Radiation In the Press


CERN hosted ESA for radiation effects testing using the ultra-enegetic heavy ion beam in the SPS North Area. Read more about the scientific and practical interest of qualifying components and boards at such energies here.  


Aerospace engineering and particle physics might not at first seem like obvious partners. However, both fields have to deal with radiation and other extreme environments, posing stringent technological requirements that are often similar. Read about it here


The Robusta 1B satellite was succesfully launched on 2017-06-23. The 1 kg cube-sat was developed by the University of Montpellier and will study the effect of space radiation on bipolar transistors. 


This is good news for spacecraft that are orbiting in the region and can be damaged by high levels of radiation. Read more here (Los Alamos National Laboratory). 


You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. Read more here, from Vanderbit Research News



Extreme radiation levels expected for the 100 km, 100 TeV centre of mass Future Circulate Collider. This will pose challenges both for detector materials and electrnics and qualification of accelerator equipment to ensure its reliability and availability. Read more here.

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