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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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DT group publishes 2020 annual report

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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The Curious Cryogenic Fish

The idea of the Curious Cryogenic Fish dates back to 2017. While observing the complex detectors and instrumentation being assembled for the ProtoDUNE experiments at the CERN Neutrino Platform, I started thinking that it would have been great to…

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DT group publishes 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 the experiments at CERN. Recently, the group published its 2019…

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Face-Shield Production in EP-DT

With the COVID-19 pandemic, all our lives and routines have changed, at both the personal and professional level. Worklife at CERN has been impacted by an important lockdown, where we all had to face new challenges in terms of work reorganization.…

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EP launches new R&D programme on Detector Technologies

Progress in fundamental physics calls for pushing the current state-of-the-art for detectors, and developing new technologies that would boost the efficiency while reducing the cost and the environmental impact of future experiments. For future…

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