ATLAS Upgrade Construction Proposal

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The objective of this project is to construct elements of the ATLAS Phase-II Upgrade for operation at the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). The increased luminosity delivered, around a factor of 10 more than the will be delivered by 2023, by the HL-LHC to ATLAS will significantly enhance the physics programme. The Large dataset collected will allow ATLAS to make precision studies of the Higgs sector, the Standard Model of particle physics, and to extend the mass scales accessible to searches for signatures of new physics well into the TeV region. This will allow ATLAS to address many of the fundamental questions in particle physics:

Is the Higgs mechanism for generating fermion and weak gauge boson masses linked, as is implied by the Standard Model?

Does the Higgs mechanism limit the cross-section of vector boson scattering in the Standard Model at high energies, or is there new physics involved in electroweak symmetry breaking?

Why is the Higgs boson much lighter than the Planck Mass (the hierarchy problem)?

Is there a weakly interacting particle with mass of the order of the electroweak scale that could explain dark matter?

Is supersymmetry (SUSY), a symmetry between bosons and fermions, realised in nature?

Planned Impact

See lead institute JeS form: University of Glasgow, joint proposal reference: U2606107

Publications

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Aaboud M (2019) Modelling radiation damage to pixel sensors in the ATLAS detector in Journal of Instrumentation

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Blue A (2019) Test beam evaluation of silicon strip modules for ATLAS phase-II strip tracker upgrade in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Ullán M (2020) Quality Assurance methodology for the ATLAS Inner Tracker strip sensor production in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

 
Description Standard Proposal
Amount £3,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R023220/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description ATLAS Collaboration 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Deputy Spokesperson and Spokesperson
Collaborator Contribution They built and operate most of the detector. Etc. Experimental Collaboration.
Impact See elsewhere.
 
Description Overview of Particle Physics to Teledyne e2v Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited presentation on 23rd October 2017 to Teledyne e2v Ltd
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Reconfigurable Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor in Radiation-hard Technology for Outer Tracking and Digital Electromagnetic Calorimetry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Sydney, Australia, 10th-17th November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventclass.org/contxt_ieee2018/online-program/session?s=N-36#e130
 
Description First tests of a reconfigurable depleted MAPS sensor for Digital Electromagnetic Calorimetry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation, Vienna, Austria, Feb 18th-22nd 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://vci2019.hephy.at/programme/
 
Description From High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider to Hadron Therapy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited colloquium at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (28/3/2018)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Impact Of The Innovations In Semiconductor Advanced Technology On The Tracking Concepts In Fundamental Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited keynote talk 5th Summer School on Intelligent Signal processing for Frontier research and industry, , Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://indico.cern.ch/event/683620/