The Detector Laboratory supports Finnish experimental research on detector development. The laboratory provides premises, equipment and extensive expertise to research projects developing gaseous or semiconductor radiation detectors. Presently, the laboratory hosts several active projects of the Helsinki Institute of Physics and the Department of Physics, concentrating on major international particle and nuclear physics experiments such as the CMS and TOTEM experiments at CERN and the NUSTAR experiment at FAIR. In addition, the laboratory offers support for projects of the Department of Physics, such as the international Electric Solar Wind Sail project. The laboratory facilities include a large main laboratory on the third floor of the Physicum building and clean rooms on the basement floor. The equipment enables the manufacture and diverse testing of gas and silicon detectors. The laboratory staff actively contributes to teaching and receives numerous external visitors each year.
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