Novel Detectors for Gamma-Ray Astronomy (NDeGRA)
Atomic Physics
Spokesperson: S.Lalkovski
Funding Agency: Bulgarian National Science Fund
Period: 2018-2020
Abstract: The project is focused on R&D of a position sensitive detecor that can be used in gamma-telescopes' "focal plane". The prototype will be based on scintillation technologies and high-gain light sensors. Materials and light sensors are being researched in order to achieve a good compromize between position sensitivity and detector efficiency.
The team: The project team consists of eight scientists and young researchers from three departments in our Faculty of Physics. These are the departments of Astronomy, Atomic physics, and Nuclear Engineering. In our team we have two PhD and two undergraduate students eager to built and test the detector and ... also to write their diploma theses.