Enrollment into the program.
Experimental Nuclear and particle Physics
Identification of particles in exp. Particle physics: dE/dx measurements at low energies; multiple specific ionization measurements; Cherenkov counters (threshold detectors, Cherenkov ring imaging detectors); ???; detection of neutrons and neutrinos.
Energy measurements: low energy methods for energy determination of charged particles, neutrons and photons; Fano factor; electromagnetic calorimeters; calibration and maintenance of calorimeters.
Magnetic spectrometers: momentum and production point determination.
Scintilator detectors: basic scintillators properties; efficiency for various types of radiation; linearity.
Cosmic ray detectors: systems for cosmic ray detection on the earth, balloons and satellites; atmosphere as a calorimeter.
Examples of contemporary complex particle detectors; examples of operating and planned detectors in global infrastructure centers.
Elements of charged particles beams transport: quadrupole lenses, phase space invariance; sector magnet with homogenous field; description of beam array transport using the beam ellipse.
W.R. Leo, Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1986,
T. Ferbel (editor), Experimental Techniques in High-Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics, 2nd Edition, World Scientific 1991,
F. Sauli (editor), Instrumentation in High Energy Physics, World Scientific 1992,
K. Kleinknecht, Detectors for Particle Radiation, Cambridge University Press 1987,
H. Wiedermann, Particle Accelerator Physics, Springer-Verlag 1993.
Familiarity with basic experimental concepts and instrumentation in particle and nuclear physics.
Knowledge and understanding:
Practical knowledge in various areas of experimental nuclear and particle physics and astrophysics.
Capability of work with complex apparatus, undertanding of critical parameters for experiments in nuclear, particle and astrophysics, capability of measurements planning.
Critical evaluation of experimental apparatus parameters, their accuracy and resolution.
Capability of work with complex apparatus, data acquisiton and data analysis. Determination of the measurement accuracy.
Lectures, seminar excersises, homework project.
Completing a small homework project and its presentation in the class
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)
I. Adachi et al. [Belle Collaboration], Measurement of B- tau- nu with a Hadronic Tagging Method Using the Full Data Sample of Belle, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013) 131801
• I. Adachi et al., Precise measurement of the CP violation parameter sin2phi_1 in B0-> c cbar K0 decays, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 171802
P. Križan, Overview of particle identification techniques, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A706 (2013) 48.