- Particle colliders generate an extremely large amount of high-energy interactions in order to produce and detect very rare events that can be used to improve our understanding of the underlying physical laws. In doing so, a significant background is generated, which in turn degrades the performance of the detector through radiation damage. This damage can be subdivided into two categories: displacement damage, mainly affecting the silicon sensors via the alteration of its solid state structure; and total ionizing dose (TID), impacting the performance of transistors present in the front-end readout electronics through the trapping of charge in their insulating oxides.
Radiation hardness assurance studies for FCC
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