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LFS-3 Plates Requested for Large Hadron Collider Experiments at CERN
September 29, 2014
Zecotek’s LFS Scintillation Crystal Plates Requested for Modules in Major Large Hadron Collider Experiments at CERN
Singapore, September 29, 2014 - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, today announced that its new configuration of LFS scintillation crystals (LFS-3 plates) will be assessed by CERN scientists in the Large Hadron Collider. As previously announced on July 28, 2014, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment successfully tested the specially designed LFS-3 plates. Due to the high quality performance of the individual plates, the scientific team at CERN has ordered enough LFS-3 plates to build initial modules which will be installed in the Large Hadron Collider and subjected to a high energy beam.
“We have successfully made it to the final technical evaluation stage before approval can be given for full adoption of our LFS-3 plates for large scale CERN experiments,” said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. “High light yield and radiation tolerance are the key performance criteria of our LFS-3 plates, and we expect to see the new design meet the strict parameters required by CERN experiments. We very much look forward to playing a major role in the advancement of scientific research at CERN and for Zecotek to be able to capitalize on the unique commercial value of its patented LFS scintillation crystal.”
The CMS Experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Europe. It is composed of three main components: scintillation material, photo-detectors and the ubiquitous electronic system. Zecotek’s new LFS-3 plates are prime candidates for use in CERN`s high energy experiments because of their density of material, stopping power, fast decay time, very good energy resolution, and radiation hardness. Experiments can also benefit from Zecotek`s LFS-3 plates due to reduced labour and re-calibration costs associated with single crystal forms, as well as reduced interruptions associated with the maintenance and refitting of damaged crystals.
In March 2013, CERN scientists confirmed that a new subatomic particle discovered at the world's most powerful particle accelerator is the Higgs Boson. As CERN pushes into this new frontier of science, additional experiments are required to determine the particle’s properties and its true form. High-energy scintillation crystals with high radiation hardness and solid-state photo detectors are paramount for the success of the next stage of experiments.
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