ISSP UL Deputy Director of studies Anatolijs Šarakovskis attended 14th International Conference on Scintillating Materials and their Applications SCINT 2017 in Chamonix, France on September 18-22.
SCINT is an international conference series on scintillating materials and theirs applications. A scintillator converts high-energy to pulses of light that can convey both the location and energy of the intercepted ray. They can be found as gas, liquid and solids. Among solid scintillators, conference series is particularly focused on inorganic scintillators which are generally of high density contrary of organic one. They can be found as large and small single crystals, crystalline fibers, thin films, powders and nanoparticles, depending on the final application.
Scintillators are important for applications ranging from airport security to medical imaging to oil exploration, and for large international experiments in high-energy particle physics and astrophysics.
Topics of interest at the meeting range from fundamental processes of radiation interaction and light emission to crystal growth, defects, material engineering, quality inspection, and applications.
In addition, to share the recent advances in this field, the conference aimed to gather and promote a community. The International advisory committee was organized as a working group which also aims to act as expert group in order to provide scientific support on request.