“Nuclear Radiation Detection and research of its crucial Materials” team (NucMat)
Particle (neutrons, protons, electrons, x-ray, gamma and heavy ions) detection as a nuclear radiation detection technique that captures the behavior of population particles during transient nuclear reactions, provides direct and extremely important experimental data for the model construction and interpretation of interaction mechanisms of basic nuclear physics, nuclear fusion and nuclear fission reactor dynamics. The“Nuclear Radiation Detection and its related Research of crucial Materials”team(NucMat), facing the national science and technology development strategy and the needs of national defense, focusing on nuclear radiation detection core scientific and technological issues, is endeavoring to the research and design of particle detection technique and key materials for nuclear radiation resistance, that mainly include: (1) the research on pulsed radiation detectors and its detection system with high sensitivity, high particle identification ability, high radiation loss threshold; (2) based on micro-nano artificial microstructure technology, developing optical scintillation crystal materials with high energy resolution, fast decay time and high scintillation light interface extraction efficiency ;(3) surface functional modification of graphene and graphene oxide;(4) high-performance corrosion-resistant coating technology.
The core members of the team are Prof. Xiaoping Ouyang, researcher Hongxia Guo, associate Prof. Shangda Chen, associate Prof. Xiufeng Wang, Dr. Fugang Qi, Dr. Yingdu Liu, Dr. Nie Zhao. Presently, the team is undertaking several projects such as projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology National Key R&D Program subproject, China Academy of Engineering science and technology consulting project, major scientific and technological innovation project of Xiangtan Science and Technology Bureau etc.. Related research work have been published on journals of Phys. Rev. C, App. Phys. Lett., Nucl. Instru. Meth. A, Nucl. Sci. Tech., Chin. Phys. C. etc..
Prof. Xiaoping Ouyang who in charge of the team, is the dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Xiangtan University. He is academician of China Academy of Engineering and one of the academic leaders in the field of pulsed radiation in China, he have created five types of new methods for the experimental diagnosis of pulsed radiation fields and three important new methods for the diagnosis of neutron parameters, andsuccessfully developed eighteen new nuclear radiation detectors and six advanced pulsed radiation detection systems；he has won many rewards such as the He Liang Heli Science and Technology Progress Award, National Hundred Excellent Doctoral Thesis, National Science and Technology Awards. He is an expert on the subject group of experts in the advanced energy field of the National 863 Program, the director of China Nuclear Physics Society, Vice President of China Radiation Protection Society, Vice President of China Radiation Physics Society etc..