LCFI (Linear Collider Flavour Identification) collaboration consists of 5 British academic institutions (Oxford, RAL, Bristol, Liverpool, and Glasgow). The collaboration is pursuing an ambitious research and development programme to develop a pixel-based detector for heavy flavour identification at the international Linear Collider. We have been been working on FEA & CFD simulations of all the mechanical support concepts developed, global design of the detector support system and cooling etc; we have also carried out tests on prototype models in collaboration with RAL.

The following video shows how the ultra thin silicon (20 microns thick) behaves when it is cooled down to -60C.