Czech presence in FAIR becomes reality
The second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the large research infrastructure FAIR-CZ was held in Vila Lanna on January 19th.FAIR-CZ is the Czech contribution to an international endeavor, the construction of a new Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) built within GSI (Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) near Darmstadt, Germany...
Optical monitoring system for ECAL detector delivered
First two pieces of the optical monitoring system for the ECAL detector, experiment HADES, were delivered at the end of May 2017. Optical monitoring system will enable regular control of every single module of the ECAL detector by sending short light pulses directly into the lead glass. These pulses will be read-out by photomultiplier and the output electric signal will be identical to the signals invoked by the real particles.
Assembly of ECAL modules
17. 12. 2016
Next from the GSI visits dedicated to assembly of ECAL modules was successfully fulfilled at the beginning of December 2016. In total 53 modules were (re)assembled an are ready to be tested in the upcoming weeks by colleagues from Institute for Nuclear Research from Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Newly developed magnetic shielding was already used in the modules...
EU structural funds enlarge Czech Republic’s contribution to ESS
22. 11. 2016
Radiation hardness of the components of the CBM Projectile Spectator Detector (PSD) is studied in detail. High intensity beams at FAIR SIS100/300 of up to 1E6/1E7 interactions/s lead to a high radiation emission to the PSD producing a high neutron fluence of up to 4E12 n/cm2 accumulated during only one year of experiment operation. The radiation hardness of the silicon...
New magnetic shielding for ECAL
10. 11. 2016
Electromagnetic calorimeter ECAL will operate in about 3 Gauss magnetic field. Used photomultipliers are very sensitive to magnetic field of even less than 1 Gauss and thus magnetic shielding is a needed component of the detector. Due to sudden shortfall in supplies of originally designed magnetic shielding from partner institution, a new type had to be quickly developed and tested in house...