Ultrapure SiPMs and Associated Readout Electronics
Dr Wada’s primary research interest focuses on the development of ultra-pure photo-detection devices based on Silicon Photomultipliers. The goal of this work is the detection of dark matter, especially Weak Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). The main focus of Mr. Wada’s research is the DarkSide experiment, which is a dark matter direct detection experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS).
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
The research group led by dr Masayuki Wada works on the development of ultra-pure photo-detection devices based on Silicon Photomultipliers for WIMP direct detection search and neutrinoless double beta decay search in collaboration with researchers abroad such as from Princeton University in the US and National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy. The group is also interested in applying our technologies earned in pure science to medical physics such as the Positron Emission Tomography scanner.