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Joint Institute for Nuclear Research for CERN COMPASS Experiment to Use Solid-State Photo Detectors
March 29, 2011
Zecotek Announces Sale of New-Generation Micro-pixel Avalanche Photo Diodes to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research for CERN COMPASS Experiment
Singapore, March 29, 2011 - Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F) today announced that the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) has selected the Company’s solid-state MAPDs for the COMPASS experiment at CERN. COMPASS is a multi-purpose experiment in high-energy physics taking place at CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron accelerator located in Switzerland. The MAPDs will be used in the electromagnetic calorimeter, a critical device for the experiment being developed by JINR. The device requires photo detectors with extreme sensitivity, a uniquely high dynamic range and the ability to survive intense radiation – qualities which set Zecotek’s MAPD’s apart from competing technologies.
“Our decision to select Zecotek’s MAPD was based on its performance parameters in sensitivity, very high dynamic range and radiation hardness," said Prof. Alexander Olshevskiy, Director of Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems of JINR. “We have been highly impressed with the performance of this device in testing, which represents a new paradigm in photo detection."
"The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is another important participant in CERN’s experimental program, and their selection of our new-generation MAPD is yet another welcome endorsement for our technological solutions," Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. “This is the third major experiment at CERN to use our solid-state photo detectors, because of its compact size and insensitivity to magnetic fields it. With each experiment we develop a stronger relationship with the scientific community at CERN and we are proud to be a part of this tremendous scientific undertaking."
The MAPDs will be delivered through Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte Ltd, Zecotek’s Singapore-based and wholly-owned subsidiary. JINR’s decision to select the MAPD followed from previous experiments at CERN and Zecotek’s participation in a recent CERN sponsored colloquium on Silicon Photo Detectors.
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