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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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Machine learning for new Detector Technologies

I have spent a considerable amount of my time as Master student in Physics in the late 70’s performing a fairly prosaic function that nevertheless required the presence of humans (physics professors, trained technicians and of course students):…

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DT group: A year in review

In the beginning of June, the EP-DT group has published its Annual Report summarizing its yearly activities and offering an overview of major achievements and future collaborative plans. The Detector Technologies (DT) group comprises expertise in…

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R&D on gas usage in the LHC particle detection systems

*/ /*-->*/ A wide range of gas mixtures is used for the operation of different gaseous detectors for particle physics research. Among them are gases like C2H2F4 (R134a), CF4 (R14), C4F10 (R610) and SF6, which are used because they allow to…

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15th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation

Studying the most microscopic elements of nature rely on the parallel progress of detector concepts and associated technologies. Experimental observations and open theoretical questions point to new paths for exploration in all fronts including…

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