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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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Upgrade of the EP Irradiation Facilities: The Gamma Irradiation Facility GIF++

In the spirit of the ongoing LS2, the time without particle beams is currently used to significantly upgrade the two CERN Irradiation facilities run by EP-DT, namely IRRAD and GIF++.  Both facilities deliver essential services to the HEP community,…

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EP launches new R&D programme for 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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