanner