Title: Chromatography Silicon-Strip Detector
The thesis project is about the development of an ion steerer (deflector)
to be used in conjunction with a Silicon-Strip Detector (SSD) as a detection
frontend of the LRC apparatus.
In fact, as the LRC approach stipulates drift time measurements, a
commercial multi-channel plate (MCP) or a channeltron can
equally be taken. But, when utilized for detecting short-lived alpha
emitters, the steerer-SSD constellation outperforms other detection
setups in terms of sensitivity as it enables one to extract drift
time information also from the position of alpha-activity hotspots on
the detector surface.
The project foresees designing, construction and inauguration of the new
detector setup. An available off-line source (Ra-223) will be used in the
course of the thesis to provide a proof of principle. If you are
interested, we look forward to your application via email to
Dr. Mustapha Laatiaoui.