Jul 10 – 17, 2019
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The Gigatracker of the NA62 experiment at CERN

Jul 11, 2019, 10:00 AM
Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 4 (Ghent)

Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 4


Parallel talk Detector R&D and Data Handling Detector R&D and Data Handling


Alina Kleimenova (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))


NA62 is a fixed-target experiment at the CERN SPS designed to measure the branching ratio of the very rare kaon decay $K^{+}\rightarrow \pi^{+} \nu \bar{\nu}$ with 10% precision. Measurements of time, momentum and direction of incoming beam particles are provided by a beam spectrometer called GigaTracKer.

The GigaTracKer is made of three stations of hybrid silicon pixel detector installed in vacuum ($\sim$10-6mbar). Each station consists of 18000 pixels of $300\times300\mu m^{2}$ area each, arranged in a matrix of $200\times90$ elements corresponding to a total area of $62.8\times27mm^{2}$. The beam particles, flowing at 750 MHz, are tracked in 4-dimensions by means of time-stamping pixels with the single hit time resolution reaching 115ps. This performance has to be maintained despite the beam irradiation amounting to a yearly fluence of $4.5 \times 10^{14}\ 1MeV\ n_{eq}/cm^{2}/200\ days$. In order to limit multiple scattering and beam hadronic interactions, the station material budget is reduced to 0.5%X0 by using micro channel cooling (first application in HEP).

We will present the detector design and performances during the NA62 data taking periods.

Primary authors

Alberto Gianoli (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Alessandro Mapelli (CERN) Alex Kluge (CERN) Alina Kleimenova (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE)) Angelo Cotta Ramusino (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Augusto Ceccucci (CERN) Bob Velghe (TRIUMF (CA)) Cristina Biino (INFN Torino (IT)) Diego Alvarez Feito (CERN) Eduardo Cortina Gil (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE)) Elisa Minucci (INFN e Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (IT)) Enrico Gamberini (CERN) Ernesto Migliore (Universita e INFN Torino (IT)) Ferruccio Petrucci (Universita di Ferrara) Flavio Marchetto (Universita and INFN-Torino(IT)) Gianluca Aglieri Rinella (CERN) Giulia Romagnoli (CERN) Giuseppe Ruggiero (Lancaster University (GB)) Heiner Wahl (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Jan Kaplon (CERN) Jerome Noel (CERN) Jordan Degrange (CERN) Karolina Poltorak (AGH University of Science and Technology (PL)) Luca Federici (CERN) Lukas Perktold (Graz University of Technology (AT)) Massimiliano Fiorini (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT)) Mathieu Perrin-Terrin (Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS/IN2P3, CPPM, Marseille, France) Matthew Noy (CERN) Michel Morel (CERN) Paolo Petagna (CERN) Roberta Arcidiacono (Universita e INFN Torino (IT)) Sandro Bonacini (CERN) Stefano Chiozzi (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))

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