Radiation hard cryogenic silicon detectors

L. Casagrande, M. C. Abreu, W. H. Bell, P. Berglund, W. De Boer, E. Borchi, K. Borer, M. Bruzzi, S. Buontempo, S. Chapuy, V. Cindro, P. Collins, N. D'Ambrosio, C. Da Viá, S. Devine, B. Dezillie, Z. Dimcovski, V. Eremin, A. Esposito, V. GranataE. Grigoriev, F. Hauler, E. Heijne, S. Heising, S. Janos, L. Jungermann, I. Konorov, Z. Li, C. Lourenço, M. Mikuz, T. O. Niinikoski, V. O'Shea, S. Pagano, V. G. Palmieuri, S. Paul, S. Pirollo, K. Pretzl, P. Rato, G. Ruggiero, K. Smith, P. Sonderegger, P. Sousa, E. Verbitskaya, S. Watts, M. Zavrtanik

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It has been recently observed that heavily irradiated silicon detectors, no longer functional at room temperature, "resuscitate" when operated at temperatures below 130K. This is often referred to as the "Lazarus effect". The results presented here show that cryogenic operation represents a new and reliable solution to the problem of radiation tolerance of silicon detectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 21 Jan 2002
Event5th International Conference on Position-Sensitive Detectors PSD-5 1999 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 199917 Sep 1999


  • Cryongenic silicon detectors
  • Lazarus effect


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