7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

LHCb's future vertex detector

8 Apr 2014, 17:15
Room A (Windsor Building)

Room A

Windsor Building

contributed talk Flavour Physics and Beyond Parallel 2A


Thomas Bird (University of Manchester (GB))


A major upgrade of the LHCb experiment is planned to start taking data in 2020. The LHCb Vertex Locator will be replaced by a new and highly novel detector. It will be based on radiation hard hybrid pixel sensors, with a pixel dimension of $55\times{}55\,{\mu{}}\text{m}$, cooled using $\text{CO}_2$ flowing through microchannels integrated into the silicon. During operation, the sensors will be only $5\,\text{mm}$ from the LHC beams. The general design, optimisation process and expected performance of this Vertex Locator will be described.

Primary author

Thomas Bird (University of Manchester (GB))

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