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Limits in point to point resolution of MOS based pixels detector arrays

Abstract : In high energy physics point-to-point resolution is a key prerequisite for particle detector pixel arrays. Current and future experiments require the development of inner-detectors able to resolve the tracks of particles down to the micron range. Present-day technologies, although not fully implemented in actual detectors, can reach a 5-μm limit, this limit being based on statistical measurements, with a pixel-pitch in the 10 μm range. This paper is devoted to the evaluation of the building blocks for use in pixel arrays enabling accurate tracking of charged particles. Basing us on simulations we will make here a quantitative evaluation of the physical and technological limits in pixel size. Attempts to design small pixels based on SOI technology will be briefly recalled here. A design based on CMOS compatible technologies that allow a reduction of the pixel size below the micrometer is introduced here. Its physical principle relies on a buried carrier-localizing collecting gate. The fabrication process needed by this pixel design can be based on existing process steps used in silicon microelectronics. The pixel characteristics will be discussed as well as the design of pixel arrays. The existing bottlenecks and how to overcome them will be discussed in the light of recent ion implantation and material characterization experiments.
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Nicolas Fourches, Daniel Desforge, Mariam Kebbiri, Vishant Kumar, Yves Serruys, et al.. Limits in point to point resolution of MOS based pixels detector arrays. 11th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors, Sep 2017, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. pp.C01011, ⟨10.1088/1748-0221/13/01/C01011⟩. ⟨hal-01703846⟩



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