Test Beams at the DESY-II Synchrotron

  • Simon SpannagelEmail author
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Test beams are particle beams which allow to assess the characteristics of particle detectors and thus provide complementary information to simulations and laboratory tests. The application of test beams provides a unique opportunity for detector development since the prototypes are operated in conditions as close as possible to the final deployment situation in the experiment. This includes timing and synchronization with the accelerator as well as processing of externally provided triggers and integration into larger data acquisition systems. Operating the prototype in parallel with other devices and under higher rates than achievable using cosmic rays or radioactive sources is an integral part of the qualification process of new detector developments. New sensor designs can be gauged, and new front-end electronics designs can be tested for resolution, cross-talk, and detection efficiency.


Beam Test Telescope Planes Single Chip Module (SCMs) Material Budget Telescope Tracking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)GenevaSwitzerland

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