Oct 18 – 22, 2010
INFN - Sezione di Trieste
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Novel Silicon Detectors

Oct 20, 2010, 12:30 PM
INFN - Sezione di Trieste

INFN - Sezione di Trieste

Padriciano 99 I - 34149 Trieste


Novel Silicon Detectors

Pixel sensors are a key element in modern experimental applications, spanning from silicon vertex trackers in high energy physics experiments to high resolution imagers at advanced X-ray sources. The demanding specifications of these experiments stimulate the development of novel solutions, exploiting the most recent advances in sensor technologies, microelectronics, and interconnection techniques. These lectures will review the different paths that are being pursued for the next generation of pixel detector systems. Special focus will be given to monolithic sensor technologies and to 3D vertical integration, which open new perspectives for pixel applications requiring low material budget, high resolution, high data rate capabilities and the generation of a track trigger with low latency.

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Valerio Re

Valerio Re received his Laurea degree in Physics (summa cum laude) from the University of Milano in 1985, and earned a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pavia in 1990. In 1986 he joined the Electronic Instrumentation group at the Department of Electronics of the University of Pavia as an assistant professor. During the period 1998-2006 he was an associate professor of Electronic Instrumentation at the University of Bergamo. Since 2006 he is a professor of Electronics at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bergamo. His current research interests are in the fields of the design of analog devices and front-end circuits for radiation detectors, of the study of noise and radiation effects in electronic devices and of the development of electronic instrumentation for the characterization of solid-state devices. He is presently focusing on nanoscale CMOS technologies for the design of integrated circuits for the processing of signals delivered by semiconductor sensors. Valerio Re is also developing monolithic active pixel sensors in CMOS technologies in the 100-nm regime. Valerio Re has been the Principal Investigator of several research programs funded by the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). Presently, he is the P.I. of a three-year INFN program on pixel sensors in 3D microelectronic technologies. He is a member of the Facilitation Group on vertically integrated pixel sensors, which was established by the management of CERN, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and KEK (Japan). Valerio Re is author or coauthor of more than 200 papers on international scientific journals and conference proceedings.

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