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16-19 January 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
Europe/Berlin timezone

Performance of diamond timing detectors after collecting 2.5 fb^-1

17 Jan 2018, 11:20
ETH HG E 1.2 (Zurich, Switzerland)

ETH HG E 1.2

Zurich, Switzerland

Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Schweiz


Tiina Naaranoja (Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki, Finland)


Diamond timing detectors were installed in CT-PPS Roman Pots in June 2016 and served for collecting 2.5 fb^-1 of data. During the LHC technical stop from Dec 2016 to Apr 2017 one plane of diamond detectors was removed from each detector package and replaced with Ultra-Fast Silicon Detectors (UFSD). This provided an opportunity to re-characterize the diamond detector performance after irradiation. The present talk discusses the results of the tests performed with a 180 GeV pion beam at the Northern Area at CERN in May 2017. The detectors were found in working condition. The typical signal height varied from 0.5 to 0.6 V, which is in the same range as typical MIP signal from a diamond sensor, but slightly lower than the non-irradiated reference detector in the same beam test. The signal-to-noise ratio was above 25. The challenges related to the comparison of the results to performance prior to the installation are also discussed.

Primary author

Tiina Naaranoja (Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki, Finland)


Laura Martikainen (Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki, Finland) Mirko Berretti (Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki, Finland)

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