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Novel scintillation detectors for precision particle physics experiments

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.02.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physics   

Code Science Field
P210  Natural sciences and mathematics  Elementary particle physics, quantum field theory 

Code Science Field
1.03  Natural Sciences  Physical sciences 
physics of B and D mesons, detection of high energy gamma rays, electromagnetic calorimeters, pure CsI as a scintillating material, photo-pentode, avalanche photo-diode.
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  11598  PhD Samo Korpar  Physics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  819 
2.  08725  PhD Peter Križan  Physics  Head  2014 - 2017  1,007 
3.  16354  PhD Rok Pestotnik  Physics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  705 
4.  14573  PhD Samo Stanič  Physics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  1,268 
5.  03947  PhD Marko Starič  Physics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  741 
6.  21552  PhD Andrej Studen  Physics  Researcher  2016 - 2017  131 
7.  25620  PhD Anže Zupanc  Physics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  349 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,682 
2.  0794  University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  Maribor  5089638012  13,112 
3.  1540  University of Nova Gorica  Nova Gorica  5920884000  14,063 
In the next decade, the research in elementary particle physics will concentrate on searches for extensions of the Standard Model (SM), popularly known as New Physics. An important part of these searches are precision measurements of rare processes in decays of heavy quarks and leptons at the SuperKEKB collider at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan. In studies for rare decays of B and D mesons, the electromagnetic calorimeter will remain one of the most important tools. For this next generation of experiments in heavy flavour physics, a novel calorimeter type has to be developed that would reliably operate in a high hit rate environment of the forward region of the Belle II spectrometer. In the proposed project, we will investigate new scintillator materials with fast response and high radiation resistance. Based on the results of this research, the forward calorimeter of the Belle II experiment will be designed and optimized.
Significance for science
The Belle II experiment, where we plan to employ the methods developed in the present project, is an outstanding scientific apparatus at the frontier of scientific and technological capabilities. The results of the project will bring progress and new solutions in the field of detection methods, and will enable the upgrading of a very successful experiment in the search for new physics phenomena. A discovery of new particles, such as supersymmetric partners of the known elementary particles, would dramatically change our understanding of the world around us, and of the way the early Universe developed.
Significance for the country
Among the anticipated benefits of Slovenia's involvement in the project, are - the crucial role played by Slovenian scientists in this project - education of top experts (within the Belle project, 14 PhD Theses were defended, while three are in preparation, and after the Belle II detector will start with measurements, we expect a further increase in these numbers) - there is also a great potential for a cooperation between Slovenian high-tech industry in search for technological solutions and the preparation of components of the Belle II spectrometer and accelerator SuperKEKB - significant contributions are also possible in the field of knowledge transfer in the so-called Grid Technologies and in a development of new methods for the protection of health, especially improvements in imaging in medical diagnostics (positron tomography - PET)
Most important scientific results Annual report 2014, 2015, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2014, 2015, final report
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