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What is SuperB

Technological challenges and benefits

Scientists working on the SuperB detector face an intriguing challenge: the invention, design and construction of new sensors for ionizing radiation, such as photons and charged particles.

These new sensors must be thinner and much more precise than those existing today.

Sophisticated state-of-the-art electronics to interpret the sensor signals, as well as new micro-mechanical systems must be developed to support these high-tech sensors.

These systems are likely to be adopted by fields that traditionally use instrumentation developed in elementary particle physics: medical imaging, dose measurements for cancer therapy, and telecommunications.

In parallel, physicists and engineers working on the development and the study of intense, highly collimated electron beams will also open new scenarios for basic research activities in the sectors of material technology, chemistry and biology.





Light beams in very precisely machined quartz radiator bars. They play a decisive role in particle identification

  Oscilloscope signals from new sensors for the external part (IFR) of the  detector