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Radiation hard pixel '3D' sensors for use in ATLAS-ITk at LHC

Abstract

In preparation for operation at the High Luminosity LHC, the tracking system of the ATLAS experiment is replaced
with a new inner tracker, the ITk. The innermost layers of this system must be designed to withstand a fluence of
more than 10^16 cm-2 1 MeV neutron equivalents. At SINTEF, Norway, silicon pixel sensors have been produced in
‘3D’ design to tolerate such high fluences. Some of these sensors have been mounted with prototype readout
electronics designed for operation at the ITk, the RD53A chip. The assembled modules have been shown to operate
according to expectation in proton and electron test beams at CERN and DESY. Assemblies have subsequently
been irradiated with protons up to a fluence of 5 x 10
^15 protons cm-2 as well as with neutrons at a fluence of 10^16 cm-
2 . Subsequent beam tests show that the sensors can operate after such fluences with good efficiency. Results from
these tests are presented.

Category

Lecture

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 269752
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 255182

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Ole Dorholt
  • Andreas Løkken Heggelund
  • Simon Huiberts
  • Angela Kok
  • Ozhan Koybasi
  • Magne Eik Lauritzen
  • Marco Povoli
  • Alexander Lincoln Read
  • Ole Myren Røhne
  • Heidi Sandaker
  • Bjarne Stugu
  • Are Sivertsen Træet

Affiliation

  • Unknown
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Bergen
  • SINTEF Digital / Microsystems and Nanotechnology

Presented at

2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference

Place

Manchester

Date

26.10.2019 - 02.11.2019

Year

2019

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