Microstrip detector

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A microstrip detector is a particle detector that consists of a large number of identical semiconductor strips laid out along one axis of a two-dimensional structure, generally by lithography. The geometrical layout of the components allows to accurately reconstruct the track of an incoming particle of ionizing radiation.

Silicon microstrip detectors are a common design used in various experiments.[1][2] The detection mechanism consists of the production of electron-hole pairs in a layer of silicon a few hundreds of micrometers thick. The free electrons are drifted by an electric field created by a pattern of anodes and cathodes interdigitated on the surface of the silicon and separated by a SiO2 insulator.

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  1. ^ Resmi, P.K.; et al. (BELLE collaboration) (2018). "Construction and quality assurance of the Belle II Silicon Vertex Detector". arXiv:1901.09549. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Liang, Z.; et al. (ATLAS collaboration) (2018). "Construction of the new silicon microstrips tracker for the Phase-II ATLAS detector". arXiv:1804.10771. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)