CERN Accelerating science

Detectors Upgrade

Intelligent Design for Particle Detectors

Particle detectors are becoming ubiquitous: originally designed as tools for fundamental physics (collider physics experiments, neutrino observatories, etc.), they are also increasingly used in medical and industrial applications. For all use cases…

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A High-Granularity Timing Detector for the ATLAS Phase-II Upgrade

A High-Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) using Low Gain Avalanche Diodes (LGAD) silicon sensors is being constructed for the ATLAS phase-II upgrade program as a powerful way to address the challenges of the High-Luminosity LHC program [1]. The goal…

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The upgraded ALICE TPC

The ALICE time projection chamber (TPC) is a big, gas-filled cylinder (with a hole in the centre to accommodate the silicon tracker), where the charge produced by ionising radiation is projected onto detectors arranged in the two endplates.…

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