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Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 552,1-2 (2005) 232-238;


The barrel region of the CMS pixel detector will be equipped with "n-in-n" type silicon sensors. They are processed on diffusion oxygenated float zone (DOFZ) material, use the moderated p-spray technique for inter pixel isolation and feature a bias grid. The latter leads to a small fraction of the pixel area to be less sensitive to particles. In order to quantify this inefficiency prototype pixel sensors irradiated to particle fluences between 4.7 x 10(13) and 2.6 x 10(15) n(eq)/cm(2) have been bump bonded to un-irradiated readout chips and tested using high energy pions at the H2 beam line of the CERN SPS. The readout chip allows a non-zero suppressed analog readout and is therefore well suited to measure the charge collection properties of the sensors. In this paper we discuss the fluence dependence of the collected signal and the particle detection efficiency. Further the position dependence of the efficiency is investigated. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


lhc;; cms;; tracking;; pixel;; silicon;; radiation hardness;; detector

Date of this Version

January 2005



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