T2K ND280 Upgrade Milestone: Cosmic Tracks Recorded as New Detectors Installed
October 18, 2023Neutrinos Group
The T2K ND280 Upgrade project achieved a significant milestone as the first of the new Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) recorded cosmic tracks inside the ND280 pit.
Additionally, the installation of the SuperFGD scintillator tracker and two more panels of the Time of Flight (TOF) system marks progress toward the first neutrino beam with the updated ND280 configuration, expected in November/December 2023.
Three new IFAE patents
October 9, 2023
IFAE filed a new medical imaging technology patent application: “Proton CT System with Improved Proton Energy Detector” and a patent application was granted named “Devices, Systems, and Methods for Mammography with a Detector Having Reduced Dimensions.” The third is a PET technology based new patent application filed in the European Patent Office.
Time Projection Chambers (TPC) installation completed at J-PARC
September 13, 2023
The detector is already connected to the gas system and first cosmics in this configuration are expected to be recorded in about 4 weeks. First data taking with a neutrino beam is planned for the 2nd half of November and December.