Taking a closer look at LHC
(Taken from CERN Website)
SND@LHC, or Scattering and Neutrino Detector at the LHC is designed to detect and study neutrinos. SND@LHC is especially complementary to FASERν, a neutrino subdetector of the FASER experiment.
SND@LHC is a compact apparatus consisting of a neutrino target followed downstream by a device to detect muons, produced when the neutrinos interact with the target. The target is made from tungsten plates interleaved with emulsion films and electronic tracking devices. The emulsion films reveal the tracks of the particles produced in the neutrino interactions, while the electronic tracking devices provide time stamps for these tracks. Together with the muon detector, the tracking devices also measure the energy of the neutrinos.
Like FASERν, SND@LHC is able to detect neutrinos of all types – electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos. Unlike FASERν, which is located on one side of the ATLAS detector and along the LHC’s beamline, SND@LHC is positioned slightly off the beamline, on the opposite side of ATLAS. This location allows SND@LHC to detect neutrinos produced at small angles with respect to the beamline, but larger than those covered by FASERν.
Xabier Cid Vidal, PhD in experimental Particle Physics for Santiago University (USC). Research Fellow in experimental Particle Physics at CERN from January 2013 to Decembre 2015. Currently, he is in USC Particle Physics Department ("Ramon y Cajal", Spanish Postdoctoral Senior Grants).
Ramon Cid Manzano, secondary school Physics Teacher at IES de SAR (Santiago - Spain), and part-time Lecturer (Profesor Asociado) in Faculty of Education at the University of Santiago (Spain), until his retirement in 2020. He has a Degree in Physics and in Chemistry, and is PhD for Santiago University (USC).
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For the bibliography used when writing this Section please go to the References Section
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