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Sensors and Detectors

Today, much of science focuses on observing signals that are extremely small, faint, or far away. 

In order to help push the boundaries of research, scientists and engineers at Argonne have pioneered the development of state-of-the-art sensors and detectors with capabilities that range from revolutionizing high-energy physics to helping to ensure our national security.

Argonne detector technology can be found everywhere from deep underground as part of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, to Antarctica at the South Pole Telescope. Argonne technology and expertise played key roles in the discovery of the Higgs Boson and in illuminating the structure of the early universe. Future breakthroughs will be made possible by improvements in the sensitivity of these extremely precise instruments.