Research & Developement for a linear collider detector
Welcome to the pages of the group FLC.
Our main subject of study is the physics of electron-positron collisions at high energies.
We are involved in the ILC project.
- Figure 1: Illustration of the ILD proposed for a future linear collider (click on picture to see larger version).
The International Linear Collider
is a planned electron-positron linear collider, which will operate at energies from 91 GeV up
to about 500 GeV range (with the possibility to upgrade to 1 TeV). This machine will allow us
to explore a new frontier of high energies in electron-positron collisions, complementary to what is
planned at the LHC at
The main physics motivation of this machine is the detailed
investigation of the mechanism, by which the electroweak symmetry breaking is realised in nature.
The as yet undiscovered Higgs particle, the top quark and the electroweak gauge bosons and their
interactions play a central role in this. The detector and the physics at the ILC machines are studied
by an international workshop chartered by
to study the physics potential of a 500 - 1000 GeV linear accelerator. Within Germany there is the
Strategic Helmholtz Alliance Physics at the Terascale, to which we contribute.
More generally understandable information on the ILC machine, physics and detector can be found at Welt der Physik (only in german).
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topics we are currently working on
- Developement of a Time Projection Chamber TPC as main tracker for the ILC.
- Developement of a polarimeter to measure the beam polarisation at the ILC.
- Developement of an hadronic calorimeter HCAL for the ILC.
- Testing new silicon-based photodetectors SiPM for HEP detectors
- Study of application of photo-detectors to PET
- ILD optimization:
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Work of our colleagues at Zeuthen:
Work of our colleagues from LHC:
Former work of our group:
- at the OPAL experiment in collaboration with the Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Hamburg
- and on CVD diamond properties for the TESLA project