Radiation damage studies performed at the Calliope gamma irradiation plant at ENEA (Italy)

S. Baccaro, A. Cemmi

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

7 Citations (Scopus)


The Calliope plant, a pool-type irradiation facility located at the Research Centre ENEA-Casaccia (Rome), is equipped with the60Co γ source in a high-volume shielded cell. Calliope facility is involved in radiation processing research on materials (polymers and optical components) and on devices to be used in hostile radiation environment such as nuclear plants, aerospace experiments and High Energy Physics experiments. The aim of this work is to give an overall picture of the activity we are carrying on at our laboratories with a mention to the possible applications in the field of scintillators and glasses, like doping effect to induce radiation resistance in scintillators, glasses for safe nuclear fuel disposal, suitable substitute oxides which can replace PbO in the preparation of lead-free glasses complying environmental regulations. © 2011 Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventPenetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferencePenetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/11 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Baccaro, S., & Cemmi, A. (2011). Radiation damage studies performed at the Calliope gamma irradiation plant at ENEA (Italy). Paper presented at Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII, United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.913879