PhD Research Project: Particle Detectors for Medicine using Liquid Argon
The Sheffield particle physics group is developing liquid argon technology for neutrino and dark matter particle physics. However, this technology can also be of use in medical nuclear physics, in particular for positron emission tomography (PET). This project will involve use of our dedicated liquid argon detector test facility at Sheffield to study new scintillation imaging gas photomultipliers and related charge and light readout technologies with a view to optimizing these for medical imaging applications including PET. The project will also involve development of GEANT4 and other detector simulations to back up the experimental work.