Barbara Warmbein | 3 September 2015Detector R&D for future projects has just received a boost in Germany. Six universities are receiving some 1.8 million Euros from the German ministry of education and research (BMBF) for the next three years – twice the amount that was available before. The project will concentrate on improving the time projection chamber for the ILD detector, one of the two planned ILC detector concepts, and the hadronic calorimeter based on SiPMs.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: BMBF, CALICE, detector R&D, Germany, ILD, LCTPC, SiPMs, TPC
Barbara Warmbein | 6 August 2015Summer breaks don't exist for detector prototypes. For almost three weeks in July – around the time that a new temperature record of 39.7 degrees was measured in Geneva – the team working on the technological prototype of a potential hadronic calorimeter for the ILD detector at the ILC took data at the Super Proton Synchrotron test beam at CERN.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: CALICE, calorimeter, CERN, detector R&D, ILD, test beam
Barbara Warmbein | 30 April 2015CALICE, the collaboration of detector developers working on calorimeters for the linear collider, has a new spokesperson. At their meeting during the ALCW2015 workshop, the collaboration elected Frank Simon from the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, Germany, as their new head. He takes over from Jose Repond, Argonne National Lab.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: ALCW2015, CALICE, calorimeter, CLIC, detector R&D, ILC
Images: IPNL | 17 May 2012For the first time, a large-scale calorimeter prototype for the ILC, fully equipped with embedded power-pulsed electronics, successfully passed a test beam at CERN a few weeks ago. A prototype of more than one cubic metre in size of CALICE’s Semi-Digital Hadronic Calorimeter successfully recorded and tracked 1 million particles from CERN’s SPS accelerator beam (muons and pions). Thanks to power pulsing, the detector front-end electronics was periodically disabled and enabled, following the beam cycle. Read more and view more photos about the test beam.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: CALICE, calorimeter, power pulsing, sdhcal, test beam
Barbara Warmbein | 12 January 2012Good timing is a virtue. Just as comedians have to wait for just the right moment to deliver their punch line, linear collider physicists need to know when to make cuts. These cuts separate phenomena called particle showers from each other, making it possible for the physicists to tell which reaction originated from which collision. Two German PhD students have built a test device that is supposed to get behind the precise timing of showers.
Category: Profile | Tagged: CALICE, calorimeter, detector R&D, IEEE, ILC-CLIC collaboration
Leah Hesla | 15 September 2011Resolved that pictures of particle jets don’t have to be fuzzy or gnarled, scientists developed the particle flow algorithm, a paradigm for effectively teasing out each particle’s energy from another’s. To make it work, researchers expanded the tracking capabilities of the detector model, enabling it to measure energies with higher precision.
Category: Feature | Tagged: CALICE, calorimetry R&D, detector R&D, particle flow algorithm