Academic Year 2015/2016 - 1° Year - Curriculum FISICA APPLICATA
Teaching Staff: Domenico LO PRESTI
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: FIS/01 - Experimental physics
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 48 hours
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Learning Objectives

The course is aimed at providing the student the basic knowledge and an overview of the state of the art of the electronics chain associated to radiation and particle detectors: knowledge of the architectures of electronics for the optimal extraction of the information provided by the detectors; Criteria on the design of the front-end electronics and the characterization of the detectors; methods used to investigate the functionality of the electronics circuits and the results of the measurements.

Detailed Course Content

Theory of the signals. Physics of Electronic devices. Introduction on the mechanisms of detection; simplified model of the detector: The electronic noise, measurement strategies. Optimization of the signal to noise ratio and influence in the measures of time, charge, energy, hit. Voltage, current and charge aplifiers. The preamplifier, the shaper, shaping of signals and signal-to-noise. Transmission lines in the time domain, ideal and lossy line. The SPICE simulator. The sampling and the analog-digital conversion (ADC); The programmable logic. Basics on LabView platform for the automatic acquisition and analysis of the results.

Textbook Information

- H. Spieler, Semiconductor Detector Systems, Oxford Science Publications;
- Bolognesi - Tecnologia dei semiconduttori - Zanichelli - 1965;
- Calzolari, Grafi - Elementi di elettronica - Zanichelli- 1984;
- Massobrio - Modelli dei Dispositivi a Semiconduttore - Angeli - 1986;
- Millman - Circuiti e Sistemi Microelettronici - Boringheri - 1985.