ATLAS Upgrade R&D 2016

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

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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Description Continuation of the upgrade of the ATLAS tracking detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. R&D for the pixel endcap local supports was completed with the Final Design Review in October 2021. Currently in pre-production phase.
Exploitation Route The continuing work will result in the construction of the detector, which will produce particle physics data for further decades.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics

 
Description ATLAS UK Phase-II upgrade
Amount £571,284 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R002460/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2024
 
Description PPGP Capital Equipment Round 2016
Amount £190,026 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P005853/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 08/2019
 
Description Presentation "My experience as a woman in science", Levenshulme Women's Institute, September 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The post-doctoral associate supported by this grant was invited to speak to a local Women's group as part of her dedication to promoting and supporting the participation of women in STEM fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 19th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors, Krakow, Poland, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The post-doctoral associate who is supported by this grant gave an Invited talk on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration and the ITk System.
Title: "Module and electronics developments for the ATLAS ITk pixel system".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/598230/
 
Description Edinburgh workshop June 2019 
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 I lead the international design and development effort for the endcap pixel detector structures ("mechanics") for the ATLAS ITk, the planned 2025 upgrade to the inner tracking portion of ATLAS. My team of about 60 physicists, engineers and technicians from the UK, Italy and Russia have designed an elegant and performant system of ring-shaped supports and services (cooling, power, and readout) and are currently proving the design with prototypes and undergoing intensive design reviews. In June of 2019 all the people involved in the project met in Edinburgh to compare and share manufacturing techniques for the support structures, and to coordinate the design of different components of of the electrical services and cooling infrastructure, some of which are being developed in the UK and some of which are being developed in Italy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/816045/
 
Description Genoa workshop February 2019 
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 I lead the international design and development effort for the endcap pixel detector structures ("mechanics") for the ATLAS ITk, the planned 2025 upgrade to the inner tracking portion of ATLAS. My team of about 40 physicists, engineers and technicians from the UK and Italy have designed an elegant and performant system of ring-shaped supports and services (cooling, power, and readout) and are currently proving the design with prototypes. In February of 2019 a group of us met in Genoa to compare and share manufacturing techniques for the support structures, and to coordinate the design of different components of of the electrical services, some of which are being developed in the UK and some of which are being developed in Italy. It was particularly use to take our UK engineers along and have them do hands-on work in the labs at Genoa together with the Italian engineers and technicians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/783223/
 
Description Presentation "ATLAS ITk Pixel Detector Overview" at TIPP21, 24-28 May 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The postdoctoral associate supported by this grant gave an invited overview talk on the research she is engaged in.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/981823/
 
Description Presentation and discussion entitled "Women of Science: scientific careers 2021" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The postdoctoral researcher who was supported by this grant was invited, together with a researcher in biochemistry, to present and discuss their experiences as women in science. Of particular interest was their career trajectory, comparing and contrasting Dr. Munoz's academic path with the other invitee's industrial path.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpX-FkidAxs
 
Description Seminar at Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Spain, June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The post-doctoral associate who is supported by this grant was invited to give a technical seminar on her work at this University in Spain, which attracted about 60 University staff, students and members of the public. The title of the talk was "The ATLAS ITk pixel system for the High Luminosity LHC".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The 13th Vienna Conference on instrumentation, Vienna, Austria, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The post-doctoral associate whose salary is paid by this grant gave an invited talk on " Measurement of the two track separation capability of hybrid pixel sensors".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vci2016.hephy.at/home/
 
Description The 28th International Workshop on Vertex Detectors 13-18 October 2019 Lafodia Sea Resort, Lopud Island, Croatia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave an invited talk on "The ATLAS Pixel Detector upgrade at High Luminosity LHC". In addition to knowledge sharing and transfer achieved at the conference, a formal paper is being published in Proceedings of Science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/806731/
 
Description UK-Italy 2018 Pixel Fest 
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 I lead the international design and development effort for the endcap pixel detector structures ("mechanics") for the ATLAS ITk, the planned 2025 upgrade to the inner tracking portion of ATLAS. My team of about 40 physicists, engineers and technicians from the UK and Italy have designed an elegant and performant system of ring-shaped supports and services (cooling, power, and readout) and are currently proving the design with prototypes. We are also developing detailed production and assembly procedures. In June of 2018 we met in Milan to exchange ideas and present the recent progress, current status and plans for the individual R&D projects which, taken together, form the whole project. A particularly important outcome of this workshop was a detailed plan for the Preliminary Design Review which we passed at CERN in September 2018, enabling us to carry on to the final design stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/727407/