Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Operational Experience and Performance with the ATLAS Pixel detector at the Large Hadron Collider

Jul 5, 2018, 9:12 AM
103 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Detector: R&D for Present and Future Facilities Detector: R&D for Present and Future Facilities


Marcello Bindi (Georg August Universitaet Goettingen (DE))


The tracking performance of the ATLAS detector relies critically on its 4-layer Pixel Detector, that has undergone significant hardware and readout upgrades to meet the challenges imposed by the higher collision energy, pileup and luminosity that are being delivered by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with record breaking instantaneous luminosities of 2 x 10^34 cm-2 s-1 recently surpassed.
The key status and performance metrics of the ATLAS Pixel Detector are summarised, and the operational experience and requirements to ensure optimum data quality and data taking efficiency will be described, with special emphasis to radiation damage experience.

In particular, radiation damage effects will be showed and signs of degradation which are visible but which are not impacting yet the tracking performance (but will): dE/dX, occupancy reduction with integrated luminosity, under-depletion effects with IBL in 2016, effects of annealing that is not insignificant for the inner-most layers.
In addition, the strategy to contain the readout bandwidth limitation will be discussed, required by the LHC over-performing.
Numbers and strategy will also be discussed.

Primary author

Marcello Bindi (Georg August Universitaet Goettingen (DE))

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