The LHCb VELO upgrade

Collins, P. et al. (2011) The LHCb VELO upgrade. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 636(1), S185-S193. (doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.04.108)

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The LHCb experiment at the LHC plans to massively increase its data taking capabilities by running at a higher luminosity with a fully upgraded detector around 2016. This scheme is independent of (but compatible with) the plans for the SLHC upgrades. The silicon detector will be upgraded to provide a 40 MHz readout and to be able to cope with the increased radiation environment. This paper describes the options currently under consideration. A highlight of the R&D so far undertaken is a beam test during summer 2009 using the Timepix chip to track charged particles. Preliminary results are presented, including a measurement of the resolution achieved by the pitch pixel array of better than for perpendicular tracks and for angled tracks.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alexander, Dr Michael and Maneuski, Dr Dima and Ferre Llin, Dr Lourdes and Gligorov, Dr Vladmir and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Parkes, Dr Christopher and Gersabeck, Mr Marco and Eklund, Prof Lars
Authors: Collins, P., Akiba, K., Alexander, M., Artuso, M., Bayer, F., van Beuzekom, M.G., Blusk, S., Bowcock, T.J.V., Buytaert, J., Campbell, M., Coco, V., Crossley, M., Dumps, R., Eklund, L., Esperante, D., Ferre Llin, L., Gallas, A., Gandelman, M., Gersabeck, M., Gligorov, V., Huse, T., John, M., Kucharczyk, M., Llopart, X., Maneuski, D., Michel, T., Mountain, R., Nichols, M., Papadelis, A., Parkes, C., Plackett, R., Poikela, T., Rodrigues, E., Tlustos, L., Wang, J.C., Whitehead, M., and Xing, Z.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN (Online):1872-9576
Published Online:04 June 2010

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