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Beam tests of ATLAS SCT silicon strip detector modules.

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Journal publication date02/2005
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods A
Journal number1-3
Volume538
Number of pages24
Pages384-407
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The design and technology of the silicon strip detector modules for the Semiconductor Tracker (SCT) of the ATLAS experiment have been finalised in the last several years. Integral to this process has been the measurement and verification of the tracking performance of the different module types in test beams at the CERN SPS and the KEK PS. Tests have been performed to explore the module performance under various operating conditions including detector bias voltage, magnetic field, incidence angle, and state of irradiation up to 3×1014 protons per square centimetre. A particular emphasis has been the understanding of the operational consequences of the binary readout scheme.