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Characteristics of scintillation detectors in terms of their use in the detection of hazardous materials

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Scientific supervisor

Name Dr. Michał Silarski
Department Department of Experimental Particle Physics and Applications
Laboratory 2nd Physics Laboratory, Heavy ions laboratory (B-0-19)
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Short description

Practices include testing scintillation detectors for the registration of gamma quanta and neutrons for their use in a hazardous material detector constructed under the SABAT project. These detectors are made of scintillation crystals or plastic scintillators optically connected with a lamp photomultiplier or a silicon photomultiplier array. As part of the internship, basic characteristics of the detectors will be carried out (e.g. determination of energy resolution and temporal resolving power), and in the case of gamma quantum detectors, constructed from silicon photomultipliers, it is also planned to create an algorithm for reconstructing the place of the gamma quantum reaction in the detector (based on the amplitude distribution of signals recorded for using individual photomultipliers).

Main research tools

  • scintillation detectors ( BGO, LSO and LaBr3:Ce:Sr crystals and plastic materials: EJ-410/EJ-420 red out with photomultipliers)
  • AmBe neutron source

Additional requirements to the candidate

  • Basic skills in programing in any language (preferred: C++ or Python).

Possibility to continue student internship in the form of:

  • Diploma thesis (master's or bachelor's degree): Yes
  • PhD study: No