ATLAS Experiment CERN

  New miniature electronic silicon chips have been designed for the ATLAS experiment to track elementary particles close to the collision point of the incoming proton beams. These small pixel semiconductor detectors are characterized by high detection efficiency and low noise, making them ideally suited for X-ray imaging in radiography, protein crystallography and material science. They can detect individual X-ray photons with high spatial precision over a broad energy range with extremely short readout times.

Select Multi Picture Element Counters, Retina Project, or Computer Tomography at left for more information about how work on the ATLAS experiment is being applied in the medical field.