The BaBar silicon vertex tracker

C. Bozzi, V. Carassiti, A. Cotta Ramusino, S. Dittongo, M. Folegani, L. Piemontese, B. K. Abbott, A. B. Breon, A. R. Clark, S. Dow, Q. Fan, F. Goozen, C. Hernikl, A. Karcher, L. T. Kerth, I. Kipnis, P. Luft, L. Luo, M. Nyman, M. Pedrali-NoyN. A. Roe, G. Zizka, D. Barni, E. Brenna, I. Defendi, A. Forti, D. Giugni, F. Lanni, F. Palombo, V. Vaniev, A. Leona, E. Mandelli, P. Manfredi, A. Perazzo, V. Re, C. Angelini, G. Batignani, S. Bettarini, M. Bondioli, F. Bosi, G. Calderini, M. Carpinelli, F. Dutra, F. Forti, D. Gagliardi, M. Giorgi, A. Lusiani, P. Mammini, M. Morganti, F. Morsani, A. Profeti, M. Rama, G. Rizzo, G. Simi, G. Triggiani, R. Vitale, P. Burchat, C. Cheng, D. Kirkby, T. Meyer, C. Roat, F. Bianchi, F. Daudo, B. di Girolamo, D. Gamba, G. Giraudo, P. Grosso, A. Romero, A. Smol, P. Trapani, D. Zanin, L. Bosisio, G. della Ricca, L. Lanceri, A. Pompili, P. Poropat, M. Prest, C. Rastelli, E. Vallazza, G. Vuagnin, C. Hast, E. P. Potter, V. Sharma, S. Burke, D. Callahan, C. Campagnari, B. Dahmes, A. Eppich, D. Hale, K. Hall, P. Hart, N. Kuznetsova, S. Kyre, S. Levy, O. Long, J. May, J. Richman, D. Roberts, M. Witherell, J. Beringer, A. Eisner, A. Frey, A. Grillo, M. Grothe, R. Johnson, W. Kroeger, W. Lockman, W. Rowe, A. Seiden, E. Spencer, M. Turri, M. Wilder, E. Charles, P. Elmer, J. Nielsen, W. Orejudos, I. Scott, J. Walsh, H. Zobernig

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The Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) for the BaBar experiment at the PEP-II asymmetric B factory is a 5-layer device based on double-sided, AC-coupled silicon strip detectors. It is read out by a custom IC, the AToM chip, that can simultaneously acquire, digitize and transmit data. The main purpose of the SVT is to accurately measure the decay position of the B mesons that are produced, which is essential for extracting CP asymmetries. Here, we report on the SVT design as well as progress on its fabrication and assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th International Workshop on Vertex Detectors, VERTEX '98 - Santorini, Greece
Duration: Sep 28 1998Oct 4 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


  • BaBar experiment
  • SVT
  • Silicon strip detectors


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