Instrumentation R&D



High Granularity Timing Detector for ATLAS

Collider Physics Group

IFAE has been deeply involved in the R&D effort to design and fabricate a timing detector to mitigate the effect of pile-up at the HL-LHC. IFAE proposed and demonstarted the Low Gain Avalanche Detector (LGAD) technology developed at CNM to be used in a HGTD detector.


High temperature superconductor coated conductors for CERN

Collider Physics Group

A collaboration between CERN and Spanish centers ICMAB, UPC, ALBA and IFAE was established in 2016 to evaluate high temperature superconductor coated conductors (HTS-CC) as candidates for the beam screens of the Future Circular Collider (FCC-hh).


ND280 near detector for T2K

Neutrinos Group

The neutrinos group plays a key role in the upgrade, with T. Lux being co-leader of the ND280 upgrade, which is a step towards the future generation of long baseline experiments, DUNE in USA and HyperK in Japan, as the upgraded ND280 will serve as the first near detector for HyperK.