Conference Programme

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Monday 15th April 2024

TimeItem or PresentationPresenting AuthorAffiliation
08:00Exhibitor Set-up
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
08:45Registration Opens
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
09:20LSC2024 Opens. Welcome Talk
(Main Auditorium, Action Stations).
Session 1: Low-level Liquid Scintillation Counting for Tritium AnalysisChair: Phillip Warwick
09:35Comparison of liquid scintillation counters for H-3 routine measurements in water for environmental monitoringEmilie BaudatInstitut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), France
09:55Hidex ULLA ultra low background LSC performance for H-3 in waterJuvonen, RistoHidex, Finland
10:15Tritium behavior from vine to wineIrina VagnerNational R&D Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies – ICSI, Romania
10:35Coffee Break
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
11:00Linearity Test of Liquid Scintillation Counters for Evaluating of Ultra-low-level Concentration of TritiumJin-goo KangKINS (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety), Korea
11:20Enrichment of tritium in water using Polymer Electrolyte Membrane-Water ElectrolysisHyuncheol KimKorea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
11:40Evaluating the Performance of Hidex ULLA Liquid Scintillation Counter for Tritium Abundance Measurements in Environmental Water Samples at IAEA – Isotope Hydrology Laboratory.Lorenzo CopiaInternational Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
Session 2: Scintillation Based Methods for Environmental ApplicationsChair: Steffen Happel
13:00Plenary Talk - Application of LSC in environmental radioactivity investigation and characterization of radioactive wasteXiaolin HouLanzhou University, China
13:30Optimization of treatment procedure for the determination of atmospheric carbon-14 activity by liquid scintillation measurementsHugo JaeglerInstitut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), France
13:50LSC measurement strategy during nuclear incidentsSiebren van TuinenWageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), The Netherlands
14:10Biogenic carbon measurement from solid recovered fuelsAri LehmusvuoriHidex, Finland
14:30Coffee Break
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
14:55Plenary Talk - Application of LSC techniques for drinking water monitoringStanislaw ChalupnikSilesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Central Mining Institute, Poland
15:25Liquid Scintillation Counting calibration. It's easy or is it? Ca-45 case study.Pawel GacaGau-Radioanalytical, University of Southampton, UK
15:45The method of Pb-212 measurements in air with the application of the LSC techniqueStanislaw ChalupnikSilesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Central Mining Institute, Poland
16:15Conference Photo followed by Poster Session
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
17:45End of day one

Tuesday 16th April 2024

TimeItem or PresentationPresenting AuthorAffiliation
09:00Welcome Coffee
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
Session 3: Advances in Plastic and Liquid ScintillatorsChair: Alex Tarancon Sanz
09:15Plenary Talk - Advances in the use of Plastic Scintillators: PSkits for the rapid measurement of decommissioning samplesHector BagánUniversity of Barcelona, Spain
09:45Development of poly(9-vinylcarbazole)-based plastic scintillators loaded with Bi2O3 nanoparticlesMasanori KoshimizuShizuoka University, Japan
10:05New Zirconium-loaded liquid scintillators using nanoparticle dispersion for neutrinoless double beta decay searchAkito WatanabeGraduate School of Engineering, Japan
10:25Homemade vs. commercial scintillation cocktail for radiocarbon measurements by the direct absorption method and LSCIonut FaurescuNational Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies (ICSI), Romania
10:45Coffee Break
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
11:15Scintillating Iron Imprinted Polymers (Sc-Fe-IIP): Novel material for Fe-55 selective analysisIsaac GimenezDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain
11:35Application of polyethylene naphthalate sheets to alpha particle discrimination in the use of 4π-alpha-gamma anticoincidence spectroscopyYuya SoetaKindai University, Japan
11:55New scintillation liquids without Nonylphenol Ethoxylates: comparative study of their behavior with classic scintillation liquidsCéline Augeray

Marielle Crozet
Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), France

Commissariat a l’energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA), France
12:15Novel porous and functionalized scintillating materials for advanced radioactivity measurementArnau ComaDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
Session 4: Optimisation of Liquid Scintillation Counting HardwareChair: Philippe Cassette
13:30A custom-built liquid scintillation counter to apply the CIEMAT/NIST method and the TDCR methodKarsten KossertPhysikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
13:50Standardization of I-123 by liquid scintillation countingMarcell Péter TakácsPhysikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
14:10Design of an FPGA based α/β pulse shape discrimination board for liquid scintillation counterZhijie YangNational Institute of Metrology (NIM), China
14:30Optimisation of Lab on Chip Devices for In Situ Radiometric Detection with Numerical Modelling, LSC, and Cherenkov Counting for pure β emitting radionuclidesSarah LuUniversity of Southampton, UK
14:50Automated System for Assessing PMT Photocathode Non-UniformityPhillipe CassetteSofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Physics, Bulgaria
15:10Coffee Break
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
15:40Hidex Technical Workshop
16:45End of day two
18:45Drinks Reception
(Boathouse 4 Mezzanine, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard)
19:30Conference Dinner
(Boathouse 7 Restaurant, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard)
21:30After Dinner Presentation - ATOMIK Spirit Story & Tasting (Prof Jim Smith)

