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Development of innovative radiation detectors and computational techniques for improving quality of life

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Microdosimetry is the science of studying the effect and modelling the consequences of ionizing radiation exposure at biological cell scales. It gives us the ability to monitor, quantify and predict radiation damage to human tissues in any radiation environment. Such research is crucial for new cancer treatments (proton-therapy), radiation safety (avionic, mining) new exploration frontiers (space) and Australian homeland-security (dirty-explosives). This project aims to develop a new generation of solid-state detectors to realize the science of microdosimetry and hence predict carcinogenic effects of such radiation environments, resolving many pressing problems regarding the norm of exposure and detection of radiation.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1096600

Local Award Id


  • 11033

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Microdosimetry is the science of studying the effect and modelling the consequences of ionizing radiation exposure at biological cell scales. It gives us the ability to monitor, quantify and predict radiation damage to human tissues in any radiation environment. Such research is crucial for new cancer treatments (proton-therapy), radiation safety (avionic, mining) new exploration frontiers (space) and Australian homeland-security (dirty-explosives). This project aims to develop a new generation of solid-state detectors to realize the science of microdosimetry and hence predict carcinogenic effects of such radiation environments, resolving many pressing problems regarding the norm of exposure and detection of radiation.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1096600

Local Award Id


  • 11033