Research interests in our group

One of the most exciting aspects of experimental physics is doing what nobody has done before. Development of new instruments and methods is an integral part of that process. Over the past decades the activities of our group expanded from low-energy nuclear physics to relativistic heavy ion collisions, neutrino physics, and ultra relativistic cosmic rays. In addition to various spectrometers and devices for the use with cyclotron beams our group has contributed to the design and construction of the ALICE experiment at CERN, designed and build a cosmic ray experiment EMMA, and made a noticeable contribution to the LAGUNA Design Study. More on our R&D work on neutrino studies is presented in the Neutrino Physics section. Currently the main activity of our group is the design and construction of the Fast Interaction Trigger for the upgrade of the ALICE detector. The name of our group is HENDES, which stands for:

  • Hadrons (Nuclear Reactions and ALICE)
  • EMMA & CUPP
  • Neutrinos
  • Detector R&D
  • Electronics
  • Simulations

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Selected publications

New experimental stopping power data of 4He, 16O, 40Ar, 48Ca and 84Kr projectiles in different solid materials

Trzaska, W., Knyazheva, G. N., Perkowski, J., Andrzejewski, J., Khlebnikov, S., Kozulin, E. M., . . . Savelieva, E. O. (2018)
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 418, 1-12.

New Fast Interaction Trigger for ALICE

Trzaska, W. (2017)
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 845, 463-466

Towards 14C-free liquid scintillator

Enqvist, T., Barabanov, I. R., Bezrukov, L. B., Gangapshev, A. M., Gavrilyuk, Y. M., Grishina, V. Y., . . . Zavarzina, V. P. (2017)
In Neutrino 2016 : XXVII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (pp. 012098). Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 888. Institute of Physics Publishing