CERN Accelerating science

Detector technologies

PH-DT is currently involved in two R&D projects  The RD50 “Radiation hard semiconductor devices for high luminosity colliders” and the RD51 Collaboration "Development of Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors Technologies" both in detector technology areas where the group has traditionally been a key player. 

M.Moll and L.Ropelewski, spokespersons of RD50 and RD51 respectively, describe the achievements of the two research collaborations. 


The RD50 Collaboration “Radiation hard semiconductor devices for high luminosity colliders” was formed in 2001 in view of the first luminosity upgrade scenarios for the LHC. Michael Moll discusses some of the RD50's highlights and achievements. 

The new proton & mixed-field Irradiation facility at CERN PS

by Federico Ravotti and Maurice Glaser

The PH and EN departments are joining forces for the Upgrafe of the proton and mixed-field irradiation facilities in the PS East Area. The contruction has now started. Federico Ravotti and Maurice Glaser give an overview of the project. 

Searching for rare kaon decays

The RICH detector of the NA62 experiment

The NA62 experiment is focusing on precision tests of the Standard Model by studying the rare decays of charged kaons. RICH will be used to identify daughter pions from muons and electrons in an efficient and non-destructive way.

The PH Detector Technology (PH DT) group

by Christian Joram




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