22-26 July 2019
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie
Europe/Paris timezone

Silicon vertex tracker studies for a future electron-ion collider

25 Jul 2019, 09:36
Amphi Friedel (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie)

Amphi Friedel

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie

11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris
Oral presentation Detector R&D Parallel session A


Mr Håkan Wennlöf (University of Birmingham)


At the University of Birmingham, work on the EIC research and development is focused on the silicon vertex tracker, which is the detector closest to the interaction point. Simulations are carried out in an effort to determine the performance of different silicon vertex tracker layouts, and tests are made on individual sensors to find the optimal technology to use, utilising the Birmingham Instrumentation Laboratory for Particle physics and Applications (BILPA).

Currently, depleted monolithic active pixel sensors (DMAPS) are the primary path of investigation. The performance of different settings and pixel sizes and layouts are investigated, primarily using prototype test chips from TowerJazz. The goal is to use the information gathered from experiments on the test chips to develop a new sensor for the EIC, with improved spatial and timing resolution compared to current state-of-the-art silicon vertex tracker detectors.

The presentation will give an overview of the work carried out at the University of Birmingham relating to the EIC R&D, presenting results and conclusions so far. The experiments carried out on the test chips will be discussed in more detail, and results presented and interpreted.

Primary authors

Mr Håkan Wennlöf (University of Birmingham) Dr Laura Gonella (university of Birmingham) Prof. Peter Jones (University of Birmingham) Prof. Paul Newman (University of Birmingham) Prof. Philip Allport (University of Birmingham)

Presentation Materials