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Since 1992 Assis. Prof. Dr.Louizi and Dr.Nikolopoulos have initiated a research collaboration on studies of the concentrations of radon with passive techniques in various indoor places in Greece. This period was combined with calibration experiments and the contribution in the design of a radon calibration chamber (Mini Radon House) which was installed in the National Technological University of Athens (responsible, NTUA Prof.Dr.Simopoulos Simos).

 

In short, the research extended to the measurement of radon progeny in indoor places with active techniques. Product of this research was the collection of large sample of active and passive measurements in Greece. The active measurements included, later, measurements of radon in water and radon in soil, introducing techniques for the discrimination of radon and thoron. During the last ten years, the radon research focused on thermal spas. After investigating the radon burden of various Greek Spas, the research extended to the dynamical semi-empirical modelling of the Loutraki spas. Today (2014) new methods are approached for the simulation of the concentrations of radon and progeny of the Ikaria Spas. During the last five years, the research has targeted to human radiation environment, air-quality, and radon precursors detected prior to earthquakes.

 

Since 2004, the collaboration included the Monte-Carlo modelling of medical imaging detectors. Modelling has been implemented with self-designed codes, and GATE GEANT4.

 

The team includes now Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kottou Sofia as basic partner

 

The relevant scientific work of the collaboration with MPL-UoA rendered the publication of more than 20 papers in international peer-refereed journals and numerous research projects and collaborations.

 

Further details on this research field may be found in the research activities menu under the sub-menus ENVIRONMENTAL RADON & PROGENY and MONTE CARLO SIMULATIONS.

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