Prof Nigel Spooner _ An overview of The Prescott Environmental Luminescence Laboratory (PELL)

The Prescott Environmental Luminescence Laboratory’s focus is the environmental sensing of radiation and materials through luminescence. PELL has three major aspects: Geochronology, Radiation Sensing, and Novel Fluorescence. Geochronology uses alterations in materials via ionising radiation to determine the material’s time since burial or firing, and is used to date archaeological sites and artefacts such as pottery and burnt flints. The Radiation Sensing aspect of PELL measures alpha, beta, and gamma radiation in complex environments and low radiation rates. Novel Fluorescence uses advances in technology to discover new fluorescent signals in natural and manmade materials for real-time sensing applications. This talk will briefly cover the capabilities of PELL, and current projects.

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