Test beam results from the prototype L3 Silicon Microvertex Detector

A. Adam, O. Adriani, S. Ahlen, G. Ambrosi, E. Babucci, L. Baksay, A. Baschirotto, R. Battiston, A. Bay, Gy L. Bencze, B. Bertucci, M. Biasini, G. M. Bilei, G. J. Bobbink, M. Bosetti, M. L. Brooks, W. J. Burger, J. Busenitz, C. Camps, M. CariaG. Castellini, R. Castello, B. Checcucci, A. Chen, T. E. Coan, V. Commichau, D. DiBitonto, P. Duinker, S. Easo, P. Extermann, E. Fiandrini, A. Gabbanini, A. Gougas, K. Hangarter, C. Hauviller, A. Herve, G. Hu, M. I. Josa, J. S. Kapustinsky, D. Kim, W. W. Kinnison, J. Kornis, V. R. Krastev, G. Landi, M. Lebeau, D. M. Lee, R. Leiste, W. Lin, W. Lohmann, A. Marin, R. Massetti, G. Matay, G. B. Mills, H. Nowak, G. Passaleva, T. Paul, M. Pauluzzi, S. Pensotti, E. Perrin, P. G. Rancoita, M. Rattaggi, A. Rosch, A. Santocchia, R. Siedling, M. Sachwitz, P. Schmitz, B. Schöneich, L. Servoli, G. F. Susinno, G. Terzi, M. Tesi, F. Tonisch, J. Toth, G. Trowitzsch, G. Viertel, H. Vogt, S. Waldmeier, J. Wegmann, R. Weill, J. Xu, S. C. Yeh, B. Zhou

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We report test beam results on the overall system performance of two modules of the L3 Silicon Microvertex Detector exposed to a 50 GeV pion beam. Each module consists of two AC coupled double-sided silicon strip detectors equipped with VLSI readout electronics. The associated data acquisition system comprises an 8 bit FADC, an optical data transmission circuit, a specialized data reduction processor and a synchronization module. A spatial resolution of 7.5 mu;m and 14 mu;m for the two coordinates and a detection efficiency in excess of 99% are measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-528
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 15 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Adam, A., Adriani, O., Ahlen, S., Ambrosi, G., Babucci, E., Baksay, L., Baschirotto, A., Battiston, R., Bay, A., Bencze, G. L., Bertucci, B., Biasini, M., Bilei, G. M., Bobbink, G. J., Bosetti, M., Brooks, M. L., Burger, W. J., Busenitz, J., Camps, C., ... Zhou, B. (1994). Test beam results from the prototype L3 Silicon Microvertex Detector. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 344(3), 521-528. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(94)90872-9