Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high-energy pion beam

J. A. Appel, M. Artuso, J. N. Butler, G. Cancelo, G. Cardoso, H. Cheung, G. Chiodini, D. C. Christian, A. Colautti, R. Coluccia, M. Di Corato, E. E. Gottschalk, B. K. Hall, J. Hoff, P. A. Kasper, R. Kutschke, S. W. Kwan, A. Mekkaoui, D. Menasce, C. NewsomS. Sala, R. Yarema, J. C. Wang, S. Zimmermann

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The silicon pixel vertex detector is a key element of the BTeV spectrometer. Sensors bump bonded to prototype front-end devices were tested in a high-energy pion beam at Fermilab. The spatial resolution and occupancies as a function of the pion incident angle were measured for various sensor-readout combinations. The data are compared with predictions from our Monte Carlo simulation and very good agreement is found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-425
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 11 2002


  • BTeV
  • Beam test
  • Calibration
  • Pixel
  • Resolution
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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