Prospects for new measurements using advanced silicon technologies in ALICE

Jun 4, 2020, 11:15 AM

Oral Presentation New Experimental Developments Parallel


Marco Van Leeuwen (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))


A Large Ion Collider Experiment plans intensive use of silicon technologies for extensions of the experiment, beyond the currently ongoing upgrade during the Long Shutdown 2 of the LHC. For Run 4, we will discuss the plans for the installation of three new layers of the Inner Tracking system, based on wafer-sized sensors sufficiently thinned to be rolled to a cylinder. This will lead to an unprecedentedly low material budget, and consequently drastically reduced interaction probabilities and unparalleled vertexing performance. For Run 5 and beyond, we will present ideas for a next-generation heavy-ion experiment fully based on silicon sensors for tracking, time-of-flight and shower measurements. This combines the advantages of extremely low material budget, fast read-out and high resolution.

Contribution type Contributed Talk
Track New Experimental Developments
Collaboration (if applicable) ALICE

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