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Development of dedicated systems based on accelerators and detectors of ionizing radiation for medical therapy and in detection of hazardous materials and toxic wastes.

Beneficiary name National Centre for Nuclear Research
(prev. The Andrzej Sołtan Institute for Nuclear Studies)
Project total value 85 584 643,00 PLN
European Union co-financing 67 507 000,00 PLN
Lead time 1.1.2008 – 31.12.2013
Project Leader dr Jacek Rzadkiewicz (TJ2)
phone +48 22 71 80 465
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(other persons involved in the project)
Project advisability Print

One of the main project objectives is to demonstrate systems that would scan passing large-size cargo (e.g. trucks, containers) with beams of ionizing radiation in order to detect illegal trafficking of various prohibited or smuggled substances (strategic goods/technologies, solid and liquid fission materials, radioactive materials, explosives, toxic substances/waste, drugs, cigarettes, double-use products). Once commercially developed and deployed as truck/container scanning gates at border cargo checkpoints, such systems will assist Polish authorities in accomplishing the task to stop flow of dangerous materials into European Union territory via its east borders that was assigned to Poland when it was joining the Schengen Treaty.

Project summary Print

The AiD Project is being accomplished single-handedly by National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Świerk. The project idea is to construct some hi-tech systems based on particle accelerators and ionizing radiation detectors, mainly detectors of photons and neutrons. The idea was backed up by a significant scientific potential of the NCBJ Centre, pretty unique in Poland and highly valued throughout the world. The potential reflects and/or results from a constant development of technology ensuing from research conducted in NCBJ in co-operation with other R&D centres in Poland and abroad. Target applications for the developed systems belong to such essential fields as medicine or national border protection.

Co-operation Print

National Centre for Nuclear Research in Swierk is accomplishing the AiD project in co-operation with a few partners in the country and abroad.

AiD project vs. objectives of the Innovative Economy Operation Programme (IE OP) Print

The AiD Project helps to attain objectives set in the 1st priority axis of the IE OP:


Project co-financed by European Union via European Regional Development Fund

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