ATLAS Upgrade 2012

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

Refer to ATLAS-UK upgrade proposal to PPRP: "UPGRADING THE ATLAS EXPERIMENT FOR THE LUMINOSITY FRONTIER AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER" PPRP meeting, September 2012

Planned Impact

Refer to ATLAS-UK upgrade proposal to PPRP: "UPGRADING THE ATLAS EXPERIMENT FOR THE LUMINOSITY FRONTIER AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER" PPRP meeting, September 2012

Publications

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Allport P (2013) Results with p-type pixel sensors with different geometries for the HL-LHC in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Allport P (2014) Development of planar pixel modules for the ATLAS high luminosity LHC tracker upgrade in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Hara K (2016) Charge collection and field profile studies of heavily irradiated strip sensors for the ATLAS inner tracker upgrade in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Hommels L (2016) Detailed studies of full-size ATLAS12 sensors in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Mahboubi K (2014) The front-end hybrid for the ATLAS HL-LHC silicon strip tracker in Journal of Instrumentation

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Mikestikova M (2016) Study of surface properties of ATLAS12 strip sensors and their radiation resistance in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Milovanovic M (2014) Silicon sensors with various pixel geometries adapted for a common readout ASIC in Journal of Instrumentation

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Mori R (2016) Evaluation of the performance of irradiated silicon strip sensors for the forward detector of the ATLAS Inner Tracker Upgrade in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

 
Description Proton therapy and establishing UK lead in HL-LHC programme. Development of highly radiation-hard sensors with UK industry.
First Year Of Impact 2009
Sector Electronics,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Improved appreciation of value of research in pure sciences for longer term economic gains
 
Description IFCA Seminar
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Presentation to Particle Physics Laboratory Leaders and key Funding Agencies
URL http://indico.ihep.ac.cn/event/3867/
 
Description Organiser of EUCARD2 "Ion Beam Therapy: Clinical, Scientific and Technical Challenges"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Multi-disciplinary meeting of primarily healthcare professionals involved with hadron radiotherapy
URL http://eucard2.web.cern.ch/events/ion-beam-therapy-clinical-scientific-and-technical-challenges
 
Description Horizon 2020
Amount € 10,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID GA no. 654168 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2019
 
Description Proton Radiotherapy Verification and Dosimetry Applications
Amount £1,650,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 098285. 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome Trust Translation Award
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2012 
End 07/2017
 
Title Detectors being developed for future hadron colliders and hadron radiotherapy 
Description The technology developed for the HL-LHC is being applied within the PRaVDA Consortium for developing fast radiation-hard tracking detectors for proton therapy. For the PRaVDA full-scale demonstrator system, half the modules in the device were built at Birmingham and all the final assembly was carried out at Birmingham with testing at the Medical Physics cyclotron. (This work on medical applications also builds on the activities of the Mi3 Consortium funded by a Joint Research Council Basic Technology Award in 2008.) . In addition, work in this area links to the CERN ENLIGHT network (http://enlight.web.cern.ch/) and the STFC Global Challenge Network+ in Advanced Radiotherapy. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact PRaVDA has been an IET Innovation Award winner for 2014 for Model based Engineering and was selected by IET members to be part of an exhibition of "100 Ideas that Changed the World" (see http://savoyplace.theiet.org/ engineering-hub/discover/100-ideas/index.cfm). It was also one of only 22 projects featured in the Royal Society Summer Exhibition for 2014 (http://sse.royalsociety.org/2014/treating-cancer/) 
 
Description ATLAS ITK 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN LHC ATLAS
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Chair of the Institute Board with 100 international members
Collaborator Contribution International programme on Tracker Upgrade with 100 institutes from 22 countries working towards the 120MCHF (equipment costs only does not include salaries) main upgrade programme of ATLAS for the HL-LHC
Impact Particle Physics
Start Year 2017
 
Description ATLAS Upgrade 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN LHC ATLAS
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 2011-2015 ATLAS Upgrade Coordinator 2011-2015 Member ATLAS Executive Board
Collaborator Contribution ATLAS consists of 3000 physicists from 177 institutes in 35 countries
Impact CERN-LHCC-2011-012, CERN-LHCC-2012-022, CERN-LHCC-2013-006, CERN-LHCC-2013-007, CERN-LHCC-2013-017, CERN-LHCC-2013-018, CERN-LHCC-2015-009, ECFA-15-289 and ECFA-13-284.
Start Year 2011
 
