Silicon Detector Modules for ATLAS Experiment

Coordinating university or institute

Uppsala University,



Project description

Production of ~1000 silicon semiconductor detector modules/hybrids in Sweden. A module consist of silicon strip sensors readout electronics and data transmission. The sensor module is assembled with high precision (<10 micrometer) using UV and chemical curing glue. Electronics is wire bonded to sensor and readout with 25 micrometer wires. Each module has in total about 4000 wire connections.
The Swedish production is an in-kind contribution to an international collaboration with several partners. The Scandinavian contribution is done together with groups from Denmark and Norway. The assembly and testing is done in clean room facilities. The work is done in collaboration between industry and academia. Expertise and production tooling is produced by university. Assembly of modules are done in industry. Wire bonding both in industry and university. Testing done at university




Uppsala University:

  • Richard Brenner, Professor specialist in: particle physics instrumentation
  • Lars-Erik Lindquist, Maintenance superintendent, specialist in micro-mechanics and micro-electronics, department of physics and astronomy, high energy physics

Lund University:

  • Geoffrey Mullier. Postdoc at particle physics specialist in particle physics instrumentation, Faculty of Engineering


  • Johnny Goncalves, Senior technical project manager, specialist in microelectronics production

Core deliverables

Silicon detector modules

Industry involvement


Total budget

EUR 2 million


  • Uppsala University
  • Lund university
  • Note

Procurement codes

Electronics and radio frequency

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