Basic research

Most detector concepts developed in my group over recent years incorporate gas-avalanche electron multipliers, in which radiation-induced charges are multiplied and measured. Often, very few or only single electrons are deposited in the gas or emitted from solid or noble-liquid converters into gas, which requires detection techniques incorporating advanced multipliers. The basic research includes both theoretical and experimental studies of the physics proceees involved, such as: radiation conversion, charge transport, and avalanche of photon multiplication.

Recent research focuses also on novel cryogenic noble-liquid detectors (gasous photomultipliers and bubble-assisted liquid hole multipliers) and on very slow-ion detection via internal potential emission in semiconductor media. 

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