The group’s research focus is on the characterisation and development of wide band gap semiconductor and scintillator materials that are suitable for operation as radiation detectors at room temperature or above.
- Direct detection – semiconducting polymers
- Indirect detection with novel pulse shape discriminating plastic scintillators
Plastic scintillator samples with increased absorbed radiation dose
Left: Example pulse shape , Right: Example pulse shape discrimination (PSD) figure of merit plot.
For more information, see Prof Paul Sellin.
High Z materials for high gamma detection efficiency
Left: Pixelated Cadmium Zinc Telluride detector, Right: X-ray detection by Interferometry
Hard Low Z materials for challenging environments (high flux, & Temperature) and Neutron detection
Left: Fast timing Diamond detectors, Right:Thermal neutron detection with LiF coated SiC up to 500 K.