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First beams for the new East Area Irradiation Facility

by Federico Ravotti & Maurice Glaser

In October, the new East Area Irradiation Facility received the primary 24 GeV/c proton beam slow-extracted from the PS.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

by Thomas Schneider & Panos Charitos

The  mirrors for the NA62 RICH have been successfully coated in the Thin Film and Glass (TFG) lab and are now installed as the collaboration is preparing for the first physics run. 

PH-DT presents its 2013 annual report

by Mar Capeans Garrido

The PH Detector Technology (DT) group presented its key activities throughout 2013 in the recently published annual report. 

New straw tracker for the NA62 experiment

by Panos Charitos

The PH-DT group recently completed the construction of the straw chambers for the NA62 tracking detector. 

The latest progress in several of the RD50 research activities was discussed during the 23nd workshop of the collaboration at CERN.

Axial PET: Applying novel ideas in PET geometry

by Christian Joram

Axial PET is a novel geometrical concept for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), based on layers of long scintillating crystals axially aligned with the bore axis. Christian Joram discusses how new technologies, originally developed for HEP experiments, migrated into prototype AX-PET devices.

The RD51 collaboration activities are transversely organized in seven Working Groups (WG) that cover all relevant topics of MPGD-related R&D. In this article, Leszek Ropelewski and Maxim Titov highlight some of the Collaboration's achievements.

PH-DT activities in 2012

by Mar Capeans

The PH Detector Technology (DT) group recently published its Annual Report where key activities throughout 2012 are described, as well as a wider description of how the group is organized and interacts with the experimental community.

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.