The BaBar silicon vertex tracker

Citation
C. Bozzi et al., The BaBar silicon vertex tracker, NUCL INST A, 435(1-2), 1999, pp. 25-33
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
435
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
25 - 33
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(19991001)435:1-2<25:TBSVT>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
The Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) for the BaBar experiment at the PEP-II asy mmetric B factory is a 5-layer device based on double-sided AC-coupled sili con strip detectors. It is read out by a custom IC, the AToM chip, that can simultaneously acquire, digitize and transmit data. The main purpose of th e SVT is to accurately measure the decay position of the B mesons that are produced, which is essential for extracting CP asymmetries. Here, we report on the SVT design as well as progress on its fabrication and assembly. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.