The Detectors and Instrumentation depeartment's research and development activities are declined at present in three major themes:

  • "Detector", which  collects all the R&D activities on the studies of new systems of particles detection, but also on the new concepts which use already experienced detection techniques. The studies of new characterization means and detectors take also part of this theme.
  • "Command and control", which studies the modern means of experiments piloting, which it is material or software, including the development of interfaces suited to the state-of-the-art instruments.
  • "Materials", which collects the research activities on the implementation of the new materials used for the diverse instrumentations of the experiments including the studies on their manufacturing, sticking, molding, etc....

All the activities presented here is connected to laboratory projects.

Detector

  • Pixelized Micromegas design and tests for low pressures, (drift cage - Mylar Cathode, field reducing frame, electronics, mechanics for stainless tank)
  • µTPC design and tests for nucleus blacklash detection.
  • Purification and gases quality control system for the gas detectors.
  • Study of characteristics (speed of drift, attachment, ...) of gas mixtures for µTPC.

This activity is connected with the MIMAC project and is assured at the SDI by Olivier Guillaudin and Alain Pelissier.

  • Beam characterization (wide beam for "flat field" and fine beam) : beam profile analysis in order to provide a good homogeneity, a beam stability for CCD on the camera Focal Plan to characterize the answer of every pixel. The current device allows the definition of the optical components necessary for beam production.
  • Analysis of the evolution of the function beam of the temperature and the distortion of the optical fiber.

This activity is connected with the LSST project and is assured at the SDI by Myriam Migliore.

  • Study µTPC capacities for the ultra cold neutrons detection.

This activity is connected with the GRANIT project and is assured at the SDI by Olivier Guillaudin et Alain Pelissier.

  • HF polarizers (polarimeter K / Cu 58 µm) Design and manufacturing.

This activity is connected with the CMB project and is assured at the SDI by Olivier Guillaudin et Alain Pelissier.

  • beam Prospinner in radiotherapy, V1 and V2 pixelized detectors, Mylar windows and Mylar/to Al - nest of bee, Cu / Ht grid, electronics, Al. mechanics.

This activity is connected with the DAME project and is assured at the SDI by Olivier Guillaudin et Alain Pelissier.

  • SFAD (Scintillator Fiber Array Detector) study and design, matrix 900 pixels (60 mm x 15 mm) constituted of scintilling fibers (1 mm x 1 mm x 1 mm) and of crossed anodes PM (resolution 300 µm).

This activity is connected with the NUCLEAR STRUCTURES project and is assured at the SDI by Jean-François Muraz et Alain Pelissier.

  • Wide band antennas studies for the radio detection of the space rays of very high energy by the principle of the molecular bremsstrahlung in the frequency range around the GHz.
  • Prototypes and tests design and simulation.

This activity is connected with the AUGER-EASIER project and is assured at the SDI by JPatrick Stassi et Marc Marton.

  • System study for flow measurement by ultrasound in the FLiNaK.
  • New transducer adapted to the particular problem of the FLiNaK design and tests.

This activity is connected with the FFFER project and is assured at the SDI by Patrick Stassi et Murielle Heusch.

Command and Control

  • LabVIEW/JMS (Java Service message) communication study.
  • LabVIEW low level instruments command and control, sensors, supplies, etc., of the CCOB while CCS (Camera Control System), written in Java, CCOB control and the camera at high level. The purpose is, from the LabVIEW point of view, to receive the commands and to send back status and data towards CCS, that is establishing a gateway between CCS and CCOB, thing which was not established according to our knowledge.

This activity is connected with the LSST project and is assured at the SDI by Remi Faure et Myriam Migliore.

  • Study and development of a LabVIEW generic interface piloted by USB modules of ECR ions sources

This activity is connected with the MIMAC (COMIMAC) project and is assured at the SDI by Olivier Guillaudin, Remi Faure et Olivier Zimmermann.

  • Study and development of the interfacing of the system EPICS (supervision, real-time and distributed command-control for the big scientific instruments) with LabVIEW in the case of the composite architectures. Devices which are often imperative in project development phasis for big devices.

This activity is connected with the SPIRAL 2 (N+) project and is assured at the SDI by Olivier Zimmermann et Remi Faure.

Matérials

  • Study, development and manufacturing of heat insulators in special refractory materials. Manufacturing of complex molds and associated specific equipments.

This activity is connected with the FFFER project and is assured at the SDI by Murielle Heusch.