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Institute of High Energy Physics Research Orders MAPD Photo Detectors
December 13, 2007
Zecotek Receives MAPD Solid-State Photo Detector Order From Institute of High Energy Physics Research
Vancouver, December 13, 2007 - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I), formerly Zecotek Medical Systems Inc., today announced that it has received an order for a supply of its proprietary Micro-pixel Avalanche Photo Diodes (MAPD) solid-state photo detectors from the Institute of High Energy Physics Research (INR). The MAPD photo detectors will form a critical component in a new, high-performance hadron calorimeter, a device used in key experiments at the European Centre for High Energy particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland.
“We are very pleased that the INR has selected our MAPD as a critical component for their high-performance calorimeter to be used in the prestigious CERN program,�? said Dr. A. F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President and CEO of Zecotek. “The INR is a leading and highly respected Institute in the field of particle physics and we believe this type of application should result in significant additional and recurring sales for our MAPDs.�?
The hadron calorimeter will be used for the detection of particles in nucleus-nucleus collisions at the energy range from 10 to 160 GeV per nucleon. Each calorimeter will contain of a large number of modules consisting of multiple layers of plastic scintillator material. Light produced by the particles in the scintillator is collected by a wavelength shifting fiber and collected at a MAPD. The MAPD will provide both high pixel density in excess of 10,000 pixels per square mm and required gain.
The INR successfully constructed and tested the first supermodule with MAPDs as a critical component in its CERN labs in Switzerland. Results of the successful application were announced at a recent CERN workshop by the leading researcher, Dr. Fedor Guber.
INR’s first calorimeter will require over one thousand MAPDs which will be supplied through Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte. Ltd., Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zecotek Photonics Inc. The MAPDs are manufactured under contract by the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems.
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