Silicon detector technology is a key aspect of current Rare Isotope Beam science and silicon detector arrays will be critical to many of the science programs at FRIB. The SA-WG is focused on significantly advancing the fundamental characteristics of silicon technology as well as developing arrays for specific purposes at FRIB. As silicon arrays are often no longer stand alone devices, it is essential that the SA-WG coordinate with other groups such as Astrophysics, Decay Spectroscopy, GRETA, those working on various separators and spectrometers, and the Data Acquisition and Analysis group in order to achieve optimal design and integration of specific silicon detector arrays.
Message from Conveners
Charged particle detection is critical to a number of sub-fields of rare isotope beam science including (but not limited to) direct reaction studies, equation-of-state studies, recoil-tagging methods, fusion and fusion/fission studies, and decay spectroscopy. With the FRIB Users workshop on instrumentation on February 20-22 (http://meetings.nscl.msu.edu/frib-equipment-workshop2010/) rapidly approaching, we are organizing a breakout session on silicon arrays (Saturday 7:30-9:30 pm). To prepare for discussions at the session we are forming a charged particle detector arrays working group (SA-WG). Details of the working group can be found at: http://sawg.physics.fsu.edu
The SA-WG is focused on developing charged-particle detector arrays for specific purposes at FRIB, as well as significantly advancing the fundamental characteristics of silicon, investigating the uses of other materials, and working with others to advance data acquisition systems. As charged-particle detection is used in a broad range of the research expected at FRIB, and is already critical to many experiments at other laboratories, it is imperative that the members of the working group are representative of these diverse research interests. The SA-WG will coordinate with other groups such as Astrophysics, Decay Spectroscopy, GRETA, groups on various separators and spectrometers, and the Data Acquisition and Analysis group in order to achieve optimal design and integration of specific charged-particle detector arrays.
Please join us by completing the form at:
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in February!
Romualdo de Souza
The conveners of the FRIB Silicon Array Working Group (in alphabetical order) are:
Jolie Cizewski, Rutgers Univ.
Romualdo De Souza, Indiana Univ.
Kate Jones, Univ. Tennessee, kgrzywac at utk.edu [Point of Contact]
Lolly Pollacco, CEA Saclay, France
Grisha Rogachev, Florida State University
Darek Seweryniak, Argonne National Laboratory
Equipment Workshop Questionnaire
The Silicon Arrays Working Group's Questionnaire for the February FRIB Equipment workshop is linked here.
For More Information
Please visit the Silicon Array Working Group Website at