Detector development

Experiments in Nuclear Physics require usually the sensitive detection of photons, ions, or neutrons. The development and improvement of new techniques for detection and analysis can therefore trigger new findings in physics. Our research group is involved in the following projects within this field:
  • Major involvement for the development, building and test of the neutron detector "NEULAND" within the scope of the R3B collaboration for FAIR.

  • New developments in digital signal processing for particle and gamma detectors.

  • Detection of long-lived radioactive isotopes with highest sensitivity at CologneAMS, a center for high performance Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). Applications range from the geosciences, oceanography, pre- and protohistory, archaeology, environmental sciences, biophysics, to (Nuclear) Astrophysics. The construction of CologneAMS has been financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the University of Cologne (UoC).
The projects are supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (ME 1169/19-1 und INST 216/544-1), BMBF (05P15PKENA and 05P15PKFNA) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum (KZILGE1820).