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

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

Category
Lecture
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.
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 269752
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 255182
Language
English
Author(s)
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