dr Anna Wojna-Pelczar



phone: +48-12 664 4634
room#: G-0-07

Fields of Research:

  • Experimental Neutrino Physics
  • Development of extremely low background detectors and techniques

Physics Links:


“Radio-pure materials and technologies for science and society” financed by the Foundation for Polish Science in the frame of the TEAM Programme.

For physics frontier experiments, designed to investigate fundamental problems of the Standard Model like non-conservation of lepton number (through neutrino-less double beta decay) or existence of dark matter particles, the expected signals are very week. The detectors need to have large active masses and simultaneously the background rates, caused by natural radioactivity, must be pushed down to extremely low levels. Comprehensive research program on the background reduction techniques is therefore proposed. It will allow for better understanding of the origin of the most relevant isotopes, and for easier, faster and more confident selection of materials and procedures for applications with the highest radio-purity demands (single-atom level). Finally, the presented project will have crucial impact on future large-scale (ton-scale) experiments in the field of nuclear and astro-particle physics.