A novel approach for designing the next generation of vertex detectors foresees to employ wafer-scale sensors that can be bent to truly cylindrical geometries after thinning them to thicknesses of 20-40 mu m. To solidify this concept, the feasibility of operating bent MAPS was demonstrated using 1.5 cm x 3 cm ALPIDE chips. Already with their thickness of 50 mu m, they can be successfully bent to radii of about 2 cm without any signs of mechanical or electrical damage. During a subsequent characterisation using a 5.4 GeV electron beam, it was further confirmed that they preserve their full electrical functionality as well as particle detection performance.In this article, the bending procedure and the setup used for characterisation are detailed. Furthermore, the analysis of the beam test, including the measurement of the detection efficiency as a function of beam position and local inclination angle, is discussed. The results show that the sensors maintain their excellent performance after bending to radii of 2 cm, with detection efficiencies above 99.9% at typical operating conditions, paving the way towards a new class of detectors with unprecedented low material budget and ideal geometrical properties.

First demonstration of in-beam performance of bent Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors

La Rocca, P;Pinto, C;Riggi, F;Rosano, A;
2022-01-01

Abstract

A novel approach for designing the next generation of vertex detectors foresees to employ wafer-scale sensors that can be bent to truly cylindrical geometries after thinning them to thicknesses of 20-40 mu m. To solidify this concept, the feasibility of operating bent MAPS was demonstrated using 1.5 cm x 3 cm ALPIDE chips. Already with their thickness of 50 mu m, they can be successfully bent to radii of about 2 cm without any signs of mechanical or electrical damage. During a subsequent characterisation using a 5.4 GeV electron beam, it was further confirmed that they preserve their full electrical functionality as well as particle detection performance.In this article, the bending procedure and the setup used for characterisation are detailed. Furthermore, the analysis of the beam test, including the measurement of the detection efficiency as a function of beam position and local inclination angle, is discussed. The results show that the sensors maintain their excellent performance after bending to radii of 2 cm, with detection efficiencies above 99.9% at typical operating conditions, paving the way towards a new class of detectors with unprecedented low material budget and ideal geometrical properties.
2022
Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS)
Solid state detectors
Bent sensors
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