A Vertex and Tracking Detector System for CLIC

  • A.  NürnbergEmail author
  • on behalf of the CLICdp collaboration
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 212)


The physics aims at the proposed future CLIC high-energy linear Open image in new window collider pose challenging demands on the performance of the detector system. In particular the vertex and tracking detectors have to combine precision measurements with robustness against the expected high rates of beam-induced backgrounds. The requirements include ultra-low mass, facilitated by power pulsing and air cooling in the vertex-detector region, small cell sizes and precision hit timing at the few-ns level. A detector concept meeting these requirements has been developed and an integrated R&D program addressing the challenges is progressing in the areas of ultra-thin sensors and readout ASICs, interconnect technology, mechanical integration and cooling.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A.  Nürnberg
    • 1
    Email author
  • on behalf of the CLICdp collaboration
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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