Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Department seminar

Time and date: 3 March 2011 (Thursday), 4:00 PM
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Particle detectors for the future

Speaker: Dr. A. Sharma, CERN, Geneva

Abstract: Micro-pattern gaseous detectors have matured in the last decade with major implications in particle physics experiments; they have also been successfully refined for use in other fields: medical imaging, single photon detection, neutron and crystal diffraction studies, astrophysics and space experiments, etc. These devices have an inherently improved rate capability (few MHz/mm2) and a localisation accuracy of 30–40 ?m. I will review the state of the art of these novel detectors.