Detector development

Photon detectors

In 2020, we continued with photon sensors' research for a new generation of Cherenkov Ring Detectors (RICH). For the upgrade of the Belle II detector in the forward region and the upgrade of the Cherenkov ring detectors of the LHCb spectrometer, we are developing a single photon sensor that will be very fast, will have fine granulation, will be sensitive to light of large wavelengths and will also withstand significant radiation levels, mainly due to neutrons. As a part of this activity, as LHCb collaboration associated technical members, we have established a collaboration with the research groups from the University of Barcelona and Fondazione Bruno Kessler from Trento.