TIPP 2011 - 2nd International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics

8-14 June 2011
Chicago
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Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
In the CDF experiment at the Tevatron Collider, the 3D position and size of the beam spot is monitored in real time with a precision of order one micron and with a latency of less than one minute. This is necessary for the correct operation of the Silicon Vertex Trigger and is accomplished with a mix of off-the-shelf processors and specialized hardware. Monitoring the 3D position of the luminous r ... More
Presented by luciano RISTORI on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
As part of a collaborative program between university of California, Berkeley, the Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, and several commercial companies, we are developing a 20 cm square sealed tube microchannel plate detector scheme with a proximity focused bialkali photocathode. Sealed tube microchannel plate devices have good imaging and timing characteristics, but large areas ha ... More
Presented by Dr. Oswald SIEGMUND on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Presented by Masahiro AOYAGI on 14 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Presented by Hans Gunther MOSER on 14 Jun 2011 at 14:25
Presented by Chenson CHEN on 14 Jun 2011 at 16:50
Presented by Subhash SHINDE
Presented by Bob PATTI on 14 Jun 2011 at 17:15
on 14 Jun 2011 at 18:20
Presented by Paul FRANZON on 14 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Presented by Grzegorz DEPTUCH on 14 Jun 2011 at 13:55
on 14 Jun 2011 at 15:45
on 14 Jun 2011 at 17:55
Presented by Yasuo ARAI on 14 Jun 2011 at 16:25
Presented by Ray YAREMA on 14 Jun 2011 at 15:15
Presented by INFN, IN2P3, DOE on 14 Jun 2011 at 15:30
Presented by Zvi OR-BACH on 14 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Presented by TBD
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The Large Hadron collider (LHC) will under go a luminosity upgrade to the High-Luminosity-LHC (HL-LHC). This will result in an order of magnitude increase in radiation levels experienced by the silicon sensors of the experiments’ tracking and vertex detector systems. The development of ultra-radiation hard silicon sensors, capable of withstanding particle fluences beyond 10E16 1 MeV Neutron-equi ... More
Presented by Dr. Aaron MAC RAIGHNE on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:40
Presented by Hans Gunther MOSER
Presented by Craig KEAST
Presented by Subhash SHINDE
Presented by Bob PATTI
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
We describe here the development and characterization of PSEC-3, a custom analog and digital integrated circuit designed in the IBM8RF 130 nm process, intended for fast, low-power waveform sampling. As part of the Large-Area Picosecond Photo-Detector (LAPPD) collaboration, this ASIC has been designed for the front-end transmission line readout of large area micro-channel plates (MCP), among other ... More
Presented by Eric OBERLA, Herve GRABAS on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
Liquid Argon (LAr) Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) are a developing technology that are becoming a popular choice for neutrino and dark matter experiments due to the low cost of the LAr as a target material and the high signal efficiency and background rejection that these detectors can achieve.  When excited by a passing charged particle created in a neutrino interaction, argon produces scintill ... More
Presented by Ms. Christina IGNARRA on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
High-precision spectroscopy of hadrons in the strange and charm sector, as envisaged in the PANDA experiment requires an excellent charged particle tracking system with multiple track identification (up to 4000 tracks superimposed inside the TPC all the time), high spatial resolution (σrϕ~150 μm,σz~1mm),high momentum resolution (~1%),minimal material budget (~1% of radiation length),high rate ... More
Presented by Mr. Rahul ARORA on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The transmission of data from detectors in future high energy experiments will be driven by a number of requirements. In many cases, raw bandwidth is the strongest of these but other needs such as diverse functionality, compactness, low power and radiation resistance are equally important. The GigaBit-Transceiver (GBT) project has been launched to provide a solution to these problems. The aim is t ... More
Presented by Dr. Ken WYLLIE on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Solid-state photomultiplier (SSPM) arrays are an interesting technology for use in PET detector modules due to their low cost, high compactness, insensitivity to magnetic fields, and sub-nanosecond timing resolution. However, the large intrinsic capacitance of SSPM arrays results in RC time constants that can severely degrade the response time, which leads to a trade-off between array size and spe ... More
Presented by Bob ZHENG on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Particle Flow Algorithms (PFAs) will be central to physics analysis at a future Linear Collider. The two most advanced detector designs, ILD and SiD, both use PFAs to achieve the necessary jet energy resolution. The SiD letter-of-intent was validated using a PFA developed primarily by an Iowa-SLAC collaboration. This algorithm is now being completely redesigned and re-optimized for higher collider ... More
Presented by Usha MALLIK on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
A relatively inexpensive pulse shaping and digitizing system is developed. It has a dynamic range of 14 bit, and it measures time of scintillation pulses with a precision of a few hundred picoseconds. It works at high rate environment with good resolving power on pile-up pulses. These features are made possible by using a Bessel filter and a digitizer with a moderate sampling speed. The system als ... More
Presented by Jiasen MA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The upgrade of the Jefferson Lab accelerator to 12 GeV electron beam energy, combined with that of the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS12) located in Hall B, will provide the unique combination of wide kinematical coverage, high beam intensity (luminosity), high energy, high polarization, and advanced detection capabilities required to study Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in greater details ... More
Presented by Dr. Ahmed EL ALAOUI on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:45
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Mu2e is a proposed high-sensitivity muon to electron conversion experiment at Fermilab. The Tracker and Calorimeter together produce an estimated 100 GBytes/sec of zero-suppressed data. With continuous readout (no front-end trigger), the off-detector data rate will be similar to that of the CMS and Atlas detectors. The Mu2e DAQ architecture is based on a single custom component which functions ... More
Presented by Mr. Mark BOWDEN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
We have performed comparative measurements of timing resolution at Fermilab, using several types of photodetectors, data acquisition and analysis techniques and will show the applicability for time-of-flight improvements to PET imaging. In addition, we will outline a future program for SiPM readout of PET systems.
Presented by Dr. Erik Ramberg RAMBERG on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The Versatile Link project is launched to develop a physical layer general purpose optical link with high bandwidth; radiation and magnetic resistance that meets the requirements of LHC upgrade experiments. This paper will present the latest results on system specifications, front-end transceiver prototypes, passive components studies and commercial back-end transceiver tests. System optical p ... More
Presented by Dr. Annie XIANG on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Calorimeters, like CALICE-AHCAL, aiming for particle flow algorithms need a high granularity readout in all three dimensions. That requires electronics to be integrated into the detector volume with 1000 channel/square-meter. To keep the mechanics easy and homogeneous the heat should be conducted just by the steel of the absorber layers. Therefore a heat production of 40micro-watt per channel is r ... More
Presented by Dr. Peter GOETTLICHER on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
A general procedure for precision timing calibration of giga-sample/s waveform digitizing ASICs is presented. These devices are increasingly used in a number of high-energy physics experiments to perform waveform sampling of front-end detector signals. Waveform digitizing ASICs have considerable advantages over traditional TDC/ADC systems, such as high channel density and low power consumpti ... More
Presented by Dr. Kurtis NISHIMURA on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Muon triggering at the s-LHC luminosity imposes very strict requirements on the trigger detectors concerning not only the rate capability but also to the tracking accuracy. Indeed an accurate 3D tracking allows both to define a sharp threshold in the muon transverse momentum and to efficiently reject the low energy uncorrelated background. Moreover in order to be used for the first trigger level ... More
Presented by Dr. Roberto CARDARELLI on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
A comprehensive R&D program on LAr Time Projection Chambers (LAr TPC) is presently being carried on at the University of Bern. Many aspects of the technology are under investigation: HV, purity, calibration, readout, etc. Furthermore, multi-photon interaction of UV-laser beams with LAr has been successfully addressed bringing to new results. Possible applications of the LAr TPC technology in th ... More
Presented by Marcello MESSINA on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The current front-end electronics of the ATLAS Liquid Argon calorimeters need to be upgraded to sustain the higher radiation levels and data rates expected at the upgraded LHC machine (HL-LHC), which will have 5 times more luminosity than the LHC in its ultimate configuration. This upgrade calls for an optical link system of 100 Gbps per front-end board (FEB). A high speed, low power, radiation to ... More
Presented by Tiankuan LIU on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
To assist our ongoing investigations of the limits of the tradeoff between spatial resolution and noise in PET imaging, several PET instruments based on silicon-pad detectors have been developed. The latest is a segment of a dual-ring device to demonstrate that excellent reconstructed image resolution can be achieved with a scanner that uses high-resolution detectors placed close to the object of ... More
Presented by Neal CLINTHORNE on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
The TORCH (Time Of internally Reflected CHerenkov light) detector is an innovative high-precision time-of-flight system which is suitable for large areas, up to tens of square metres, and is being developed for the upgraded LHCb experiment. The TORCH provides a time-of-flight measurement from the imaging of photons emitted in a 1 cm thick quartz radiator, based on the Cherenkov principle. The ... More
Presented by Neville HARNEW on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Hardware-based pattern recognition for fast triggering on particle tracks has been successfully used in high-energy physics experiments for some time. The CDF Silicon Vertex Trigger (SVT) at the Fermilab Tevatron is an excellent example. The method used there, developed in the 1990’s, is based on algorithms that use a massively parallel associative memory architecture to identify patterns effic ... More
Presented by Dr. Jim HOFF on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:45
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
Very large systems of RPCs with 2 mm gas gap are presently working at LHC as muon trigger detectors. In order to conceive a new generation of RPCs, fully adequate to the needs of the high luminosity super-colliders of the next future, two aspects have to be reconsidered: the gap width which determines the amount of charge delivered in the gas per detected avalanche and the front end electronic ... More
Presented by Prof. Rinaldo SANTONICO on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
When a minimum ionizing particle crosses an aluminium foil, at least one low energy electron is emitted, at the crossing point, in about 6 percent of the cases. With low work function materials (ceramics, or CsI, diamond), this probability may be much higher. Since only the skin of the foil participates, the efficiency to emitat least one electron can be increased by surface enlargement (meanderin ... More
Presented by Harry VAN DER GRAAF on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Fast digital multi-channel analyzers (FDMCA) which base on flash ADC have been intensively used recently. The principle of FDMCA is different from the traditional MCA which based on the Wilkinson ADC. The non-linearity, including the INL and DNL, arising from flash ADC, degraded the accuracy of FDMCA. To improve the non-linearity of fast digital MCA, a practical off-line correction method has been ... More
Presented by Mr. Ziru SANG
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Microchannel plate (MCP)-based photodetectors have a combination of unique properties like high gain, high spatial resolution, and high temporal resolution. They can be used in wide variety of applications including imaging spectroscopy, photo detectors, astronomy, Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry, molecular and atomic collision studies, and cluster physics. The same MCP-based technology is used t ... More
Presented by Dr. Anil U. MANE on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
Operating and planned HEP experiments use and study large area gas-based detectors for charged particles. For most such detectors the control of the gas temperature is of foremost importance because of the very large dependance on the gas gain. Examples of detectors whose efficiency is particularly dependent on temperature are Resistive Plate Counters (RPC) and Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM). ... More
Presented by Dr. Michele CAPONERO on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The annual modulation signal observed by the DAMA-LIBRA Collaboration (D-L) is statistically strong and has been claimed by D-L as evidence for a dark matter signal. Lacking confirmation, an obligation endures to consider any plausible explanation based on conventional physics. The annual modulation may plausibly be explained as a consequence of energy deposited in the NaI(Tl) crystals by cosmic ... More
Presented by David NYGREN on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Future high luminosity experiments at the energy frontier will face unprecedented challenges. Filtering of information will be increasingly pushed closer to the sensors to reduce the huge data loads and high data transmission power and cooling mass associated with heavily occupied strip or pixel detectors. This talk describes an R&D effort directed toward providing a proof of concept for a vertica ... More
Presented by Dr. Leonard SPIEGEL on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:25
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The ICARUS-T600 detector at LNGS laboratory is the largest Liquid Argon TPC (LAr-TPC) operating in an underground laboratory. Its calorimetric resolution and topology reconstruction capabilities permit a wide physics program, which goes from nucleon decay to the study of the oscillation on CNGS neutrino beam. Atmospheric as well as solar neutrinos are also a case of study. The events collected d ... More
Presented by Mr. Daniele DEQUAL on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET) is designed to measure the B-mode in cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization, which is smoking-gun evidence for the inflationary universe. Since the B-mode signal is so faint (nK orders), a large detector array is required. Using a 500-element HEMT-based polarimeter array, QUIET-II plans to search for the B-mode at the Atacama desert in Chile, about ... More
Presented by koji ISHIDOSHIRO
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The physics program at future colliders demands an energy resolution of the calorimetric component of detectors at the limits of traditional techniques. A novel Dual-Readout (ADRIANO) technology is under development with an expected excellent performance. Results from detailed Montecarlo studies on performance with respect to energy resolution, linear response and transverse containment and a ... More
Presented by Dr. Corrado GATTO on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The ATLAS experiment has made a successful start of its operation and is producing many physics results, demonstrating its excellent performance. The LHC is progressively increasing luminosity, and will continue a series of phased upgrades. In a few years, the nominal energy and luminosity will be attained. There is a plan of further increasing the luminosity beyond the design value up to ... More
Presented by Prof. Tatsuo KAWAMOTO on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The SemiConductor Tracker (SCT), comprising of silicon micro-strip detectors is one of the key precision tracking devices in the ATLAS Inner Detector. ATLAS is one of the experiments at CERN LHC. The completed SCT is in very good shapes with 99.3% of the SCT’s 4088 modules (a total of 6.3 million strips) are operational. The noise occupancy and hit efficiency exceed the design specifications. ... More
Presented by Victoria MOELLER on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
In 2010 the ATLAS Trigger and Data Acquisition (TDAQ) system has been operated with an overall efficiency of 96%, while meeting evolving and demanding conditions. By the end of the proton run, the LHC instantaneous peak luminosity had increased by 5 orders of magnitudes. Correspondingly the ATLAS first-level trigger rate grew by a factor 100, reaching 40 kHz, roughly half of the design rate. Concu ... More
Presented by Sergio BALLESTRERO on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Photomultiplier tubes offer large photon collection areas and moderate quantum efficiency, but are expensive and hand-crafted items. We present design and initial prototyping work on an alternative technology with an eye towards production logistics. The Abalone design utilizes a custom photocathode and vacuum seal along with a scintillator for photon gain and a Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode re ... More
Presented by Michael DUVERNOIS
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
Muon colliders are considered to be an important future energy frontier accelerator. It is possible to build a large muon collider as a circular machine, even at multi-TeV energies, due to the greatly reduced synchrotron radiation expected from muons. In addition to the same physics processes present in an electron collider, a muon collider will have the potential to produce s-channel resonances s ... More
Presented by Dr. Stephen KAHN on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:45
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
In spite of all prerequisite geoligical study based precautions, the sites of nuclear power plants are also susceptible to seismic vibrations and their consequent effects. The effect of the ongoing nuclear tragedy in Japan caused by an earthquake and its consequent tsunami on March 11, 2011 is currently beyond contemplations. It has led to a rethinking on nuclear power stations by various governme ... More
Presented by Mr. Javed Arif SYED on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:45
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
A common DAQ system is being developed within the CALICE collaboration. It provides a flexible and scalable architecture based on giga-ethernet and 8b/10b serial links in order to transmit either slow control data, fast signals or read out data. A detector interface (DIF) is used to connect detectors to the DAQ system based on a single firmware shared among the collaboration but targeted on variou ... More
Presented by Rémi CORNAT on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The SuperB project was approved in December 2010 and foresees the construction of a high luminosity (> 10^36 cm^-2 s^-1) asymmetric e+e- collider in an Italian site. In the SuperB detector, the Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) is based on the BaBar vertex detector layout with an additional innermost layer (Layer0) close to the interaction point, with a radius of about 1.5 cm. This Layer0 has to provid ... More
Presented by Valerio RE on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The ATLAS Muon Spectrometer is designed to measure the momentum of a 1 TeV/c muon to an accuracy of 10%. A muon of this momentum will bend less than 500 microns in the toroidal field of ATLAS; therefore, the position of the muon chambers must be known to an accuracy of less than 50 microns. ATLAS uses a combination of two methods in order to achieve such a precise alignment: an optical system and ... More
Presented by Scott Alan AEFSKY on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometer is a sensitive receiver at millimeter wavelengths. A TES operated with negative electro-thermal feedback has a fast response time and a noise level below the photon counting noise. Together with multiplexed readouts and appropriate optical coupling, TES bolometers have the desired properties to conduct sensitive observations of the Cosmic Micr ... More
Presented by Dr. Gensheng WANG
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
This paper describes the design of ATCA-based high performance compute Node for high level trigger and data acquisition in large physics experiment like PANDA, BESIII and Belle II. For an experiment like PANDA, the trigger and data acquisition system needs to handle interaction rates of the order of more than 10^7/s and data rates of 200 GB/s and more. The high level trigger and data processing wi ... More
Presented by Dr. hao XU on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
We are exploring the large area flat panel (8"x8") micro-channel plate photomultiplier tube (MCP PMT) under development for an application to positron emission tomography (PET) instrumentation.A high speed waveform sampling with transmission-lines was adopted to achieve fast timing and efficient signal read-out from MCP PMT.As a demonstration of the concept,detector modules were built using 2"x2" ... More
Presented by Dr. Heejong KIM on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
A high resolution (\sigma <3um) beam telescope based on monolithic active pixel sensors was developed within the EUDET collaboration. EUDET was a coordinated detector R&D programme for the future International Linear Collider providing test beam infrastructure to detector R&D groups.The telescope consists of six sensor planes with a pixel pitch of either 18.4 um or 10 um and can be operated inside ... More
Presented by Dr. Igor RUBINSKIY on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The LCTPC-collaboration studies the technical aspects of a TPC with MPGD readout structures for a detector at a future Linear Collider such as the ILC or CLIC. For this a test facility with a 1 Tesla magnet and a large prototype TPC was set up at DESY. An analysis of data taken in 2010 at the DESY test beam T24, using this TPC equipped with a two layer GEM system, has been performed. Three GEM mod ... More
Presented by Hans Martin LJUNGGREN on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment is designed to measure the last unknown neutrino mixing angle theta_13 with a sensitivity of sin^22theta_13<0.01. The experiment will use eight identical liquid scintillator detectors with 20-ton target mass installed at three underground sites to measure the flux and spectrum of reactor antineutrinos from the Daya Bay nuclear power plant and search for ... More
Presented by Prof. Karsten HEEGER on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The detectors proposed for future e+e- colliders (ILC and CLIC) demand a high level of precision in the measurement of jet energies. Various technologies have been proposed for the active layers of the digital hadron calorimetry to be used in conjunction with the Particle Flow Algorithm (PFA) approach. The High Energy Physics group of the University of Texas at Arlington has been developing Gas El ... More
Presented by Prof. Jaehoon YU on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
We present work on the detection of neutral particles via nuclear recoils in gas-filled Time Projection Chambers (TPCs). We employ Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs) to amplify the signal and silicon pixel electronics to read out the projected track. These technologies allow ionization in the target gas to be detected with low noise, improved position and time resolution, and high efficiency. We re ... More
Presented by Dr. Jared YAMAOKA on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
A Compton camera is a gamma-ray imager which works in sub-MeV/MeV energy band. Up to the present, all-sky monitor COMPTEL onboard NASA's CGRO satellite has been only successful Compton camera for practical use. It consists of an upper array of liquid scintillation detectors and a lower array of NaI scintillation detectors with separation by a distance of 1.5 meter. The COMPTEL was a great contribu ... More
Presented by Dr. Shin'ichiro TAKEDA on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Presented by Dr. G. William (Bill) FOSTER on 14 Jun 2011 at 11:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Modern particle detectors depend upon optical fiber links to deliver event data to upstream trigger and data processing systems. Future detector systems can benefit from the development of dense arrangements of high speed optical links emerging from the telecommunications and storage area network market segments. These links support data transfers in each direction at rates up to 120 Gbps in packa ... More
Presented by Mr. Alan PROSSER on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
The next-generation of fast time-of-flight detectors, with expected time resolutions ≤ 10 ps and space resolutions ≤ 1 mm, are attractive in many fields, including particle and nuclear physics, medical and industrial applications. We will show how precise timing and space resolution can be used to improve muon cooling measurements for muon collider studies, TOF spectrometry, and particle iden ... More
Presented by Masahiro NOTANI on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Presented by Patrick LEDU
Presented by Patrick LEDU on 14 Jun 2011 at 10:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Daya Bay antineutrino detectors are formed from large, 3 and 4 meter, cylindrical acrylic vessels surrounded by phototubes and an outer stainless steel containment vessel. When filled with liquids the inner detector components are completely inaccessible. The shipping and handling of these fragile, large acrylic vessels has been challenging, as has the establishment of common quality assurance ... More
Presented by Dr. Henry BAND on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Berkeley Visible Imaging Tube (BVIT) was installed on the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in January 2009 and subsequently refurbished in August 2010. BVIT is an imaging, photon counting camera with multi-color (U, B, V, R – U was replaced by H-α post- refurb.) capability. At the heart of BVIT is a 25 mm, microchannel plate sealed tube device with a visible photocathode and a cros ... More
Presented by Dr. Jason MCPHATE on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Session: Lecture Course
This lecture will review the basic principles, techniques, and components used in electronics analysis and design at the elementary level. Topics include: review of fundamental physical principles; analysis techniques used in time-invariant (DC) circuits; discussion of passive devices that store energy; analysis techniques used in time-varying (AC) circuits; discussion of the principles of opera ... More
Presented by Gary DRAKE on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
Beam conditions and the potential detector damage resulting from their anomalies have pushed the LHC experiments to build their own beam monitoring devices. The ATLAS Beam Conditions Monitor (BCM) consists of two stations (forward and backward) of detectors each with four modules. The sensors are required to tolerate doses up to 500 kGy and in excess of 10^15 charged particles per cm2 over the lif ... More
Presented by Matthew James FISHER on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The energy stored in the nominal LHC beams is two times 360 MJ, 100 times the energy of the TEVATRON. As little as 1 mJ/cc deposited energy quenches a magnet at 7 TeV and 1 J/cc causes magnet damage. The beam dumps are the only places to safely dispose of this beam. One of the key systems for machine protection is the beam loss monitoring (BLM) system. About 3600 Ionization chambers are installed ... More
Presented by Dr. Eva Barbara HOLZER on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The profile monitor instrumentation for the M Test beam includes a suite of types each suited for a range of beam fluxes and energies. The types of detectors and the description of the characteristics of each will be discussed including experimental types using scintillating plastic fibers for ultra-low fluxes.
