Hybrid pixel detectors have revolutionized scientific research by providing high-resolution imaging, precise particle tracking, and excellent energy resolution, empowering researchers to unravel the mysteries of the natural world. Their unique properties and versatility enable a wide range of applications that drive scientific progress.
Hybrid pixel detectors are extensively used in particle physics experiments, including collider experiments and particle detectors. They enable precise tracking of charged particles, measuring their momenta, trajectories, and energy deposits. Hybrid pixel detectors are crucial for particle identification, vertex reconstruction, and the discovery of new particles.
Hybrid pixel detectors are increasingly utilized in neutron scattering experiments. Neutrons are detected indirectly through scintillation or conversion materials, and hybrid pixel detectors provide precise spatial and temporal information. They are used in neutron imaging, diffraction, and spectroscopy experiments, enabling researchers to study the behavior of materials in various scientific disciplines.
Hybrid pixel detectors are used for X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray imaging. They allow researchers to study the crystal structure, composition, and properties of materials. Direct conversion detectors provide high-resolution data that aids in understanding the atomic and molecular structure of materials, investigating phase transitions, and characterizing novel materials.
Astronomy and Space Science
Hybrid pixel detectors are employed in space-based telescopes and astronomical observations to detect and analyze X-rays and gamma-rays emitted by celestial objects. They contribute to the study of pulsars, black holes, supernovae, and other high-energy astrophysical phenomena.