CERN Accelerating science

Detector technologies

Investing in detector technologies

by Panagiotis Charitos

ECFA's detector panel report maps the landascape of R&D activities in detector technologies and highlights the importance of training the next generation of experts.

A bright year for the EP-DT irradiation facilities

by by Federico Ravotti and Martin R. Jaekel (EP-DT)

A remarkably successful first run for the EP-DT irradiation facilities that are now getting ready for LHC Run 3.

Setting a roadmap for future detector technologies

by Panos Charitos (CERN)

To meet the experimental challenges posed by design studies for future colliders, CERN’s EP department is preparing to launch a rigorous R&D programme.

During a DT seminar, a general strategy for the mechanical structure of future tracker detectors was presented.

Cloud(y) climate studies at CERN

by Stefan Weber

Continuous improvements to the CLOUD facility as well as to the instruments combined with the state of the art know-how available at CERN have enabled a steady increase in the measurement capabilities. 

The LHCb-VELO group, which is composed of several institutes from the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Brazil and CERN are constructing an upgraded version of the VErtex LOcator (VELO) to be installed and commissioned during the long shutdown LS2 in 2019/2020.

DT's 2018 annual report

by Burkhard Schmidt (EP-DT)

The EP-DT group has published its Annual Report where key activities throughout 2017 are summarized

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.