TSU Physicists are testing new superheavy particle detectors

TSU scientists Olesya Kuchinskaya and Maksim Penzin are testing new detectors for the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The new detectors are equipped with special multifunctional chips to quickly and effectively collect data during intensive collider conditions. These chips will suppress background interference and help better identify interesting physical processes. 

For taking better measurements of Standard Model parameters including the Higgs boson sector and finding hints of New Physics, a lot of new data is needed. To do this, LHC scientists are modernizing this facility. To register and record new physical events, a component of the ATLAS detector should be modernized too. Young scientists from TSU –  Olesya Kuchinskaya and Maksim Penzin – are participating in one of the modernization tasks.

“Increasing luminosity will increase the workload of the ATLAS detector, first in areas close to proton beam interaction. One of those areas is Small Wheel (SW) detectors of the ATLAS muon spectrometer,” says Olesya Kuchinskaya, a researcher at the High Energy Physics Data Analysis Laboratory, TSU Faculty of Physics.

“To function at high luminosity, SW detectors will be replaced with New Small Wheel (NSW). NSW support structure looks like a wheel about 10 m in diameter and is used for assembling detector cameras. That is why it is called New Muon Wheels.”

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