Research Group «Astrophysics and development of new technologies of detecting of space radiations»

Description

Application
The developed instrument can become an alternative option of high-sensitive gamma-spectrometer to be placed on small spacecraft. Advanced technical solutions for the detector block and measuring and control channel can be of interest for spectrometric instrumentation manufacturers.

Feasibility
Experimental and theoretical research of sources of cosmic gamma-ray bursts, which are the most powerful events by the emitted energy in the Universe, is one of the fundamental problems in modern astrophysics. Prospects for experimental research are associated with the development of the next generation of gamma radiation detectors, using new materials and technologies. Mathematical simulation of processes of generation of high-energy gamma radiation from astronomical objects allows us to estimate characteristics of hard cosmic radiation sources and to set technical requirements for the energy range, sensitivity and resolution of the detectors developed.

Scientific and practical usefulness
Gamma-astronomy is the most promising research area for the processes of extreme energy emission in the cosmic radiation sources. An important area of gamma-radiation — megavolt range remains the least studied, despite its huge potential for the precision spectroscopy. New technologies of the Compton detectors will ensure progress in this field.

Employment & Partners

Partners

  • The Ioffe Institute of RAS;
  • Space Research Institute of RAS.

International cooperation

  • Russian-Armenian University, Armenia;
  • Aerospace Institute of the National Tsing Hua University, China.