Presented by Mr. Gianni TASSOTTO on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The Belle II experiment is an upgrade of the KEK B-Factory Belle experiment. Upgrade of the accelerator to SuperKEKB, which will increase its luminosity to 8 x 10^35 cm^-2 s^-1, requires many new detector components: a totally new pixel detector, a significantly larger silicon vertex detector (SVD), replacement central drift chamber (CDC), new particle identification (PID) detector technologies, a ... More
Presented by Mr. Dehui SUN on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The SiD collaboration is developing a Si-W electromagnetic calorimeter for the ILC. This will be a highly segmented sampling calorimeter composed of tungsten absorber and silicon readout layers. The readout gap will have a thickness of <1 mm, which poses challenges for instrumenting the silicon wafers. Progress on various bump bonding techniques and flex cable fabrication will be presented.
Presented by Prof. Mani TRIPATHI
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Highly granular calorimetry promises to lead to major advances in the precision of measurements at future colliders. An ultra-granular electromagnetic calorimeter based on silicon sensor readout is being developed within the CALICE collaboration. A first prototype has already been tested in particle beams, and has shown the expected performance. The focus is now on the development of technolo ... More
Presented by Rémi CORNAT on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The micromegas group working for CAST is devoting a substantial effort towards a deep understanding of the very low background levels observed in the detectors installed in the experiment which, since the implementation of shielding and the introduction of the microbulk technology, are as low as to ~5×10-6 keV-1s-1cm-2 in the axion energy range. A replica of the CAST set-up has been dedicated t ... More
Presented by Alfredo TOMAS ALQUEZAR on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Dark Energy Survey Camera (DECam) will be comprised of a mosaic of 74 charge-coupled devices (CCDs). The DES science goals set stringent technical requirements for the CCDs. The CCDs are provided by LBNL with valuable cold probe data at -40 deg C, providing an indication of which CCDs are more likely to pass. After comprehensive testing of 270 CCDs at -100 deg C, 124 qualify as science grad ... More
Presented by Donna KUBIK
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The R&D effort currently going on at Fermilab to investigate new applications of thick CCD detectors in particle physics is described. These application include : low threshold dark matter experiments, neutrino-nucleus coherent scattering, neutron imager and particle tracking.
Presented by Natalie HARRISON on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
One of the goals of the CMD 3 experiment (BINP, Russia) is a study of the hadron production in electron-positron annihilation. An important example of such process is a neutron-antineutron pair production near threshold. A signature of this process is a large energy deposition in the liquid xenon (LXe) calorimeter due to antineutron annihilation which typically occurs by 5 ns or later after bea ... More
Presented by Mr. Leonid EPSHTEYN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
Future high energy detectors will require unprecedented energy and position resolutions. Two CMOS Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS), TPAC and FORTIS, have been designed to study the issues involved in achieving these. One application is to use MAPS as the active layer of a sampling electromagnetic calorimeter, allowing high granularity calorimeter systems which can utilise particle flow te ... More
Presented by Mr. Tony PRICE on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Due to an expected increase in radiation damage in LHC, we propose to transform CMS Hadronic EndCap calorimeters to radiation hard quartz plate calorimeters. Quartz is proved to be radiation hard by the radiation damage tests with electron, proton, neutron and gamma beams. However, the light produced in quartz comes from Cerenkov process, which yields drastically fewer photons than scintillation. ... More
Presented by Dr. Ugur AKGUN, Prof. Yasar ONEL on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
An enhancement to the T-980 bent crystal collimation experiment at the Tevatron has been completed. The enhancement was the installation of a pixel telescope inside the vacuum-sealed beam pipe of the Tevatron. The telescope is comprised of six CMS PSI46 pixel plaquettes, arranged as three stations of horizontal and vertical planes, with the CAPTAN system for data acquisition and control. The purpo ... More
Presented by Mr. Ryan RIVERA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The CMS Silicon Strip Tracker (SST), comprising 9.6 million readout channels from 15 148 modules covering an area of 198m2, needs to be precisely calibrated in order to correctly interpret and reconstruct the events recorded from the detector, ensuring that the SST performance fully meets the physics research program of the CMS experiment. Calibration constants may be derived within several workfl ... More
Presented by Dr. Jean-Laurent AGRAM on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
High instantaneous luminosity are expected at the LHC after major upgrades will be performed around 2020. A completely new outer tracker is foreseen for this High Luminosity scenario, which will probably implement also some trigger capabilities. In order to evaluate the best possible design, a lightweight tool was developed (tkLayout) to generate layouts, make an estimate of the material budget ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefano MERSI
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
For large international High Energy Physics experiments, modern web technologies make the online monitoring of detector status, data acquisition status, trigger rates, luminosity, etc., accessible for the collaborators anywhere and anytime. This helps the collaborating experts monitor the status of the experiment, identify the problems, and improve data-taking efficiency. We present the Web-B ... More
Presented by Dr. Zongru WAN on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
An overview of the CMS upgrade plans will be presented. A brief status of the CMS detector will be given, covering some of the issues we have so far experienced. This will be followed by an overview of the various CMS upgrades planned, covering the main motivations for them, and the various R&D efforts for the possibilities under study. Finally a possible upgrade schedule will be presented ... More
Presented by Dr. Harry CHEUNG on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Q/U Imaging Experiment (QUIET) is an experimental program to make very sensitive measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization from the ground. The primary goal of QUIET is to detect the degree-scale B-modes induced by primordial gravitational waves, which is a "smoking gun" signature of inflation. Using an array with more than several hundreds of polarization detectors is ... More
Presented by Dr. MASAYA HASEGAWA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
We report on several versions of the calibration and monitoring system for the scintillator tile hadron calorimeter for the ILC. Our first calibration and monitoring board (CMB) is used to calibrate all 7600 SiPMs of a 1 m3 hadron calorimeter prototype. Each CMB has 12 LEDs and each LED illuminates 18 SiPMs through 18 optical fibers. The pulse is 10 ns wide and delivers a signal equivalent to 70 M ... More
Presented by Jiri KVASNICKA on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The ATLAS muon spectrometer consists of a system of precision tracking and trigger chambers embedded in a 2T magnetic field generated by three large air‐core superconducting toroids. The precision Monitored Drift Tube (MDT) chambers measure the track sagitta up to a pseudo‐rapidity of 2.7 with a 50 μm uncertainty yielding a design muon transverse momentum resolution of 10% at 1 TeV. Muon trac ... More
Presented by Edward DIEHL on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The ATLAS Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger is one of the main elements of the first stage of event selection for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The input stage consists of a mixed analogue/digital component taking trigger sums from the ATLAS calorimeters. This stage determines the energies sent to the algorithmic trigger logic. The complete processing chain is performed in a digital, pip ... More
Presented by Martin WESSELS on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The ATLAS iron-scintillator hadronic calorimeter (TileCal) provides precision measurements of jets and missing transverse energy produced in the LHC proton-proton collisions. Results assessing the calorimeter calibration obtained using cosmic ray muons collected in 2008, 2009 and 2010 are presented. The analysis was based on the comparison between experimental and simulated data, and addresses thr ... More
Presented by Mr. Zhili WENG on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The two intermediate layers of the ALICE Inner Tracking System (ITS) are instrumented with Silicon Drift Detectors. The detector calibration and monitoring procedures as well as their performance over almost two years of data taking, both with pp and PbPb collisions, will be presented. In particular, the techniques for measuring the drift velocity and its stability over time will be described. ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefania BEOLE on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment will study neutrino oscillation and leptonic CP-violation using a high-intensity muon neutrino beam produced at Fermilab and detected in the Homestake mine in South Dakota. The collaboration is evaluating both 100 kton-scale water Cherenkov detectors and 17 kton-scale liquid argon time projection chambers as neutrino detectors. As part of the water Cherenkov ... More
Presented by Dr. Stanley SEIBERT on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
Plans are being made to upgrade the LHC luminosity above the design value of 1034cm-2s-1. At this level the existing silicon microstrip modules (outside of the pixel volumes) will no longer be able to cope with the increased occupancy and long-term radiation damage. The proposed poster outlines an extensive program by the CMS collaboration to identify a suitable replacement for the existing sensor ... More
Presented by Pramod LAMICHHANE
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The sensitivity of the current generation of Noble Liquid Dark Matter detectors is limited by background events originating from radioactivity in the detector materials, especially from the photomultiplier tubes. In this talk, I will present the QUartz Photon Intensifying Detector (QUPID), a novel concept for a new style of photodetector based on the design of Hybrid APDs and made nearly entirely ... More
Presented by Mr. Artin TEYMOURIAN on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:10
Presented by Tiehui Ted LIU on 14 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The CoGeNT experiment located at the Soudan Underground Laboratory has reported an excess of events below an electron scattering equivalent of 1 keV. This result may be interpreted alternatively as either an unidentified background contribution or a signature of light-mass (5-10 GeV/c^2) weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) dark matter. The initial CoGeNT results were produced using a singl ... More
Presented by John ORRELL on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The LBNE Project is developing a design for 20 kiloton liquid argon (LAr) time projection chambers to be used as the far detector for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment. An essential component of this design is a complete electronic readout system designed to operate in LAr (at 87 K). This system is being implemented in mainstream commercial CMOS technology that will provide low-noise readout ... More
Presented by Craig THORN on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The CMS trigger system has been designed to cope with unprecedented luminosities and accelerator bunch-crossing rates of up to 40 MHz at LHC. The High-Level-Trigger (HLT) combines in a novel way the traditional L2 and L3 trigger components which are implemented in a commercial Filter Farm with thousands of CPUs. The flexibility of a contiguous software environment allows the coherent tuning of the ... More
Presented by Leonard APANASEVICH on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) is the outermost of the three sub-systems of the ATLAS Inner Detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. It consists of close to 300000 thin-wall drift tubes (straws) providing on average 30 two-dimensional space points with 0.12-0.15 mm resolution for charged particle tracks with |η| < 2 and pT > 0.5 GeV. Along with continuous tracking, it provides ... More
Presented by Jonathan Mark STAHLMAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Biasing and threshold adjustments are crucial for the correct operation and sensitivity of 3T based pixel detectors. The latest generation of CAP detectors designed at the University of Hawaii addressed the threshold adjustment issue by including an 8-bit R-2R Digital to Analog converter. The DAC is the first designed at UH to be used in a 0.2μm SOI CMOS technology. The DAC has additionally been ... More
Presented by Michael COONEY
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
This work is a part of the Large-Area Picosecond Photo-Detector collaboration (LAPPD, http://psec.uchicago.edu/), which is focused on the development of the next generation photon-to-electron converters using novel materials synthesis approaches to obtaining desired functionality. Large-area micro-channel plates are being developed for this effort using more affordable micro-porous glass, as oppo ... More
Presented by Dr. Slade JOKELA on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The muon spectrometer of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is exposed to high background rates of neutrons and γ-rays. Upgrading the LHC towards up to five times the design luminosity of 1e34 cm-2s-1 necessitates the replacement of muon tracking and trigger detectors in the region with the highest radiation background in order to avoid deterioration of the muon detection effic ... More
Presented by Philipp SCHWEGLER on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
Macroscopic effects of space-time quantization due to the holographic principle will soon be tested at Fermilab, by cross-correlating the signals from two neighboring power-recycled Michelson interferometers. The diffractive nature of the predicted holographic position noise allows it to be amplified to a detectable level using 40m interferometer arms, in which the beams are recycled using cavity ... More
Presented by Robert LANZA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
NOvA, or NuMI Off-Axis ve Appearance experiment, is a long baseline neutrino experiment using an off-axis beam produced by the main injector (NuMI) neutrino beamline at Fermilab. The experiment is designed to study muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations. It consists of two PVC and liquid scintillator detectors and a beamline upgrade. The large far detector weighs 15 kTon and will be locat ... More
Presented by Dr. Sarah PHAN-BUDD on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The Calice collaboration is building a technological prototype of a new kind of high-granularity hadronic calorimeter using large GRPCs read out with a semi-digital power-gated electronics. The prototype of 1 cubic meter intends to confirm the results obtained with the calice digital HCAL and address the integration problems to be met in the ILC future experiments. The prototype will be mad ... More
Presented by Prof. imad LAKTINEH on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Current generations of HEP Data Acquisition Systems either in production or development are differentiated from DAQ systems used in other disciplines by the significant amounts of data they must both ingest and process, typically at very high rates. In practice this has resulted in the construction of systems that are in fact massively parallel computing systems. They are distinguished from their ... More
Presented by Gregg THAYER on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The next generation of vertexing detectors in collider experiments will require order of magnitude increases in readout speed and increased background rates. The CAP12 continues the evolution of a number of binary, 3T based pixel detector related technologies at the University of Hawaii to address readout speed, density requirements, and background rate issues. The CAP12 takes the HIXEL readout me ... More
Presented by Michael COONEY on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Presented by Dr. Nickolas SOLOMEY on 9 Jun 2011 at 18:30
Presented by Mr. Ioannis GIOMATARIS on 9 Jun 2011 at 18:45
Presented by Leon LEDERMAN
Presented by Stan MAJEWSKI on 9 Jun 2011 at 18:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment is designed to search for Dark Matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). CDMS deploys semiconductor detectors, based on Ge or Si substrates with ionization and phonon sensors, which provide very effective event-by-event rejection of the dominant electromagnetic backgrounds. The detectors are operated at cryogenic temperat ... More
Presented by Prof. Vuk MANDIC on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
Radiation hard helium gas ionization chambers capable of operating in vacuum at temperatures ranging from 5K to 350K are designed, fabricated and tested and will be used inside the cryostats at Fermilab’s Superconducting Radiofrequency beam test facility. The chamber vessel is made of stainless steel and all materials used including seals are known to be radiation hard and suitable for operatio ... More
Presented by Arden WARNER on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Crystal calorimeters have traditionally played an important role in precision measurements of electrons and photons in high energy physics experiments. Recent interests in calorimeter technologies extend their applications also to hadrons and jets. Potential applications of a new generation scintillating crystals of high density and high light yield, such as LSO/LYSO, in high energy physics experi ... More
Presented by Dr. Zhu REN-YUAN on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The Accelerator Test Facility 2 (ATF2) is an extension of the ATF beamline extraction featuring an ILC-type final focus system. Among the projects major purposes is establishment of hardware and beam handling technologies aimed at transverse focusing of ATFs electron beams to below 40nm in the vertical. A laser-interferometer type high resolution beam size monitor named the "Shintake Monitor" is ... More
Presented by Mr. Yohei YAMAGUCHI on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The DAMA/LIBRA set-up (about 250 kg highly radiopure NaI(Tl)) is running at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the I.N.F.N.. It has already released the results obtained in 6 annual cycles; the cumulative exposure with the one released by the former DAMA/NaI is 1.17 ton × yr, corresponding to 13 annual cycles. The data further confirm the model independent evidence for the presence o ... More
Presented by Dr. Riccardo CERULLI on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Presented by Wesley SMITH on 14 Jun 2011 at 09:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
As part of the overall program of the CALICE collaboration, a group led by Argonne National Laboratory built a large-size prototype of a Digital Hadron Calorimeter (DHCAL). The DHCAL consists of 51 layers, each with 96 x 96 square cm readout pads. The total number of readout channels exceeds 470,000 in less than 2 m^3 of detector volume and thus enables the measurement of hadronic showers with unp ... More
Presented by Burak BILKI on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
I will describe DM-Ice, a direct detection dark matter experiment to be deployed at the South Pole co-located with the IceCube/DeepCore Neutrino Telescope. This experiment will use roughly 250 kg of low-background NaI detectors to search for the DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation in the southern hemisphere where many of the environmental backgrounds associated with seasonal variations present in experi ... More
Presented by Reina MARUYAMA on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:30
on 13 Jun 2011 at 12:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
The paper presents the concept and the status of the DSSC project, an ultra-high speed detector system for the European XFEL in Hamburg. The DSSC (DEPFET Sensor with Signal Compression) is a 1Mpix camera with a sensitive area of 200x200 mm2 designed to record X-ray images at a maximum frame rate of 4.5MHz. The system is based on a DEPFET Active Pixel Sensor as the central amplifying structure prov ... More
Presented by Ladislav ANDRICEK on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Neutron dosimeter is used to measure and analyze neutron dose. Because of the energy range of neutron radiation field is wide, single moderator with single counter dosimeter is hard to get a good energy response, while the multi-moderator with multi-counter dosimeter could provide a good energy response but a poor usability. Neutron dosimeter based on single moderator with multi-counter could bala ... More
Presented by Mr. Futian LIANG
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The MicroBooNE experiment is based on a liquid argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) which will be exposed simultaneously to the Booster and NuMI neutrino beams at Fermilab. Neutrino beam events will be triggered using a set of photomultipliers (PMT) immersed in the liquid argon. The trigger, readout and data organization of the MicroBooNE electronics will be described. It is based on ten crates o ... More
Presented by Cheng-Yi CHI
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
LUX is a two-phase (liquid/gas) xenon time projection chamber designed to detect nuclear recoils from interactions with dark matter particles. Signals from the LUX detector are processed by custom-built analog electronics which provide properly shaped signals for the trigger and data acquisition (DAQ) systems. The DAQ is comprised of commercial digitizers with firmware customized for the LUX exper ... More
Presented by Jeremy CHAPMAN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Many applications in collider detector readout and particle astrophysics have adopted CMOS Switched Capacitor Array (SCA), Giga-sample/second transient waveform recording as a means to provide low-cost, highly integrated detector readout. In order to maintain high (100's of MHz) analog bandwidth, these SCAs have typically been limited to less than or equal to a thousand storage cells. Howev ... More
Presented by Prof. Gary VARNER on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
Argon is a powerful scintillator and an excellent medium for detection of ionization. Its high discrimination power against minimum ionization tracks, in favor of selection of nuclear recoils, makes it an attractive medium for direct detection of WIMP dark matter. However, cosmogenic 39Ar contamination in atmospheric argon limits the size of liquid argon dark matter detectors due to pile-up. The ... More
Presented by Dr. Henning BACK on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
Experiments such as PANDA at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (under construction in Darmstadt, Germany) and the proposed TAPAS antiproton experiment at Fermilab require Time Projection Chambers with good spatial and dE/dx resolution and very high rate capability, to cope with the anticipated ~10 MHz interaction rate and particle rates in the 20 to 50 MHz range. Issues to be dealt with ... More
Presented by Prof. Daniel KAPLAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The NOvA (NuMI Off-Axis nue Appearance) experiment is a long baseline neutrino experiment using the NuMI main injector neutrino beam at Fermilab and is designed to search for numu→nue oscillations. The experiment will consist of two detectors; both positioned 14 mrad off the beam axis: a 222 ton Near detector to be located in an underground cavern at Fermilab and a 15 kton Far detector to be lo ... More
Presented by Dr. Susan KASAHARA on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
We report on the design and construction of a triple-GEM detector as a new Inner Tracker (IT) for the KLOE-2 experiment at the Frascati Phi-factory. This is the first GEM detector equipping an experiment on a e+e- machine, where, besides the outstanding rate capability already exploited on the hadron machines, we fruitfully take advantage of the unique lightness of such technology, of utmost ... More
Presented by Gianfranco MORELLO on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
TileCal, the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is built of steel and scintillating tiles with redundant readout by optical fibers and uses photomultipliers as photodetectors. It provides measurements for hadrons, jets and missing transverse energy. To equalize the response of individual TileCal cells with a precision better than 1% and to ... More
Presented by Garoe GONZALEZ PARRA on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Experience at high luminosity hadrons collider experiments shows that tracking information enhances the trigger rejection capabilities while retaining high efficiency for interesting physics events. The design of a tracking based trigger for Super LHC (S-LHC), the already envisaged high luminosity upgrade of the LHC collider, is an extremely challenging task, and requires the identification of hig ... More
Presented by Dr. Giuseppe BROCCOLO on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:45
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Bit error rate (BER) is a principle measure of data transmission link performance. With the integration of high-speed SERDES inside an FPGA, the embedded solution provides a cheaper alternative to dedicated table top equipment and offers the flexibility of test customization and data analysis. This paper presents a BER tester implementation in the Altera Stratix GX/GT signal integrity development ... More
Presented by Dr. Annie XIANG on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:10
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
For a silicon microstrip detector to be operated in high intensity accelerator experiments, sensor protection against possible beam splash needs to be investigated. We describe a protection based on punch-through mechanism for the p-bulk sensor that is being designed for the Super Large Hadron Collider experiment. One of the design issues is the p-stop or p-spray required for p-bulk sensors th ... More
Presented by Kazuhiko HARA
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
This paper presents the Data Acquisition (DAQ) System designed for Large Area, Picosecond-Level Photodetectors. The measurements of time and position, as well as charge and amplitude, are performed using PSEC3, a custom 4-channel, 17-GSPS, Fast Sampling ASIC, designed at The University of Chicago. The prototype detector incorporates six Micro-Channel Plate Photomultipliers (MCP-PMT), placed in two ... More
Presented by Mr. Mircea BOGDAN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
An Insertable B-Layer is planned for the upgrade of the ATLAS detector and will add a fourth and innermost silicon layer to the existing Pixel detector. 12 million pixels attached to new FE-I4 readout ASICs will require new off-detector electronics which is currently realized with two VME-based boards: a Back Of Crate module implementing optical I/O functionality and a Readout Driver module for d ... More
Presented by Dr. Alessandro POLINI on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Particle Flow Algorithms (PFAs) have been proposed as a method of improving the jet energy resolution of future colliding beam detectors. PFAs require calorimeters with high granularity to enable three-dimensional imaging of events. The Calorimeter for the Linear Collider Collaboration (CALICE) is developing and testing prototypes of such highly segmented calorimeters. In this context, a large pro ... More
Presented by Kurt FRANCIS on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
After the first year of serious running of the LHCb experiment it's probably appropriate to report on its performance and also retrospect on the design criteria and implementation of the system. We will also look forward and present first ideas of the system in view of the planned upgrade of the experiment in 2016 or so.
