Gallery

2015:

October:

Concrete Block Mould
The mould used to create the 8 concrete blocks required
Concrete Block 1
The first of the concrete blocks to be created
Space

November:

Cleaning the Mould
Cleaning the mould so that it can be used for the next concrete block
Preparing the Mould
Final preparations on the mould before the next concrete block is created
Adding the Dry Concrete Powder
Adding the concrete in dry, powdered, form
Adding the Water
Adding the water to the concrete powder to start the reaction of creating solid concrete
Mixing the Concrete
Mixing the concrete so that the final block is even throughout with no pockets of powder contained within
Finishing the Block
Smoothing off the top of the block so that it is flat for the rest of the detector to fit on correctly and safely
6 out of 8 blocks
6 of the 8 concrete blocks required to keep the detector stable have been completed
Space

December:

Logo Draft 1
A drawing of the first logo idea on a whiteboard
Logo Draft 2
A drawing of the second logo idea on a whiteboard
Computerised Logo Draft 1
A computerised interpretation of the first logo idea that was drawn on a whiteboard
Computerised Logo Draft 2
A computerised interpretation of the second logo idea that was drawn on a whiteboard
ppslogo
The finalised logo for the Particle Physics Society
Space

2016:

January:

Drilling the Aluminium Bar
Drilling a hole into the aluminium bar
4 Aluminium Bars
The four aluminium bars that have been drilled through so that they can attach to the concrete blocks
Preparing the Concrete Block
Remving the nuts off the concrete block so that the bar can be attached to ensure that it fits
Attaching the Aluminium Bar
Attaching the aluminium bar to the concrete block to ensure that it fits
Complete trial of aluminium bar and blocks
Completed test of the aluminium bar being attached to 2 concrete blocks
Complete trial of aluminium bar and blocks
Completed test of the aluminium bar being attached to 2 concrete blocks
Space

February:

Particle Physics Society's delegation at the Royal Society with local MP
Particle Physics Society's delegation at the Royal Society with local MP
Space

April:

Cleaning the table
Cleaning the table before preparing the scintillators
Moving the scintillators
Moving the scintillators onto seperate tables
Cleaning the scintillators
Cleaning the scintillators with propanol
Laying the aluminium foil
Laying the aluminium foil under the scintillators
Final preparations of the scintillator
Final preparations of the scintillator
Covering the scintillator
Covering the scintillator with aluminium foil
Covering the scintillator
Covering the scintillator with aluminium foil
Covering the scintillator
Covering the scintillator with aluminium foil
Cutting the lining
Cutting the lining for the scintillator
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Wrapping the scintillator in lining
Cleaning the acrylic triangle
Cleaning the acrylic triangle
Laying the second sheet of aluminium foil
Laying the second sheet of aluminium foil
Covering the acrylic triangle in aluminium foil
Covering the acrylic triangle in aluminium foil
Covering the acrylic triangle in lining
Covering the acrylic triangle in lining
Covering the acrylic triangle in lining
Covering the acrylic triangle in lining
Covering the acrylic triangle in lining
Covering the acrylic triangle in lining
Moving the concrete blocks onto the roof
Moving the concrete blocks onto the roof
Moving the aluminium bars onto the roof
Moving the aluminium bars onto the roof
Setting up the aluminium bars on the roof
Setting up the aluminium bars on the roof
Setting up the aluminium bars on the roof
Setting up the aluminium bars on the roof
Setting up the aluminium bars on the roof
Setting up the aluminium bars on the roof
Straightening and tightening the aluminium bars on the roof
Straightening and tightening the aluminium bars on the roof
Straightening and tightening the aluminium bars on the roof
Straightening and tightening the aluminium bars on the roof
Straightening and tightening the aluminium bars on the roof
Straightening and tightening the aluminium bars on the roof
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Attaching the roof boxes to the stand
Space

May:

Preparing the stand
Preparing the stand for both parts of each PMT
Clamping the scintillator (4)
Clamping the scintillator to the stand
Preparing the acrylic triangle
Preparing the acrylic triangle to be glued to the scintillator plate
Mixing the glue(4)
Mixing chemicals to make the glue
Mixing the glue (5)
The newly created glue
Spreading the glue (7)
Spreading the glue on the scintillator plate
Attaching the first triangle (3)
Attaching the acrylic triangle to the scintillator plate
Clamping the triangle to the scintillator (10)
Clamping the acrylic triangle to the stand so that the glue dies correctly
Adjustments to stop light leaks (2)
Making minor adjustments to the PMTs to [revent any light leaking in
Adjustments to stop light leaks (1)
Making minor adjustments to the PMTs to [revent any light leaking in
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June:

Attaching the detector to the PMT (2)
Attaching the detector to the PMT
Setting up the computer (2)
Setting up the computer for PMT connection
Setting up the computer (7)
Setting up the computer for PMT connection
Testing the PMTs (2)
Testing the PMTs to check for any light leaks
Testing the PMTs (4)
Testing the PMTs to check for any light leaks
Placing the PMTs in the roof boxes (5)
Placing the PMTs in the roof boxes
Placing the GPS
Placing the GPS in the middle of the PMTs
Connecting the PMT to the wire (6)
Connecting the PMT to the cable
Feeding cables into room (1)
Feeding the cables in to the command room
ADC box
The ADC box with cables correctly connected
Setting up the detector with the software (1)
Connecting the detector to the computer