Oct 20 – 25, 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone

A Tracking Detector for the P2 Experiment

Oct 22, 2019, 5:33 PM
WHGA/001 - Auditorium (PSI)

WHGA/001 - Auditorium



Niklaus Berger (Mainz University, Insititute for Nuclear Physics)


The P2 experiment at the new electron accelerator MESA in Mainz aims for a determination of the weak mixing angle at low momentum transfer with unprecedented precision. To this end, the parity violating asymmetry in electron proton scattering is studied with integrating Cherenkov detectors at very high rates of scattered electrons. In order to determine the average momentum transfer Q2 and precisely study systematics effects which could lead to false asymmetries, a tracking detector is required. The poster presents the design of such a detector based on high-voltage monolithic active pixel sensors (HV-MAPS), which are well suited to deal with the enormous rates of scattered electrons and photons and put a minimum amount of material into the particle path.

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Niklaus Berger (Mainz University, Insititute for Nuclear Physics)

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