The INFN researchers groups develops materials, apparatuses, new or improved procedures or, more generally, cutting-edge technologies for experiments in nuclear, sub-nuclear and astro-particle physics.
The extreme performances required by new experiments give rise to new techniques for particle acceleration and detection and for advanced computation tools. These results have found broad applications in other fields of science, as well as technology, informatics, health, defense, cultural heritage and environment preservation.
Technological research activities develop in four main items:
- Particle detector. For instance in Trieste the following items are studied:
- Particle accelerators.
- Electronics and software development.
- Interdisciplinary applications of INFN cutting-edge techniques. In Trieste some application of medical physics and bio-physics are studied: