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Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 556,2 (2006) 459-481;


A new silicon microstrip detector was designed by the CDF collaboration for the proposed high-luminosity operation of the Tevatron p (p) over bar collider (Run IIb). The detector is radiation-tolerant and will still be functional after exposure to particle fluences of 10(14) 1-MeV equivalent neutrons/cm(2) and radiation doses of 20 MRad. The detector will maintain or exceed the performance of the current CDF silicon detector throughout Run IIb. It is based on an innovative silicon "supermodule" design. Critical detector components like the custom radiation-hard SVX4 readout chip, the beryllia hybrids and mini-port (repeater) cards, and the silicon sensors fulfill their specifications and were produced with high yields. The design goals and solutions of the CDF Run IIb silicon detector are described, and the performance of preproduction modules is presented in detail. Results relevant for the development of future silicon systems are emphasized. Crown Copyright (c) 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


silicon tracker;; cdf;; run iib;; svx4;; vertex detector;; readout chip;; integrated-circuit;; strip readout;; upgrade;; tracker;; discovery;; collider;; fermilab;; trigger

Date of this Version

January 2006



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