Presented by Beat JOST on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The data-acquisition (DAQ) system of the CMS experiment at the LHC performs the read-out and assembly of events accepted by the first level hardware trigger. Assembled events are made available to the high-level trigger (HLT) which selects interesting events for offline storage and analysis. The system is designed to handle a maximum input rate of 100 kHz and an aggregated throughput of 100 GB/s o ... More
Presented by Frans MEIJERS on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
Liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) is a unique technology well suited for large scale detectors of neutrinos and other rare processes. Its combination of millimeter scale 3D precision particle tracking and calorimetry with good dE/dx resolution provide excellent efficiency of particle identification and background rejection. MicroBooNE is a LArTPC about to enter its final design p ... More
Presented by Dr. Bo YU on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
High resolution scanning system was used to locate the areas on GEM-foils that might contain short-circuit. These areas were analyzed by threshold method for fast identification. Different methods to remove short-circuits on GEM-foils were studied. Since using the standard procedure of “burning” shorts with high current might incur additional damage to the foil, we have also studied several no ... More
Presented by Mr. Matti KALLIOKOSKI on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope recently completed its third year in orbit. During this time, the Fermi mission has recorded a remarkable variety of novel observations relating to astronomy and particle astrophysics. The performance of the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board the Fermi satellite has largely exceeded the most optimistic expectations. Besides offering new insights on the high-ene ... More
Presented by Maria Elena MONZANI on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Physics goals of a Muon Collider (MC) can only be reached with appropriate design of the ring, interaction region (IR), high-field superconducting magnets, machine-detector interface (MDI) and detector. All - under demanding requirements, arising from the short muon lifetime, relatively large values of the transverse emittance and momentum spread, unprecedented dynamic heat loads (0.5-1 kW/m) and ... More
Presented by Sergei STRIGANOV on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment is aimed at a measurement of the neutrino mixing angle θ13 with the sensitivity of 0.01 in sin22θ13 at the 90% confidence level. The experiment design takes two short baselines and one long baseline positioned with identical detectors to measure the relative rates and energy spectra of electron antineutrinos. The detector experiment will start taking data ... More
Presented by Ms. Mei YE
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Future detectors are envisioned with large granularity but we have a power delivery problem unless we fill the detector volume with copper conductors. LHC detector electronics is powered by transporting direct current over distances of 30 to 150 meters. This is how Thomas Alva Edison lighted his light bulb. For example, CMS ECAL uses 50 kiloamps at 2.5 volts, supplied over a cable with a transmi ... More
Presented by Dr. Satish DHAWAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The Compact Linear Collider CLIC is designed to deliver e+e- collisions at a center of mass energy of up to 3 TeV. The detector systems at this collider have to provide highly efficient tracking and excellent jet energy resolution and hermeticity for multi-TeV final states with multiple jets and leptons. In addition, the detector systems have to be capable of distinguishing physics events from lar ... More
Presented by Dr. Frank SIMON on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Presented by Norman GRAF on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The ARA (Askaryan Radio Array) experiment at the South Pole utilizes a variety of technologies new to neutrino physics. Development efforts in broadband antennas, low-noise amplifiers, RF over fiber, pattern recognition triggers, low-power digitizers, and low-temperature capable electronics are ongoing. We report on the direct science impacts of the hardware developments.
Presented by Michael DUVERNOIS on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The ILD detector project will be reviewed on the point of view of detectors system. The impacts of machine and physics program on an e+e- machine from centre of mass energy going from Z peak to 1 TeV is described and how it leads to the ILD detector design. The choice of technologies for all sub-detectors will be given, and the consequence on the detector systems aspects presented, including the ... More
Presented by Prof. Jean-Claude BRIENT on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Presented by Hitoshi YAMAMOTO
Presented by Hitoshi YAMAMOTO on 14 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Presented by Prof. Susumu SHIMOURA on 13 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-m mm/sub-mm telescope at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. It's primary science goals consist of a galaxy cluster survey for understanding Dark Energy and probing the physics of Inflation through the CMB polarization. Both science goals require exceptional sensitivity requiring focal planes with many optical elements. The focal planes of the SPT utilizes ... More
Presented by Dr. clarence CHANG on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
CdZnTe crystals contain 9 double beta decay isotopes and can serve as a source and detector at the same time in a search for neutrino-less double beta decay. In particular, 116Cd and 130Te are suitable isotopes in such a search due to their high Q-values. The endpoint of the beta spectra resulting from double-beta decay of these isotopes is well above natural gamma lines which constitute backgroun ... More
Presented by Thomas KUTTER on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment is being built to precisely measure the value of the neutrino mixing parameter $sin^2(2\theta_{13})$ to a sensitivity of 0.01 by comparing the relative flux of antineutrinos from reactor cores with antineutrino detectors at near and far distances. In an effort to control detector systematics to $<$0.4\%, detectors were designed to be as identical as possi ... More
Presented by Mr. Bryce LITTLEJOHN
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
A large volume radiation detectors using a semi-insulating Indium Phosphide (InP) photodiode has been developed for measurement of pp/7Be solar neutrunos. This detector was desined to measure both electron emitted from neutrino capture of 115In and scintillation light from liquid xenon interacted by gammas emitted by excited state of 115Sn. For another possibility for pp/7Be experiment and the n ... More
Presented by Prof. Yoshiyuki FUKUDA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The High Energy Physics group of the University of Texas at Arlington Physics Department has been developing Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detectors for the use as the sensitive gap detector in digital hadron calorimeters (DHCAL) for the future International Linear Collider. In this study, two kinds of prototype GEM detectors have been tested. One has 30x30 cm2 active area double GEM structure wit ... More
Presented by Prof. Jaehoon YU on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The Micro Pixel Chamber (mu-PIC) is now developing as a one of candidate for endcap muon system of the ATLAS detector upgrading in LHC experiment. The mu-PIC is one of micro pattern gaseous detector, and it doesn't have floating structure, such as wire, mesh nor foil. This detector can be only made by printed-circuit-board (PCB) technology, which is commonly available in commercially and suited fo ... More
Presented by Dr. Atsuhiko OCHI on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
We have developed a 2-D micro pattern gas detector based on printed board circuit technology (PCB), named Micro Pixel gas Chamber (PIC). Using the PIC, a micro Time Projection Chamber (-TPC) and its readout system were developed, which can measure the successive positions of the track of charged particles in a 400 m pitch like a using only X and Y strips readout method. Then |~500 read ... More
Presented by Prof. Toru TANIMORI on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:10
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
A development of Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) is presented. Our main objective for using this novel ultra sensitive millimeter wave detector technology is the detection of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) B-mode polarization, which is a smoking-gun signal of the primordial gravitational waves predicted by the cosmic inflation theory. A satellite project named LiteBIRD (Lite ... More
Presented by Dr. Hirokazu ISHINO
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
Super-Kamiokande (SK), a 50-kiloton water Cherenkov detector, is one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors. SK can be used also for supernova observations by detecting neutrinos generated at supernova. In order to improve the performance of the detector for supernovae, we are developing two new features, one for recording all information within one minute and the other for recording calorimet ... More
Presented by Dr. Tomonobu TOMURA on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
For the Belle II experiment at the super KEKB, we have been developing a proximity focusing ring imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector using a silica aerogel as a radiator. This Aerogel RICH counter is designed to be used at the forward endcap region and to have pion/kaon separation with more than 4-sigma deviations at momenta up to 4 GeV/c. A 144-channel Hybrid Avalanche Photo-Detector (HAPD) whic ... More
Presented by Mr. Shuichi IWATA on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:25
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
We present recent developments of Aluminum (Al) Superconducting Tunnel Junction (STJ) and Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) for future measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization. In an attempt to understand the mechanism of inflation in the early universe, we focus on observing the B-mode polarization pattern of the CMB. The pattern is known to carry informa ... More
Presented by Mr. Satoru MIMA on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
We present the development of a Superconducting Tunnel Junction (STJ) detector using Hafnium (Hf) as a photon detector which was designed to search for radiative decay of cosmic background neutrinos. The photon energy spectrum from neutrino radiative decay has a sharp edge at high energy end. To detect this sharp edge, we need a micro-calorimeter of infrared photons with high energy resolution. W ... More
Presented by Prof. Shin-Hong KIM on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
For the future upgrade of COMPASS RICH-1 an R&D project was started to develop a gaseous detector of single UV photons, able to stably operate at high gain and high rate, and to provide good time resolution and insensitivity to magnetic field. The detector is based on the use of THGEMs, arranged in a multilayer architecture, where the first layer is coated with a CsI film and acts as a reflective ... More
Presented by Dr. Fulvio TESSAROTTO on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
In several areas of scientific research the size and complexity of the detectors have become exceedingly large. For example, detectors in Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics have dimensions of order 10-100 meters and contain thousands to millions of readout channels. One of the most significant challenges in building large detector systems is the cabling infrastructure for data communication ... More
Presented by Dr. Zelimir DJURCIC, Dr. Michelangelo D'AGOSTINO
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
At the University of Texas, Arlington, we have been leading the development of an ultra-precise timing detector as part of a proposed far forward proton detector system upstream and downstream of the ATLAS detector to aid in new particle searches at the Large Hadron Collider. This timing detector would have unprecedented accuracy on the 10 ps scale, providing rejection against the combinatoric ba ... More
Presented by Mr. Ian HOWLEY
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The ILD concept, one of two proposed detector concepts for the planned International Linear Collider (ILC), foresees a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) as the main tracking detector. Precision physics measurements at the ILC require a very accurate momentum resolution of 9x10-5/GeV/c in the TPC at a magnetic field of 3.5T and a very efficient pattern recognition. In addition, the TPC -barrel as well ... More
Presented by Ralf DIENER on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
A new type high spatial resolution radiation detector based on UV scintillators + gaseous imaging device is presented. In the last decades, gaseous photo-multipliers with ultraviolet sensitive CsI photocathodes have been tested. In addition, these days, large area micro pattern gaseous detectors, such as Micromegas, GEM, and μPIC have been developed. These devices can provide a low cost large are ... More
Presented by Dr. Hiroyuki SEKIYA on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The EXO collaboration is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay using isotopically enriched Xenon (136Xe). Currently operating a 200 kg liquid xenon experiment, EXO is also conducting R&D toward a high pressure xenon gas detector using enriched 136Xe at up to 10 bar. This solution might offer better energy resolution than its liquid xenon counterpart and allow discrimination between single ... More
Presented by Prof. Andrea POCAR
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
In the last few years, considerable effort has been devoted to the development of gaseous photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) with micro-pattern gas detectors (MPGD) which are sensitive to visible light. The potential advantage of such a gaseous PMT is that it can achieve a very large effective area with moderate position and timing resolutions. Besides it can be easily operated under a very high magneti ... More
Presented by Mr. Kohei MATSUMOTO on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
CMOS monolithic active pixel sensors have been established in recent years as the technology of choice for new generation digital imaging systems for Transmission Electron Microscopy. With respect to conventional, optically-coupled CCD-based cameras, the advantages of this technology lie on one side in the possibility for direct detection with single electron sensitivity, which greatly benefits th ... More
Presented by Dr. Devis CONTARATO on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The requirements of high energy, high luminosity particle accelerators, particularly the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, has driven the development of a range of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) able to cope with extremely high event rates and data throughput, while maintaining picosecond timing resolution in the region of 10-100 ps incorporated in a high channel density design. The ... More
Presented by Mr. Thomas CONNEELY
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The IPNL group has developed a new kind of GRPCs to be used in future high energy experiments. The GRPCs are very thin and large (1m2). New resistive coating products were used to ensure good homogeneity and lower pad multiplicity of these chambers to be read out by 1cm2 pads. A new gas-distribution scheme was also developed and intended to reduce the gas consumption by improving the gas circula ... More
Presented by Prof. imad LAKTINEH, Dr. nick LUMB, Mr. robert KIEFFER, Dr. laurent MIRABITO on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
We report on the development of a large-aperture Hybrid Avalanche Photo-Detector (HAPD).We have developed an 8-inch aperture HAPD and its readout system.The HAPD is a photo detector expected to replace the photomultiplier tube (PMT) in next-generation imaging water Cherenkov detectors such as Hyper Kamiokande. HAPD has shown its excellent performances, 7 times better time resolution and 3 times b ... More
Presented by Toshinori ABE on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The energy-selective neutron radiography is a new field to study fine structure of heavy material using pulse neutron sources. In order to perform such radiography, two-dimensional position and precise temporal measurement are essential. Therefore, we are developing a gaseous neutron detector with a gas electron multiplier (GEM). For neutron detection, aluminum cathode surface is coated with boro ... More
Presented by Shoji UNO on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
We present our recent developments of Aluminum Superconducting Tunnel Junction (STJ) detectors for millimeter wave and particle detections. In an attempt to understand the mechanism of inflation in the early universe, we focus on observing the B-mode polarization pattern of the CMB. The pattern is known to carry information on the primordial gravitational wave which was generated during the ... More
Presented by Dr. Hirokazu ISHINO
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
We present Monte Carlo studies of the impact of enhanced coverage, improved spatial and time-resolutions, and quantum efficiency on track reconstruction and particle identification in water Cherenkov counters. We discuss some of the reconstruction challenges and potential directions for an experimental water cherenkov program built around MCP-based photodetectors.
Presented by Matthew WETSTEIN on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
Progress in experimental particle physics in the coming decade depends crucially upon the ability to carry out experiments at high energies and high luminosities. These two conditions imply that future experiments will take place in very high radiation areas. In order to perform these complex and perhaps expensive experiments new radiation hard technologies will have to be developed. Chemi ... More
Presented by Prof. Marko MIKUZ on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
Diamond detectors are currently exciting a lot of attention. Their high radiation tolerance, their rapid response in the order of nanoseconds, and the low dark current in the order of pico-ampere make them excellent particle detectors. It has long been known that diamonds fluoresce and generate electrical signals when irradiated. The emergence of single-crystal and poly-crystalline CVD diamond ... More
Presented by Erich GRIESMEYER on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The collimation systems of the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) and International Linear Collider (ILC) need to simultaneously fulfill three different functions. These systems must (1) provide adequate halo collimation to reduce the detector background, (2) ensure collimator survival and machine protection against missteered beams, and (3) not significantly amplify incoming trajectory fluctuati ... More
Presented by Dr. PAUL SCHOESSOW on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Presented by Marcel DEMARTEAU on 14 Jun 2011 at 19:00
Presented by Prof. Prisca CUSHMAN on 10 Jun 2011 at 09:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Scintillator tiles directly coupled to photo-sensors (without wavelength shifting fiber) offer greatly simplified construction for highly granular detectors. The performance of these detectors requires uniform response across the surface of the scintillator. Flat and shaped scintillator tiles directly coupled to silicon photo-multipliers have been investigated with both a radioactive source and ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandre DYCHKANT on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Presented by Andrea POCAR on 13 Jun 2011 at 09:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The development of dual readout calorimetry aims at measuring the electromagnetic fraction of hadronic shower on an event-by-event basis. The resulting resolution is expected to be of the order of 20%/sqrt(E). We will review projects using sampling as well as total absorption calorimeters.
