OSL reader made by Zero-Rad

About the team

The OSL Helios reader is made by Zero-Rad, which was founded by Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland. The team consists of engineers and scientists working on production and development of the OSL Helios reader, which enables Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) measurements. The new OSL device was constructed as an answer to demand for professional, portable and efficient but inexpensive OSL reader. Initially, the research at Jan Dlugosz University, as well as at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science in Krakow, were conducted using custom made OSL Helios readers. The first prototype of Helios was constructed in 2009. In the next few years, several versions and different configurations of the reader were built and tested. Results of the measurements were successfully presented at several international conferences and published in highly ranked scientific journals. This led to the development of the current commercial version of the reader.


Krzysztof Maternicki, MSc

Physicist, engineer and the manager of the project. He has been developing the OSL Helios reader for over 5 years. Experienced team member in prototyping and conducting research and development.

Renata Majgier, MSc

Young scientist, conducting research in the field of luminescence dosimetry. Experienced in scientific work using the Helios reader since 2013.

Arkadiusz Mandowski

Head of the Luminescence and Biophonics Department at the Institute of Physics, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa. For over 20 years, he has been conducting research in the field of radiation induced luminescence (TL/SRTL/OSL) developing its theoretical foundations. The originator and creator of the OSL HELIOS reader. In addition to research work, he is also a university lecturer. Scientific supervisor of the project.