Purpose of challenge
Orano is looking for innovative solutions to detect Pu particles in a confined space. The size of the particles prevents direct detection (particle size from 0.3 µ to 0.05 mm).
Description and expectations
- Detect Pu powder and its associated emission point
- Visualize Pu powder invisible to the naked eye
- Powder located in a confined enclosure
- Hand operated solution
- Minimum mass to be detected: 0.25 g of powder
The proposed solutions could be based for example on polarizing lighting techniques (through the light halo around the particle itself). However, all other relevant solutions will be evaluated.