Presented by Mr. Adam PARA on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
EASIROC, standing for Extended Analogue SI-pm ReadOut Chip is a 32 channels fully analogue front end ASIC dedicated to readout SiPM detectors. This low power and highly versatile ASIC was developped from the chip SPIROC which has been designed for the Analogue Hadronic Calorimeter foreseen at the International Linear Collider. EASIROC integrates a 4.5V range 8-bit DAC per channel for individual ... More
Presented by Mr. Stéphane CALLIER on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Presented by Dr. Erik RAMBERG on 13 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
We present a new detector technology, an electro-optic detector that can be used for charged particle tracking for future particle detectors. This detector measures the position of charged particles when they interact with an electro-optic crystal such as KH2PO4 (KDP) through a change in the index of refraction caused by the linear Pockels’ effect. Specifically, charged particles create a loc ... More
Presented by Erik BRUBAKER
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
High energy gamma-ray astronomy has become a very promising field. On the other hand, in MeV region, there still remain many unobserved interesting celestial objects such as black holes and Gamma-ray Bursts. To explore this energy range, we have developed Electron Tracking Compton Camera (ETCC) consisting of a gaseous Time projection Chamber (TPC) based on the micro pixel gas counter (-PIC) and ... More
Presented by Prof. Toru TANIMORI on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
• The SiPM has compact size, high photon detection efficiency (PDE), fast timing response, that makes SiPMs promising in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The SiPM-array, which is considered as a position sensitivity photodetector, has potential to replace PSPMT in certain applications. The PET detector which consists of SiPM-arrays is greatly attractive. However, it brings in the mult ... More
Presented by Mr. Ming NIU
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The Near Detector at 280m (ND280) has been operating for over a year in the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) neutrino beam. The detector is designed to provide a good knowledge of the neutrino beam before the neutrinos oscillate, including measuring the backgrounds and their energy dependence. An important feature of ND280 is the tracker which consists of two active scintillator-bar target systems sa ... More
Presented by Blair JAMIESON on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
After briefly explaining the need for a precise muon chamber alignment, the different muon alignment systems implemented at CMS are described. Due to the tight spatial confinement and challenging large radiation and high magnetic field environment, unique alignment systems had to be developed that handle separately the Barrel and the Endcap regions. A third subsystem, called Link, connects these ... More
Presented by Noemi BENI on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Presented by Dr. Kerry BERNSTEIN on 9 Jun 2011 at 09:45
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Neutron induced nuclear counter effect in Hamamatsu silicon PIN diodes and APDs was measured by irradiating fast neutrons from a pair of Cf-252 sources directly to these devices. It was found that the entire kinetic energy of these neutrons may be converted into electron signals in these devices, leading to anomalous signals of up to a few million electrons in a single isolated calorimeter readout ... More
Presented by Dr. Liyuan ZHANG on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
Nuclear fission represents a class of important reactions in heavy nuclei. Fission may occur spontaneously as well as induced by charged particles, neutrons or photons. A detailed microscopic description of the fission process is still lacking, whereas phenomenological parameterizations, e.g. fragment yield and total kinetic energy, have been realized. A program for studying photon-induced fissio ... More
Presented by Mr. Martin FREUDENBERGER
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The LHCb calorimeter system is composed of four subdetectors. In addition to the electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeters (ECAL and HCAL respectively), the system includes in front of them the Scintillating Pad Detector (SPD) and Pre-Shower (PS), which are two planes of scintillating pads separated by a 2.5 radiation length lead sheet, aimed at tagging the electric charge and the electromagnetic ... More
Presented by Frederic MACHEFERT on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Presented by Paul FRANZON
Presented by Paul FRANZON
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
A large number of current and future experiments in neutrino and dark matter detection use the scintillation light from noble elements as a mechanism for measuring energy deposition. The scintillation light from these elements is produced in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) range, from 60 - 200 nm. Currently, the most practical technique for observing light at these wavelengths is to surround the s ... More
Presented by Dr. Victor GEHMAN on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
We are developing data links in air, utilizing steering by MEMS mirrors, and an optical feedback path for the control loop. The laser, modulator, and lens systems used are described, as well as two different electronic systems for the steering feedback loop. This system currently operates at 1 Gb/s, but could be upgraded. This link works over distances of order meters. Other links for long dis ... More
Presented by Dr. David UNDERWOOD on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The MicroBooNE experiment is to build a ~100 ton Liquid Argon (LAr) Time Projection Chamber (TPC) detector that will observe interactions of neutrinos from the on-axis Booster Neutrino Beam and the off-axis NuMI Beam at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The experiment will address the low energy excess observed by the MiniBooNE experiment, measure low energy neutrino cross sections, and serve ... More
Presented by Dr. Hucheng CHEN on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
Detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays, generating an air shower in the atmosphere of the Earth, is usually performed through the detection of secondary particles at the surface or through the detection of the fluorescence light generated in the sky. The latter has the advantage of providing a longitudinal profile of the shower development, and the disadvantage of a limited uptime of only abou ... More
Presented by Dr. Charles TIMMERMANS on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
The Advanced Photon Source (APS), located within Argonne National Laboratory, is the brightest source of hard-x-rays in the Western Hemisphere. This has enabled full-field x-ray imaging with the highest spatial and temporal resolutions, using either absorption or phase-contrast. This talk will provide an overview of the present status of full field x-ray imaging. Examples from biology and materia ... More
Presented by Wah-Keat LEE on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Presented by Harry VAN DER GRAAF on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The Microstrip Gas Chamber was the first micropattern detector used for thermal neutron detection. Several studies regarding the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) to neutron detection have been performed. High charge gains could not be achieved at high pressures, but the readout of the scintillation produced in the electron avalanches, using a CCD camera, allowed the development of GEM-based neutron d ... More
Presented by Ana CONCEIçãO on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
In experiments with radioactive beams from heavy ions facilities it is shown that active targets and TPCs experimental methods are versatile and effective means to study nuclear spectroscopy (ref. 1). The principle advantages are good resolution, versatility and high luminosity for the detection for low energy recoils. To address the needs of the nuclear physics community (ACTAR (GANIL), AT-TPC ( ... More
Presented by Dr. Emanuel POLLACCO on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
We discuss an approach for using commercial graphic processors (GPUs) at the earliest trigger stages in high-energy physics experiments, and study its implementation on a real trigger system in preparation. In particular we focus on the possibility to reconstruct rings in a Cherenkov detector as building block of a selective trigger condition for rare decay search. Latency and processing ... More
Presented by Gianluca LAMANNA, Sozzi MARCO on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
We describe a novel gas-Cherenkov calorimeter, which detects Cherenkov light showers emitted in an array of thin metal tubes or channels filled with gas. The materials are not vulnerable to radiation damage, and the detector is inherently fast and able to operate in high rate environments. Future accelerators such as the ILC and a muon collider will need fast, radiation-tolerant detectors for mon ... More
Presented by Robert ABRAMS on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
Germanium detectors operated at temperatures of about 30 mK are commonly used for direct dark matter searches, in experiments such as CDMS or Edelweiss. Over the past decade, these detectors played a crucial role in improving the sensitivity of the searches for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles. Recent detector design modifications have significantly improved the efficiency with which these de ... More
Presented by Prof. Vuk MANDIC on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Presented by Sam WALDMAN
Type: Oral Presentation Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The direct detection of gravitaitonal waves (GWs) offers a revolutionary new probe of the most energetic processes in the universe and precision tests of fundamental theories of gravity. Through their detailed waveforms, GWs carry information about their parent neutron stars, supernovae and black holes, opening a window to the unexplored strong-field, strong-curvature regime of general relat ... More
Presented by Sam WALDMAN on 13 Jun 2011 at 10:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
We have developed HF GFlash, a very fast simulation of electromagnetic showers using parameterizations of the profiles in Hadronic Forward Calorimeter. HF GFlash has good agreement to 7 TeV Collision Data and previous Test Beam results. In addition to good agreement to Data and previous Test Beam results, we also have improve the speed of HF GFlash significantly. HF GFlash can simulate about 10000 ... More
Presented by Dr. Rahmat RAHMAT on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The High-Speed Image Pre-Processor with Oversampling (HIPPO) is a prototype image sensor readout integrated circuit designed for both high performance and enhanced flexibility. HIPPO’s initial target application is the instrumentation of bufferless, column-parallel, soft x-ray Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors operating at column rates up to 10 MHz, enabling 10,000 frames-per-second vide ... More
Presented by Dr. Carl GRACE on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The CALICE collaboration develops highly granular calorimeter prototypes to evaluate technologies for experiments at a future lepton collider. The analogue hadronic calorimeter prototype consists of steel absorber plates interleaved with 38 active plastic scintillator layers which are sub-divided into small tiles. In total 7608 tiles are read out individually via embedded Silicon Photomultipliers. ... More
Presented by Mr. Alexander KAPLAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Daya Bay neutrino experiment utilizes the high anti-electron neutrino flux from the Guondong nuclear power complex in mainland China to perform a measurement of theta_13. The experiment uses a near-far detector technique to minimize systematic errors from reactor power fluctuations and fuel cycles. The method requires at least two “identical” near and far detectors, and for Dayabay include ... More
Presented by Mr. thomas WISE on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
With a world-record integrated luminosity of 1/ab the Belle detector has impressively verified the CP violation in the B-meson system as formulated within the Standard Model (SM). On the other hand, Belle has also found some tantalizing hints, although statistically not yet significant, of new physics beyond the SM. In order to further explore this exciting field, an upgrade of the existing KE ... More
Presented by Dr. Jelena NINKOVIC on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
A monolithic pixel detector with a 0.2 um fully-depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) CMOS technology, called SOIPIX, is now being developed. These are utilizing thick handle wafer of SOI structure as a radiation sensor to detect charged particles and X-ray. Therefore, SOIPIX can be applied to the high-energy experiments, astrophysics, medical imaging and so on. One of the detectors, called INTPIX4 ... More
Presented by Mr. Ayaki TAKEDA on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
We will identify requirements for High Voltage *(HV) supplies, noise filters, and feedthroughs. Many present solutions have their origins in the ICARUS design. We will present existing and proposed HV systems, mention some solutions for less and more extreme high voltages, and touch on field cage issues and designs. We also discuss grounding and noise issues and how the moving electron curren ... More
Presented by Hans JOSTLEIN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
Double Chooz experiment is a reactor neutrino experiment to measure the undetected mixing angle theta_13 , which is one of the most demanded parameters in neutrino physics. We will place two identical detectors to accomplish the systematic-free measurement of the neutrino disappearance. Each detector has 468 PMTs which will detect scintillation light generated by neutrino or background events. ... More
Presented by Mr. Fumitaka SATO on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
In astroparticle physics photomultiplier tubes play a crucial role in the detection of fundamental physical processes. After about one century of standard technology (photocathode and dynode electron multiplication chain), the recent strong development of modern silicon devices has brought to maturity a new generation of photodetectors based on an innovative, high-quality, cost effective technolog ... More
Presented by Dr. Daniele VIVOLO
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
There is a strong interest in photon counting detectors for applications in the medical, biological and materials research. To meet this interest, we are developing a novel high-spatial resolution photon counting detector capable of detecting low energy gamma rays using solid-state photomultipliers (SSPM). SSPMs are used as gamma ray detectors by coupling them to scintillators, where the lower det ... More
Presented by Hamid SABET on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
A high-pressure xenon gas (HPXe) TPC offers attractive possibilities in the search for neutrino-less double-beta decay in 136Xe. In the gas phase, near-intrinsic energy resolution is available from the ionization signal only, in contrast to the liquid phase which displays anomalously large fluctuations in the partition of energy between scintillation and ionization. In addition, events in the gas ... More
Presented by Dr. David NYGREN on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Results from a simulation of the background for a muon collider, and the response of a silicon tracking detector to this background are presented. The background due to decays of the 750 GeV mu+ and mu- beams was simulated using the MARS program, which included the infrastructure of the beam line elements near the detector and the 10 degree nozzle that shields the detector from this background. ... More
Presented by Dr. Nikolai TERENTIEV on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the world's largest high-energy neutrino telescope, utilizing the deep Antarctic ice as the Cherenkov detector medium. In December 2010 the last of the observatory's 86 strings of optical detectors was deployed, completing the approximate cubic-kilometer array. The DeepCore detector, the low-energy extension to the IceCube, uses high-quantum efficiency optical ... More
Presented by Prof. Darren GRANT on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Particle Flow Algorithms (PFAs) have been applied to existing detectors to improve the measurement of hadronic jets in colliding beam experiments. For future experiments, such as a TeV lepton collider, detectors concepts optimized for the application of PFAs are being developed. These concepts require so-called imaging calorimeters, with unprecedented granularity. We will review the various r ... More
Presented by Lei XIA on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) for the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is currently taking data with proton‐proton collisions. The Tile Calorimeter is a sampling calorimeter with steel as absorber and scintillators as active medium. The scintillators are read out by wavelength shifting fibers coupled to photomultiplier tubes (PMT). The analogue signals from the PMTs are ... More
Presented by Alberto VALERO on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is planned as a next generation ground-based large instrument for astrophysics by means of very high energy γ-rays. The CTA core is based on the MAGIC, the H.E.S.S. and the VERITAS collaborations. Also, a large number of astrophysicists from European institutions, large teams from Japan and USA have joined the CTA. The aim of CTA is to build an array of ~100 im ... More
Presented by Razmik MIRZOYAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:05
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
In the TeV-scale collider physics, many important final states include 6 or more jets where jet clustering is essential for the event reconstruction. If many heavy-flavor jets are included in the final states such as Higgs bosons decaying into two b-quarks, the jets can be identified using the vertex information. Our study with ILC detector full-MC simulation has shown a significant improvement ... More
Presented by Dr. Taikan SUEHARA on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Presented by Prof. Jim BUCKLEY on 10 Jun 2011 at 10:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
NOνA, the NuMI Off-Axis ν<Subscript>e</Subscript> Appearance experiment will study ν<Subscript>μ</Subscript>→ν<Subscript>e</Subscript> oscillations, characterized by the mixing angle Θ<Subscript>13</Subscript>. Provided Θ<Subscript>13</Subscript> is large enough, NOνA will ultimately determine the ordering of the neutrino masses and measure CP violation in neutrino oscillations. A compl ... More
Presented by Mathew MUETHER on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
To explore the biomedical applications, a positron emission tomography (PET) insert for small animal PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been developed at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). The PET insert composes of the lutetiumyttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO) crystal array and the silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) array, and it can be inserted in a 4.7 Tesla MRI scanner. Th ... More
Presented by Mr. Jun ZHU on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:30
Presented by Dr. Bill BRINKMAN on 9 Jun 2011 at 09:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The XENON dark matter experiments search for low-energy elastic scatters of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles off of Xe nuclei. For Xe targets and other noble liquids used in rare process searches, Kr contamination contributes background events through the beta decay of long-lived radioactive $^{85}$Kr. To achieve the sensitivity required of the next generation of dark matter detectors, the Kr ... More
Presented by Luke GOETZKE on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Experiments such as PANDA at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (under construction in Darmstadt, Germany) and the proposed TAPAS antiproton experiment at Fermilab require high-rate data acquisition and triggering, and high-bandwidth data recording, in order to cope with a ~10 MHz event rate, 20 to 50 MHz charged-particle rate, and up to ~100 kHz rate of potentially interesting events. P ... More
Presented by Prof. Daniel KAPLAN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Super-Kamiokande detector is a large imaging water Cherenkov detector with 50 kilotons of pure water viewed by 11,129 20-inch PMT. Since the observation start in April 1996, Super-Kamiokande has accumulated atmospheric and solar neutrino data to study neutrino oscillations and to search for proton decay and neutrinos from supernovae. Super-Kamiokande has been also used as a far detector ... More
Presented by Dr. Yoshihisa OBAYASHI on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
In a phototdetector, the photocathode is the element responsible for the conversion of the photon into an initial photoelectron. Many fundamental detector properties such as dark current, quantum efficiency, response time, and lifetime, as well as the production cost of the detection system, are determined by the properties of the cathode. This talk will discuss instrumentation specifically des ... More
Presented by Dr. JUNQI XIE on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The challenges for detectors at a Muon Collider come from decay products of muons within the collider ring. Earlier designs have featured massive shielding cones in the forward regions to reduce these backgrounds into a detector, creating detector dead zone and limiting the physics potential. Updated muon collider designs that entail lower IP emittances can deliver the same luminosity with fewer m ... More
Presented by Dr. Mary Anne CUMMINGS on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:05
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Microchannel plate photomultiplier tubes (MCP-PMTs) are compact imaging detectors, capable of micron-level spatial imaging and timing measurements with resolutions well below 10 picoseconds. The Large Area Picosecond Photodetector Collaboration (LAPPD) is developing techniques for fabricating 20cm-square, thin planar glass-body MCP-PMTs at costs comparable to traditional PMTs. A major component of ... More
Presented by Dr. Matthew WETSTEIN on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
PANDA is a general purpose hadron spectrum to be installed in the high energy storage ring of the Future Anti-proton and Ion Research facility-FAIR, in Germany. It employs the high quality cooled anti-proton beam to hit fixed target to do research on strong interaction, weak interaction, exotic states of matter, hadron structure and so on. Due to the rich physics studies with different event selec ... More
Presented by Dr. Hao XU on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The CDF Silicon Vertex Trigger (SVT) at the Fermilab Tevatron is a hardware based fast track finding device designed to detect secondary vertices from heavy flavor decays in real time. The SVT was conceived in 1990, was commissioned in 2001, is still operating as part of the CDF Level 2 trigger and has allowed CDF to collect a very large sample of hadronic decays of Charm and Beauty mesons and bar ... More
Presented by Dr. Luciano RISTORI on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The lack of efficient x-ray detectors is often the main factor limiting the effective use of ever more powerful synchrotron light sources. Spectroscopic X-ray detectors are used for a wide variety of synchrotron experiments including X-ray micro/nano-probes and X-ray absorption spectroscopy for biology and geophysical applications. The current state-of-art spectroscopic X-ray detectors are semicon ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas CECIL
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
LUX is a new dark matter direct detection experiment being carried out at the Sanford Lab, the renewed underground facility at the Homestake mine in Lead, SD. The detector’s large size supports effective internal shielding from natural radioactivity of the surrounding materials and environment. The LUX detector consists of a cylindrical vessel containing 350 kg of liquid xenon (LXe) cooled down ... More
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
Weakly Interacting Dark Matter (WIMP) interactions with ordinary matter are characterized by very low rates and extremely low energy depositions. A leading technique in dark matter detection is the use of cryogenic single-crystal Germanium (Ge) detectors that simultaneously measure the crystal lattice vibrations (phonons) and ionization produced by nuclear recoils. To increase the sensitivity of f ... More
Presented by Dr. Paul BRINK on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
(For the CUORE Collaboration) A bolometer measures the energy deposition through a corresponding temperature rise. The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a ton scale bolometric experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in 130Te. In CUORE, a single bolometer module consists of a 5X5X5 cm3 tellurium oxide crystal, a silicon heater, and one or two Neutron Trans ... More
Presented by Ke HAN on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Micromegas (Micro-mesh gaseous structure) is an attractive technology for applications in particle physics experiments (TPC, calorimeters, muon systems, etc.). The most important results of an extensive R&D program aiming to develop a new generation of a fine-grained hadron calorimeter with low power consumption digital readout using Micromegas chambers as an active element are presented. The emph ... More
Presented by Dr. Jan BLAHA on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
GaAs has long been used as a photocathode material for its good quantum efficiency in the near infrared (IR) spectral range. Its narrow band gap, the direct transition, the availability of high quality substrates and growth methods has made GaAs cathodes the golden standard in night-vision applications and other important IR-detection systems. We focus our interest to tune the wavelength ... More
Presented by Mr. Ryan DOWDY
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at LHC. It is a sampling calorimeter using iron as absorber and plastic scintillating tiles as active material. The scintillation light produced by the passage of particles is read by photomultipliers (PMTs). TileCal readout is segmented in around 5000 cells (longitudinally and transversally), each of them being read by two PMTs. ... More
