|BANIAHMAD ATA||Cycle: XXXIII |
Tutor: GERACI ANGELO
Advisor: FIORINI CARLO ETTORE Major Research topic
:Development of electronics for the readout of radiation detectorsAbstract:
The aim of this doctoral activity has been the modelling, design and characterization of a low-noise integrated multichannel readout front-end for solid-state detectors signal processing in the field of nuclear electronics.
When dealing with X and Gamma-ray spectroscopy, nuclear physics experiments and medical imaging applications, the main focus is undoubtedly optimizing the energy resolution of the overall detection system. Therefore, for a given application, provided the incident photons energy and rate, design efforts are typically oriented to minimize the noise introduced by the acquisition chain, made of both detector and readout electronics. Thanks to the technological advances the microelectronics industry has encountered in the last fifteen years, readout frontends are often implemented as multichannel application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) so as to cope with the increasingly high number of units in the detection modules.