CERN Accelerating science

Detector technologies

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 

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.

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