Performance of a DEPFET prototype module for the ILC vertex detector

Phys. Inst., Bonn Univ., Germany
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (Impact Factor: 1.22). 07/2006; DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2006.873079
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ABSTRACT For the detection of secondary vertices of long lived bottom and charm quarks at the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC) a DEPFET pixel detector is one of the favored technology options. DEPFET pixel sensors, in which the amplifying transistor structure is contained in the pixel cell itself on a fully depleted bulk, are unique devices in terms of their large signal and low noise capability and their obtainable spatial resolution with very thin detectors. DEPFET pixel prototype modules with close to ILC specifications have been tested in the laboratory and, for the first time, in a 6 GeV electron test beam. The different noise sources have been calculated and compared with the measured value of ENC≈225 e- for the entire readout chain.

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    ABSTRACT: For the detection of secondary vertices of long lived particles containing bottom and charm quarks at the International Linear Collider (ILC), a DEPFET pixel detector is one of the technologically favored options. In a DEPFET sensor a MOSFET pixel detector is integrated on a sidewards depleted silicon bulk sensor, thus combining the advantages of a fully depleted silicon sensor with in-pixel amplification. DEPFET pixel matrices have been characterized in a high energy particle beam. Since the DEPFET is a very high precision device, given its large S/N (> 100) and small pixel size (36 × 22 ¿m<sup>2</sup>), a DEPFET based pixel telescope consisting of 5 DEPFETs has been developed. The uncertainty on the predicted position for a device under test (DUT) positioned inside the telescope was found to be 1.4 ¿m with the existing device, due to the limited performance of two of the five DEPFET planes. A DEPFET telescope built of 5 modules equivalent to the best plane presented here, would have a track extrapolation error as low as 0.65 ¿m at the DUT plane.
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    ABSTRACT: DEPFET pixels offer a unique possibility for a high resolution pixel vertex detector at a future linear collider (ILC) experiment. The key idea of DEPFET sensors is the integration of amplifying transistors into a fully depleted bulk. The excellent noise performance obtained through the low input capacitance in combination with the full signal from the depleted bulk leads to a large S/N ratio. The sensor itself can therefore be made very thin (50mm) without loss of efficiency. In this article the progress of the DEPFET development towards an ILC vertex detector is presented. Properties of prototype matrices and dedicated ASIC electronics have been characterized in various laboratory and test beam measurements. In particular a point resolution of less than 2 mm has been demonstrated (using 450 mm thick sensors). Based on these results larger matrices, improved readout and control electronics have been designed which are presently in production. In parallel software was developed to simulate the performance of a DEPFET based vertex detector in an ILC experiment.
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    ABSTRACT: This document is motivated by the need of clarification of possible interference between the operation of PETRA III and the DESY test beam. The document is intended to describe shortly the DESY test beam performance and the expected conditions after the start-up of PETRA III. We evaluate the possible impact of PE- TRA III on the availability, the intensity, and the energy of the electrons/positrons provided to the test beam lines at DESY II. In the interest of a very large com- munity of test beam users we intend to identify, and eventually resolve, possible conflicts between the two main programs of the DESY II machine, namely the filling of PETRA III and DORIS and the beam delivery to test beam facilities.

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