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Start of the Shutdown February 24, 2006

Posted by gordonwatts in physics.

I just got the following email:

The Fermilab accelerator complex and D0 detector have just completed a very successful marathon. About 1.2 fb-1 has been recorded during Run IIa, with the exposure more than doubled since the last shutdown.   Thank you to all who have contributed to this success.

Check out the plots here and here to see how the Tevatron and DZERO have been accumulating data. The slope of those lines is great!

This shut down is a big one for DZERO. There are major electronic and detector upgrade going in: we will add a new inner layer of Silicon (the carbon-fiber support structure was designed and built here at UW), and we will be taking out a 20 year old 6-rack calorimeter trigger and replacing it with a state-of-the-art x10 more powerful 3 rack trigger. 😉 It is going to be a very busy 2-3 months! Wish us luck that we don’t break anything!



1. Alejandro Rivero - February 24, 2006

So far from the 115 GeV thing yet?

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