Scientists at CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear Research, used EP79 to reduce the radiation length and connect electrically-conductive joints of the aluminum barrel and copper end caps of the Faraday cage of the ATLAS detector. ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is a particle detector used to record high-energy particle collisions, in order to understand the fundamental interactions between ionizing particles.1,2,3
EP79 is a two component, electrically conductive epoxy adhesive for bonding, coating, and sealing applications. After curing, it has low shrinkage, good bond strength, and toughness, making it suitable for thermal cycling over a wide temperature range. It is often recommended for applications in the semiconductor and electronics industries.
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1Abdesselam A, Allport P, Anastopoulos C, et al. The integration and engineering of the ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker Barrel. J Instrum. 2008;3(10). doi:10.1088/1748-0221/3/10/P10006
2Bates RL, Bell PJ, Bernabeu J, et al. The ATLAS SCT grounding and shielding concept and implementation. J Instrum. 2012;7(3). doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/03/P03005
3Thompson RJ. Conducting Adhesives for Electrical Connections in a Silicon Calorimeter.