The CMS timing and control distribution system (TCDS).
Left: the FC7 µTCA module. Right: part of the system in CMS.

View of Medipix3 chip. Left: view of the pixel side of the native thickness chip. Middle: Through Silicon Via (TSV) processed chip. Right: chip «BGA» bottom distribution

View of a NA62 Gigatracker Module

Radiation hard bi-directional optical link. View of the serialiser-deserialiser ASIC (GBTX), the transimpedance amplifier and the optical transceiver (VTRX).

Full-size model of the CLIC vertex detector, assembled for air-cooling tests

Fine-grained hadron calorimeter beam tests for CLIC at the CERN SPS (CALICE collaboration)

Top view of the CMS open detector during LS1

CMS endcap calorimeters seen through YE2

CMS closed, ready for data taking

CMS Ready for beam pipe installation

Side A of the ATLAS cavern

Closing of the ATLAS calorimeters

Novel CO2 cooling plants installed in the CMS service area, for the new Pixel system

Turning machine for the NA62 Straw Tube Modules built by PH-DT

Magnet Safety system designed by PH-DT for the magnet system of the Compass experiment

View from below CLOUD experiment’s aerosol chamber, opened for equipment installation

Insertion of the GTK pixel detector in the NA62 beam line. It is the first detector to be cooled with microchannels embedded in a thin silicon substrate.

Microchannels etched in a silicon substrate to be used as microfluidic scintillation detectors by PH-DT

CERN logo microfabricated in the cleanroom of the  EPFL Center for MicroNanoTechnology

The new ALICE-MTR gas re-circulation system developed in PH-DT, installed in the ALICE underground gas service area

NA62 Straw module ready for installation in the NA62 experimental area

Fiber winding machine constructed in PH-DT for the LHCb Upgrade Scintillating Fibre (SciFi) Tracker project. The total length of the fibres to process exceeds 10,000 km.

The LHCb Calorimeters

The LHCb Vertex Locator

Layout of the LHCb experiment

An LHCb event display

The LHCb cavern

ALICE event display of a Pb-Pb collision at 2.76A TeV




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