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June 2021 - August 2021

CERN operates several unique in-house radiation-test facilities and makes use of a broad variety of external facilities to satisfy the needs of users from experiments and equipment groups in the Research and Computing (RCS) and Accelerators and…

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June 2021 - August 2021

After several years of complex design, manufacture and planning, the CMS collaboration, in tight cooperation with experts of the CERN Technology Department-Vacuum, Surfaces, and Coating group, have been installing the new heart of the detector, the…

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June 2021 - August 2021

Fig. 1 Large experimental  systems at LHC, comprising various gaseous detectors covering thousands of m2, providing tracking and triggering for muons. Given their large areas and cost effectiveness, particle physics experiments rely heavily on the…

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June 2021 - August 2021

The ATLAS Magnet Team, part of the EP-ADO-SO section, has the principal responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the ATLAS Superconducting Magnets. This effort is supported by a large number of colleagues, in particular from EP-DT, TE-CRG…

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June 2021 - August 2021

The ATLAS Magnet Team, part of the EP-ADO-SO section, has the principal responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the ATLAS Superconducting Magnets. This effort is supported by a large number of colleagues, in particular from EP-DT, TE-CRG…

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June 2021 - August 2021

During March the FASER detector was successfully installed into the LHC complex. FASER, a new small LHC experiment, designed to search for light, weakly interacting new particles in the LHC collisions was proposed in 2017, and after review by the…

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June 2021 - August 2021

The Inner Tracking System (ITS) is the innermost detector of the ALICE central barrel. It consists of seven cylindrical layers all equipped with Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS) named ALPIDE (ALice PIxel DEtector). The ITS allows track ing…

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June 2021 - August 2021

The Dirac equation predicts the muon gyromagnetic ratio g=2. Loop effects from quantum field theory lead to a small deviation from this value, parameterized by the so called anomalous magnetic moment which is defined as aμ=(g-2)/2. The difference…

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June 2021 - August 2021

Last week, CERN's EP-DT group published their annual report for 2020; a detailed accound of the group activities at CERN conducted over the year in collaboration with the LHC and non-LHC experimental groups along with their academic and industrial…

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June 2021 - August 2021

Nuclear quadrupole moments (Q), a measure of charge asymmetry in nuclei, are experimentally accessible via the quadrupole interaction frequency νQ=eQVzz/h. To extract Q from this information one needs to knowVzz, the electric-field gradient at the…

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