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Microstrip Detectors

  • ALICE microstrips - Wafer

Involved researchers

Microstrip Detectors are large-area detectors used for the detection of ionizing radiation with charge and position sensitivity. The most simple example is composed of a common cathode on the backside and of many parallel anodes on the topside, each one connected to a separate readout channel and providing 1D position sensitivity. 2D position sensing can be obtained by segmenting also the backside, along a direction orthogonal to the one used for the topside. In this way, the number of channels required by the 2D position-sensitive detector grows proportionally to the linear dimensions of the detector and not to the active area.

Application Cases

Very large area, double-sided microstrips detectors used for vertex detectors in High Energy Physics and satellite experiments.

Single-sided microstrip detectors designed and produced for private companies, for X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction applications.

Selected Publications

Boscardin, M., Bosisio, L., Betta, G. F. D., Gregori, P., Rachevskaia, I., & Zorzi, N., "Development of ALICE microstrip detectors at IRST", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Volume 461, Issues 1–3, 1 April 2001, Pages 188-191, ISSN 0168-9002.

Paolo Gregori, Pierluigi Bellutti, Maurizio Boscardin, Amos Collini, Gian-Franco Dalla Betta, Georg Pucker, Nicola Zorzi, "Production of ALICE microstrip detectors at ITC-irst", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Volume 572, Issue 1, 1 March 2007, Pages 70-72, ISSN 0168-9002.