New Detector Technology for the Large Hadron Collider

Scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have installed a new component in the core of the ATLAS detector - one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator and was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The new component, called the Insertable B-Layer, sits centimeters from the beamline and will allow ATLAS physicists to enhance their search for new physics and phenomenon. The U.S. contribution to this project was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.