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★本題にいきます↓★

●ペットボトル樹脂(ポリエチレンテレフタレート)を改良して放射線を可視化できるように感度を上げたプラスチック樹脂の「シンチレックス」が商品化されそう。

京都大学の中村秀仁助教授の研究成果だが、京都大学より発表された時(6/29)に、一斉に報道されたものの、商品化は先のことと思っていたら、7/4には帝人化成が量産化を目指し、現在「シンチレックス」という商標名を申請中と発表。

9月に、この素材を使った第一世代検出器を製品化するとしていた。

《京都大学》

「産学官連携により、革新的な放射線蛍光プラスチック(商標名「シンチレックス」申請中)の開発に成功~安価で高性能な放射線検出器の製造に大きく前進~」

http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/news_data/h/h1/news6/2011/110629_1.htm

via 放射能を見れる! シンチレックス商品化をもっと騒いで欲しい – ★気まぐれだけど★ 鳩ヶ谷市の放射線測定 ★たまに他所も★ – Yahoo!ブログ.

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GOOD NEWS!

A geiger counter is not an effective tool for monitoring radioactive contamination of food.  Until now, effective radiation screening tools for food and water have been too costly for consumers, farmers or those that sell and serve food.  Considering that the Japanese government is only reluctantly getting around to radiation monitoring, and the US government has chosen to neglect it altogether, it is a very good thing that affordable tools for radiation screening are coming on the market soon – possibly even by October, 2011.  The use of this plastic in scintillators, a type of radiation screening device, may reduce the cost of scintillators by as much as 90%.

From the Wall St. Journal:

By Judy Lam

Talk about a timely invention.

Scintirex emits fluorescent light in varying degrees based on the level of radiation it detects.

Behold – the radiation detector made from the same plastic used in PET bottles, at a tenth of the cost of existing radiation detection machinery.

What’s more, the product, to be known as “Scintirex”, is made in Japan.

Close to four months on from the March 11 disasters and ensuing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi, with authorities now seeking to provide tens of thousands of radiation monitors for concerned parents and children, Scintirex could hardly be more topical.

The first Scintirex detectors could be available as soon as this fall, but the invention didn’t come about overnight. Dr. Hidehito Nakamura, an assistant professor at Kyoto University’s nuclear reactor research institute, said it has taken him five years to develop the material, which is designed to emit fluorescent light in varying degrees based on the level of radiation it detects.

via Made in Japan: PET Bottle Plastic Radiation Detector – Japan Real Time – WSJ.

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