Heidelberg University

Modern silicon sensors for particle physics experiments

Ivan Perić, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Modern silicon sensors require highly integrated electronics which is usually implemented in form of ICs. The course will include following topics: design of CMOS front-end electronics for the readout of silicon sensors, radiation tolerance of CMOS transistors, noise in amplifiers, time resolution. Levels of hybridization, such as strip-, hybrid- pixel-, and monolithic detectors will be introduced. The second part of the lecture will be about the active pixel detectors, such as slow CMOS active sensors, DEPFET detectors and their issues such as reset noise. The last topic will be the advanced HVCMOS sensors and their applications.