Silicon Detectors for Tracking and Imaging
The Oxford Physics Microstructure Detector (OPMD) laboratory designs and builds silicon sensors for particle physics, photon science and astronomy applications. Led by Richard Plackett, we perform research into new sensor designs, and build sensor arrays for upcoming projects. Currently we are building large-scale systems for the upgrade of the pixel detector of the ATLAS experiment, and the outer pixel system for the Mu3e experiment. We are optimising the performance of CCDs for the LSST telescope and working on developing new detectors in based on Low Gain Avalanche Device (LGAD) and Depleted Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor (DMAPS) technologies. We are also members of the Medipix4 collaboration and are working to make these detectors available to other groups in the university.