Particle detectors laboratory instrumentation

A.Y. 2017/2018
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Attraverso l'analisi di tipiche catene di elaborazione di segnali proveniente da rivelatori in esperimenti di fisica delle particelle elementari, far apprendere allo studente le tecniche sperimentali piu' comunemente utilizzate in questo tipo di esperimenti.

Attraverso l'analisi della trasmissione del segnale dal rivelatore all'elettronica di lettura "off-detector", fornire allo studente competenze sui protocolli di comunicazione e sulle interfaccie digitali per la trasmissione e la ricezione delle informazioni.
Expected learning outcomes
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Brief theoretical introduction on:
- Semiconductor and calorimeter detectors
- Basic Nuclear Electronics
- Electronics noise
- Digital signal transmission

Experimental activities:
Charge and current pre-amplification
- Experimental configuration (ex. Microstrip and Calorimetry)
- Pulse response
- Impedance matching
- Power supplies distribution and filtering
- Unipolar and bipolar shapers
- Noise measurements on Microstrip (or on silicon detectors)
- Signal to noise measurements
- Noise measurements using a digital oscilloscope and a RMS voltmeter
Analog to digital conversion and data format
- Discriminators, coincidence, ADC and DAC
- Trigger preparation
- Usage of an FPGA evaluation board with ADC to generate digital data
- Usage of a logic state analyzer for data visualization
- Labview for data transmission and handling
Signal propagation on copper and on optical fibers
- Serialization and transmission of digital signal by means of evaluation boards
- Serial protocols with embedded clocks
- Data analysis with a sampling oscilloscope
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 14 hours
Professor: Andreazza Attilio