Nuclear Physics

Lund University

PAD Projects

Responsible for the lab

Detector lab: Pavel Golubev
Neutron lab: Kevin Fissum

Iridium  coincidence  spectrometer
(Nuclear Physics – Geology)

In this project we will set up an iridium coincidence spectrometer in Lund with the aim to be significantly better than its predecessor, the Luis W. Alvarez - Iridium Coincidence Spectrometer (LWA-ICS) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Geology and the Department ofPhysics and will be part of the Platform for Advanced Detector Systems. The project has been supported by the Science Faculty (2,5 MSEK).

Contact: Per Kristiansson, Birger Schmitz (Geology)

Neutron detector development 
(Nuclear Physics – ESS – Max IV)

A three-part Memorandum of Understanding on a Joint DetectorLaboratory between the Division of Nuclear Physics at Lund University (NP), the MAX IV Laboratory (MAX-Lab) and the Detector Group at the European Spallation Source AB (ESS AB) will be signed during 2011.  An agreement has already been signed for co-financing of a PhD student in Neutron Detection Techniques between NP and ESS AB.

Contact: Kevin Fissum

Bio imaging
(Nuclear Physics – Medical Radiation Physics)

The idea is to design and construct a 3D, in vivo imaging device, for alpha and beta radiation with spatial resolution below 100 μm. In this project we propose to combine a double-sided Si-strip detector of the type developed for nuclear physics experiments with a fast scintillator, to obtain a system with ≤ 50 μm that is useful for 3D in vivo imaging.  This project has been supported by VR 2008-10. Presently, the last tests are performed in the new PAD-laboratory at Nuclear Physics.

Contact: Bo Jakobsson, Sven-Erik Strand

High resolution Rutherford scattering
(Nuclear Physics, fundamental - applied)

In a project funded by the Royal Physiographic Society a new facility for material analysis is being installed at the Nuclear Microprobe Accelerator. The facility is based on classical Rutherford Back-Scattering analysis (RBS) but takes advantage of the recently developed double-sided silicon strip detectors for extremely high sensitivity. In a collaboration between the applied and fundamental research groups at the Nuclear Physics division we will work on enhanced detector resolution which is crucial for this application.

Contact: Per Kristiansson, Pavel Golubev

Detector projects in experimental nuclear physics




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