The INTELUM project was coordinated by CERN (Switzerland). The project coordinator was Dr. Etiennette Aufrey (CERN) and administrative coordinator was Mr. Giles Brandon (Intelligentsia Consultants).
The project united 17 partners from around the world: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the US.
During the course of the project, the scientists visited their partners in order to exchange their knowledge and gain experience. The secondment programme was the core part of the INTELUM project.
Work Package 1: Heavy Crystal Fibre Production (leader: Institute of Physics ASCR)
The overall goal of WP1 was to advance the technologies recommended by the consortium as a whole to a production ready state for deployment in the next generation of colliders.
Work Package 2: Light Fibre Production (leader: University of Milano-Bicocca)
The WP2 aimed at realising scintillating fibres several tens of metres long (up to 100-150m), developing approaches to stabilize Ce3+ ions in the quartz based glass systems, improving up to an optimal level the scintillation response speed, obtaining fibres in which both the scintillating core and the cladding display an optimal radiation hardness, and establish a process able to allow a scaling up of fibre production at an industrial level at a reasonable cost for the purpose of calorimeter realisation.
Work Package 3: Material Studies (leader: Institute of Light and Matter, University Lyon1 and CNRS)
WP3 aimed at creating novel or improved materials (e.g. based on LuAG) that match the challenging HEP requirement specifications informed by WP4.
Work Package 4: Optical Characterisation and Radiation Damage Studies (leader: CERN)
The objectives of the WP4 were the following: define a set of requirements for the scintillating and Cerenkov fibres for use in high energy physics; design and implement laboratory infrastructure and dedicated test benches for the characterisation of optical and radiation damage properties of different types of fibres, which were produced within WP1 and WP2; provide feedback to WP1, WP2, WP3 for the optimisation of the material and growth of fibres; and identify the most suitable types of fibres in view of their use in high energy or applied physics.
Work Package 5: Project Co-ordination, Management and Dissemination (leader: CERN)
The core activities of this WP consisted in organising project meetings, managing the secondment programme, preparing reports and deliverables, ensuring efficient communication between the partners, managing legal and financial issues, dissemination and exploitation of the project's achievements, and preparing future activities to ensure long term collaboration.