Wednesday 17th April 2024

TimeItem or PresentationPresenting AuthorAffiliation
09:00Welcome Coffee
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
Session 5: Advances in Plastic and Liquid ScintillatorsChair: Karsten Kossert
09:15Plenary Talk - Liquid scintillation counting for half-life determinations in the range from nanoseconds to gigayearsKarsten KossertPhysikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
09:45TDCRPy: A Python package for TDCR measurementsRomain CoulonBureau International des Poids et Mesures, France
10:05Code comparison between NIM and PTB for 4πβ(LS)-γ coincidence analysis based on list mode dataHaoran LiuNational Institute of Metrology (NIM), China
10:25A TDCR Cherenkov counting method for Bi-212Xiongxin DaiChina Institute for Radiation Protection, China
10:45Coffee Break
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
11:10Investigation of the possible effect of the accidental coincidences correction on the determination of optimal kB value by efficiency variation with grey filtersK MitevSofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Physics, Bulgaria
11:30Novel LSC Approach Combining Two Quench Correction Technologies Simultaneously - Experiences From the First Application, BiofuelsElmo WiikinkoskiHidex, Finland
11:50Calibration Standards and Proficiency Testing Samples in Liquid Scintillation AnalysisEvgeny TaskaevEckert & Ziegler Analytics, Inc., USA
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
Session 6: Scintillation Methods in Nuclear and Medical ApplicationsChair: Xiaolin Hou
13:00Plenary Talk - Liquid Scintillation Counting for difficult to measure (DTM) radionuclides in waste sentencingPhillip WarwickUniversity of Southampton, UK
13:30A novel method for separation and measurement of Zr-93 from radioactive waste and mineral samplesIstván PappISOTOPTECH Zrt, Hungary
13:50Validation of a method for the determination of Sr-89 and Sr-90 with cherenkov and liquid scintillation countingClaudia LandstetterAustrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Austria
14:10Radiochemical characterization of low- and Intermediate-level radioactive waste at KAERITae-Hong ParkKorea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
14:30Analysis of Sm-151 in bioshield concrete by Liquid Scintillation Counting: challenges and solutionsFrances RowlandsUniversity of Southampton, UK
14:50Coffee Break
(1st Floor, Action Stations)
15:15Plenary Talk - Development of liquid scintillation counting and Cherenkov counting methods in medical applicationsXiongxin DaiChina Institute for Radiation Protection & Shanxi Provincial Key Laboratory for Translational Nuclear Medicine and Precision Protection, China
15:45Determining I-129 in nuclear decommissioning relevant materialsDavid ReadingUniversity of Southampton, UK
16:05Determination of gross alpha and beta activity in water samples: proficiency tests as a tool for better understanding, comparisons, improvements and harmonization of different methodsJasmina Kožar LogarJožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
16:25Using liquid scintillation spectrometry for the evaluation of radionuclide inventory in radioactive wasteSooyeon LimKorea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Limited, Daejeon.
16:45Using liquid scintillation counting to measure internal contamination: Presentation and optimization of methodsDi Pasquale SNational Institute for Radioelements - IRE, Belgium
17:05Closing Remarks - LSC2024

Poster Presentations

Lead AuthorInstitutionTitle
Haruhisa TsukaharaResearch institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, JapanDevelopment of LiAlO2 nanoparticle-loaded plastic scintillators for neutron detection
Naru HayashiShizuoka University, JapanDevelopment of UV-cured Plastic Scintillators with 9,9-dimethylfluorene Having High Scintillation Light Yields
Wook SOHNCentral Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, KoreaMachine learning approach using Bayesian linear regression to determination of Cherenkov counting efficiencies of radiostrontium
Mattia TaroniProtex Italia Srl, Nuclear Division & KAOS srl, ItalyRemovable Surface contamination by NORM via Smear Test in Liquid Scintillation Counting for alpha and beta emitters. Optimization of the analytical technique
Oxana BlinovaIAEA Marine Environment Laboratories (Radiometrics Laboratory), MonaccoMeasurements of tritium in aqueous samples using a Hidex Triathler portable liquid scintillation spectrometer and their application to verification of compliance with operational limits.
Justyna Marganiec-GałązkaNational Centre for Nuclear Research, Radioisotope Centre POLATOM, PolandDetermination of Ga-68 half-life by Liquid Scintillation Counting
Joanna NajmanIFJ PAN Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, PolandMeasurements of tritium in precipitation of Krakow, Poland using electrolytic enrichment and liquid scintillation counting spectrometer
Jerzy W. MietelskiIFJ PAN Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, PolandLSC spectrometer as an excellent tool for quality control of fine light sources made of C-14 doped plastic scintillators aimed for photomultiplier tests
Gahyun KimKorea Atomic Energy Research Institute, KoreaSequential separation of Cs-137 and Sr-90 from seawater based on column chromatography
Kahee JeongKorea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Limited, KoreaComparison of H-3 radioactivity using efficiency calibration source and performance in proficiency test
Kahee JeongKorea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Limited, KoreaEffect of Co-60 interference on Ni-63 analysis using liquid scintillation counting method
Sooyeon LimKorea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Limited, KoreaOptimization of Analysis Method for Liquid Scintillation Counting of Metallic Samples in Radioactive Waste
Zhou, YLanzhou University, ChinaSynthesis and study of dual-functional separation and scintillating resin for americium
Jieun ParkKorea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Limited, KoreaA Study of H-3 and C-14 analysis in dry active waste using thermal decomposition
Jieun ParkKorea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Limited, KoreaThe analysis of C-14 radioactivity in spent activated carbon generated from nuclear power plants