Silicon drift detectors for the STAR/SVT experiment at RHIC

Citation
J. Takahashi et al., Silicon drift detectors for the STAR/SVT experiment at RHIC, NUCL INST A, 439(2-3), 2000, pp. 497-506
Citations number
13
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
439
Issue
2-3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
497 - 506
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20000111)439:2-3<497:SDDFTS>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Large-area linear Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD) were developed to be used i n the Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) of the STAR experiment at the BNL Relati vistic Heavy ton Collider (RHIC). The design of the SDD has been finalized and submitted for large-scale production. Test results show that the detect or exhibits excellent position resolution and low noise. A special characte rization procedure was developed to test detector wafers in order to select good detectors for the SVT. Recently, 15 STAR/SVT SDDs were assembled as a tracking device in a BNL-AGS heavy-ion experiment (E896). This was the fir st tracking application of these detectors and their corresponding front-en d electronics in an experimental environment. Preliminary results indicatin g good detector performance are shown and discussed in this paper. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.