Irradiation and testbeam of KEK/HPK planar p-type pixel modules for HL-LHC

K. Nakamura, Y. Arai, M. Hagihara, K. Hanagaki, K. Hara, R. Hori, M. Hirose, Y. Ikegami, O. Jinnouchi, S. Kamada, K. Kawagoe, T. Kohno, K. Motohashi, R. Nishimura, S. Oda, H. Otono, Y. Takubo, S. Terada, R. Takashima, J. TojoY. Unno, J. Usui, T. Wakui, D. Yamaguchi, K. Yamamoto, K. Yamamura

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For the ATLAS detector upgrade for the high luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), an n-in-p planar pixel sensor-module is being developed with HPK. The modules were irradiated at the Cyclotron RadioIsotope Center (CYRIC) using 70 MeV protons. For the irradiation, a novel irradiation box has been designed that carries 16 movable slots to irradiate the samples slot-by-slot independently, to reduce the time for replacing the samples by hand, thus reducing the irradiation to human body. The box can be moved horizontally and vertically to scan the samples for a maximum area of 11 cm × 11 cm. Tests were subsequently carried out with beam at CERN by using 120 GeV pions and at DESY with 4 GeV electrons. We describe the analyses of the testbeam data of the KEK/HPK sensor-modules, focussing on the comparison of the performance of old and new designs of pixel structures, together with a reference of the simplest design (no biasing structure). The novel design has shown comparably good performance as the no-structure design in detecting passing-through charged particles.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC06008
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


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