Presented by Vincent Francois GIANGIOBBE on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Photosensitive devices represent a key solution for several current and future categories of experiments in which light detection can be considered the main channel of observation for physical phenomena. The process of increasing the experimental sensitivity above the current limits is steering the development of experiments whose sizes should greatly exceed the dimensions of the largest today’s ... More
Presented by Dr. Carlos Maximiliano MOLLO
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The MEG experiment, which searches for a lepton flavor violating muon decay, mu -> e gamma, to explore new physcis like supersymmetric grand unification, has started physics run since 2008 at Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Its innovative detector system, which consists of a 900 liter liquid xenon scintillation photon detector with 846 2inch photomultiplier tubes and a positron spectrometer ... More
Presented by Dr. Toshiyuki IWAMOTO on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The Silicon Microstrip Tracker (SMT) at the D0 experiment in the Fermilab Tevatron collider has been operating since 2001. In 2006, an additional layer, referred to as 'Layer 0', was installed to improve impact parameter resolution and compensate for detector degradation due to radiation damage to the original innermost SMT layer. The SMT detector provides valuable tracking and vertexing info ... More
Presented by Dr. Andreas Werner JUNG
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
Proposed Si tracking detector consists of aligned microcells on top and bottom of semiconductor wafer. Microcells are operated in breakdown mode and intrinsic gain of amplification can reach extremely high values up to 10^6. High intrinsic gain gives the possibility dramatically reduce the necessary thickness of sensitive area and total thickness of the detector up to few microns. The size of micr ... More
Presented by Prof. Valeri SAVELIEV
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
Scientific CCDs have applications in astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics. Although CCDs main application is as high quality photo-sensors, some of these silicon devices have enough thickness and mass and are excellent detectors for direct dark matter search and other particle and nuclear physics applications. A key benefit of these CCDs is their low noise which allow them to detect few eV ... More
Presented by Dr. Gustavo CANCELO on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
LumiCal will be the luminosity calorimeter for the proposed International Large Detector of the International Linear Collider (ILC). The ILC physics program requires the integrated luminosity to be measured with a relative precision on the order of 10e-3, or 10e-4 when running in GigaZ mode. Luminosity will be determined by counting Bhabha scattering events coincident in the two calorimeter module ... More
Presented by Jonathan AGUILAR on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
We present recent R&D results for a multiple-anode MCP-PMT being developed for the Belle-II Time Of Propagation (TOP) counter. This detector is a hybrid cherenkov ring imaging and timing detector for particle identification in the barrel region of the upgraded detector. The Belle-II experiment will operate at high event rates and needs to withstand the correspondingly high background environm ... More
Presented by Dr. Kenji INAMI on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The muon ionization cooling experiment (MICE) is a strategic R&D project intending to demonstrate the only practical solution to prepare high brilliance beams necessary for a neutrino factory or muon colliders. MICE is under development at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK). It comprises a dedicated beam line to generate a range of input emittance and momentum, with time-of-flight and Cherenk ... More
Presented by Pierrick HANLET on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:25
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
Straw tracking chambers are capable of producing very good momentum resolution. Proposed Mu2e experiment at Fermilab will use a straw tracker to measure electrons with a momentum around 100 MeV. In this project, we find the electron’s position along the length of a straw by time division using one preamplifier on each end of the straw. High gain ultra low noise RF transistors are used in the pre ... More
Presented by Aniket JOGLEKAR
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
For calorimeter applications requiring precise time stamping, the time structure of hadronic showers in the detector is a crucial issue. This applies in particular to detector concepts for CLIC, where a hadronic calorimeter with tungsten absorbers is being considered to achieve a high level of shower containment while satisfying strict space constraints. The high hadronic background from gamma gam ... More
Presented by Dr. Frank SIMON on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) the measurements of the proton beam polarization are carried out by polarimeters whose operation is based on the detection of recoil products from proton-proton (pp) and proton-Carbon (pC) elastic scattering. The pp polarimeter with a highly polarized hydrogen jet target provides an absolute scale for the polarization measurement; while the pC polarime ... More
Presented by Dmitri SMIRNOV on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Large, deep, well shielded liquid detectors have become an important technology for the detection of neutrinos over a wide dynamic range of few MeV to TeV. The critical component of this technology is the large format semi-hemispherical photo-multiplier with diameter in the range of 25 to 50 cm. The survival of the glass envelopes of these photo-multipliers under high pressure is the subject of t ... More
Presented by Jiajie LING on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
An ambitious physics program now seems possible with the addition of two new vertex detectors to the PHENIX experiment at the RHIC accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The VTX barrel detector consists of two inner layers of AC-coupled pixel detectors surrounding the Beryllium beam-pipe, followed by two layers of DC-coupled single sided strip-pixel detectors, the VTX detector is curr ... More
Presented by Mr. Walter SONDHEIM on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
Membrane cryostat technology is commonly used for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) ships and storage vessels. It it a robust, economical design with a proven service record. The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment is proposing to use a membrane cryostat design for two 20 kton liquid argon (LAr) time projection chamber (TPC) neutrino detectors. The membrane technology and prototyping program will be de ... More
Presented by Mr. Russell RUCINSKI on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPC's) provide a promising technology for multi-kiloton scale detectors aiming to address--among other pressing particle physics questions--short and long baseline electron (anti)neutrino appearance. MicroBooNE, a 170 ton LArTPC under construction, is the next necessary step in a phased R&D effort toward construction and stable operation of larger-scale LA ... More
Presented by Georgia KARAGIORGI
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
Microwave emission from ultra-high energy cosmic ray (UHECR) air showers presents the possibility of developing a novel detection technique. This new technique possesses the advantage of the fluorescence detection technique - the reconstruction of the longitudinal shower profile - combined with a 100% duty cycle, minimal atmospheric attenuation and the use of low cost commercial equipment. Placi ... More
Presented by Christopher WILLIAMS on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
As fabrication processes continue to shrink, more and more electronics are able to be integrated on die for various physics experiments. Due to the increasing number of readout channels and required sensitivity of sensors, more dense and fast ASIC elements are required and the fabrication processes must be well understood. To this end, the University of Hawaii in collaboration with the University ... More
Presented by Michael COONEY on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:50
on 13 Jun 2011 at 12:05
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
A 1.5 TeV Muon Collider is currently being studied by the Muon Accelerator project. Experiments at the muon collider will need to cope with intense backgrounds from decays of the incoming beams. Initial physics and detector studies including muon decay backgrounds are now underway. We report on some of these studies utilizing a "toy" detector, including hit densities in the tracker and vertex dete ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna MAZZACANE on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The NA62 experiment at CERN, aiming at a precision measurement of the ultra-rare decay K+ -> pi+ nu nubar, relies on kinematical rejection up to 10^5 (~10^10 is needed in total). One of the limiting factors to achieve this goal is the multiple scattering in the magnetic spectrometer for kaon decay products; therefore an almost massless (~1.5% X0) straw tracker has been designed to operate in vacuu ... More
Presented by Antonino SERGI on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:20
Session: Lecture Course
Presented by Mayly SANCHEZ on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Presented by Prof. Yifang WANG on 10 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Since 2007, we were involved in the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) project. Several kinds of neutron detectors were under study in last three years, such as two-dimensional position sensitive neutron detector, MWPC (200mm*200mm), scintillator neutron detector and beam monitor with Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM). With those studies, we finished the preliminary design of the detectors for thr ... More
Presented by Dr. Zhijia SUN
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
In electron machines, neutrons near the interaction region are dominantly produced by photonuclear processes in electromagnetic showers initiated by lost particles in dense materials. The photonuclear cross-section and the high multiplicity of low-energy photons make the low-energy regime vastly dominating this neutron production. ATF2, operating at 1.3 GeV, offers most of the phase space to asses ... More
Presented by Dr. Hayg GULER on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:25
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
In recent years, the increasing neutron yields of ICF implosions have made it possible to attempt measurements of low yield secondary neutrons. The secondary neutron energy spectra from ICF targets can be used to diagnose the temperature or areal density (ρR) of the fuel. Because the neutron emission time is short (≤1 ns), the spectra can be obtained from time-of-flight (TOF) measurements. But ... More
Presented by Dr. Feng LI
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
A new Micromegas manufacturing technique, based on kapton etching technology, has been recently developped, improving the uniformity and stability of this kind of readouts. Excellent energy resolutions have been obtained, reaching a 11% FWHM for the 5.9 keV photon peak of 55Fe source and 1.8% FWHM for the 5.5 MeV alpha peak of the 241Am source. The new detector has other advantages like its flexib ... More
Presented by Mr. Francisco Jose IGUAZ GUTIERREZ on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
In 2007 a prototype of a new analog Sum-Trigger was installed in the MAGIC I telescope, which allowed to lower the trigger threshold from 55 GeV down to 25 GeV and led to the detection of pulsed Gamma radiation from the Crab pulsar. To eliminate the need for manual tuning and intensive maintenance demanded by that first prototype, a new setup with fully automatic calibration was designed recently ... More
Presented by Mr. Dennis HAEFNER
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
We present a novel semiconductor 2D position-sensitive detector based on planar technology of single-sided microstrips. The device is a microstrip sensor with implants covered by a resistive material. Position information along the strip direction is obtained by means of the resistive charge division method. A SPICE model of the detectors was developed and prototype sensors were produced. They wer ... More
Presented by Mrs. Francisca MUNOZ SANCHEZ on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The Fermilab Main Injector has been delivering a 120 GeV proton beam to the MI neutrino experiments for some years. The beam intensity, position and size have been monitored using toroids, beam position monitors, and SEMs. The beam position has been controlled using the BPM system. The SEM closest to the target has been exposed to more thatn 1E21 protons. Ti and C wire SEMs are being test ... More
Presented by Douglas JENSEN on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The ATLAS Pixel Detector is the innermost detector of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. It consists of 1744 silicon sensors equipped with approximately 80 M electronic channels, providing typically three measurement points with high resolution for particles emerging from the beam-interaction region, thus allowing to measure particle tracks and secondary vertices with very ... More
Presented by Dr. Clara TRONCON
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Results are presented on the activity carried out by our research group, supported by Optosmart s.r.l. (an italian spin-off company), on the application of Fiber Optic Sensor (FOS) techniques to monitor high-energy physics (HEP) detectors. Assuming that Fiber Bragg Grating sensors (FBGs) radiation hardness has been deeply studied for other field of application, we have applied the FBG technology t ... More
Presented by Dr. Zoltan SZILLASI
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
During stable-beams operations of the LHC, the ATLAS High Level Trigger (HLT) offers the fastest and most precise online measurement available of the position, size and orientation of the luminous region at the interaction point. Taking advantage of the high rate of triggered events, a dedicated algorithm is executed on the HLT processor farm of several hundred nodes that uses tracks registered in ... More
Presented by Rainer BARTOLDUS on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Data acquisition (DAQ) systems in recent HEP experiments consist of sub systems distributed in the local area networks (LANs). Therefore it is required to handle with the monitoring information which is also distributed in the LANs. We developed a new software framework for online monitoring, which collects distributed information and achieves easy access to the information far from DAQ systems v ... More
Presented by Mr. Tomoyuki KONNO
Presented by Dr. Marcel DEMARTEAU on 9 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been collecting data at center-of-mass energy 7 TeV since March 2010. CMS detects the products of proton beams colliding at a rate of 40 MHz. The Level-1 trigger reduces this collision rate to an output rate of 100 kHz, which is forwarded to the High-Level trigger, a dedicated computer farm, which reduces that furthe ... More
Presented by Pamela Renee KLABBERS on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The aim of the ATF2 test accelerator at KEK, Japan is to demonstrate the feasibility of the compact, local-chromaticity correction style of final focus system (FFS) optics envisioned for the next generation of energy frontier lepton linear colliders (such as ILC or CLIC.) It also serves as a test bed for ILC/CLIC related diagnostic devices. The magnetic optics employed in the ATF2 FFS has extraor ... More
Presented by Dr. Glen WHITE on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) pursues a broad physics program at Fermilab's Tevatron proton-antiproton collider. Since its commissioning in early 2001 the CDF Run II detector delivered about 10 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity of data. CDF has installed 8 layers of silicon microstrip detectors. In this talk will be described the operational challenge encountered over the past 10 years ... More
Presented by Dr. Benedetto DI RUZZA on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The ATLAS Pixel Detector is the innermost detector of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, providing high-resolution measurements of charged particle tracks in the high radiation environment close to the collision region. This capability is vital for the identification and measurement of proper decay times of long-lived particles such as b-hadrons, and thus vital for the ATLA ... More
Presented by Markus KEIL on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
We have constructed a GEANT4-based detailed model of photon transport in plastic scintillator blocks and wavelength-shifting fibers and have used it to study the performance and light collection of several scintillator-based detectors. The central feature of the model is accounting for the spectral properties of all materials such as reflectivity, refractive index, absorption lengths, and photodet ... More
Presented by Dr. Benton PAHLKA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
In this paper we describe the first measurements performed during fall 2010- begin 2011, software development, realistic simulations and new hardware improvements of a Multi-Optical Transition Radiation System installed in the beam diagnostic section of the Extraction (EXT) line of ATF2, close to the Multi Wire Scanner System. 2D emittance measurements are done with success and the system is being ... More
Presented by Dr. Angeles FAUS-GOLFE on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
Precision machines like electron-positron-colliders and b-factories demand for low material budget and high resolution when it comes to particle tracking. A low material budget can be achieved by using thin double sided silicon detectors (DSSDs) and lightweight construction. Since thin sensors only give low signals, one has to be very careful to achieve high charge collection efficiency, which req ... More
Presented by Manfred VALENTAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
Molecular imaging of small animals with PET demands high detection efficiency (DE). PET detectors consisting of monolithic scintillators coupled to position sensitive photo-detectors can yield high DE by eliminating detection-inactive space. Silicon photo-multipliers (SiPMs) are compact photo-detectors with high gain, high photon detection efficiency (PDE) and fast response, and there is substanti ... More
Presented by Daoming XI on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:10
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
Recently, there has been great interest on the development of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) to use in MR compatible PET detectors as well as high energy physics, neutron physics, and bioluminescence. The characteristics of SiPM such as its compactness, low operating bias, high gain, fast timing characteristics, and non-sensitivity to magnetic field. Dynamic range and PDE (Photon Detection Effic ... More
Presented by Mr. Chaehun LEE
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
PANDA is a 4π detector designed for studies of reactions induced by antiproton beams on hydrogen as well as on nuclear targets at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) at Darmstadt, Germany. Application of high intensity, phase space cooled antiproton beams with momentum in the range 1.5 to 15 GeV/c will make it possible to conduct high precision measurements in the field of h ... More
Presented by Jerzy SMYRSKI on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
During the past five years VTT has actively developed fabrication process for the state-of-the-art edgeless strip and pixel detectors with a negligible dead region at the edges (below 1 um). In total four prototype process runs have been completed and characterization results have been published actively. The presentation gives and overview on the properties of the edgeless detectors fabricated at ... More
Presented by Dr. Juha KALLIOPUSKA on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
A large (100-300 kton) water Cerenkov detector is one of the technologies under consideration for the far detector of the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE). The significant cost of instrumenting the large detector with photomultiplier tubes restricts the number of PMTs that can be used and hence methods for improving the effective light collection efficiencies of the PMTs are being consider ... More
Presented by Prof. Norm BUCHANAN on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
Liquid/gaseous Xenon detectors are extensively used in rare-event searches such as a double beta decay and dark matter experiments [1]. The response of these detectors is strongly dependent on the reflectance of the inner surfaces surrounding the active volume. Maximizing the reflectance of these surfaces is therefore paramount to increase the sensibility of the detector, especially in large dete ... More
Presented by Dr. Cláudio SILVA on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Due to high magnetic fields and high radiation fields, many high-energy physics experiments replace photomultiplier tubes with solid-state photomultipliers (SSPM) coupled to scintillation detectors. Existing SSPMs use a large feature size CMOS process to maximum the silicon die area for the lowest-cost solution. The structures available in a specific commercial CMOS process defines, and may limit ... More
Presented by Dr. Erik B JOHNSON
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) have evolved into highly parallel, multi-threaded, multicore powerful processors with high memory bandwidth, driven by the high demand of 3-D graphics. As such, GPUs are used in a variety of intensive computing applications. The combination of highly parallel architecture and high memory bandwidth makes GPUs a potentially promising technology for effective real-t ... More
Presented by Wesley KETCHUM on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
We describe performance of the detector used for luminosity measurements in the CDF experiment in Run 2 at the Tevatron. The detector consists of low-mass gaseous Cherenkov counters with high light yield (about 100 photo-electrons) and monitors the process of inelastic proton-anti-proton scattering. This detector allows for several methods of precise luminosity measurements at peak luminosities of ... More
Presented by Alexander SUKHANOV on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:25
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment and LZ (LUX-ZEPLIN) experiments are dark matter search experiments based on ultra-low background liquid xenon time projection chambers. In collaboration with the experiments, Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a series of very low background photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), culminating in a new fully operational 3-inch diameter PMT (R11410MOD) that has U/Th ... More
Presented by Carlos FAHAM on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
CASTOR (Centauro And Strange Object Research) is a Cerenkov quartz-tungsten sampling calorimeter installed in the very forward region of the CMS experiment covering the pseudorapidity range of −5.2 to −6.6. The location of CASTOR and current geometry of the shielding imply operation under relatively high radiation dose and magnetic field. Except for very particular regions, the calorimeter rea ... More
Presented by Ekaterina KUZNETSOVA on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The LHCb experiment is designed to perform high-precision measurements of CP violation and search for New Physics using the enormous flux of beauty and charmed hadrons produced at the LHC. The LHCb detector is a single-arm spectrometer with excellent tracking and particle identification capabilities. The Silicon Tracker is part of the tracking system and measures very precisely the part ... More
Presented by Johan LUISIER on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
We present the results of the characterization of novel n-in-p planar pixel detectors, designed for the future upgrades of the ATLAS pixel system. N-in-p silicon devices are a promising candidate to replace the n-in-n sensors thanks to their radiation hardness and cost effectiveness, that could allow for an increased pixel instrumented area at larger radius. The n-in-p modules presented here ar ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna MACCHIOLO on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
A multi-institutional collaboration is investigating the possibility of enhancing muon tracking and triggering capabilities in the small-angle region 1.6 < |eta| < 2.1 of the CMS experiment at the LHC by instrumenting the end-cap muon system with large-area GEM detectors. A first trapezoidal prototype triple-GEM detector of size 1 m × 0.5 m was built and operated successfully in a test beam at CE ... More
Presented by Prof. Paul Edmund KARCHIN on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The Time Projection Chamber of the ALICE experiment has been operated successfully since the CERN Large Hadron Collider started to provide collisions in November 2009. More than 1 billion physics events have been read out from the TPC with pp collisions (mainly at a center of mass energy of 7TeV), and about 75 million with Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76TeV per nucleon pair (in November 2010). We de ... More
Presented by Dr. Christian LIPPMANN on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
This contribution discusses the performance of the CMS Pixel Detector at the LHC. It describes the status of the detector components and their behavior throughout the first two years of operation. The contribution will give an overview of the performance in term of efficiency, resolution and alignment as well as a description of the calibration process. Finally it will also cover the overall impac ... More
Presented by Morris SWARTZ on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
LHCb is a dedicated experiment to study new physics in the decays of beauty and charm hadrons at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The beauty and charm hadrons are identified through their flight distance in the Vertex Locator (VELO), and hence the detector is essential for both the trigger performance and offline physics analyses. The VELO is the highest resolution vertex detector at the ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas LATHAM on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
