Seeing the Invisible – from Neutrons to Photons

Seeing the Invisible – from Neutrons to Photons

Published : December 6, 2022
Photo L to R : Dr Michael Rushton & Dr Mehdi Ghardi (Bangor University), Professor Paul Bingham (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Jan Jongman (Principal Scientist), Dr Robin Smith & Dr Alex Scrimshire (Sheffield Hallam University), and Andrew Lee (CTO) – outside Scintacor’s Manufacturing and Development centre in Cambridge, UK.

Today we welcomed representatives from Sheffield Hallam and Bangor Universities to our Cambridge site. Our visitors were taken on a tour of the manufacturing & development facility, seeing all of our 4 core technologies – Neutron detection glass, Caesium Iodide, Phosphors screens, and custom phosphor coatings.

The day’s discussions focussed on the team’s contributions towards the joint EPSRC project, ‘Seeing the invisible – from Neutrons to Photons’ which is targeting the discovery of advanced glass scintillators for neutron sensing in fusion reactors. This is a multi-disciplinary programme combining Chemical Discovery, Experimental Validation, Computational acceleration, & Predictive simulation with Scintacor providing its manufacturing and application knowledge.

Partners in this initiative are Sheffield Hallam University, Bangor University, University of Birmingham, UKAEA, National Nuclear Laboratory, STFC, EPSRC, Glass Technology Services, & Scintacor.

To read more about Scintacor’s Lithium-6 glass products: Lithium-6 Enriched Glass Scintillators | Products | Scintacor

Professor Paul Bingham : Paul Bingham | Sheffield Hallam University (

Dr Michael Rushton : Michael Rushton – Nuclear Futures Bangor – Research Groups (

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