Detector Research & Development

Liverpool HEP is involved in a number of R&D projects concentrated on detectors which are tolerant to high radiation doses, and pixel technologies for the ILC.

Devices developed at Liverpool will be used for the LHCb-VeLo replacement and SLHC tracking.

Our research is being funded for:

  1. Development and Evaluation of Extreme Radiation Hard Silicon (PP/C503562)
  2. Novel Low-cost Two-dimensional Single-sided Read-out Silicon Detectors for High Energy Physics Applications (PPA/G/S/2003/00151)
  3. Monolithic Active Pixel Particle Detectors using Bonded Wafer Substrates (PP/D000041)
  4. Science Grade CMOS Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS) for Particle Physics and Space Science (P322)
  5. With RAL and 8 other institutes, we were founder members of the Multi-dimensional Integrated Intelligent Imaging (M-I3) consortium which was awarded £4.4M from the Basic Technology fund for a broad programme of R&D on CMOS sensors. Although the outcomes of this consortium are anticipated to be only of indirect benefit to particle physics (since its themes are highly interdisciplinary and generic) this technology is replacing CCDs in a number of commercial applications and it is seen internationally as a promising alternative technology for the ILC VXD.