Welcome to the
The TileCal group at IFIC-Valencia is responsible for the design,
assembly, test and commissioning of the Read Out Drivers electronic
boards (RODs) for the Hadronic Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector.
The group has also built 50% of the Hadronic Calorimeter detector modules
for one of the extended barrels of the detector.
photomultiplier test bench setup has also been installed at IFIC-Valencia
laboratory to test more than 1750 photomultiplier tubes of the Hadronic
Calorimeter. This corresponds to 17.5% of the total 10000
photomultipliers the detector is equipped with.
The members of the group include 5 PhD physics students, 3 senior
physiscists and a full time electronic engineer associated to the
project. The physics department collaborates also with the Valencia University electronic engineer
The activities of the group center on the development and test of the
ROD electronic VME boards. A total of 32 RODs have to be commissioned by
participates in the analysis of the data taken in test beams, system
tests and commissioning runs during detector integration.
contributes also to the simulation and analysis of new physics signals
with the ATLAS detector. In particular the ATLAS discovery reach
potential for the Higgs, SUSY and extra-dimension signatures.