The silicon tracker of the beam test engineering model of the GLAST large-area telescope

Citation
E. Atwood et al., The silicon tracker of the beam test engineering model of the GLAST large-area telescope, NUCL INST A, 457(1-2), 2001, pp. 126-136
Citations number
5
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
457
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
126 - 136
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010111)457:1-2<126:TSTOTB>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
The silicon tracker for the engineering model of the GLAST Large-Area Teles cope (LAT) has at least two unique features: it employs self-triggering rea dout electronics, dissipating less than 200 muW per channel and to date rep resents the largest surface of silicon microstrip detectors assembled in a tracker (2.7 m(2)). It demonstrates the feasibility of employing this techn ology for satellite based experiments, in which low power consumption, larg e effective areas and high reliability are required. This note describes th e construction of this silicon tracker, which was installed in a beam test of positrons. hadrons and tagged photons at SLAG in December 1999 and Janua ry 2000. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.