Nuclear Technology Laboratory
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Macedonia, Greece.

Nuclear Technology Laboratory

Objectives and targets

The scientific staff of the Nuclear Technology Laboratory implements a scientific activity on the subjects of environmental radioactivity (measurements-models), diagnostics of industrial systems, coproduction of heat and electricity, interaction of fast ions with matter.

1. History

The development of the Nuclear Technology Laboratory started at 1981 with main research interest on the subject of the diagnostics of Nuclear Reactors and environmental radioactivity. During the following years the Laboratory broadened its activities as can be seen at Current Activites. The Laboratory gradually obtained equipement with main finacial support from research contracts from the European Union and the General Secratariat of Reasearch and Technology of Greece.

2. Teaching

The scientific staff of the Laboratory teaches the following courses at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Introduction to Nuclear Technology

Theory and Technology of Nuclear Reactors

Heat Transfer

Electrical Power Plants.

About 6 students per year are working on their final project at the Laboratory.

3. Research activities.

The laboratory posesses a complete set of instruments for the implementation of special measurements on radiation detection. Actually:

This equipment offers the ability for the qualitative and quantitative determination of radionuclides. (eg. Cs-137 from the Chernobyl accident) with laboratory as well as with in-situ measurements. The Laboratory is a member of the National network for measuring the environmental radioactivity and in this framework the environmental radioactivity is beng measured on a daily basis.

The Laboratory's staff worked during the last decade on the concequences of the Chernobyl accident on the agricultural production and natural ecosystems at Northern Greece, on industrial systems diagnostics, on heat and electricity coproduction, on fast ion interaction with matter. Almost the whole research work was or is carried out in the frame of the following externally financed projects.

  • "Study of the atomic excitation and electron emmission during the interaction of fast ion with the matter", 1987-1989. (financed by GSRT).
  • "Survey of the log term consequences of Cs-137 and Cs-134 in the agricultural production in Northern Greece", 1987-1989. (financed by GSRT).
  • "Behaviour of long-lived radionuclides in soil-plant systems of the mediterranean region", 1988-1990. (financed by E.U.).
  • "Electron emission from carbon foils under heavy ion bombardment", 1991. (financed by E.U.).
  • "Dissociation of H clusters during the interaction with gas and electron beams.", 1991-1992. (financed by GSRT).
  • "Diagnostics on industrial systems", 1992-1995.(financed by GSRT).
  • "Study of the time dependent contamination with Cs-137 in the soil and agricultural products in Northern Greece", 1993-1995. (financed by GSRT).
  • "Cycling of Cesium in natural ecosystems", 1993-1995.(financed by E.U.).
  • "Pilot survey on the determination by in-situ gamma spectroscopy of outdoor and indoor exposure gamma rates in populated areas of Greece due to natural and artificial sources of radiation", 1994-1995. (financed by E.U.).
  • "In-situ gamma ray spectrometry measurements in different towns of Greece", 1994-1998 (financed by 30 different Municipalities).
  • "Secondary emmission of electrons from solids", 1995-1997. (financed by GSRT).
  • "Calibration procedure for Ge detectors used for in-situ indoor spectrometry", 1996. (financed by E.U.).
  • "Distribution and recycling of radiocesium in a forest ecosystem" General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) - 1997.
  • "Contribution of different radionuclides (of natural and artifial origin) to dose rates for the population of urban areas" (GSRT) - 1997.
  • "Diagnostics of industrial systems with noise techniques" (GSRT) - 1996.
  • "Cosmic radiation induced background in a portable Ge detector" T.M.R. programme (E.U.) - 1998
  • "Developement of a dose-estimator from indoor gamma radiation, using Artificial Nural Networks" (GSRT) - 1997-1999.
  • "Gamma Spectroscopy system for Environmental Radiactivity Monitoring" (IAEA) - 1999.
  • "Indoor radon measurements in the town of Kavala" (Prefecture of Kavala) - 1999
  • "In Situ gamma spectrometry for monitoring the environmental radioactivity" (EU) - 2000

From the research work in the period 1990-1999, more than 40 articles were published in international scientific journals and a lot of presentations at international conferences.

| Home Page | | Laboratory Profile | | Personnel | | Current Activities | | Publications |
| Measurements by NTL | | News | | Courses| | Links | | E-Mail us |