Forward Silicon Vertex Detector (FVTX)

FVTX is a silicon detector developed for forward and backward rapidity charged particle tracking. The detector was created for use in the Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction eXperiment (PHENIX). The mission of PHENIX is to discover and study a new state of matter called the Quark-Gluon Plasma.

Read more about PHENIX here: PHENIX: A Physics Experiment at RHIC

“A forward silicon vertex detector (the FVTX) … developed to provide the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) with precise charged particle tracking at forward and backward rapidity. “

-FVTX Technical Report, LA-UR-15-20720

One-half of the forward silicon vertex detector (FVTX) silicon tracking detector showing a split-view of the two endcaps, one on the left and one on the right.

The assembled FVTX detector. (www.phenix.bnl.gov)

FVTX experiment set-up. (www.phenix.bnl.gov)