Study of surface properties of ATLAS12 strip sensors and their radiation resistance

Mikestikova, M. et al. (2016) Study of surface properties of ATLAS12 strip sensors and their radiation resistance. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 831, pp. 197-206. (doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.03.056)

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A radiation hard n+-in-p micro-strip sensor for the use in the Upgrade of the strip tracker of the ATLAS experiment at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) has been developed by the “ATLAS ITk Strip Sensor collaboration” and produced by Hamamatsu Photonics. Surface properties of different types of end-cap and barrel miniature sensors of the latest sensor design ATLAS12 have been studied before and after irradiation. The tested barrel sensors vary in “punch-through protection” (PTP) structure, and the end-cap sensors, whose stereo-strips differ in fan geometry, in strip pitch and in edge strip ganging options. Sensors have been irradiated with proton fluences of up to 1×1016 neq/cm2, by reactor neutron fluence of 1×1015 neq/cm2 and by gamma rays from 60Co up to dose of 1 MGy. The main goal of the present study is to characterize the leakage current for micro-discharge breakdown voltage estimation, the inter-strip resistance and capacitance, the bias resistance and the effectiveness of PTP structures as a function of bias voltage and fluence. It has been verified that the ATLAS12 sensors have high breakdown voltage well above the operational voltage which implies that different geometries of sensors do not influence their stability. The inter-strip isolation is a strong function of irradiation fluence, however the sensor performance is acceptable in the expected range for HL-LHC. New gated PTP structure exhibits low PTP onset voltage and sharp cut-off of effective resistance even at the highest tested radiation fluence. The inter-strip capacitance complies with the technical specification required before irradiation and no radiation-induced degradation was observed. A summary of ATLAS12 sensors tests is presented including a comparison of results from different irradiation sites. The measured characteristics are compared with the previous prototype of the sensor design, ATLAS07.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ashby, Mr Joe and Buttar, Professor Craig and O'Shea, Professor Val and Mcmullen, Mr Thomas and Doherty, Mr Frederick and Bates, Dr Richard and Blue, Dr Andrew
Authors: Mikestikova, M., Allport, P.P., Baca, M., Broughton, J., Chisholm, A., Nikolopoulos, K., Pyatt, S., Thomas, J.P., Wilson, J.A., Kierstead, J., Kuczewski, P., Lynn, D., Hommels, L.B.A., Ullan, M., Bloch, I., Gregor, I.M., Tackmann, K., Hauser, M., Jakobs, K., Kuehn, S., Mahboubi, K., Mori, R., Parzefall, U., Clark, A., Ferrere, D., Sevilla, S. G., Ashby, J., Blue, A., Bates, R., Buttar, C., Doherty, F., McMullen, T., McEwan, F., O'Shea, V., Kamada, S., Yamamura, K., Ikegami, Y., Nakamura, K., Takubo, Y., Unno, Y., Takashima, R., Chilingarov, A., Fox, H., Affolder, A.A., Casse, G., Dervan, P., Forshaw, D., Greenall, A., Wonsak, S., Wormald, M., Cindro, V., Kramberger, G., Mandić, I., Mikuž, M., Gorelov, I., Hoeferkamp, M., Palni, P., Seidel, S., Taylor, A., Toms, K., Wang, R., Hessey, N.P., Valencic, N., Hanagaki, K., Dolezal, Z., Kodys, P., Bohm, J., Stastny, J., Bevan, A., Beck, G., Milke, C., Domingo, M., Fadeyev, V., Galloway, Z., Hibbard-Lubow, D., Liang, Z., Sadrozinski, H.F.-W., Seiden, A., To, K., French, R., Hodgson, P., Marin-Reyes, H., Parker, K., Jinnouchi, O., Hara, K., Sato, K., Hagihara, M., Iwabuchi, S., Bernabeu, J., Civera, J.V., Garcia, C., Lacasta, C., Marti i Garcia, S., Rodriguez, D., Santoyo, D., Solaz, C., and Soldevila, U.
College/School: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 BV
ISSN (Online):1872-9576
Published Online:17 March 2016

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