Test beam evaluation of silicon strip modules for ATLAS phase-II strip tracker upgrade
The planned High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider is being designed to maximise the physics potential of the LHC with 10 years of operation at instantaneous luminosities of 7.5×1034cm−2s−1. A consequence of this increased luminosity is the expected radiation damage requiring the tracking detectors to withstand hadron fluence to over 1×1015 1 MeV neutron equivalent per cm2 in the ATLAS Strips system. Fast readout electronics, deploying 130 nm CMOS front-end electronics are glued on top of a silicon sensor to make a module. The radiation hard n-in-p micro-strip sensors used have been developed by the ATLAS ITk Strip Sensor collaboration and produced by Hamamatsu Photonics. A series of tests were performed at the DESY-II test beam facility to investigate the detailed performance of a strip module with both 2.5 cm and 5 cm length strips before irradiation. The DURANTA telescope was used to obtain a pointing resolution of 2 μm, with an additional pixel layer installed to improve timing resolution to ∼25 ns. Results show that prior to irradiation a wide range of thresholds (0.5–2.0 fC) meet the requirements of a noise occupancy less than 1×10−3 and a hit efficiency greater than 99%.
|Detector, Semiconductor, Silicon|
|Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A|
|Organisation||Department of Physics|
Blue, A.J. (A. J.), Affolder, A.A. (A. A.), Ai, X. (X.), Allport, P.P. (P. P.), Arling, J.-H. (J. H.), Atkin, R.J. (R. J.), … Zhu, H. (H.). (2018). Test beam evaluation of silicon strip modules for ATLAS phase-II strip tracker upgrade. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2018.09.041