# Journal article

## Radiation damage in the LHCb vertex locator

Abstract:

The LHCb Vertex Locator (VELO) is a silicon strip detector designed to reconstruct charged particle trajectories and vertices produced at the LHCb interaction region. During the first two years of data collection, the 84 VELO sensors have been exposed to a range of fluences up to a maximum value of approximately 45 × 1012 1 MeV neutron equivalent (1 MeV n eq). At the operational sensor temperature of approximately -7 °C, the average rate of sensor current increase is 18 μA per fb -1, in excel...

Publication status:
Published

### Authors

Journal:
JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION
Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Pages:
P08002-P08002
Publication date:
2013-08-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1748-0221
ISSN:
1748-0221
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:426109
UUID:
uuid:67a8c1b9-4b3f-4be0-baa1-24a54f318873
Local pid:
pubs:426109
Source identifiers:
426109
Deposit date:
2013-11-17