Feb 18 – 22, 2019
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

Beam-Loss Damage Experiment on ATLAS-like Silicon Strip Modules Using an Intense Proton Beam

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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien
Board: 71
Poster Semiconductor Detectors Poster Session B


Xavi Fernandez-Tejero (CNM-Barcelona (ES))


The ATLAS silicon tracker detectors are designed to sustain high dose integrated over several years of operation. This very substantial radiation hardness should also favour the survival of the detector in case of accidental beam losses.
An experiment performed in 2006 showed that ATLAS Pixel detector modules (silicon planar hybridly coupled with FE-I3 electronics) could survive to beam losses up 1.5 1010 protons/cm2 in a single bunch with minimal or no deterioration of performance.
The upgrade of LHC to even higher luminosity (HL-LHC) calls for a new test of these properties.
Two test beam campaigns have been done in 2017 and 2018 at the High-Radiation to Materials (HiRadMat) Facility of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron in order to establish for the first time the damage threshold of different types of ATLAS IBL pixel and strip detectors under very intense proton beam irradiation.

Primary authors

Claudia Gemme (INFN e Universita Genova (IT)) Alessandro Lapertosa (INFN e Universita Genova (IT)) Claudia Bertella (Chinese Academy of Sciences (CN)) Carlos Escobar Ibañez (Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular (IFIC) - CSIC/UV) Mercedes Minano Moya (Instituto de Física Corpuscular (CSIC-UV)) Antonio Sbrizzi (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT)) Sergei Katunin (B.P. Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute - PNPI () Xavi Fernandez-Tejero (CNM-Barcelona (ES)) Miguel ULLAN (CNM-Barcelona (ES)) Celeste Fleta (Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona, Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (ES))

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