CERN Accelerating science

Detector technologies

Cloud(y) climate studies at CERN

by Stefan Weber

Continuous improvements to the CLOUD facility as well as to the instruments combined with the state of the art know-how available at CERN have enabled a steady increase in the measurement capabilities. 

The LHCb-VELO group, which is composed of several institutes from the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Brazil and CERN are constructing an upgraded version of the VErtex LOcator (VELO) to be installed and commissioned during the long shutdown LS2 in 2019/2020.

DT's 2018 annual report

by Burkhard Schmidt (EP-DT)

The EP-DT group has published its Annual Report where key activities throughout 2017 are summarized

HL-LHC and future colliders call for more sophisticated experimental technologies. CERN has launched a process to define its R&D programme on new experimental technologies from 2020 onwards.

A new database of irradiation facilities

by Panos Charitos

The high-luminosity upgrade of the LHC and future accelerator projects where much higher radiation levels are expected call for new and more sophisticated irradiation facilities.

A portable gas system for particle detectors.

by Panos Charitos

DT group has developed a new flexible and portable gas recirculation unit to meet the challenges of the LHC detector upgrade project.

CERN's proton irradiation facility serves the increasing need for irradiation experiment for the High-Luminosity LHC and future accelerators. 

Scintillation light at the end of the tunnel

by Lukas Gruber (EP-LBD)

More than 10’000 km of scintillating plastic fibres are developed and tested for the upgrade of the LHCb tracker detector.   

Upgrade of the Magnet Safety System for Experimental Magnets

by Giovanna Lehmann Miotto on behalf of EP-DT-DI

In 2012 a new project was launched within EP-DT in order to develop a modern and improved safety system, the MSS2, applicable to very different types of experimental magnets. 

The RD50 collaboration “Radiation hard semiconductor devices for high luminosity colliders” is working on the development of radiation-tolerant silicon sensors for the detectors of the HL-LHC (High Luminosity-LHC) experiments