The semiconductor tracker (SCT) is one of the tracking systems forcharged particles in the ATLAS detector. It consists of 4088 siliconstrip sensor modules. During Run 2 (2015-2018) the Large Hadron Colliderdelivered an integrated luminosity of 156 fb(-1) to the ATLAS experimentat a centre-of-mass proton-proton collision energy of 13 TeV. Theinstantaneous luminosity and pile-up conditions were far in excess ofthose assumed in the original design of the SCT detector. Due toimprovements to the data acquisition system, the SCT operated stablythroughout Run 2. It was available for 99.9\% of the integratedluminosity and achieved a data-quality efficiency of 99.85\%. Detailedstudies have been made of the leakage current in SCT modules and theevolution of the full depletion voltage, which are used to study theimpact of radiation damage to the modules. `

Operation and performance of the ATLAS semiconductor tracker in LHC Run 2

Capua, M.;Mastroberardino, A.;Meoni, E.;