Description ELIGHT 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN - Other
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proton Therapy within PRaVDA and STFC Network+
Collaborator Contribution See link below
Impact Hadron radiotherapy and novel detector developments.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Micron 
Organisation Micron Semiconductor
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution CASE Studentship
Collaborator Contribution Silicon Strip Detectors for Proton Therapy and Pixels for ATLAS
Impact Publications, new grants, PRaVDA sensors
 
Description PRAVDA 
Organisation The Proton Radiotherapy Verification and Dosimetry Applications Consortium
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Tracking detectors
Collaborator Contribution DAQ and Range Telescope
Impact Wellcome Trust Supported Collaboration for Proton Therapy
Start Year 2013
 
Description PRAVDA 
Organisation University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Tracking detectors
Collaborator Contribution DAQ and Range Telescope
Impact Wellcome Trust Supported Collaboration for Proton Therapy
Start Year 2013
 
Description PRAVDA 
Organisation University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Tracking detectors
Collaborator Contribution DAQ and Range Telescope
Impact Wellcome Trust Supported Collaboration for Proton Therapy
Start Year 2013
 
Description PRAVDA 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Tracking detectors
Collaborator Contribution DAQ and Range Telescope
Impact Wellcome Trust Supported Collaboration for Proton Therapy
Start Year 2013
 
Description PRAVDA 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Tracking detectors
Collaborator Contribution DAQ and Range Telescope
Impact Wellcome Trust Supported Collaboration for Proton Therapy
Start Year 2013
 
Description PRAVDA 
Organisation University of Surrey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Tracking detectors
Collaborator Contribution DAQ and Range Telescope
Impact Wellcome Trust Supported Collaboration for Proton Therapy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Proton Therapy 
Organisation The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proton Tracking
Collaborator Contribution Proton Facilities and Planned Proton Therapy Facilities
Impact STFC Awards
Start Year 2013
 
Description Proton Therapy 
Organisation The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proton Tracking
Collaborator Contribution Proton Facilities and Planned Proton Therapy Facilities
Impact STFC Awards
Start Year 2013
 
Title Assembly of multimode pCT scanner 
Description Radiation-hard all-silicon instrument to image with protons as complement to proton radiotherapy 
IP Reference WO2015189603 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact New funding from EPSRC
 
Description "Task 11.5: UoB MC40 Cyclotron, United Kingdom" (AIDA-2020 First Annual Workshop, DESY 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Horizon 2020 European Union funded AIDA-2020 proposal (GA no. 654168) with €10M in support of detector R&D
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://aida2020.web.cern.ch/content/uob
 
Description Advanced Technologies for Detectors (International Committee for Future Accelerators) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact By invitation only: International Committee for Future Accelerators, Beijing 2014. Meeting of leading experts, lab directors and policy makers in particle physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CERN Courier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact January 2014 CERN Courier

Journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Detector R&D for Collider and Underground Experiments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EPS-HEP Conference 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://eps-hep2017.eu/
 
Description Detector R&D for Particle Physics (International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP, Valencia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary talk at the main HEP conference (International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ichep2014.es/
 
Description Detector Technologies for Future Colliders (Strategic Workshop on High Energy Particle Physics, Zurich 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation and seminar at workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description From Hadron Colldiers to Hadron Therapy Seminar RHUL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact HEP Group Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description From Higgs to Healthcare (Oxford University Seminar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar Oxford Physics Department
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Intelligent Front-End Signal Processing for Frontier Exploitation in Research and Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Leaders in particle physics talking mostly to students and post-docs working in instrumentation applications

Web pages
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description LHC Detector Upgrades 10th Annual Meeting of the Helmholtz Alliance "Physics at the Terascale", Hamburg 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at DESY
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Neston High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 15-20 students per year taken to CERN

Media coverage and one student addressed the Science and Technology Select Committee. (Neston MP is Andre Miller)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
 
Description Royal Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open workshop organized by Royal society on Particle Physics after the Higgs discovery

recording
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk to Weatherhead High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on particle physics to Weatherhead High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description liverpool Leader 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A full glossy pull-out in the Liverpool Post identified a number of people as "Liverpool Leaders (Knowledge)" in 2013.

Glossy pull-out distributed with Liverpool Post (main regional paper for Liverpool)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013