From FNAL: ” CDF makes first use of silicon vertex detectors in a hadron collider environment”

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June 3, 2017
Troy Rummler

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In the early 1990s, the CDF collaboration installed the world’s first silicon detector in a hadron collider. Silicon detectors are now a mainstay for tracking short-lived particles very close to the collision point, but for years they were thought too fragile and too difficult to work with for anything besides small-scale experiments. CDF collaborators also developed a hardware system that could use the vast amount of data from the silicon detector in real time to detect displaced vertices, which enabled them to record world-leading-sized samples of beauty hadrons. Fermilab collaborators Aldo Menzione and Luciano Ristori developed CDF’s silicon vertex detector and were awarded the 2009 Panofsky Prize for their work, one of the highest honors a physicist can receive.

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