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Development of multifilamentary detectors for tests in the LHC

Grant number: 16/11632-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Alexandre Alarcon Do Passo Suaide
Grantee:André Luiz Bozzon Rodrigues
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/04583-8 - High-energy nuclear physics at RHIC and LHC, AP.TEM

Abstract

We propose, in this project, the adaptation of position sensitive multiwire proportional counters to use as test detectors during for instrumentation in the development of the ALICE experiment upgrades. Our group is involved in the project of the FoCAL detector for the ALICE experiment. Over the next few years a number of prototype tests will be performed and we need to develop auxiliary instrumentation, such as trigger systems, beam monitoring, etc. Some of these systems are being developed by our group. (AU)