vertex detector


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vertex detector

[′vər‚teks di‚tek·tər]
(nucleonics)
A particle detector designed to provide high-precision (typically 5 to 20 micrometers) measurements of points along the trajectories of charged particles very close to the interaction point (typically 0.4 to 4 inches. or 1 to 10 centimeters) of a high-energy collider.
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Belle Collaboration) (2000) The BELLE silicon vertex detector.