Research Activities



Ioannides Konstantinos

Associate Professor
Nuclear Physics Laboratory
Department of Physics
The University of Ioannina
GR-451 10, Ioannina
Tel: +30 26510 08545
Fax: +30 26510 08692
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

n_TOF participation
The design of ADS for incineration of nuclear waste and energy generation requires the complete knowledge of basic cross sections for neutron induced processes.

The main goal of the n_TOF project is to produce, evaluate and disseminate high precision cross sections for the majority of the isotopes relevant to the waste incineration and the ADS design i.e. capture and fission cross sections for the minor actinides, capture cross sections for the main fission products and (n,xn) reactions for structural and coolant materials. This will be evaluated by using three core technologies: A high-energy spallation source, high performance detectors and DAQ systems and state-of-the-art computer engineering.

  n_TOF project website
Nuclear and radiolofical emergency management
I participate in a collaboration of 17 national emergency management organisations with 33 research institutes which brings together best practice, knowledge and technology to enhance the preparedness for Europe's response to any radiation emergency and long term rehabilitation.
  EURANOS project website
Environmental Radioactivity
Radioecology is the scientific field which focuses on interactions of radioactive isotopes with nature, on different mechanisms which regulate the migration of radioactivity and its subsequent uptake in ecosystems and the food chain.

My activities include field sampling, field and laboratory experiments and the development of simulation codes.

  EnvRad website
Radon research
  Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and radioactive gas generated from the decay of uranium which is found in the soil. It moves up from soil into homes through cracks in the foundation and from the building materials. The major health risk associated with exposure to radon in the home or the workplace is an increased risk of lung cancer.

My activities in radon research include measurements of radon concentrations in houses, field and laboratory experiments, development of radon counting codes in CR-39 detectors, and research in radon applications in Geology with the collaboration of the Geology Departments of the Universities of Patras and Thessaloniki.

  Radon website
EDXRF trace metal analysis
  EDXRF is an elemental analysis method which allows measurements to be made on low to high atomic number elements  in a variety of sample types. Applications of XRF include heavy metal analysis of environmental samples and compositional characterization of ancient pottery and glass fabrics by EDXRF spectroscopy in collaboration with the Archaeometry Center of the University of Ioannina and the Department of Archaeology of the University of Ioannina.
  XRF website
Radiometric dating
  Radiometric dating is a technique used to date materials, based on the comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates. Activities of the NPL include tritium and carbon 14 measurements.
TLD/OSL/IR measurements
  Ancient artifacts and geological samples dating with TL/OSL/IRSL Reader DA-20 (Risoe) in collaboration with the Archaeometry Center of the University of Ioannina
  Archaeometry Center website
  Radiation dosimetry is the calculation of the absorbed dose in matter resulting from the exposure to ionizing radiation. Research on materials used in dosimetry is carried out with TL/OSL/IRSL Reader DA-20 (Risoe).



Last update: March 7, 2016