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New LHC detector technology: Engineering the ATLAS IBL

Scientists and engineers installed a new component in the core of the ATLAS detector--one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider. This new component, called the Insertable B-Layer, sits merely centimeters from the beamline and will allow ATLAS physicists to enhance their search for new physics and phenomenon.

The US contribution to this project was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and supported by the US Department of Energy.

Animations and detector footage courtesy of CERN.

Credit: CERN

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