publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

The AGILE silicon tracker: testbeam results of the prototype silicon detector

Guido Barbiellini; F. Liello; M. Prest; Francesco Longo; E. Vallazza; Marco Tavani; C. Pontoni; G. Fedel;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2002 Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, volume 490, pages 146-158 (issn: 0168-9002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract AGILE (Light Imager for Gamma-ray Astrophysics) is a small scientific satellite for the detection of cosmic γ-ray sources in the energy range 30 MeV – 50 GeV with a very large field of view (1/4 of the sky). It is planned to be operational in the years 2003–2006, a period in which no other γ-ray mission in the same energy range is foreseen. The heart of the AGILE scientific instrument is a silicon–tungsten tracker made of 14 planes of single sided silicon detectors for a total of 43 000 readout channels. Each detector has a dimension of 9.5×9.5 cm 2 and a thickness of 410 μm . We present here a detailed description of the performance of the detector pro...
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arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and DetectorsAstrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
free text keywords: Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Instrumentation, Charged particle, Satellite, Large Hadron Collider, Optoelectronics, business.industry, business, Silicon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, COSMIC cancer database, Sky, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Detector, Physics, Optics, Angular resolution
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