What do we specialise in?

The Department performs tasks related to the design and preparation of electronics and ionising radiation detection systems used in scientific experiments or industrial prototype solutions. We carry out scientific research and implementation work in the field of nuclear radiation detection techniques, nuclear electronic apparatus, measurement systems and command and control systems with software, in applications for physical experiments, border control and nuclear medicine. We offer support in projects carried out by NCBJ, both within the framework of the Institute's activities and in cooperation with other national and international organisations.


Electronics engineers integrate measurement and diagnostic systems into ongoing experimental work. Programmers provide adequate support for the tasks at hand, from chip software to the graphical user interface. The presence of physicists makes it possible to specialise and concentrate efforts on topics related to the electronic applications of experimental physics, especially those related to nuclear radiation detection. Support for the division is provided by technicians who, with their knowledge, experience and adequate workshop equipment, will undertake even the most sophisticated experimental stations. Two isotope laboratories and two accelerator laboratories, equipped with gamma-ray spectrometric apparatus and with three D-T neutron generators, provide the possibility of direct testing of the systems under construction.

Currently, the work at the division is carried out within thematic teams:


The laboratory works on X-rays physics related projects. At the beginning of the decade the effort was focused on the construction of X-ray tubes. Currently the team's interest shifted toward applications.

Recent years have been busy with the cooperation with a commercial partner. The experience gained in the implementation of industrial solutions, and in particular the ability to overcome administrative and legal obstacles is now discounted locally at NCBJ when the group has become a valuable and sought after asset in any project.

Research team to carry out work related to the use of Neutron Activation Analysis techniques.

The main objective of the team is the application of techniques related to Neutron Activation Analysis in industry, particularly in the mining industry (exploration of natural resource deposits). The team has conducted developmental research for companies such as KGHM Polska Miedź SA and PGNiG.

In order to carry out tasks of such a high degree of complexity on the borderline of dedicated electronics, measurement techniques as well as various types of construction, design and building works, the team has three groups of specialists: physicists, electronics engineers and technicians. The coordination of work between these groups allows even the most complex tasks, involving the application of scientific solutions to industrial needs, to be carried out successfully. The team currently consists of 10 people:

  • physicists group (4 members)
  • electronics group (3 members)
  • group of technicians (3 members)

The team is currently carrying out work related to:

  • prototyping, construction and development of multi-channel analysers
  • construction of a dosimetry probe
  • design and testing of high-temperature electronics
  • application of 3D printing technology for physics and industry.

The team has access to:

  • a broad base of gamma and neutron radiation detectors
  • measurement electronics and data analysis systems (also in the form of dedicated computing servers) for reading and processing the results obtained
  • neutron generators
  • a broad base of radioactive sources (including heat resistant sources)
  • electronic design and development tools
  • large-volume climatic chamber
  • vibration test bench
  • 3D printers
  • extensive workshop facilities

The team's remit also includes the development of software implemented in the devices (firmware), analysis software (software) and graphical user interfaces.

The team is open to new challenges and tasks. All persons interested in cooperation as well as job candidates, students and interns are welcome to contact the team leader:

Łukasz Kaźmierczak, M.Sc.


The team carries out tasks in three projects.

1. X-FEL

This one includes mainly assembly works and quality control of modules with PLC terminals for controlling experimental lines SASE2, SASE2 and SASE3.

This is a commercial order, which is a Polish in-kind contribution to the X-FEL project completed in 2017. X-FEL GMBH expresses interest in the next contract in 2020 for the supply of 50 modules and providing technical support.

2. PolFEL

The Polish Free Electron Laser is the NCBJ large facility investment, planned for 2018-2022, with a budget of 118 million PLN.

The areas in which the team is involved are:

  • HF field control (LLRF)
  • Electronics for beam diagnostics
  • Electronics system safety:
  • Personnel security
  • Infrastructure safety
  • Radiation safety (active systems)
  • Computer control and diagnostics system
  • IT support
3. ESS

The team is currently carrying out the task of providing 80 LLRF systems for the M-Beta (36) and H-Beta (44) sections and selected auxiliary devices as part of the Polish in-kind contribution for the ESS.

The contract is implemented in the PEG (Polish Electronic Group) consortium:

  • NCBJ (consortium leader)
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Technical University of Łódź

Persons interested in cooperation (in any form) please contact dr eng.  Jaro­sła­wem Sze­wiń­skim.


Andrzeja Sołtana 7,
05-400 Otwock - Świerk
tel. +48 22 273 1603
e-mail: TJ2@ncbj.gov.pl