Hej! This morning the city council employees helped us in setting up the water filling process. As usual, people are extremely professional here, and everything went perfectly fine. What we are doing now is a partial filling (of about 1… Read moreFilling of Cherenkov tanks with water started this morning!
Hej! Today Jean-Pierre and Michael installed all the Data Acquisition System (DAQ) in our electronics box and the network has been connected by the IT at the University. So finally at about 18:00 CET we were able to see the… Read moreFirst air-Cherenkov coincidence event between ALTO tanks with the full DAQ chain!
Hej! This weekend we took advantage of the absolute calm of the campus to install the photomultipliers in the (empty) tanks. Everything went well, Michael and Jean-Pierre succeeded in positioning the devices and install all the cables for the signals,… Read morePhotomultipliers installed in the water tanks and work on electronics and network ongoing
Hej! Finally, the large Cherenkov detectors arrived at the prototype site at Linnaeus University today. It took about one hour to put them in place. Everything went really well. Now we need to instrument them with the photomultipliers and the… Read moreWater tanks arrived at prototype site at Linnaeus University!
Hej! The large Cherenkov tanks are ready, and they are now being filled with water for a first medium-term water resistance test at TBS Yard AB in Torsås. The expected delivery date for the large tanks on the prototype site… Read moreALTO Cherenkov tanks – water resistance test in progress
Hej! Finally, the concrete structure is ready and soon we will be able to transport and put the big (empty) water tanks on it! In the meanwhile, the first ALTO water tank is getting ready for the final water resistance… Read moreALTO concrete structure ready – now waiting for Cherenkov tanks
Hej! We are surprised on how quick the construction of the concrete structure is proceeding. Good to know! Now the workers are ready to pour the final concrete slab in four hexagonal shapes. 🙂
Hej! We are proceeding at an amazing speed! The concrete feet supporting the water tanks are also ready! Next week the company will produce the “tables” on which we will then place the big tanks. In the picture, Michael is… Read morePrototype construction proceeding at an amazing speed!
Hej! Despite the huge load of snow, the ground preparation has proceeded smoothly and is now finished. The underground concrete base is ready, next step is the construction of the concrete pillars and the water tank concrete bases. In parallel,… Read moreGround preparation & underground concrete base both finished
Hej! Finally, the preparation of the site and the prototype construction have started! Now we will need about two months to have everything in place. Heja Småland!