20 Jul/22
14:00 - 18:00 (Europe/Zurich)

Introduction to silicon pixel detectors


1/1-015 at CERN

The students will learn about the basic principles of silicon detectors and perform measurements with hybrid pixel-detector assemblies. An introduction part will discuss the use of segmented p-n junctions coupled to dedicated readout circuits for the detection of ionising particles. The measurement programme includes electrical characterisations, calibration of the energy response using radioactive photon sources, as well as detection of minimum-ionising particles from cosmic rays and/or a radioactive electron source.



1) Interest in silicon detector technology

2) The participants should have followed the detector lectures of the summer-student programme by Werner Riegler, or have equivalent prior knowledge.

3) The participants need a temporary personal dosimeter, see here: