L I P

Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas

L I P

L I P [PARTICLES AND TECHNOLOGY]

/

i-Astro

Space Instrumentation for Astrophysics


// Radiation environment studies and applications for space missions

Ambientes de radiação e aplicações para missões espaciais

i-Astro Group is developing its research in the framework of ESA, NASA and EU science space mission activities in the X- and gamma-ray astrophysics domains. The group is part of NASA All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory (AMEGO) mission proposal consortium and of Activities in the High Energy Astrophysics Domain (AHEAD2020: https://ahead.iaps.inaf.it/) EU project consortium. Our group is contributing to the development of detection plane instruments based in CdTe, CZT, CsI, Si and in gas filled detectors with spectroscopic, imaging and polarimetric capabilities. These missions will address the new multi-messenger astrophysics domain, where gravitational waves’ observation in ground facilities, such as LIGO-Virgo, coordinated with simultaneous gamma-ray transients’ observations performed in such gamma-ray space missions may provide useful constraints on the gravitational wave source localization. Polarimetry in high-energy astrophysics has known very few developments, therefore the referred missions polarimetric capabilities hold a great potential to open a new scientific observational window.

As examples of recent activities, in the framework of AHEAD we simulated the instrument mass model performances for e-ASTROGAM and AMEGO missions. Polarimetric measurements with a double layer CdTe prototype under a polarized beam were performed at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) and at LARIX (LARge Italian X-ray facility) facility at the University of Ferrara. We simulated the potential polarimetric performances of different noble gases, in the framework of the development of the main instrument of the IXPE mission. CdTe radiation hardness testing for Space Instrumentation were also carried on, in order to characterize the effects of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) proton radiation environment on CdTe based instruments.

Outreach Stratospheric Spectropolarimeter Gamma-X balloon experiment was launched the September 4th, 2018 in NASA HASP (High Altitude Student Platform) facilities at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, USA. i-Astro is also organising the How to be an Astronaut Summer School for secondary school students and the Portugal Space Summer School for university students.

 

// Research Area
Física Experimental de Partículas com aceleradores
Contacts
Group Leader:  
Rui Curado Silva

rcsilva@coimbra.lip.pt


 


  • Polarimetry With a Multilayer CdTe Prototype for Soft Gamma-Ray Astrophysics
  • Author(s):  M. Moita, R. M. Curado da Silva, J. M. Maia, E. Caroli, E. Virgilli, N. Auricchio, J. B. Stephen, F. Frontera, S. del Sordo
  • Submission:  2021-11-01, Acceptance:  2021-11-01, Publication:  2021-11-01
  • Reference:  IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 68 (2021) 2655-2660  

  • All-Sky-ASTROGAM - The MeV Gamma-Ray Companion to Multimessenger Astronomy
  • Author(s):  A. De Angelis, V. Tatischeff, M. Mallamaci*, R. Rando, M. Tavani, U. Oberlack, R. Walter, G. Ambrosi, A. Argan, P. von Ballmoos, D. Bastieri, E. Bernardini, S. Brandt, A. Bulgarelli, A. Bykov, V. Fioretti, I. Grenier, L. Hanlon, D. H. Hartmann, M. Hernanz & 16 others G. Kanbach, I. Kuvvetli, P. Laurent, M. Mariotti, M. N. Mazziotta, J. Mc Enery, S. Mereghetti, A. Morselli, K. Nakazawa, M. Pearce, E. Prandini, J. Rico, R. Curado da Silva, X. Wu, A. Zdziarski, A. Zoglauer
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2021-07-02
  • Reference:  P o S - Proceedings of Science, 358, [579].   View publication

  • Gamma-ray Astrophysics in the MeV Range The ASTROGAM Concept and Beyond
  • Author(s):  A. De Angelis, V. Tatischeff, S. Brandt, A. Bulgarelli, R. Curado da Silva, I. Grenier, L. Hanlon, D. H. Hartmann, M. Hernanz, G. Kanbach, I. Kuvvetli, P. Laurent, M. Mariotti, M. N. Mazziotta, J. Mc Enery, A. Morselli, K. Nakazawa, M. Pearce, J. Rico, X. Wu, S. Zane, A. Zoglauer
  • Submission:  2019-08-02, Acceptance:  2021-06-01, Publication:  2021-06-01
  • Reference:  Exp. Astron. 51 (2021) 1225-1254   View publication

  • Understanding the origin of the positron annihilation line and the physics of supernova explosions
  • Author(s):  F. Frontera et al. (25 authors)
  • Submission:  2021-06-01, Acceptance:  2021-06-01, Publication:  2021-06-01
  • Reference:  Exp. Astron. 51 (2021) 1175-1202  

View all the group publications


  • ANTS
  •  Anger camera-type detector simulation and experimental data processing tools.
  •     website


View all the group publications



Alessandro de Angelis
Lisboa
Researcher

Alexandre Fonseca Trindade
Coimbra
Technician

André Neves
Coimbra
Master student

Bárbara Matos
Coimbra
Master student

Carlos Conde
Coimbra
Researcher

Filipa Borges
Coimbra
Researcher

Filomena Santos
Coimbra
Researcher

Henrique Neves
Coimbra
Research student

Joana da Orada
Coimbra
Undergraduate student

Joana Mingacho
Coimbra
Technician

Joana Pereira
Coimbra
Research student

Jorge Maia
Coimbra
Researcher

José Escada
Coimbra
Researcher

José Sousa
Coimbra
Master student

Miguel Moita
Coimbra
Researcher

Miriam Abreu Neves
Coimbra
Undergraduate student

Pedro Póvoa
Coimbra
Master student

Rui Curado Silva
Coimbra
Researcher


  • Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flash Science and Monitoring for Aviation Safety
  • Code:  EXPL/FIS-PAR/0333/2021
  • Dates Start:  2022-01-01 End:  2023-06-30
  • Funding:  49,966.00 €  

  • GLOSS: Gamma-ray Laue Optics and Solid State detectors (PRODEX Experiment Arrangement No. 4000136945)
  • Code:  4000136945 GLOSS
  • Dates Start:  2021-06-01 End:  2024-06-30
  • Funding:  106,153.00 €  

  • Integrated Activities for the High Energ...
  • Code:  871158-AHEAD 2020
  • Dates Start:  2020-03-02 End:  2024-12-01
  • Funding:  30,000.00 €  

View all the group publications

 
 

Address

Contacts


Send me a message/comment

Logos institucionais


    Partners
  • Co-financiado
    Co-financed


Política de cookies

Este site utiliza cookies, com o objetivo de melhorar a sua utilização. Ao navegar no site estará a consentir a sua utilização.


Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas   LIP.PT

Window-Size
// User: carlos@lip.pt EDITAR GUARDAR