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DT group publishes 2021 annual report

The mandate of the Detector Technologies (DT) group in the Experimental Physics department covers development, construction, operation and maintenance of particle detectors for CERN experiments. Last year showed great progress on several projects…

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Zooming in the EP R&D Days 2022

The annual EP R&D Days meeting was held on the 20th and 21st of June 2022. The meeting reviewed progress and plans of the 11 work packages as the EP RnD programme reaches its midpoint. In addition, the meeting offered better understanding of the…

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Enhancing sensitivity of spectroscopic X-ray imaging

A dedicated workshop on Medical Applications of Spectroscopic X-ray Detectors took place at CERN  from 29th August - 1st September. It brought together more than 100 participants from a variety on institutions including prestigious medical schools,…

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Sub 25-ps timing with PICOSEC Micromegas gaseous detectors

Precise timing systems are central to many ongoing and planned detector upgrades and tens of ps timing resolution will play an important role to meet detection challenges in future high-luminosity environments. Large area detection systems achieving…

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The Gamma Irradiation Facility GIF++ during and beyond Run 3

The two CERN Irradiation facilities operated by EP-DT - the IRRAD in the PS East Area and the GIF++ in the SPS North Area - deliver essential services to the HEP community, with the focus on validating and optimising detector technologies for the…

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The 3D printed Detector (3DET) Project

Plastic scintillator is one of the most used active materials in high-energy physics. The “3D printed Detectors” (3DET) collaboration was formed in 2019 with the goal of investigating and developing additive manufacturing as a new production…

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Update on the ECFA Roadmap for R&D on Detector Technologies

It was reported in the previous edition of the EP Newsletter (1) that the European Strategy for Particle Physics Update (EPPSU (2) recommended that “Organised by ECFA, a roadmap should be developed by the community to balance the detector R&D…

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CERN's irradiation facilities eye to the future

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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Designing gas transport parameters for future HEP experiments

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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Mighty magnets for particle detectors

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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