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The design and performance of the ZEUS micro vertex detector

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  • ZEUS Collaboration
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/11/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Number of pages31
Pages (from-to)656-686
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In order to extend the tracking acceptance, to improve the primary and secondary vertex reconstruction and thus enhancing the tagging capabilities for short lived particles, the ZEUS experiment at the HERA Collider at DESY installed a silicon strip vertex detector. The barrel part of the detector is a 63 cm long cylinder with silicon sensors arranged around an elliptical beampipe. The forward part consists of four circular shaped disks. In total just over 200k channels are read out using 2.9 m2 of silicon. In this report a detailed overview of the design and construction of the detector is given and the performance of the completed system is reviewed.