The ALICE silicon pixel detector (SPD) constitutes the two innermost layers of the inner tracking system (ITS). The basic building block of the SPD is the half-stave carrying two detector ladders. The half-stave is equipped with a multi-chip module (MCM) and an optical fibre link for control and readout. A 5-layer aluminium/polyimide bus ensures the distribution of power and signals on each half-stave. The half-staves are mounted on a light-weight carbon-fibre structure with an integrated evaporative cooling system. An overview of the SPD development and the current status of the construction are presented.

The silicon pixel detector (SPD) for the ALICE experiment

Bruno, G. E.;
2004

Abstract

The ALICE silicon pixel detector (SPD) constitutes the two innermost layers of the inner tracking system (ITS). The basic building block of the SPD is the half-stave carrying two detector ladders. The half-stave is equipped with a multi-chip module (MCM) and an optical fibre link for control and readout. A 5-layer aluminium/polyimide bus ensures the distribution of power and signals on each half-stave. The half-staves are mounted on a light-weight carbon-fibre structure with an integrated evaporative cooling system. An overview of the SPD development and the current status of the construction are presented.
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