The vacuum system of the LHCb vertex detector

J.F.J. van den Brand, M. Doets, M. Kraan, S. Klous, A.P. Kaan*

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An overview of the design of the vertex detector of the LHCb experiment in the future Large Hadron Collider at CERN will be given. The application of silicon detectors close to the beam implies the isolation of the materials with a high desorption rate from the accelerator vacuum. The aluminium containment has a complicated shape and a thickness of 250 mum in order to minimize the multiple scattering. Alignment, safety and precision problems have been solved in the design and are being tested. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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