J-PET detector system for studies of the electron-positron annihilations
1 Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, S. Łojasiewicza 11, 30-348, Cracow, Poland
2 Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of Polish Academy of Sciences, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
3 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, 00044 Frascati, Italy
4 Department of Nuclear Methods, Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
5 Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, 1090, Vienna, Austria
6 Świerk Computing Centre, National Centre for Nuclear Research, 05-400 Otwock-Świerk, Poland
7 High Energy Department, National Centre for Nuclear Research, 05-400 Otwock-Świerk, Poland
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Published online: 29 November 2016
Jagiellonian Positron Emission Tomograph (J-PET) has been recently constructed at the Jagiellonian University as a prototype of a cost-effective scanner for the metabolic imaging of the whole human body. J-PET detector is optimized for the measurement of momentum and polarization of photons from the electron-positron annihilations. It is built out of strips of plastic scintillators, forming three cylindrical layers. As detector of gamma quanta it will be used for studies of discrete symmetries and multiparticle entanglement of photons originating from the decays of ortho-positronium atoms.
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