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DEDOLLI IRISACycle: XXXVI

Section: Electronics
Advisor: BERTUCCIO GIUSEPPE
Tutor: FERRARI GIORGIO

Major Research topic:
Advanced Low-Noise Low-Power Mixed-Signals Integrated Circuits for Scientific Instrumentation for Astrophysics

Abstract:
The studies of X- and γ-ray emissions coming from the deep space is a powerful tool to understand different phenomena in the Universe. The specifications of instruments for the detection of X- and γ-rays on satellites have become more and more challenging over the last decades, in terms of area, number of pixels, noise, and power consumption, in order to satisfy the requirements of new scientific experiments. Besides the availability of high-performance detectors, such as Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD), a read-out ASIC capable of exploiting the detector performance is also required. The research activity focuses on the design and experimental characterization of the next generation low-noise, low-power mixed signals CMOS ASICs for radiation detectors devoted to future Space Missions, in particular, related to projects such as ADAM (Advanced Detector for X-ray Astronomy Missions), eXTP, HERMES and THESEUS.