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The NA61 Experiment at CERN Orders More MAPDs
December 14, 2011
The NA61 Experiment at CERN Orders Additional MAPD Solid-State Photo Detectors
Singapore, December 14, 2011 - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS
“This is the first time we have used the Projectile Spectator Detector or Hadron Calorimeter with 320 channels of readout and Zecotek’s MAPD solid-state photo detectors performed beyond expectations,” said Dr. Fedor Guber, representative of NA61/SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment. “The conditions within the calorimeter are extreme and during the 40 day heavy ion run not one MAPD malfunctioned. They all worked continuously throughout the experiment – a very impressive feat. We will be using the MAPDs for future NA61 experiments including CERN’s Hadron Calorimeter with 440 MAPD readout channels.”
“CERN is one of the world’s most important centres for scientific research and we are committed to providing superior technological solutions for all of their experiments,” said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek. “Our MAPD solid-state photo detector is compact and insensitive to radiation and magnetic fields and is designed to replace the earlier photo-detection technologies used by the NA61 Experiment and other high energy physics experiments. We will continue to work with Dr. Guber and his colleagues to optimize the MAPD parameters to improve the overall data from the large calorimeter.”
NA61 is a large acceptance hadron spectrometer with capabilities for momentum, charge and mass measurements. The experimental facility consists of Time Projection Chambers, Time of Flight and Projectile Spectator Detectors. The NA61 Experiment measures the production of hadrons (a class of subatomic particles) in heavy ion collisions and to search for the critical point of strongly interacting matter. A new measuring device, the Projectile Spectator Detector calorimeter (PSD), was used to measure the number of the non-interacting particles in the collisions, on an event-by-event basis. The PSD allows scientists to determine the number of particles participating in the reaction, made possible through Zecotek’s MAPD-3N’s unique high pixel density of 15,000/mm2. The MAPD-3A provides the linear response and energy resolution, amongst other characteristics, required for these ultra-sensitive experiments.
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