Basic Principles of a Silicon Detector.- First Steps with Silicon Sensors: NA11 (Proof of Principle).- The DELPHI Microvertex Detector at LEP.- CDF, the World's Largest Silicon Detector in the 20th Century-- the First Silicon Detector at a Hadron Collider.- CMS, Increasing Size by two Orders of Magnitude.- Continuing the Story: Detectors for the SLHC and the ILC.- Conclusion and Outlook.
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This informative monograph describes the technological evolution of silicon detectors and their impact on high- energy particle physics. The author here marshals his own first-hand experience in the development and also the realization of the DELPHI, CDF II and the CMS tracking detector. The basic principles of small strip- and pixel-detectors are presented and also the final large-scale applications. "The Evolution of Silicon Detector Technology" acquaints readers with the manifold challenges involving the design of sensors and pushing this technology to the limits. The expert will find critical information that is so far only available in various slide presentation scattered over the world wide web. This practical introduction of silicon sensor technology and its day to day life in the lab also offers many examples to illustrate problems and their solutions over several detector generations. (source: Nielsen Book Data)