Intelum is an international consortium including sixteen institutes and companies from across western and eastern Europe, Japan and the USA, all of which are experts in crystal growth, scintillating mechanisms, radiation damage and detector design. About 50 researchers will make short-term exchange visits to participating institutes to share their know-how and expertise.



CERN is home to the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, where physicists and engineers probe the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
The CERN group involved in this project has a 30 years experience in the study of inorganic scintillators and their applications. It is largely known for its expertise in this field.  
cnrs Institute of Light and Matter, University Lyon1 and CNRS, Lyon, France
Research activities of the Luminescence team at the Institute of Light and Matter are based on engineering process developments and applications in the field of optics, lasers, scintillators and crystal growth. The team is now a leading group in crystal growth fibres and shaped crystals using micro-pulling down (μ-PD) and Czochralski techniques. In addition, the team has lengthy experience in the scintillating material field. It includes property characterization as well as mechanism analysis. The laboratory won in 2007 the national INPI prize for company creation and research valorisation. We have already participated in different national and international projects and collaborated with many different companies from France and abroad.
giessen Justus Liebig University Giessen
The Physical Institute sets its research emphasis in the field of experimental hadron and nuclear physics as well as nuclear astrophysics, heavy ion physics and high energy physics. The institute is involved in many international experiments at European and international accelerator facilities, especially at GSI/FAIR in Darmstadt, DESY in Hamburg, at CERN, IHEP in Peking/China and the KEK in Tsukuba/Japan.
giessen Institute of Physics ASCR
Public research institute with more than 600 employees, oriented on fundamental & applied research in physics, using advanced preparation technologies, unique characterisation methods and theoretical calculations as well. The research includes high energy physics, condensed systems, solid state, plasma physics, classical and quantum optics. Solid state physics research includes nanoscale phenomena and processes, materials for opto- and magneto-electronics, relation between matter structure and properties in the bulk, surfaces and interfaces.
giessen University of Milano-Bicocca
The University of Milano-Bicocca includes 4 Schools and 16 Departments. The project will be carried on at the Department of Materials Science – DMS. DMS gets together 40 permanent researchers, and approximately 100 post-docs and PhD students. It coordinates three courses: Materials Sciences (Degree and Master), Chemistry (Degree and Master) and a Degree in Optical Technology (more than 500 students). It provides the PhD course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology, and it is the headquarter of the School of Doctorate of Sciences.
giessen Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The synthesis, crystal growth and detector characterization group at UCLBNL is the US leading centre for discovery of scintillators and studies of scintilltion mechanisms.
giessen The Institute for Physical Research of NAS of Armenia
The team of Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences (IPR-NAS) has a several decade experience in crystal growth and research of activated oxide and fluoride type compounds for various applications. It is well-known for its expertise in phase equilibria, high-temperature crystallization, intrinsic defects, crystal chemistry and substitution, structural in-homogeneities and optical properties of solids. Since 1994 the team is involved in research and optimization of various scintillator materials of interest applying Bridgman and Czochralski methods. The team has participated in several international collaborations and projects, mainly with ILM and CERN teams.
giessen Institute for Scintillation Materials of NAS of Ukraine
Institute for Scintillation Materials is a leading research center in Ukraine specializing on luminescent and scintillation materials research and development. The main scientific directions of ISMA include fundamental research of interaction of radiation with matter, and development of the production technologies of scintillation detectors and devices on their base. ISMA is internationally recognized as an organization working in the area of radiation detection. It has wide international relations and participates in high energy physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics experiments held in world leading research centers in USA, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, France, Russia, China, and other countries.
giessen Research Institute for Nuclear Problems of Belarus State University
The Research Institute for Nuclear Problems at the Belarusian State University (RINP-BSU) is deeply involved in the development of scintillation materials and novel detecting techniques of ionizing radiation. RINP-BSU is one of the inventors of the lead tungstate scintillator, the most widely used scintillation material for experiments at LHC.
giessen Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of Moscow State University
Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University is a scientific research and educational organisation.
tohoku Tohoku University
Prominent world-class institute and one of the seven best universities in Japan.
fibercryst Crytur
Established in 1998, Crytur LTD. is focused on the following five directions: scintillation materials and detectors; scintillation materials and detectors; crystal based precise optics and mechanics; sapphire profiles; and grinding and polishing of hard materials. The company is situated in the market town of Turnov, the bustling centre of a well-known region called the "Czech Paradise". 
giessen Intelligentsia
Intelligentsia Consultants provides high quality, practical, knowledge-based consultancy services to support science, technology and innovation in the public and private sectors. Intelligentsia has extensive experience in managing public funded R&D related projects. The company is located in Luxembourg and UK. Its service portfolio is focused on five key areas: innovation management; technology transfer; policy analysis and design; evaluation and impact assessment; and information and communication services.
giessen Polymicro Technologies (Molex)
Leading manufacturer of doped fused silica optical fibres with polyimide, silicone, acrylate and fluoropolymer coatings. Specific expertise in solarization resistant optical fibres for deep UV; radiation resistant optical fibre; hollow waveguides for IR; broad spectrum fibres for astronomy. ISO9001, ISO13485, and ISO14001 certified.
tohoku Yurikogyou
Major manufacturing company for electronics and lighting products.
tohoku C&A Corporation
C&A (Crystals and Applications) Corporation was founded in 2012 as a spin-off venture company from the Institute for Materials Research in Tohoku University, Japan with more than 15 years of experience in bulk single crystals grown from the melt.
tdk TDK Corporation
TDK is advancing the development of shape-controlled single crystals through an advanced micro-pulling-down (µ-PD) method. The growth method for these single crystals has been developed by TDK with the cooperation of Tohoku University, and features near-net-shape production of single crystals with an arbitrary sectional shape that are nearly complete, at a high speed with low material and processing losses.