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Title: Neutron Hardness Testing of Electronic Components for the LHC

Abstract

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), high-intensity beams of 7-TeV protons will collide head-on to produce proton-proton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. Two large general-purpose detectors are being built to observe collisions between the protons. One of these, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), will have precision crystal calorimetry, many square meters of high-resolution silicon tracker, and a large copper sampling hadron calorimeter to absorb the hadronic energy carried away from the interaction region, and all this will be placed inside a 4-T magnetic field. In the design of our electronics, we are using processes that are known to be radiation hard at our levels. To ensure that radiation tolerance is maintained during production, we need to continuously monitor the performance of the components as they are manufactured. Since {sup 252}Cf has a peak neutron emission close to the maximum of our expected neutron energy spectrum, it is very suitable for this application. This paper describes details of both the CMS and the facility for neutron irradiation tolerance monitoring.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786134
Report Number(s):
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO; TRN: US0109295
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2000 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 82; PBD: 4 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; RADIATION HARDENING; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; NEUTRON EMISSION; DIELECTRIC TRACK DETECTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; SHOWER COUNTERS; IRRADIATION DEVICES; CERN LHC; PERFORMANCE TESTING; CALIFORNIUM 252; SOLENOIDS; CALORIMETERS

Citation Formats

J. Broadhurst, and R. Rusack. Neutron Hardness Testing of Electronic Components for the LHC. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
J. Broadhurst, & R. Rusack. Neutron Hardness Testing of Electronic Components for the LHC. United States.
J. Broadhurst, and R. Rusack. Sun . "Neutron Hardness Testing of Electronic Components for the LHC". United States.
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abstractNote = {At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), high-intensity beams of 7-TeV protons will collide head-on to produce proton-proton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. Two large general-purpose detectors are being built to observe collisions between the protons. One of these, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), will have precision crystal calorimetry, many square meters of high-resolution silicon tracker, and a large copper sampling hadron calorimeter to absorb the hadronic energy carried away from the interaction region, and all this will be placed inside a 4-T magnetic field. In the design of our electronics, we are using processes that are known to be radiation hard at our levels. To ensure that radiation tolerance is maintained during production, we need to continuously monitor the performance of the components as they are manufactured. Since {sup 252}Cf has a peak neutron emission close to the maximum of our expected neutron energy spectrum, it is very suitable for this application. This paper describes details of both the CMS and the facility for neutron irradiation tolerance monitoring.},
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