Hadron identification, in particular the ability to distinguish charged kaons and pions, is crucial to many of LHCb core physics analyses. LHCb Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector fulfills this role by providing charged particle identification in the momentum range between 1 and 100 GeV/c. The calibration and monitoring of the RICH detectors is achieved using samples of $D^{*}$, $K_{S}^{0} ... More Presented by Dr. Antonis PAPANESTIS on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res. Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research In recent years, Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) attracted lot of interest as a replacement for photomultiplier tubes (PMT’s) due to their ruggedness, compactness or insensitivity to magnetic fields. Other advantages of solid state detectors are their low operating voltage, low power consumption and large scale fabrication possibilities. However, conventional analog SiPMs still do not exploit t ... More Presented by York HAEMISCH on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors Modern experiments in hadronic physics require detector systems capable of identifying and reconstructing all final-state particles and their momentum vectors. The PANDA experiment at FAIR and the CLAS12 experiment at Jefferson Laboratory both plan to use imaging Cherenkov counters for particle identification. CLAS 12 will feature a Ring Imaging Cherenkov counter (RICH), while PANDA plans to const ... More Presented by Dr. Björn SEITZ on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:05 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry Track: Calorimetry We show that the signals from a high-Z scintillating crystal (BSO) can be separated into a scintillation and a Cherenkov component by making use of the fact that the latter component is polarized. These studies will be summarized in view of the possible application of such crystals in dual-readout systems and wider application of polarization in calorimetry. Presented by Prof. Nural AKCHURIN on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation Laser cavities and interferometers are approaching MW beam power, enabling probes of new microphysics and of space-time itself at mass scales well beyond the TeV scale. I will discuss several applications currently being developed, including 1) a next-generation photon-axion oscillation experiment; 2) the Holometer--an experiment to detect Planck-suppressed space-time uncertainty; and 3) possible ... More Presented by Aaron CHOU on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Cosmic Microwave Background measurements play a key role in the exploration of the cosmic frontier. The remarkably high degree of isotropy in the CMB led to the inflation theory for the origin of our universe, through exponential expansion of quantum fluctuations at the GUT energy scales. Further CMB measurements showed the curvature of the universe is flat and that the distribution of the primo ... More Presented by Prof. John CARLSTROM on 9 Jun 2011 at 11:45 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a dedicated heavy ion experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CERN. In order to reduce the amount of data written to mass storage a High Level Trigger (HLT) completely analyses every event triggered by the preceding trigger stages to be able to select only the most promising events for storage. In addition to this event selection the HLT is ... More Presented by Dr. Timm Morten STEINBECK Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation The standard detector in X-ray Astronomy is CCD (charge coupled device) at the moment because of the remarkable imaging capability (~20 um pixel) and energy resolution at the fano limit (FWHM~135 eV@ 6keV). However, the time resolution of CCD is poor (~1 Hz); this limits the observation of bright X-ray sources such as black holes. Thus, we have been developing a novel monolithic active pixel senso ... More Presented by Mr. Shinya NAKASHIMA on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems Track: Experimental Detector Systems We present a scheme to upgrade the CMS HCAL front-end electronics in the Phase 1 Upgrade (~2017). The HCAL upgrade is required to handle a major luminosity increase of the LHC that is expected for 2017. A key aspect of the HCAL upgrade is to readout longitudinal segmentation information to improve background rejection, energy resolution, and electron isolation at the L1 trigger. This paper focuse ... More Presented by Julie WHITMORE Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is an astronomical survey covering 5000 square degrees of the Southern Hemisphere, scheduled for first light in late 2011. Survey observations will be made with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 570 Megapixel camera consisting of 62 extremely red-sensitive (QE > 50% at 1000 nm) 2k x 4k science CCDs (along with associated guide and focus CCDs). DECam will be mounted o ... More Presented by Dr. Kyler KUEHN Presented by Lyn EVANS on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors Track: Dark Matter Detectors Dark Matter direct detection requires extremely low background environment. Achieving the lowest possible contamination from the photodetectors is one of the most relevant challenge for such a background free measurements. For this purpose UCLA in collaboration with Hamamatsu Photonics has invented a novel photodetector concept called QUPID (Quartz Photon Intensifying Detector), based on the Hybri ... More Presented by Dr. Paolo BELTRAME on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that will use the Fermilab NuMI beam and new near and far detectors located at Fermilab and Ash River, Minnesota. The 15 kiloton far detector consists of 12,028 16m x 1m x 7cm liquid scintillator-filled modules, laminated into 16 m x 16 m blocks. These modules are constructed from PVC plastic extrusions to produce a structure of 32 tubul ... More Presented by Dr. Alex SMITH on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:20 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems Track: Experimental Detector Systems We give the purpose and goals of the MINERvA experiment. We present the design of the experiment. As quality control is part of the design, we show some quality control which took place during the production phase. We also show the performance of the detector. Presented by Dr. Howard BUDD Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics The proposed Mu2e experiment aims to search for neutrinoless muon to electron conversion with a sensitivity four orders of magnitude better than previous experiments. To achieve this goal, Mu2e needs to obtain a cosmic ray veto efficiency of better than 99.9%. Here we report the preliminary results of recent R&D efforts for a three-layer plastic scintillator veto system. The results are obtained f ... More Presented by Dr. Yuri OKSUZIAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics Coherent scattering of neutrinos on nuclei is a well-known prediction of the Standard Model that has so far eluded all experimental attempts to detect it. Aside from validating core elements of the Standard Model, the detection of coherent neutrino scattering has other interesting applications as a flavor-blind monitor of neutrino flux for neutrino oscillation experiments, supernova explosions and ... More Presented by Samuele SANGIORGIO on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation A thermal neutron beam monitor with Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) as a detector is developed to meet the needs of the next generation neutron facilities. A prototype chamber has been constructed with two 50mm x 50mm GEM foils. Enriched boron-10 is coated on one surface of aluminum cathode plate as the neutron convertor. 96 channel pads with area 4 mm x 4mm each are used for fast signal readout. In ... More Presented by Zhijia SUN on 13 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation A Beam Loss Monitor for the LHC provides the most accurate results if it is placed as close to the beam pipe as possible, hence within the cold mass of the magnets. For the new series of triplet magnets, the Beam Instrumentation Group seeks a detector concept that provides full functionality at ultra-cold temperatures (1.9 K). A fast response time, excellent radiation hardness, long durability and ... More Presented by Mr. Hendrik JANSEN on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res. Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research This talk presents the design and latest test results of a first proton CT scanner currently under test at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA in collaboration with Northern Illinois University. With 18 CsI crystals and 8 planes of silicon strip X and Y detectors, we reached a data acquisition rate of almost 200 kHz which is our projected limit. The first reconstructed images o ... More Presented by Mr. Victor RYKALIN on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:50 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics Track: Front-end Electronics The LHC (CERN), the highest energy hadron collider in the world, will be upgraded in two phases to increase the design luminosity by a factor of five. The ATLAS experiment plans to add a new pixel layer to the current pixel detector during the first phase of the upgrade. The optical data transmission will also be upgraded to handle the high data transmission speed. Two ASICs have been prototyped f ... More Presented by Dr. Mike STRANG on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors This paper reviews recent developments in imaging photomultiplier technology. Recent developments have significantly advanced the time resolution limits of MCP based photomultipliers; this is of particular importance for applications in nuclear physics. For example, PMTs are used for Gamma Reaction History at Omega and similar experiments. Since 2004,PMT diagnostic capability has improved from 2 ... More Presented by Dr. Jon HOWORTH on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation The D0 Luminosity Monitor (LM) employs scintillating wedges with photomultiplier tube readout to detect particles from inelastic collisions in p-pbar interactions at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The LM provides the luminosity measurement used for normalization in D0 physics results. In the course of normal Tevatron operations these scintillators accrue significant radiation damage. Operating ... More Presented by Dr. Jesus ORDUNA on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors A Silicon Microstrip Tracker (SMT) has been operating at the D0 Run II experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron collider since 2001. The silicon sensor leakage currents, full depletion voltages as well as signal to noise ratio are monitored for radiation damage. During this monitoring process a bulk carrier-type reversal was observed in the inner layers of silicon sensors. The lifetime of the SMT is pr ... More Presented by Dr. Zhenyu YE on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:20 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors The luminosity upgrade of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to the High-Luminosity-LHC (HL-LHC) will mean a massive increase in radiation levels, in particular for the tracking detectors close to the interaction point. The development of ultra-radiation hard silicon detectors, capable of withstanding particle fluences in the range of a few 10E16 Neutron-equivalent per cm2, is required for the i ... More Presented by Ulrich PARZEFALL Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics Neutrinos cannot be directly detected, but they can be indirectly observed through their interactions with ordinary matter in which secondary particles are created. A neutrino detector is a complex system in which the electromagnetic field from secondaries is measured, in a huge volume instrumented with antennas. From the characteristics of the field one can derive the properties of the initial ne ... More Presented by Mrs. Alina BADESCU Presented by Prof. Yoshi KUNO on 10 Jun 2011 at 11:15 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics Track: Front-end Electronics In the Belle2 experiment at SuperKEKB, we are developing a proximity focusing ring imaging Cherenkov detector using aerogel as a radiator (Aerogel RICH) as a PID device in the endcap. A 144ch multi-anode HAPD (Hybrid avalanche photo-detector) developed with Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (HPK) is used as a photodetector. In order to read out a total of around 10^5 channels from Aerogel RICH, we ha ... More Presented by Shohei NISHIDA Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics Track: Front-end Electronics The ATLAS experiment is one of the two general-purpose detector designed to study proton-proton collisions (14 TeV in the center of mass) produced at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and to explore the full physics potential of the LHC machine at CERN. The ATLAS Liquid Argon (LAr) calorimeters are high precision, high sensitivity and high granularity detectors designed to provide precision measure ... More Presented by Hucheng CHEN on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) is a 1 Giga pixel CCD camera for a wide-field galaxy survey at the Subaru 8-m telescope. It will be mounted on the prime focus of the Subaru telescope and is scheduled to receive its first light in 2011. The primary science goals include a measurement of the equation of state parameter of dark energy based on the weak lensing survey over ~2,000 square degrees. HSC has 1.5-d ... More Presented by Mr. Hironao MIYATAKE on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry Track: Calorimetry The CALICE collaboration is currently developing an engineering prototype of an analog hadron calorimeter for a future linear collider detector. It is based on scintillating tiles that are individually read out by silicon photomultipliers. The prototype will contain about 2500 detector channels, which corresponds to one calorimeter layer and aims at demonstrating the feasibility of building ... More Presented by Dr. Mark TERWORT on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors Track: Particle Identification We reported on a successful production of hydrophobic silica aerogels with a wide range of refractive index, 1.0026 < n < 1.26 in the previous TIPP09 conference. Since then highly transparent aerogels with high refractive index have been especially developed by a new production method: pin-drying method. This significant progress opens up wide opportunities to employ aerogels in Cherenkov counter. ... More Presented by Dr. Makoto TABATA on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics Track: Front-end Electronics We cover development of readout integrated circuits for hybrid pixel particle physics detectors. We compare the 250nm feature size chips in the presently operating ATLAS and CMS experiments with the current state of the art in 130nm feature size represented by the FE-I4 chip that will be used to add a new beam pipe layer for the ATLAS experiment in 2013 and the upgrade options of the CMS pixel rea ... More Presented by Dr. Lea Michaela CAMINADA on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors Hamamatsu Photonics has been providing vacuum photon detectors for Neutrino physics experiments and Dark Matter experiments as well as other HEP experiments in many years. For instance, 11,700 pcs of 20-inch PMTs were delivered to Super-Kamiokande experiment in Japan, 5,500 pcs of 10-inch PMTs were delivered to ICECUBE experiment in Antarctica. Recently, we are providing several kinds of unique PM ... More Presented by Mr. Yuji YOSHIZAWA on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors To extend the physics reach of the LHC, upgrades to the accelerator are planned which will allow to boost the integrated luminosity delivered to the experiments from about 700/fb to 3000/fb. To achieve this, the peak luminosity will have to rise by a factor 5 to 10 which leads to increased occupancy and radiation damage of the tracking detectors. To cope with the elevated occupancy, the ATLAS e ... More Presented by Marco BOMBEN on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors We are developing monolithic pixel detectors with a 0.2 um silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS technology. The substrate layer is high-resistivity silicon, and works as a radiation sensor having p-n junctions. The SOI layer is 40 nm silicon, where readout electronics is implemented. There is a buried oxide layer between these silicon layers. This structure is ideal for a monolithic pixel detector. The ... More Presented by Dr. Toshinobu MIYOSHI on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors Track: Gaseous Detectors The Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) experiment uses a time projection chamber filled with low pressure CF4 gas to detect the direction of WIMP-induced nuclear recoils. Recoils from WIMPs in the galactic dark matter halo are expected to have a directional signal distinct from all known backgrounds. Recent work has been done to develop instrumentation to read out both the scintillation a ... More Presented by Mr. Jeremy LOPEZ on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:50 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems In 2010 the ATLAS experiment has successfully recorded data from LHC collisions with high efficiency and excellent data quality. ATLAS employs a three-level trigger system to select events of interest for physics analyses and detector commissioning. The trigger system consists of a custom-designed hardware trigger at level-1 (L1) and software algorithms executing on commodity servers at the two hi ... More Presented by Rustem OSPANOV on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:10 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors The Gigatracker (GTK) is a hybrid silicon pixel detector developed for NA62, the experiment studying ultra-rare kaon decays at the CERN SPS. Three GTK stations will provide precise momentum and angular measurements on every track of the high intensity NA62 hadron beam with a time-tagging resolution of 150 ps. Multiple scattering and hadronic interactions of beam particles in the GTK has to be mini ... More Presented by Dr. Massimiliano FIORINI on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors Multi-alkali photocathodes are the workhorses and golden standards for industrially produced cathodes. They are grown in cost-effective thin-film technology permitting the use of a wide range of amorphous and polycrystalline substrates. The growth process parameters are chosen by heuristically optimized recipes which typically are proprietary. The resulting quantum efficiency (QE) of the detection ... More Presented by Dr. Seon Woo LEE on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation End Station A Test Beam (ESTB) is a beam line at SLAC using a small fraction of the bunches of the 13.6 GeV electron beam from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), restoring test beam capabilities in the large End Station A (ESA) experimental hall. ESTB will provide one of a kind test beam essential for developing accelerator instrumentation and accelerator R&D, performing particle and particl ... More Presented by Dr. Carsten HAST on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors A new pixel module concept is presented, where thin sensors and a novel vertical integration technique are combined. This R&D activity is carried out in view of the future ATLAS pixel detector upgrades. A first set of n-in-p pixel sensors with active thicknesses of 75 and 150 microns has been produced from standard thickness wafers using a thinning process developed at the Max-Planck-Institut Se ... More Presented by Dr. Anna MACCHIOLO on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:00 Presented by Yasuo ARAI Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics Track: Front-end Electronics The SPACIROC ASIC is designed for the JEM-EUSO fluorescence imaging telescope onboard of the International Space Station. Its goal is the detection of Giant Air Shower above a few 10^19 eV, developing at a distance of about 400 km, downward in the troposphere. From such distance, most of the time, the number of the photons expected in the pixels is very weak, ranging from a few units to a few tens ... More Presented by Mr. Salleh AHMAD on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:10 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry Track: Calorimetry Extruded scintillator with wavelength shifting (wls) fiber for light collection and silicon avalanche photo-detection (SiPMs), followed by modest amplification remains an attractive candidate for large area counters such as are required for muon detectors/tail catchers for collider detectors. We report on R&D for the optimization of such detectors which has included the development of ad hoc SiPMs ... More Presented by Prof. G. PAULETTA on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics The NEMO-3 (Neutrino Ettore Majorana Observatory) experiment, located in the Modane Underground Laboratory, searches for neutrinoless double beta decay. The experiment has been taking data since 2003 with seven double beta isotopes and completed data acquisition in late 2010. Two neutrino double beta decay results for the main isotopes (7 kg of 100Mo and 1 kg of 82Se), new results for 150Nd and 13 ... More Presented by R. Benton PAHLKA on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics The OPERA neutrino detector in the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory is designed to detect muon-neutrino to tau-neutrino oscillations in direct appearance mode. The hybrid apparatus, consisting of an emulsion/lead target complemented by electronic detectors, is placed in the long-baseline CERN to Gran Sasso neutrino beam (CNGS), 730 km away from the muon-neutrino source, and is taking data since 2 ... More Presented by Cristiano BOZZA on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors Track: Dark Matter Detectors COUPP is an experimental campaign with the goal of detecting dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) using continuously sensitive bubble chambers, operated under mildly superheated conditions. Recoils of dark matter particles off the target nuclei in the chamber would produce single, isolated bubbles, which are detectable both optically and acoustically. Under norma ... More Presented by Dr. Hugh LIPPINCOTT on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation The current interferometric gravitational wave detectors are being upgraded to what are termed ‘2nd generation' devices. Sensitivities will be increased by an order of magnitude and these new instruments are expected to uncover the field of gravitational astronomy. A main challenge in this endeavor is the mitigation of noise induced by seismic motion. Detailed studies with Virgo show that seismi ... More Presented by Mark BEKER on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors Semiconductor detectors have been part of the HEP detector builder's "kit" for decades. Nonetheless, just as the semiconductor industry has continued for decades to deliver exponential improvements in device capabilities, the development of new sensor capabilities has and is continuing at a rapid pace. This talk will present a brief history of the use of semiconductor detectors in HEP experiment ... More Presented by David CHRISTIAN on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors At the SLHC, after 2500 pb-1 of data, the expected maximum fluence for the pixel region (<20 cm) will be 2.5E16 cm-2. To cope with this unprecedented radiation environment, there has been a worldwide effort to find possible solutions for vertex and tracking detectors at the SLHC. A variety of solutions have been pursued. These include diamond sensors, 3D sensors, MCZ planar silicon detectors made ... More Presented by Lorenzo UPLEGGER on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation The Shintake Monitor (IPBSM) is a laser interferometer – type beam size monitor installed at the virtual interaction point of ATF2, a test facility for ILC. It is the only currently existing system capable of measuring electron beam sizes below 100 nm, and plays a role in achieving some of ATF2`s major goals; realizing the 37 nm design vertical beam size and verifying a novel final focus system ... More Presented by Ms. Jacqueline YAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors Recent years a tremendous development in the field of Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) has been persuaded. Several companies offer commercialized products that can be already used as a modern replacement of conventional photmultiplier tubes. We have proposed and demonstrated functionality of a new concept for SiPMs in which the quench resistor is integrated into a bulk bellow the sensitive region ... More Presented by Dr. Jelena NINKOVIC on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Session: Lecture Course This lecture will consider the significant advances which have been made in the application of silicon detectors to high energy physics in the last 30 years. We will survey some of the basic principles and then consider how progress in electronics, materials, mechanics, and the control of radiation effects have enabled the present (and future) generation of large silicon strip and pixel trackers. Presented by Carl HABER on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors While the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is continuing to deliver an ever-increasing luminosity to the experiments, plans for an upgraded machine called Super-LHC (sLHC) are progressing. The upgrade is foreseen to increase the LHC design luminosity by a factor ten. The ATLAS experiment will need to build a new tracker for sLHC operation, which needs to be suited to the harsh sLHC conditions i ... More Presented by Dr. Anthony AFFOLDER on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors In order to harvest the maximum physics potential of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), it is foreseen to significantly increase the LHC luminosity by upgrading the LHC towards the HL-LHC (High Luminosity LHC). Especially the final upgrade (Phase-II Upgrade) foreseen for 2021 will mean unprecedented radiation levels, exceeding the LHC fluences by roughly an order of magnitude. Due to the radiat ... More Presented by Ulrich PARZEFALL on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:35 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors FNAL is participating in a CMS Tracker silicon sensor R&D project for the second phase of the planned LHC upgrade (HL-LHC). We present results from the tests