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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Forward Calorimeter in ALICE

We have already procured 2 nos of 32 channel silicon strip detectors from BEL, Bangalore to study their characteristics and explore the possibility of using them at VECC. After measuring leakage current of these detectors some preliminary tests were done with different alpha sources in vacuum. Typical specifications for the strips are:

Detector size: 63 mm x 63 mm.

Strip size: 60 mm x 1.78 mm.

Strip pitch: 1.9 mm.

Wafer thickness: 320+/-15 microns.


32 channel silicon strip detector (developed by BEL, Bangalore).


Plot for leakge current of the detector.