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A compact air cooling system for testing silicon detectors based on a vortex chiller

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Elsevier 940 (2019) 405-409

K Metodiev, L Vigani, R Plackett, K Arndt, D Wood, D Weatherill, M Mironova, D Bortoletto, I Shipsey

The testing of irradiated silicon detectors requires maintaining low ( -10 °C) temperatures, to simulate a realistic operating environment and prevent annealing effects from distorting the results of the measurement. Keeping a device cool and dry is challenging, particularly if the apparatus must be portable. This paper presents a solution for a providing a stable, cool and dry environment for testing an irradiated silicon detector, that is easy to transport and can be installed in charged particle beam areas and irradiation facilities.

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