Mechanical construction and installation of the ATLAS tile calorimeter

CERN 2013 for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration, J. Abdallah

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    Abstract

    This paper summarises the mechanical construction and installation of the Tile Calorimeter for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN, Switzerland. The Tile Calorimeter is a sampling calorimeter using scintillator as the sensitive detector and steel as the absorber and covers the central region of the ATLAS experiment up to pseudorapidities ±1.7. The mechanical construction of the Tile Calorimeter occurred over a period of about 10 years beginning in 1995 with the completion of the Technical Design Report and ending in 2006 with the installation of the final module in the ATLAS cavern. During this period approximately 2600 metric tons of steel were transformed into a laminated structure to form the absorber of the sampling calorimeter. Following instrumentation and testing, which is described elsewhere, the modules were installed in the ATLAS cavern with a remarkable accuracy for a structure of this size and weight.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberT11001
    JournalJournal of Instrumentation
    Volume8
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

    Keywords

    • Calorimeters
    • Detector design and construction technologies and materials

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