CERN’s LHC experiment ALICE, ITS Upgrade

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ALICE New Silicon Tracker 3D Animation
This 3D animation, illustrates the design plans for the upgrade of the ALICE Inner Tracking System (ITS).The upgrade of the ITS will take place during the LHC long shutdown in 2017/18.

The ITS is the central most detector within ALICE, currently composed of three separate detectors (the Silicon Pixel Detector, the Silicon Drift Detector, and the Silicon Strip Detector) layered within two barrels around the LHC beam pipe.

This animation illustrates one of the design proposals for the upgraded ITS in three parts: firstly, the design of the CMOS sensor of the ITS silicon tracker and its assembly on carbon fibre staves; secondly, the assembly of the inner barrel; and thirdly, the assembly of the inner and outer barrels.

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Written by physicsgg

December 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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