The DELPHI Microvertex Detector at LEP

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 275)


In the Large Electron and Positron (LEP) collider era, quark tagging and spectroscopy of short-lived particles demanded high-precision tracking with flavour tagging possibilities via the second vertex identification method. Taking the success of silicon sensors in NA11 (see Sect.  3.2) and MARKII [193] into account, silicon was the obvious candidate for the innermost tracking detector complemented by drift chambers and/or time projection chambers at larger radii.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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