Development of the Pixel or SOI detector for high energy physics experiments

Y. Ono, A. Ishikawa, H. Yamamoto, Y. Arai, T. Tsuboyama, Y. Onuki, A. Iwata, T. Imamura, T. Ohmoto

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A Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Technology is suitable for vertex detectors for high energy physics experiments since complex functions can be fabricated on the SOI wafer with a small amount of material thanks to the monolithic structure. We developed a new sensor processing scheme "PIXOR(PIXel OR)" for pixel detectors using a LAPIS 0.20μm SOI process. An analog signal from each pixelated sensor is divided into two dimensional directions, and 2n signal channels from a small n by n pixel matrix are ORed as n column and n row channels, then the signals are processed by a readout circuit in each small matrix. This PIXOR scheme reduces the number of readout channels and avoids a deterioration of intrinsic position resolution due to large circuit area, that was a common issue for monolithic detectors. This feature allows high resolution, low occupancy and on-sensor signal processing at the same time. We present the successful results of the PIXOR readout scheme using a first prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-269
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • High energy physics experiment
  • Pixel detector
  • SOI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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