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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Dr Graham Beck

Graham

Senior Research Fellow

Email: g.beck@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 6552
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 406

Research

Research Interests:

GAB Research Interests

Research Interests:

 

Graham Beck is an applied physicist working on the Semiconductor Tracker (SCT) of the ATLAS experiment at CERN.  At the design stage he studied the high voltage stability of silicon sensors, crucial to their surviving the unprecedented radiation damage expected at the LHC. He later led the QA of SCT modules at QMUL, and is currently studying thermal management solutions for the proposed high luminosity upgrade. He joined the QMUL group in 1991, to develop the upgrade of the OPAL silicon microvertex detector. Previously he was involved in the design and construction of drift chambers for the H1 experiment at HERA and was extensively involved in the NA1/ NA7 experiments at the CERN SPS.

Selected Recent Publications:

 

The Breakdown Voltage of  Unguarded and Field Plate Guarded Silicon Detector Diodes. G.A.Beck et. al., Solid-State Electronics 45: 183-191 (2001)

The Barrel Modules of the Atlas Semiconductor Tracker. A.Abdesselam et.al., Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A466: 335-344 (2006)

Beam Tests of Atlas SCT Silicon Strip Detector Modules. F.Campabadal et.al., Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A538: 384-407 (2005)

The Silicon Microstrip Sensors of the Atlas Semiconductor Tracker. A.Ahmad et.al., Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A578 98-118 (2007)

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Publications

    • Poley L, Sawyer C, Addepalli S et al. (2020), The ABC130 barrel module prototyping programme for the ATLAS strip tracker $nameOfConference


    • Beck G, Brendlinger K, Chen YH et al. (2020), Thermo-electrical modelling of the ATLAS ITk Strip Detector $nameOfConference


    • Hommels LBA, Allport PP, Baca M et al. (2016), Detailed studies of full-size ATLAS12 sensors 10th International 'Hiroshima' Symposium on the Development and Application of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors (HSTD-10)


    • Ullán M, Allport PP, Baca M et al. (2016), Embedded pitch adapters: A high-yield interconnection solution for strip sensors 10th International 'Hiroshima' Symposium on the Development and Application of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors (HSTD-10)


    • Mori R, Allport PP, Baca M et al. (2016), Evaluation of the performance of irradiated silicon strip sensors for the forward detector of the ATLAS Inner Tracker Upgrade 10th International 'Hiroshima' Symposium on the Development and Application of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors (HSTD-10)


    • Mikestikova M, Allport PP, Baca M et al. (2016), Study of surface properties of ATLAS12 strip sensors and their radiation resistance 10th International 'Hiroshima' Symposium on the Development and Application of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors (HSTD-10)


    • Hara K, Allport PP, Baca M et al. (2016), Charge collection and field profile studies of heavily irradiated strip sensors for the ATLAS inner tracker upgrade International “Hiroshima” Symposium on the Development and Application of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors


    • Unno Y, Edwards SO, Pyatt S et al. (2014), Development of n+-in-p large-area silicon microstrip sensors for very high radiation environments - ATLAS12 design and initial results $nameOfConference


    • Gonzalez-Sevilla S, Affolder AA, Allport PP et al. (2014), A double-sided silicon micro-strip Super-Module for the ATLAS Inner Detector upgrade in the High-Luminosity LHC $nameOfConference


    • Díez S, Haber CH, Witharm R et al. (2014), A double-sided, shield-less stave prototype for the ATLAS Upgrade strip tracker for the High Luminosity LHC $nameOfConference


    • Balestri G, Batignani G, Beck G et al. (2013), Latest results of the R&D on CMOS MAPS for the Layer0 of the SuperB SVT $nameOfConference


    • Paoloni E, Comotti D, Manghisoni M et al. (2013), Advances in the development of pixel detector for the SuperB Silicon Vertex Tracker $nameOfConference


    • Fabbri L, Comotti D, Manghisoni M et al. (2013), Beam test results for the SuperB-SVT thin striplet detector $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2013), Jet energy measurement with the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collisions at √s =7 TeV $nameOfConference


    • Rizzo G, Comott D, Manghisoni M et al. (2013), Recent developments on CMOS MAPS for the SuperB Silicon Vertex Tracker $nameOfConference


    • Giorgi F, Comotti D, Manghisoni M et al. (2013), The front-end chip of the SuperB SVT detector $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2012), Measurement of inclusive jet and dijet production in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2012), Search for lepton flavour violation in the e mu continuum with the ATLAS detector in root s=7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2012), Search for decays of stopped, long-lived particles from 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector $nameOfConference


    • Vitale L, Comotti D, Manghisoni M et al. (2012), The SuperB silicon vertex tracker $nameOfConference

