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Detector technologies

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 

An amazing year for the DT group

by Mar Capeans Carrido

2016 has been a great year for the DT group, tjhat provides centralized resources and expertise in terms of personnel and facilities, for the development of future detector technologies and for contributing to detector construction projects.

EP-DT group presents the 2015 annual report

by Mar Capeans and Paolo Martinengo

The EP-DT group has published its Annual Report, which describes its key activities throughout 2015 as well as how the group is organized and interacts with the experimental community.

To reduce CERNs impact on the environment the EP-DT group is working on improving the efficiency of the gas usage in the LHC experiments and on the development of new more environmentally friendly gases for future detectors.

The Straw Detector in the NA62 Experiment

by Hans Danielsson

In NA62, the straw tracker is designed to measure the momentum and direction of charged tracks.The design of the NA62 straw tracker was driven by the requirement of low multiple scattering and high efficiency over the full acceptance. 

The run 2015 for the PH-DT Irradiation Facilities has begun!

by Federico Ravotti & Maurice Glaser

After the successful completion of the short run 2014 and a few months of shutdown for maintenance and upgrade, the new East Area Irradiation Facility is back in business since the end of April 2015...

A successful year for the PH-DT group

by Mar Capeans Garrido

In 2014 DT has been engaged in an extensive programme, supporting and finalizing the consolidation and maintenance work for various experiments at CERN, as well as for the users community. This year was equally difficult and successful.