How and why silicon sensors are becoming more and more intelligent?

D. Bortoletto
2015 Journal of Instrumentation  
This paper describes the historical evolution of silicon detectors from simple strip configurations to hybrid pixel detectors for high energy physics applications. This development has been critical to maintain the necessary physics performance in the high-rate and highdensity environment of the LHC. The importance of pixel detectors and their evolution for future projects and other fields is also described.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/10/08/c08016 fatcat:pabqkh6bafe2hprzxbem53mgdi