CDF Central Detector
In this closeup of the central part of the CDF detector one can see
various detector elements, as well as some of the
cables and electronics used to collect information from the parts of the
detector. The boxes mounted on the face of the orange structure contain
The black semicircles to the right and left are the hadronic calorimeters.
They detect particles known as hadrons by causing the particle to collide
many times with iron plates. In these collisions, other particles are
produced. These particles cross sheets of scintillating plastic where
they give off small flashes of light. A measurement of the total amount
of light measures the energy of the hadron.
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CDF Forward Detectors
The central detector represents about 1/3 of the total detector.
There are also two forward detectors; so named because the
are arranged along the main accelerator beam in front of and in back of
the central detector. In this photograph, one can see these detectors in the
assembly hall area outside the main machine before they were installed.
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CDF Remote Control Room
Photograph of a demonstration of a remote control room. This
remote CDF control room was operated in San Diego, while the CDF
detector itself is in Batavia Illinois.
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