conducted at Fermilab to determine the characteristics of thin, single-sided silicon sensors acquired from HPK in order to establish optimal material and strip/pixel features for the upgrade of the CMS Tracker. In addition to increased radia ... More Presented by Dr. Selcuk CIHANGIR on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors New pixel sensors are currently under development for ATLAS Upgrades. The first upgrade stage will consist in the construction of a new pixel layer that will be installed in the detector during the 2013 LHC shutdown. The new layer (Insertable-B-Layer, IBL) will be inserted between the inner most layer of the current pixel detector and the beam pipe at a radius of 3.2cm. The expected high radiation ... More Presented by Dr. Philippe GRENIER on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors Track: Gaseous Detectors The forward region of the RPC muon system of the CMS experiment at the LHC is not instrumented at present. A multi-institutional collaboration is investigating the possibility of enhancing muon tracking and triggering capabilities in the region 1.6 < eta < 2.1 by instrumenting the end-cap muon system with large-area Triple-GEM detectors. These Micropattern Gaseous Detectors are an appealing option ... More Presented by Dr. Tania MOULIK on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics The next generation neutrino-less double beta decay experiments aim to probe Majorana neutrino masses at or below 10 meV. To reach this sensitivity ton-scale detectors are needed with even lower residual radioactive backgrounds than the best ones operating today or planned for the near future. The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) collaboration is developing a novel strategy for a virtually backg ... More Presented by Karl TWELKER on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors Track: Gaseous Detectors The International Large Detector (ILD) concept for the ILC plans to use a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) with Micro-Pattern Gas Detector (MPGD) readouts as its central tracking. A Micromegas readout module has been tested with a large ILC-TPC prototype operating within the EUDET facility at DESY. Measurements carried out within a 1T magnetic field, as well as with no magnetic field, allowed for the ... More Presented by Paul COLAS, Paul COLAS on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors Track: Dark Matter Detectors We present results for the Skipper CCD in preparation for its implementation in the DAMIC (Dark Matter In Ccds) project. The skipper reduces readout noise by averaging the value of each pixel over multiple samplings. Electrons are brought to a floating well at readout rather than being connected to ground, after which they may be returned to the summing well for repeated measurements. Preliminary ... More Presented by Jacob JOHANSEN Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems This paper describes two aspects of the current R&D programme towards upgrades of the CMS trigger and detector readout systems. We show that the adoption of modern hardware and software components, in non-traditional architectures, can bring improvements in cost, reliability and flexibility. Firstly, as the CMS experiment moves away from VME-based electronics to telecoms-oriented architectures ... More Presented by Dr. Robert FRAZIER on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics Liquid argon is an attractive target medium for both dark matter and neutrino detectors. The work done at Fermilab to understand and address the issues of producing and maintaining Argon with the purity needed for long electron drift-lifetime will be described. W. Jaskierny, C. Kendziora, S.Pordes, R.L. Schmitt, E. Skup, T. Tope: Fermilab Presented by stephen PORDES on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Experimental Detector Systems The Askaryan Radio Array (ARA) is an ultrahigh energy radio neutrino detector currently in the prototype and development phase. A testbed to examine the RF environment was deployed in the 2010-2011 polar season and is currently operating. A prototype ARA station is due to be deployed in 2011-2012. The testbed consisted of custom digitization and triggering for 8 antennas, digitized at 1 and 2 GSa/ ... More Presented by Dr. Patrick ALLISON on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Experimental Detector Systems The last few years have seen stunning results both from ground-based gamma-ray astronomy from H.E.S.S., MAGIC, and VERITAS as the imaging atmospheric Cherenkov technique has matured, and from space since the 2008 launch of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a global collaboration formed to develop a next-generation ground-based array of imaging atmospheric ... More Presented by Dr. Brian HUMENSKY on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Experimental Detector Systems The Hyper-Kamiokande detector, a water Cherenkov detector with one megaton total mass, is a next-generation detector for nucleon decay and neutrino studies. Main goals are a search for the nucleon decay with ten times better sensitivity than current lifetime limits set by Super-Kamiokande, precise measurement of the neutrino mixing matrix (in particular the CP-violating Dirac phase) with accelera ... More Presented by Prof. Masashi YOKOYAMA on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry Track: Calorimetry The ATLAS experiment is designed to study the proton-proton collisions produced at the LHC with a centre-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. Liquid argon (LAr) sampling calorimeters are used in ATLAS for all electromagnetic calorimetry covering the pseudorapidity region η<3.2, as well as for hadronic calorimetry from η=1.4 to η=4.8. The calorimeter system consists of an electromagnetic barrel calorimeter ... More Presented by Dr. Julia HOFFMAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:50 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems Track: Experimental Detector Systems The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector is one of the two largest and most powerful particle physics detectors ever built. CMS is installed in P5 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and as of early 2011 has completed nearly a year of operation in which it recorded products of interactions produced in proton-proton collisions at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV. The proton-proton run 2010 last ... More Presented by Prof. Ettore FOCARDI on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors A photocathode with appropriate properties and large area (8”x8”) is required for the Large Area Picosecond Photodetector (LAPPD) project. In our effort to achieve that goal, we have designed a fabrication system based on lessons learned from commercial PMT production at Burle Industries. This involves, as the starting point, a duplication of the photocathode fabrication inside a PMT, using t ... More Presented by Dr. Zikri YUSOF on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors We discuss the shape of the of the electrical signal produced by a single micro pixel avalanche in an SiPM. We compare the results of recent measurements with simulation, and how design choices affect the observed pulse shape. This has important implications for how the signal scales as an SiPM is made larger. Presented by Dr. Paul RUBINOV Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors The Inner Tracking System (ITS) of the ALICE experiment at LHC uses high precision Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD) in two of the six cylindrical layers. Detector drift speed is significantly influenced by variations in ambient temperature. The drift velocity is determined by measuring the drift time of electrons injected at fixed known locations of the sensor volume by means of dedicated ... More Presented by Dr. Svetlana KUSHPIL Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res. Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research In this study we investigate the feasibility of a high resolution PET insert device based on CdZnTe detector with sub-millimeter anode pixel size to be integrated into a conventional animal PET scanner to improve its image resolution to sub-millimeter range. In this study we investigated the position resolution, energy resolution and timing properties of the CdZnTe detector. In this work, we have ... More Presented by Sergey KOMAROV on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res. Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research This work investigates the possibilities of improving the measurements of arrival time difference of the two 511 keV photons arising from annihilation of a positron in positron emission tomography (PET). The new technique of detecting the prompt Cherenkov light, produced by absorption of the annihilation photon in a suitable crystal, could considerably improve the image quality. A simple apparatus ... More Presented by Prof. Samo KORPAR on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res. Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research We have investigated the timing resolution and spacial resolution of a pair detector which consists of a silicon photon sensor named MPPC and a newly developed fine silicate scintillator name d LFS. The timing resolution was measured to be 96ps in FWHM extracted from the photon detection time difference of two detectors. This indicates significant progress of the development of TOF capability fo ... More Presented by Dr. Tohru TAKESHITA on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:50 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics Track: Front-end Electronics Since the end of the commissioning of LHCb in 2009 the detector has proven to work nicely even in high pile-up conditions and by the end of 2010 nominal instantaneous luminosity was reached. Data taking is expected to continue for 5 more years, aiming to accumulate an integrated luminosity of 5fb-1. Even if new physics is discovered at that time, it will be difficult to characterize it and it wo ... More Presented by Carlos ABELLAN BETETAN Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors Track: Gaseous Detectors In this article we would like to present the study of the ageing properties of construction materials for the Multi Wire proportional Chamber (MWPC). This work is a part of the detector R&D of the CBM experiment at FAIR. CBM will use several gas detectors at high interaction rates. The construction materials for the production of the detectors have to be chosen properly in order to ensure the oper ... More Presented by Mr. Alhussain ABUHOZA on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:10 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics The proposed introduction of a soluble gadolinium [Gd] compound into water Cherenkov detectors can result in a high efficiency for the detection of free neutrons capturing on the Gd. The delayed 8 MeV gamma cascades produced by these captures in coincidence with a prompt positron signal serve to uniquely identify electron anti-neutrinos interacting via inverse beta decay. Such coincidence detect ... More Presented by Dr. Andrew RENSHAW on 13 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation We are building large arrays of feedhorn-coupled superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) polarimeters to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. These polarimeters will be deployed on three experiments in the coming year: the Atacama B-mode Search, the South Pole Telescope Polarimeter, and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Polarimeter. The science goals of ... More Presented by Dr. Michael NIEMACK on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:30 Presented by Klaus ATTENKOFER on 13 Jun 2011 at 11:15 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors The inner tracker of the present ATLAS detector has been designed and developed to function in the environment of the present Large Hadron Collider (LHC). At the next-generation tracking detector proposed for the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), the so-called ATLAS Upgrade, the particle densities and radiation levels will be higher by as much as a factor of ten. The new detectors must be faster, more ... More Presented by Dr. Sergio DIEZ-CORNELL on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors Track: Particle Identification The CERN NA62 experiment aims to measure the ultra-rare charged kaon decay K+ -> pi+ nu nubar(branching fraction O(10-10)) with a 10% accuracy. The detector must be able to reject background events from decay channels which branching fractions are up to 10 order of magnitude higher than the signal and with similar experimental signature. To suppress the main background from K+ -> mu+ nu decay (BR ... More Presented by Monica PEPE on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos Track: Detectors for neutrino physics Neu-Rad is an experiment to investigate the recently observed variations in isotope decay rates correlated with the earth-sun distance and solar flares. Isotope decay rates will be observed near high flux neutrino sources with energies similar to what is observed from the sun such as the nuclear reactor facility in Rio De Janerio, Brasil. Isotope decay rates will also be measured at the undergrou ... More Presented by Mr. Herman CEASE Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res. Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research Ever since Roentgen took an X-ray image of his wife’s hand soon after his discovery of this new electromagnetic (EM) radiation, technology and instrumentation in particle physics (TIPP) have been closed tied to the advances made in the world of medicine. A variety of TIPP associated with a large number of selected wave bands spanning the entire EM spectrum have been instrumental in developing no ... More Presented by Chin-Tu CHEN on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Presented by Ray YAREMA Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry Track: Calorimetry We report on the preliminary results of the CALICE Digital Hadron Calorimeter (DHCAL) prototype from test beam with muons, as well as the noise measurement during the test beam. The DHCAL prototype is a sandwich calorimeter, using 38 2cm-thick iron plates as absorbers and Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) between the absorber plates as the active medium. The calorimeter has extremely fine segmenta ... More Presented by Jose REPOND on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors Track: Dark Matter Detectors A new generation Waveform Digitizer board as been recently made available on the market by CAEN. The new board CAEN V1751 with 8 Channel per board, dynamic range extended to 10-bit, 1 GS/s Flash ADC Waveform Digitizer (or 4-channel, 10 bit, 2 GS/s Flash ADC Waveform Digitizer - Dual Edge Sampling mode) with threshold and Auto-Trigger capabilities provides an ideal (relatively low-cost) solution f ... More Presented by Dr. Andrzej SZELC on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:15 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry Track: Calorimetry The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal), the central section of the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment, is a key detector component to detect hadrons, jets and taus and to measure the missing transverse energy. Due to the very good muon signal to noise ratio it assists the spectrometer in the identification and reconstruction of muons. TileCal is built of steel and scintillating tiles coupled to ... More Presented by Antonella SUCCURRO on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:20 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems The ATLAS trigger system has collected proton-proton collisions over 5 orders of magnitude in instantaneous luminosity during the 2010 LHC running. The trigger system is designed to reduce the event rate from 40MHz to 200Hz using a hardware-based Level 1 Trigger (L1) and a software-based High Level Trigger (HLT). The trigger selection is based on identifying object candidates, such as, electrons, ... More Presented by Srini RAJAGOPALAN on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors The ArDM experiment is a double phase argon TPC/calorimeter soon to be operated at LSC (Laboratorio Subterraneo de Canfranc, Spain). It's aim is the direct detection of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) by scintillation light and ionization charge. In this talk we review the status of the project. Presented by Mr. Lukas EPPRECHT on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:30 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation The Beam Conditions and Radiation Monitoring System, BRM, is installed in CMS to protect the detector and to provide feedback to LHC on beam conditions. It is composed of several sub-systems that measure the radiation level close to or inside all sub-detectors, monitor the beam halo conditions with different time resolution. Thus it supports beam tuning and warns CMS in case of adverse beam condit ... More Presented by Dr. Maria Elena CASTRO CARBALLO on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:50 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors Track: Semiconductor Detectors The KEK-B factory (Tsukuba, Japan) has been shut down in mid-2010 after reaching a total integrated luminosity of 1 ab^-1. Recently, the work on an upgrade of the collider (SuperKEKB), aiming a peak luminosity of 8 x 10^35 cm^-2s^-1, has started. This is 40 times the peak value of the previous system and thus also requires a redesign of the Belle detector (leading to Belle II), especially its Sili ... More Presented by Mr. Christian IRMLER Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems Track: Experimental Detector Systems While B factories were built to check whether the Standard Model with the CKM matrix offers a correct description of CP violation, the next generation of B factories (so called super B factories) will look for departures from the Standard Model. For such a study, a 50 times larger data sample is needed, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 50 ab^-1. To achieve the necessary increase of ev ... More Presented by Gary VARNER on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors Track: Particle Identification The Belle II detector operating at the SuperKEKB accelerator will utilize the time-of-propagation (TOP) counter as its primary particle identification device in the barrel region. The TOP counter is a compact variant of the detection of internally reflected Cherenkov light (DIRC) technique, which trades the imaging-based performance of a traditional DIRC with fast timing provided by micro-channel ... More Presented by Dr. Kurtis NISHIMURA on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:25 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors Track: Photon Detectors The NA62 experiment at CERN aims at the very challenging task of measuring with 10% relative error the Branching Ratio of the ultrarare decay of the K+ into pi+ neutrino and antineutrino, which is expected to occur only in about 8 out of 10^11 kaon decays. This will be achieved by means of an intense hadron beam, an accurate kinematical reconstruction and a redundant veto system for identifying an ... More Presented by Dr. Giulio SARACINO on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:40 Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems Track: Experimental Detector Systems Most detection systems for radiation detection are basically made up of scintillator and photo-sensor, and the most popular instrument for collecting a light from a scintillator in the field of the nuclear experiments is PMT(Photomultiplier Tube). However, silicon-based photo-sensors as like Photodiode and APD(Avalanche photodiode) have been developed so as to replace it. One of promising replacem ... More Presented by Dr. Hyunduk KIM Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr. Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation I present a new far-ultraviolet echelle spectrograph which should provide resolving power greater than any currently existing far-ultraviolet instrument. We are using new gratings, detectors, and coatings that allow substantial advances in performance. I will present the current status of the design, and discuss known challenges and our plans to resolve them. While the design purpose of this in ... More Presented by Dr. Matthew BEASLEY on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40 Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr. Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation The D0 Luminosity Monitor (LM) plays a crucial role in D0 physics analyses by providing the normalization for many cross section measurements. The detector consists of two sets of 24 scintillator wedges read out with photomultiplier tubes. The detector is located in the forward regions surrounding the beam pipe, covering a pseudorapidity range of$2.7 < |\eta| < 4.4\$. The LM is sensitive to a lar ... More
Presented by Ms. Michelle PREWITT on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:15
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment will consist of seventeen separate detector subsystems distributed in three underground experimental halls. There will be eight PMT based anti-neutrino detectors (ADs), six water-Cherenkov detectors, and three RPC detector subsystems.  Each will be readout using an independent VME crate with a self-contained trigger.  A master trigger module will be de ... More
Presented by Prof. Christopher WHITE on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
The PANDA experiment at FAIR will address fundamental questions of the strong force, explore the structure of the nucleon, investigate Charmonium states, and search for new forms of matter using cooled antiproton beams of unprecedented intensities in the momentum range of 1-15 GeV/c. Particle identification (PID) will play a crucial role in reaching the physics goals. The charged PID in the bar ... More
Presented by Dr. Jochen SCHWIENING on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The Directional Recoil Identification From Tracks (DRIFT) detector is a 1 m^3 scale negative ion TPC operating in the Boulby Mine in England. DRIFT is one of only a few dark matter experiments that has sensitivity to the directionality signature expected from dark matter particles due to our motion through the galaxy. We will review the DRIFT technology and its directional capabilities, and pre ... More
Presented by Prof. Dinesh LOOMBA on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a next generation optical survey aimed at measuring the expansion history of the universe using four probes: weak gravitational lensing, galaxy cluster counts, baryon acoustic oscillations, and Type Ia supernovae. To perform the survey, the DES Collaboration is building the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 3 square degree, 570 Megapixel CCD camera which will be mounted ... More
Presented by Dr. Marcelle SOARES-SANTOS on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a next generation optical survey aimed at understanding the expansion rate of the universe using four complementary methods: weak gravitational lensing, galaxy cluster counts, baryon acoustic oscillations, and Type Ia supernovae. To perform the survey, the DES Collaboration is building the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 3 square degree, 570 Megapixel CCD camera that ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas DIEHL on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) makes use of a new camera, the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). DECam is a 570 Megapixel CCD camera covering a 3 square degree field and will be installed in the Blanco 4M telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). The camera is presently undergoing final testing at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and will be ready for observations in the fall of 2 ... More
Presented by Theresa SHAW
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The goal of K0TO experiment at J-Parc is to discover and measure the rate of the rare decay of the neutral KL into a neutral pion, a neutrino and an antineutrino, for which the Standard Model predicts a branching ratio of (2.8+/-0.4)x10E-11. The experiment is a follow-up to E391 at KEK with a completely redesigned beamline, a new Cesium Iodide calorimeter with increased granularity and reduced ... More
Presented by Monica TECCHIO on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The FastTracKer (FTK) is a dedicated hardware system able to perform online fast and precise track reconstruction of the full events at the Atlas experiment, within an average latency of few dozens of microseconds. It is made of two pipelined processors: the Associative Memory (AM), finding low precision tracks called "roads", and the Track Fitter (TF), refining the track quality with high precisi ... More
Presented by Dr. Francesco CRESCIOLI on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:05
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The Near Detector (ND280) of the T2K experiment is instrumented with an almost hermetic segmented Pb-scintillator electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL), the main purpose of which is the measurement of photons, electrons and other particles escaping the inner detectors. Light produced in scintillator bars is collected by wavelength-shifting fibers and converted into electronic pulses by multi-pixel ph ... More
Presented by Dr. Roberto SACCO on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) is an experimental program designed to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay (0nbb) of Xe-136. Observation of 0nbb would determine an absolute mass scale for neutrinos, prove that neutrinos are massive Majorana particles (indistinguishable from their own antiparticles), and constitute physics beyond the Standard Model. The current phase of the experimen ... More
Presented by Russell NEILSON on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The FONT5 upstream beam-based feedback system at ATF2 is designed to correct the position and angle jitter at the entrance to the ATF2 final-focus system, and also to demonstrate a prototype intra-train feedback system for the International Linear Collider interaction point. We discuss the hardware, from stripline BPMs to kickers, and RF and digital signal processing, as well as presenting results ... More
Presented by Glenn CHRISTIAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The Fermilab Large Cold Black Body Test Stand can be used to expose a horn plus receiver assembly to a large black body at cryogenic temperatures (as low as 20 K). The temperature of the black body can be varied while keeping the receiver temperature constant, facilitating Y factor measurements of receiver noise. The test stand has recently been used for studying a QUIET receiver module.
