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MEPhI Experimental Nuclear Physics Laboratory

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0049

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state budget educational institution of higher professional learning "National Nuclear Research University "MEPhI"

Fields of scientific research:
Nuclear power and nuclear technologies

Project goal:
To design a new generation neutrino detector that uses the coherent scattering effect on heavy xenon nuclei to improve sensitivity to reactor-emitted antineutrino.

Key project objectives:
Antineutrino radiation possess an extreme penetration capacity and therefore carries non-distorted information about the processes inside the active zone surrounded by a significant amount of construction materials. Developing a compact and efficient detector will make it possible to ensure operational safety of nuclear reactors, promptly respond to emergency situations, and exercise control over the isotopic composition of the active zone.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
The project will help create a laboratory of advanced detection technologies at MEPhI. These technologies are important for implementation of physical experiments of fundamental nature and for development of new detectors applicable in nuclear power engineering and nuclear medicine.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Yuri Valentinovich Yefremenko

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Academic degrees and titles:
Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, professor

Job title:
University of Tennessee/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Full Professor

Areas of scientific interest:
Energy efficiency, energy saving, nuclear power engineering

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