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Semiconductor Detectors in High Energy Physics
Veröffentlicht am 15.10.2009 in Proceedings of the Xth International School-Seminar "The Actual Problems of Microworld Physics"

Silicon detectors became very popular as tracking and vertex detectors in the last decades. This paper gives a short historical overview as introduction, before the currently largest silicon track- ing device – the CMS Tracker – is presented. It consists of both a vertex detector using silicon pixel and a tracking device built up of silicon strip detectors. In the next part, the basic working prin- ciple of silicon strip detectors and a summary of the production techniques are shown after a general introduction to the electrical properties of those detectors. The next section deals with measure- ments necessary for electrical characterization, before damage ef- fects caused by radiation are presented. This paper concludes with a summary of requirements of the CMS Tracker for the foreseen luminosity upgrade of the LHC accelerator.

Autoren: Thomas Bergauer

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