A silicon strip recoil detector for momentum measurement and tracking at HERMES

Reinecke, M. et al. (2004) A silicon strip recoil detector for momentum measurement and tracking at HERMES. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 51(3), pp. 1111-1116. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2004.829493)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2004.829493


A recoil detector will be installed surrounding the internal gas target of the HERMES experiment at DESY. The recoil detector will improve the selection of exclusive events by a direct measurement of the momentum and track direction or the recoiling particle. The innermost layer of this recoil detector is a new silicon strip detector (SSD). Since Monte Carlo simulations predict proton momenta as low as 100 MeV/c, the SSD will be placed inside the HERA vacuum. A new setup of the electronics enables a dynamic range from below 4 fC! at a signal-to-noise ratio of 6.8 up to 270 fC. In this paper, the assembly of the first module and the final setup within the HERMES experiment will be presented. Results from charge- injection tests of a prototype module are given.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Shearer, Dr Craig and Ryckbosch, Prof Dirk and Rosner, Professor Guenther and Nowak, Dr Wolf-Dieter
Authors: Reinecke, M., Gregor, I.M., Borissov, A., Hansen, K., Holler, Y., Hristova, I., Kaiser, R., Kopytin, M., Krauss, B., Lange, W., Lumsden, P., Nowak, W.D., Pickert, N., Prahl, V., Rith, K., Rosner, G., Ryckbosch, D., Shearer, C., Stewart, J., Stinzing, F., Vandenbroucke, A., and Vogel, C.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 51(3):1111-1116
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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