Presented by Donna KUBIK
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Located at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, the Fermilab Test Beam Facility is a world-class facility devoted to particle detector R&D. The goal of the Fermilab Test Beam Program is to provide flexible, equal and open access to test beams for all detector tests, with relatively low bureaucratic overhead and a guarantee of safety, coordination and oversight. The facilit ... More
Presented by Aria SOHA on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The First G-APD Cherenkov Telescope (FACT) project aims to prove that newly developed Geiger-mode avalanche photo-diodes (G-APD) are a viable alternative to widely used vacuum photomultipliers tubes (PMT) for future Cherenkov telescopes for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. Compared to PMTs, G-APDs (also called SiPM or MPPC) are much more compact, need a low bias voltage, are less fragile to hand ... More
Presented by Dr. Adrian BILAND on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment will consist of seventeen separate detector subsystems distributed in three underground experimental halls. There will be eight PMT based anti-neutrino detectors (ADs), six water-Cherenkov detectors, and three RPC detector subsystems. Each detector will be read out using an independent VME crate. The PMT front-end electronics (FEE) board will be used to ... More
Presented by Prof. Zheng WANG on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
The GANDALF 6U-VME64x/VXS module [1,2] has been designed to cope with a variety of readout tasks in high energy and nuclear physics experiments. The exchangeable mezzanine cards allow an employment of the system in very different applications such as analog-to-digital or time-to-digital conversions, coincidence matrix formation, fast pattern recognition or fast trigger generation. Based on this p ... More
Presented by Sebastian SCHOPFERER on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The Hanohano neutrino detector is a deep sea module that can be submerged to the ocean floor far away from surface radiation. Its Physics goals are the study of geo-neutrino to probe the isotope source of the 45 TW of heat driving all of geodynamic process in the earth, enhanced studies of neutrino oscillation from reactors through variable distance observations, and as an observatory for astro-ph ... More
Presented by Dr. Nickolas SOLOMEY on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
ICARUS (Imaging Cosmic And Rare Underground Signals) is the the largest Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr-TPC) in the world (containing ~600 tons of LAr) addressed to the study of "rare events" and, among these, neutrino interactions. Installed in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (INFN-LNGS, Italy), ICARUS started working gradually since May 27th of the last year, collecting data both f ... More
Presented by Dr. Nicola CANCI, Dr. Chiara VIGNOLI on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
SuperB is a next generation super-flavor factory which will be built in Italy with a strong international involvement . The project, recently approved by the Italian Government, and classified as one of the flagship projects of the Italian INFN, foresees the construction of a high intensity asymmetric electron-positron collider and of the related detector. The expected luminosity of 2 x 10^36 c ... More
Presented by Dr. Wander BALDINI on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
KM3NeT is a future deep-sea research infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea that will hold a multi-cubic-kilometer neutrino telescope. Located in the Northern Hemisphere, KM3NeT will be able to observe point-like sources of cosmic neutrinos in a region of the sky that includes the Galactic Center. KM3NeT will employ a number of innovative technologies that are the main subject of the pres ... More
Presented by Dr. Robert LAHMANN on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:10
Presented by Dr. Sergio BERTOLUCCI on 9 Jun 2011 at 11:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
LHCb is a single arm spectrometer covering the pseudo-rapidity range between 1.9 and 4.9, and has been optimised to perform flavour physics measurements at the LHC. The present two level trigger system is able select charm and beauty decay products with high efficiency due to the ability to trigger on transverse momenta below the B-meson invariant mass. The trigger can select both leptonic, ... More
Presented by Roel AAIJ on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
With the start-up of the LHC the LHCb experiment has successfully launched its programme towards its goals of discovery and precision measurements in the flavour physics sector. Nominal luminosity running for LHCb was already reached at the end of 2010, and the first phase of this programme is expected to be completed within 5 years of data taking. After this there is an opportunity for LHCb to ... More
Presented by Daniel HYNDS on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The LHCb experiment is designed to perform high-precision measurements of CP violation and search for New Physics using the enormous flux of beauty and charmed hadrons produced at the LHC. The LHCb detector is a single-arm spectrometer with excellent tracking and particle identification capabilities. The operation and the results obtained from the data collected in 2010 demonstrate that the de ... More
Presented by Dr. Abraham Antonio GALLAS TORREIRA on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The LUX (Large Underground Xenon) experiment will attempt to directly detect the WIMP (Weakly Interacting Massive Particle), or, in the case of no signal, produce improved, world-class limits on the WIMP-nucleon interaction cross-section. The detector is two-phase, utilizing an electric field to drift charge liberated by a recoil event in the liquid, producing additional scintillation in the gas. ... More
Presented by Dr. Matthew SZYDAGIS on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
The branching ratio (BR) for the decay K+ -> pi+ nu anti-nu is about 10-10 and can be predicted in the Standard Model with minimal theoretical uncertainties, making it a sensitive probe for new physics. Measurement of this BR is challenging because of the background from dominant channels. The goal of the NA62 experiment is to measure this BR to within about 10%. A system of photon vetoes is nee ... More
Presented by Vito PALLADINO on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
We are constructing a 30 ton liquid argon (LAr) vessel at Fermilab to test whether sufficient purity can be achieved from a non-evacuated environment for electron drift lifetimes of 2.5 m. There are two phases to the experiment. In the first phase, we will consider the initial purification by exchanging several vessel volumes of clean, warm argon gas to push out ambient air and to dry out the ve ... More
Presented by R. Benton PAHLKA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
MINERvA is a few-GeV neutrino-nucleus scattering experiment, stationed in the high intensity NuMI beam line at Fermilab. It has been taking data since the fall of 2009. MINERvA aims to make precise measurements of low energy neutrino interactions, both in support of neutrino oscillation experiments and as a pure weak probe of the nuclear medium. The experiment employs a fine-grained, high res ... More
Presented by Dr. Howard BUDD on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
We are studying next generation scintillation detectors for future collider experiments. For precise energy measurement of energetic jets in future experiments, particle flow algorithm with fine granular scintillator strip calorimeter will play an important role. To establish the technology of the calorimeter, we are studying the properties of small plastic scintillator strips with size of (10-5) ... More
Presented by adil KHAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The Pierre Auger Observatory explores the highest-energy Universe, through the detection of air showers induced by the most energetic cosmic rays, whose nature and origin remain enigmatic despite decades of study. Tremendous progress is being accomplished in measuring the characteristics of these messengers with unprecedented statistics. Their energy spectra, their arrival directions, and the prop ... More
Presented by Prof. Stephane COUTU on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
QUIET is a ground-based experiment in Chile, designed to measure the CMB polarization. QUIET currently has the largest array of Pseudo Correlation Receivers, utilizing High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) technology, for detecting the CMB at 44 and 90 GHz. The HEMT technology, developed at JPL and Northrop Grumman, allows for operation at 26 Kelvin and cancellation of gain drifts by fast ... More
Presented by Dr. Hogan NGUYEN on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
Modern photolithographic technology has enabled a series of inventions of novel Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors (MPGD), in particular the Gas electron Multiplier (GEM), the Micro-Mesh Gaseous Structure (Micromegas), and other micro pattern devices, which offer the potential to develop new gaseous detectors with unprecedented spatial resolution, high rate capability, large sensitive area, operational s ... More
Presented by Paul COLAS on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
Particle identification is the fundamental requirement of the LHCb experiment to fulfill its physics programme. Positive hadron identification is performed by two Ring Imaging CHerenkov (RICH) detectors. This system covers the full angular acceptance of the experiment and is equipped with three Cherenkov radiators to identify particles in the wide momentum range from 1 GeV/c up to 100 GeV/c. ... More
Presented by Davide PEREGO on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment located in Japan that utilizes an intense off-axis beam of muon neutrinos incident on the Super-Kamiokande detector. A near detector located 280 m from the beam origin characterizes the beam energy and composition before the neutrinos travel the 295 km to Super-Kamiokande. One of the subdetectors comprising th ... More
Presented by Prof. Norm BUCHANAN on 9 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
NA62 is a new experiment at CERN Super Proton Synchrotron aiming at measuring ultra rare kaon decays. The Gigatracker (GTK) detector shall combine performing on-beam tracking of individual particles with an excellent time resolution of 150 ps rms. The peak flow of particles crossing the detector modules reaches 40 MHz/cm^2 for a total rate of about 1 GHz. A hybrid silicon pixel detector is bein ... More
Presented by Dr. Gianluca AGLIERI RINELLA on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Presented by Tatsuo KAWAMOTO
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
A new detection system performing coincidence measurements by a calorimeter (WILLI) and a small array of 12 scintillator stations has been installed in NIPNE-HH, Bucharest, Romania. The aim of the system is to investigate the muon charge ratio within extensive air-showers by using the mini-array as trigger for the time sensitive WILLI calorimeter, which is able to reconstruct the muon charge ratio ... More
Presented by Dr. Bogdan MITRICA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The future prospect of dark matter detection lies in larger target masses and volumes, of which the next step is a ton scale. Liquefied noble gas detectors, such as Argon and Xenon, are relatively simple to scale up. However, the challenge of purifying the medium and drifting charges over lengths of about three times longer than previously done (about 1m), has never been overcome. A test setup w ... More
Presented by Dr. Ran BUDNIK on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
The Belle experiment, operated at the asymmetric electron-positron collider KEKB, had accumulated a data samle with an integrated luminosity of more than 1 at^{-1} before the shutdown in June 2010. We have started upgrading both the accelerator and detector, SuperKEKB and Belle-II, to achieve the target luminosity of 8x10^35 cm^{-2}s^{-1}. With the increased luminosity, the beam backgrou ... More
Presented by Shoji UNO on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
A Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) has been proposed as a potential far site detector of long baseline neutrino experiment (LBNE). A cold front-end electronics scheme, in which preamplifiers, shapers, analog to digital converters, digital memories, data multiplexers, and cable drivers operates in liquid argon is under development. In this paper we present the cryogenic performance stu ... More
Presented by Dr. Tiankuan LIU on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:50
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Because of the advantage of GEM(Gas Electron Multiplier), such as high count rate, good time resolution, good position resolution, and adjustable of gain, this kind of detector have been used in many experiments of physics. In this presentation, the R&D of the readout electronics system for a GEM with 30x30 pads will be introduced. To reduce complexity, the work of acquiring signals is done in t ... More
Presented by Dr. Xiaoshan JIANG
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
A mobile muon detector has been developed to measure cosmic ray muon flux at surface and in underground at different observation levels of Romania. The detector consists of 2 scintillator plates (1 m^2 surface) operated in coincidence. The system is installed on a van car, which gives a high mobility of the detector. Measurements of muon flux at surface and in the underground of Slanic Prahova sal ... More
Presented by Dr. Bogdan MITRICA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
The latest generation of Micromegas detectors show a good energy resolution, spatial resolution and low threshold, which make them idoneous in low energy applications. Two micromegas detectors have been built for dark matter experiments: CAST, which uses a dipole magnet to convert axion into detectable x-ray photons, and MIMAC, which aims to reconstruct the tracks of low energy nuclear recoils in ... More
Presented by Mr. Francisco Jose IGUAZ GUTIERREZ on 13 Jun 2011 at 15:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The main purpose of the near neutrino detector (ND280) of the long baseline experiment T2K designed for a sensitive search of the muon neutrino into electron neutrino transition is to measure the parameters of the non-oscillated neutrino beam close to the production target. The near detector complex, located in J-PARC at 280 meters from the target, consists of the on-axis INGRID (Interactive N ... More
Presented by Fabrice RETIERE on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is the detector system at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) optimized for the study of heavy-ion collisions. Its main aim is to study the behavior of strongly interacting matter and the quark gluon plasma. Currently all the information sent by the 18 sub-detectors composing ALICE are read out by DATE (ALICE Data Acquisition and Test Environment), the ALICE dat ... More
Presented by Dr. Filippo COSTA on 9 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
Optical fibers in the readout system for the LHC upgrades will operate in a harsh radiation environment. The fibers within 12 meters from the front-end detectors are exposed up to 250 kGy(Si) total ionizing dose in 10 year operation life time. In some applications the nearest 2 meters from the front-end are kept in a cold environment near -25 °C. The paper presents the identification of suitable ... More
Presented by Mr. Joshua ABRAMOVITCH
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
KM3NeT is a future deep-sea Research Infrastructure hosting a cubic kilometre-scale neutrino telescope and facilities for marine and earth sciences in the Mediterranean Sea. The consortium is made up of 40 institutes from 10 European countries, and includes all the groups that have developed the pilot projects, ANTARES, NEMO and NESTOR. The KM3NeT telescope will consist of a three-dimensional arr ... More
Presented by Dr. Umberto EMANUELE
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
The FIRST (Fragmentation of Ions for Relevant Space and Therapy) experiment at GSI has been designed for the measurement of Carbon fragmentation cross sections at different energies between 100 and 1000 AMeV. The experimental setup integrates an already existing magnet, TPC (Music), neutron detector (Land) and ToF scintillator wall with some newly designed detectors in the, so called, interaction ... More
Presented by Dr. Alessandro PAOLONI on 10 Jun 2011 at 14:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The use of suborbital rocket payloads to perform intriguing science in only 5 minutes continuously requires the use of new and innovative technologies. High resolution X-ray spectroscopy necessitates large collecting areas and large fields of view to achieve adequate countrates in this short amount of time. One method of increasing the signal is to use large format detectors. Stitching together ... More
Presented by Prof. Randall MCENTAFFER on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The DIRC-like FTOF detector is a ring imaging Cherenkov counter which uses time-of-flight to identify charged particles (PID). It has been developed to improve PID on the SuperB forward side, a region which is not covered by the main barrel PID detector, the FDIRC. The FTOF prototype was constructed and installed in the SLAC Cosmic Ray Telescope for timing measurements in Fall 2010. A time resolut ... More
Presented by Mr. Leonid BURMISTROV on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:55
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
Although metal photocathodes show very low quantum efficiency (< 10-4), they are often used in applications which require a robust, easy-to-handle, but well characterized electron source. External and easy producibility, stability in air, and their process compatibility (high temperature tolerance) make metal cathodes indispensible for many tasks. Injector guns for accelerators, test cathodes for ... More
Presented by Dr. Seon Woo LEE on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
A new type of low density, thermally conducting carbon foam has been developed for fabrication of low-mass support structures for silicon pixel and silicon strip detectors. The properties of the foam will be described. Prototype structures using the carbon foam have been constructed and tested. Mechanical and thermal measurements will be presented. Results after extensive thermal cycling and irrad ... More
Presented by Murdock GILCHRIESE
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The thick-Gas Electron Multiplier (THGEM) is an expanded version of the standard GEM, which has been shown to have very competitive performance as an electron multiplier in gaseous particle detectors, in terms of charge gain, behaviour at high event rate, operational stability, simplicity and price of production, even at small scale. The possibility of using THGEM detectors as active elements for ... More
Presented by Pedro Hugo FERREIRA NATAL DA LUZ on 11 Jun 2011 at 18:00
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Trigger and DAQ Systems
Track: Trigger and Data Acquisition Systems
TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at LHC/CERN. The system contains roughly 10,000 channels of read‐out electronics, whose signals are gathered and digitized in the front‐end electronics and then transmitted to the counting room through two redundant optical links. Then, the data is received in the back‐end system by the Optical Multiplexer Board (OMB) 9U which perfo ... More
Presented by Tomas DAVIDEK
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
The ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope comprises a three-dimensional array of photomultipliers to detect the Cherenkov light induced by upgoing relativistic charged particles originating from neutrino interactions in the vicinity of the detector. It was completed in May 2008 and is taking data smoothly since then. The large scattering length of light in the deep sea allows for an angular resoluti ... More
Presented by Dr. Umberto EMANUELE on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
We have developed particle detectors (QUARTICs) with 10 ps resolution, based on Cherenkov light in fused silica read out by micro-channel plate photomultipliers (MCP-PMTs) or silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). Their geometry is edgeless, allowing an active area very close to the intense Large Hadron Collider (LHC) beam, with the photodetectors away from the beam to minimize radiation damage. They s ... More
Presented by Dr. Michael ALBROW on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
This calorimetry R&D focuses on establishing a proof of concept for totally active hadron calorimetry. The research program involves evaluating the performance of the different crystal and glass samples in combination with different light collection and readout alternatives to optimize simultaneous collection of Cerenkov and scintillation light components for application of the Dual Readout techni ... More
Presented by Burak BILKI on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Hadron energy measurement has intrinsic fluctuation due to neutral pion production in the hadron shower. Here we introduce active absorber in the hadronic calorimeter of sandwich type. The active absorber is achieved by using lead glass or similar heavy and transparent materials to have a possibility of detecting the cherenkov lights which indicate the EM shower. The combination of two activ ... More
Presented by Dr. Tohru TAKESHITA on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
Tracking and identification of jets originating from b quarks (b-tagging) will likely continue to be a key element of many physics analyses at the upgraded HL-LHC where much higher pileup can significantly reduce the performance. An upgrade of the CMS pixel detector proposed for the Phase 1 HL-LHC should enable CMS to maintain the current level of b-tagging performance even in the presence of very ... More
Presented by Dr. Pratima JINDAL
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The ATLAS experiment at the LHC is equipped with a charged particle tracking system, the Inner Detector, built on three subdetectors, which provide high precision measurements made from a fine detector granularity. The Pixel and microstrip (SCT) subdetectors, which use the silicon technology, are complemented with the Transition Radiation Tracker. In this talk, the performance of the track recon ... More
Presented by Dr. Clara TRONCON
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Machine Det. Interface and Beam Instr.
Track: Machine Detector Interface and Beam Instrumentation
A number of particle physics experiments are being proposed as part of the Department of Energy HEP Intensity Frontier. Many of these experiments will utilize megawatt level proton beams onto targets to form secondary beams such as muons, kaons and neutrinos. These experiments require transverse size measurements of the incident proton beam onto target for each beam spill. Because of the high powe ... More
Presented by Dr. Victor SCARPINE on 10 Jun 2011 at 16:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Gaseous Detectors
Track: Gaseous Detectors
The need of applying large electrical potential differences between thin long wires imposes some of the tightest requirements in the design of modern multi-wire proportional chambers (MWPCs) [1] and similar in Geiger-Müller-like tubes. Relatively high stretching forces are needed to ensure a stable equilibrium of the wire positions [2]. Moreover the sensitivity to (random) event-related excitatio ... More
Presented by Mr. Magnus MAGER
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
The collaboration MEPhI-Max Plank Institute for Physics (Munich)for about ten years is developing SiPMs for the needs of the MAGIC and EUSO astro-particle physics experiments. The aim was to develop UV sensitive very high Photon Detection Efficiency (PDE) devices, substantially exceeding that of the classical photo multiplier tubes (PMT). For achieving very high PDE one needs to operate SiPM under ... More
Presented by Dr. Razmik MIRZOYAN on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The prototyping of the latest generation of DEPFET active pixel sensors designed for the vertex detector at the Belle-II experiment at KEK, Japan, and experiments at a future linear collider, has recently been finalized. For the first time the thinning technology based on SOI wafers finds now its application in a high energy physics experiment. The DEPFET (DEpleted P-channel FET) is a field effect ... More
Presented by Ladislav ANDRICEK on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Instr. for Medical, Biological and Materials Res.
Track: Instrumentation for Medical, Biological and Materials Research
In this paper, we will report on the development of a hybrid pixel-waveform (HPWF) readout system for highly pixelated (with a few hundred um pitch size) CZT and CdTe gamma ray detectors. This readout system is based on an energy-resolved photon counting (ERPC) ASIC for reading out the anode pixels, working in coincidence with a high-speed circuitry for sampling the cathode waveform. This approach ... More
Presented by Prof. Ling-Jian MENG on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Front-end Electronics
Track: Front-end Electronics
As a detector of jets of charged and neutral particles, the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is essential for measuring the energy and direction of the quarks and gluons produced in the collisions at LHC. The TileCal consists of a fine-grained steel matrix with 430,000 "tiles" of plastic scintillator dispersed in the matrix. Optical fibers from the tiles are grouped into 5,000 calorimeter cells, w ... More
Presented by Fukun TANG on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Astrophysics and Space Instr.
Track: Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
The VERITAS array, consisting of four 12m diameter Cherenkov telescopes, has been observing the Northern sky in VHE gamma-rays (E>100 GeV) for four years with high sensitivity (1% Crab Nebula flux in ~25 hours), and excellent energy and angular resolution. Exciting new results on a variety of VHE gamma-ray sources, both galactic and extra-galactic, have been obtained. Technical developments and Mo ... More
Presented by Dr. Ben ZITZER on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The ALICE experiment is optimized for heavy ion collisions and takes data in proton-proton collisions to obtain comparison data and to study specific measurements exploiting particular detector features like the low pT cut-off and the particle identification capabilities. The LHC shutdown foreseen for 2017/18 will allow to address the upgrade of several sub-detectors, in especial the inner trackin ... More
Presented by Dr. Petra RIEDLER on 9 Jun 2011 at 16:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
The CMS Hadron Outer Calorimeter (HO) is undergoing an upgrade to replace the existing photodetectors (HPDs) with SIPMs. The chosen device is the Hamamatsu 3X3mm 50µm pitch MPPC. A system has been developed to be a “drop-in” replacement of the HPDs. A complete control system of bias voltage generation, leakage current monitoring, temperature monitoring, and temperature control using solid sta ... More
Presented by Jake ANDERSON on 10 Jun 2011 at 15:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Calorimetry
Track: Calorimetry
Even though data taking has just started with the LHC, plans are being developed to operate the machine and its detectors at up to 10 times the original design luminosity. This has an impact on many components of the ATLAS detector, particularly the Forward calorimeter, which is exposed to some of the highest radiation rates in ATLAS. The FCal detector and its associated components were design ... More
Presented by Joshua Dennis TURNER on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:50
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Semiconductor Detectors
Track: Semiconductor Detectors
The exceptional and unique physical properties of diamond have made the mineral a choice material in radiation measurement. Diamond detectors are currently used extensively in high-energy physics. The tissue equivalence of diamond allows for accurate radiation dose determination without large corrections for different attenuation values in biological tissue. The low Z value limits this advantage h ... More
Presented by Dr. Yusuf ZAKARI on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:20
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Particle ID Detectors
Track: Particle Identification
We present the results of verifing focusing system for Time Of Propagation(TOP) counter. The TOP counter is a new detector of particle identification(PID) for burrel region of BelleII. TOP counter is a kind of Ring Imaging Cherenkov counter(RICH) which detect internally reflected Cherenkov light like DIRC. MCP-PMTs, which are compornent of TOP counter, detect ~20 Cherenkov photons per charged t ... More
Presented by Mr. Yoshinori ARITA
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
A new generation, high Quantum Efficiency 3" photomultiplier tube (PMT) for cryogenic applications at liquid Argon temperature (LAr, T=87 K) has been recently developed by Hamamatsu Photonics (Mod. R11065). This issue is of interest in particular for direct Dark Matter searches with detectors adopting liquified Argon as nuclear targets for WIMP interactions and read-out of the corresponding ... More
Presented by Dr. Ettore SEGRETO on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Dark Matter Detectors
Track: Dark Matter Detectors
A high Light Yield Liquid Argon chamber has been radiated with an AmBe source to test the possible separation signal-to-background obtainable in a Dark Matter Liquid Argon based detector. Apart from the standard nuclear recoil and electron events, from neutron elastic interactions and gamma conversions respectively, an intermediate population has been observed which is attributed to inelastic ne ... More
Presented by Dr. Nicola CANCI on 10 Jun 2011 at 17:30
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
An instrument to measure the attenuation length of near UV light propagating in ultra-pure water has been constructed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The instrument is an 8-meter long horizontal polypropylene pipe capable of measuring the absolute attenuation length of ultra pure water to within 5%. The instrument was designed to measure the effect of LBNE detector material ... More
Presented by Dr. Serge OUEDRAOGO on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:10
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Detector for Neutrinos
Track: Detectors for neutrino physics
Water Cherenkov (WC) and Liquid Argon (LAr) are two options under consideration for the far detector (FD) of the LBNE experiment. To make a choice, one of the issues is the FD's sensitivity to the NuE-appearance which involves the detection efficiency of the signal, NuE-CC, and the background, NC events. The proposed WC sensitivity is largely based upon the Super-Kaminokande (SK) experience. Howe ... More
Presented by Mr. Hongyue DUYANG on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:30
Type: Poster Presentation Session: Photon Detectors
Track: Photon Detectors
We are using DRS4 digital oscilloscope board for time-of-flight (TOF) applications in Fermilab. We developed a model to perform waveform analysis of the DRS4 data taken with silicon photomultipliers. The applications range from Cherenkov TOF system to TOF positron emission tomography. The unified approach allows to achieve high time resolution for signals with width from few to hundreds nanosecond ... More
Presented by Dr. Andriy ZATSERKLYANIY
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
Maximizing the physics performance of detectors being designed for the International Linear Collide (ILC), while remaining sensitive to cost constraints, requires a powerful, efficient, and flexible simulation, reconstruction and analysis environment to study the capabilities of a large number of different detector designs. The preparation of letters of intent for the ILC involved the detailed stu ... More
Presented by Norman GRAF
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Experimental Detector Systems
Track: Experimental Detector Systems
As the complexity and resolution of particle detectors increase, the need for detailed simulation of the experimental setup also increases. Designing experiments requires efficient tools to simulate detector response and optimize the cost-benefit ratio for design options. We have developed efficient and flexible tools for detailed physics and detector response simulation which builds on t ... More
Presented by Norman GRAF on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:00