    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Drift Time Measurement in the ATLAS Liquid Argon Electromagnetic Calorimeter using Cosmic Muons $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Readiness of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter for LHC collisions $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Readiness of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter for LHC collisions $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Studies of the performance of the ATLAS detector using cosmic-ray muons $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), The ATLAS Inner Detector commissioning and calibration $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), The ATLAS Simulation Infrastructure $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Studies of the performance of the ATLAS detector using cosmic-ray muons $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Measurement of inclusive jet and dijet cross sections in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy with the ATLAS detector $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2011), Search for quark contact interactions in dijet angular distributions in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV measured with the ATLAS detector $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), Drift Time Measurement in the ATLAS Liquid Argon Electromagnetic Calorimeter using Cosmic Muons $nameOfConference


    • LLOYD SL (2010), Measurement of the W -> lnu and Z/gamma* -> ll production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), Readiness of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter for LHC collisions $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), Readiness of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter for LHC collisions $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), The ATLAS Inner Detector commissioning and calibration $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), The ATLAS Simulation Infrastructure $nameOfConference


    • The ATLAS Collaboration, Aad G, Abbott B et al. (2010), Drift Time Measurement in the ATLAS Liquid Argon Electromagnetic Calorimeter using Cosmic Muons $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abbott B, Abdallah J et al. (2010), Search for New Particles in Two-Jet Final States in 7 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abat E, Abbott B et al. (2010), Performance of the ATLAS detector using first collision data $nameOfConference


    • The ATLAS Collaboration, Aad G, Abbott B et al. (2010), Readiness of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter for LHC collisions $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abat E, Abbott B et al. (2010), Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions at root s=900 GeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abat E, Abbott B et al. (2010), Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions at root s=900 GeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC ATLAS Collaboration $nameOfConference


    • The ATLAS Collaboration, Aad G, Abat E et al. (2008), Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment - Detector, Trigger and Physics $nameOfConference

    • Abdesselam A, Allport PP, Anderson B et al. (2008), Engineering for the ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker (SCT) End-cap $nameOfConference


    • Abdesselam A, Allport PP, Anastopoulos C et al. (2008), The integration and engineering of the ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker Barrel $nameOfConference


    • Abate E, Abdesselam A, Addy TN et al. (2008), Combined performance tests before installation of the ATLAS Semiconductor and Transition Radiation Tracking Detectors $nameOfConference


    • Aad G, Abat E, Abdallah J et al. (2008), The ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider $nameOfConference


    • Ahmad A, Albrechtskirchinger Z, Allport PP et al. (2007), The silicon microstrip sensors of the ATLAS semiconductor tracker $nameOfConference


    • Abdesselam A, Adkin PJ, Allport PP et al. (2007), The ATLAS semiconductor tracker end-cap module $nameOfConference


    • Abdesselam A, Akimoto T, Allport PP et al. (2006), The barrel modules of the ATLAS semiconductor tracker $nameOfConference


    • Apsimon RJ, Batchelor LE, Beck GA et al. (2006), Application of advanced thermal management technologies to the ATLAS SCT barrel module baseboards $nameOfConference


    • Campabadal F, Fleta C, Key M et al. (2005), Design and performance of the ABCD3TA ASIC for readout of silicon strip detectors in the ATLAS semiconductor tracker $nameOfConference


    • Campabadal F, Fleta C, Key M et al. (2005), Beam tests of ATLAS SCT silicon strip detector modules $nameOfConference


    • CARTER AA, Campabadal et al F (2005), BEAM TESTS OF ATLAS SCT SILICON STRIP DETECTOR MODULES $nameOfConference


    • Kondo T, Apsimon R, Beck GA et al. (2002), Construction and performance of the ATLAS silicon microstrip barrel modules $nameOfConference


    • Casse G, Allport PP, Booth PSL et al. (2001), A comparative study of oxygenated and non-oxygenated Si pad diodes, miniature and large area microstrip detectors $nameOfConference


    • Allport P, Atwood E, Atwood W et al. (2001), The assembly of the silicon tracker for the GLAST beam test engineering model $nameOfConference


    • Robinson D, Allport PP, Beck GA et al. (2001), Comparison of signals obtained from oxygenated and non-oxygenated silicon microstrip detectors irradiation to 3 x 10(14) p cm(-2) $nameOfConference


    • Beck GA, Carter AA, Carter JR et al. (2001), The breakdown voltage of unguarded and field plate guarded silicon detector diodes $nameOfConference


    • Anderson S, Batley JR, Beck GA et al. (1998), The extended OPAL silicon strip microvertex detector $nameOfConference


    • Beringer J, Borer K, Dawson I et al. (1996), ATLAS beam test results $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1996), Observation of Y production in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1996), Search for charged Higgs bosons using the OPAL detector at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1996), Measurement of the τ- → e-cvτ branching ratio $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1996), Test of the exponential decay law at short decay times using tau leptons the opal collaboration $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1996), J/ψ and ψ′ production in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1996), Measurement of heavy quark forward-backward asymmetries and average B mixing using leptons in multihadronic events $nameOfConference


    • Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N et al. (1995), A study of b quark fragmentation into B0 and B+ mesons at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A search for lepton flavour violating Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A study of B meson oscillations using dilepton events $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A study of QCD structure constants and a measurement of {Mathematical expression} at LEP using event shape observables $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Measurement of the average b-baryon lifetime and the product branching ratio {Mathematical expression} $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Measurement of the τ-→h-h+h-v τ and τ-→h-h+h-≥1π 0vτ branching ratios $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A measurement of the QCD colour factor ratios CA/CF and TF/CF from angular correlations in four-jet events $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry of e+e-→bb by applying a jet charge algorithm to lifetime tagged events $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Improved measurements of the B0 and B+ meson lifetimes $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), The production of neutral kaons in Z0 decays and their Bose-Einstein correlations $nameOfConference


    • Collaboration O, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Δ++ production in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Measurement of the multiplicity of charm quark pairs from gluons in hadronic Z0 Decays $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A measurement of the Λb0 lifetime $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A measurement of charged particle multiplicity in Z0 → cc̄ and Z0 → bb̄ events $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Measurement of the longitudinal, transverse and asymmetry fragmentation functions at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Search for heavy charged particles and for particles with anomalous charge in e+e- collisions at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A measurement of the production of D mesons on the Z0 resonance $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A study of charm meson production in semileptonic B decays $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), A test of CP-invariance in Z0→τ+τ- using optimal observables $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Comparisons of the properties of final state photons in hadronic Z0 decays with predictions from matrix element calculations $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Determination of event shape distributions and αsb from {Mathematical expression} events at LEP $nameOfConference


    • OPAL Collaboration, Akers R, Alexander G et al. (1995), Determination of event shape distributions and αsb from events at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1995), Inclusive strange vector and tensor meson production in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Measurements of the inclusive branching ratios of τ-leptons to K0S and charged K*(892) $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Updated measurement of the τ lifetime $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Observation of exclusive decays of B mesons at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Search for a scalar top quark using the OPAL detector $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Measurement of the time dependence of Bd0 ↔ Bd0 mixing using leptons and D mesons $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), A study of mean sub-jet multiplicities in two- and three-jet hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Measurement of {Mathematical expression} using impact parameters and leptons $nameOfConference


    • Allport PP, Batley JR, Beck GA et al. (1994), The OPAL silicon strip microvertex detector with two coordinate readout $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Measurement of the photon structure function F2γ in the reaction e+e-→e+e-+hadrons at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Measurement of the production rates of charged hadrons in e+e--annihilation at the Z0 $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), QCD studies using a cone-based jet finding algorithm for e+e- collisons at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Studies of charged particle multiplicity in b quark events $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Measurement of the τ- → h- π0ντ and τ- → h- ≥ 2π0ντ branching ratios $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1994), Multiplicity and transverse momentum correlations in multihadronic final states in e+e- interactions at √s = 91.2 GeV $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry of {Mathematical expression} and {Mathematical expression} at centre of mass energies on and near the Z0 peak using D mesons $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Akers R, Alexander G et al. (1993), A measurement of Γ (Z0→b {Mathematical expression}/Γ(Z0→hadrons) using an impact parameter technique $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A study of muon pair production and evidence for tau pair production in photon-photon collisions at LEP $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), Measurement of {Mathematical expression} using leptons $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A measurement of the average lifetime of b-flavoured baryons $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A study of differences between quark and gluon jets using vertex tagging of quark jets $nameOfConference


    • Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A test of the flavour independence of the strong interaction for five flavours $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), Studies of strong and electroweak interactions using final state photon emission in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Akers R, Alexander G et al. (1993), Search for massive, unstable photinos that violate R parity $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), Evidence for chain-like production of strange baryon pairs in jets $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A study of the electric charge distributions of quark and gluon jets in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Alexander G, Allison J et al. (1993), A determination of αs( {Mathematical expression}) at LEP using resummed QCD calculations $nameOfConference


    • Acton PD, Akers R, Alexander G et al. (1993), The forward-backward asymmetry of {Mathematical expression} using leptons in hadronic Z0 decays $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Bagliesi G, Batignani G et al. (1988), A measurement of D0lifetime $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Bagliesi G, Batignani G et al. (1987), Λc Photoproduction and lifetime measurement $nameOfConference


    • Capraro L, Lévy P, Querrou M et al. (1987), The ϱ radiative decay width: A measurement at 200 GeV $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Batignani G, Beck GA et al. (1986), A measurement of the kaon charge radius $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Arik M, Badelek B et al. (1986), A measurement of the space-like pion electromagnetic form factor $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Arik M, Badelek B et al. (1985), First measurement of the reaction π-e → π-π0e $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Badelek B, Batignani G et al. (1984), A measurement of the pion charge radius $nameOfConference


    • Amendolia SR, Badelek B, Batignani G et al. (1984), Measurement of the pion form factor in the time-like region for q2 values between 0.1 (GeV/c)2 and 0.18 (GeV/c)2 $nameOfConference


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