First results of the ISIS1 beam test

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


The in situ storage image sensor (ISIS) is a monolithic active pixel sensor with memory cells in each pixel. The memory cells are implemented as a CCD register. This and other features of the sensor make the ISIS an excellent device for detectors that will be used at the International linear collider (ILC), an electron-positron accelerator with a proposed centre-of-mass energy of around 500 GeV. The sensor can be made very thin while retaining a high signal-to-noise ratio. The memory cells can be read out between bunch trains at a relatively low clock speed, hence limiting power consumption. The actual signal charge is stored in potential wells and not on capacitors, minimizing the sensitivity to electromagnetic interference. This paper presents the results of the first beam test of the first ISIS prototype. The measurements made include the signal-to-noise ratio, position resolution and efficiency.
Translated title of the contributionFirst results of the ISIS1 beam test
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161 - 166
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


Dive into the research topics of 'First results of the ISIS1 beam test'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Helen F Heath (Contributor)


    Activity: Other activity types - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Cite this