INFRASTRUCTURE – PIECES OF EQUIPMENT DELIVERED IN THE FRAME OF THE GINOP PROJECT
We purchase the most state-of-the-art LaBr3(Ce) scintillator, silicon pixel detector as well as a gamma-ray tracking Germanium detector of AGATA type
The AGATA detector will be part of the AGATA array, a next generation 4pi gamma-ray spectrometer.
The LaBr3(Ce) and the silicon pixel detectors will be used in experiments performed both in the institute and abroad. With these detectors, the institute can join international collaborations aiming to enhance the role of the European researchers in the modern nuclear structure studies. Furthermore, the devices will assist in a more detailed examination of the new phenomenon discovered at Atomki, which can even prove the existence of a new particle or a new interaction.
In the first year of the project, the procurement of the LaBr3(Ce) detectors, the AGATA detector, and the related pieces of equipment will start.
As a next step, in the second year, the installation and the commissioning of the LaBr3(Ce) detectors will take place. The procurement of the silicon detectors is also expected this year. Due to the complicated manufacturing process, the AGATA detector and its cryostat will be delivered to the institute only in the third year. Thus, their installation will happen in the last year of the project.