For details on our setups and on scientific and technological issues, please refer to;


1- “Radiation hardness assurance: Innovative aspects and challenges”, B.Alpat et al., Proc. of SPIE Vol. 11042 1104210-1


2- “Testing of Substrates for Flexible Optical Solar Reflectors: Irradiations of Nano-hybrid Coatings of Polyimide Films with 20 keV Electrons and with 200- 400 nm Ultraviolet Radiation”, B.Alpat et al., being published by JINST


3- ” Test Di Substrati per Telescopi Spaziali: Irraggiamenti Nell’ultravioletto di Film Poliimmide in Aria, Vuoto E Atmosfera Controllata “, P. Di Lazzaro et al., ENEA Technical Report RT / 2017/9 / ENEA (2017).


4- “First Surface Flexible Optical Solar Reflectors with Interferential Cermet Coatings”, S. Mengali et al., Proceedings of the 14th ISMSE & 12th ICPMSE, Biarritz, France, 1 to 5 October 2018.


5- “The radiation sensitivity mapping of ICs using an IR pulsed laser system”, B.Alpat et al,  Microelectronics Reliability 43 (2003) 981–984.


6- “A pulsed nanosecond IR laser diode system to automatically test the Single Event Effects in the laboratory”, B.Alpat et. al,  Nucl. Ins. & Meth. in Phys. Res. A 485 (2002) 183–186.


7- “The Radiation Hardness Assurance Facility at INFN-LNS Catania for the Irradiation of Electronic Components in Air”, M.Menichelli, B.Alpat et al., IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., Vol. 57, n. 4, Aug 2010.


8- “Full Geant4 and FLUKA simulations of an e-LINAC for its use in particle detectors performance tests”, B. Alpat et al, 2012 JINST 7 P03013 and also on  arXiv eprint: 1201.3766v1


9- Background Estimation in MXGS Apparatus on International Space Station, B.Alpat et al., IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci., Vol. 57, No. 4, August 2010, 2010-2016