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Precision radiation detectors for cutting edge research projects developed at the MPS Semiconductor Lab

Abstract: Max Planck Society Semiconductor Laboratory is actively pushing present scientific frontiers by providing sensors for the cutting edge research projects. Main focus of the Lab is the development of commercially not available silicon sensors for different scientific projects. The sensor technology of the Lab is specially adapted to the requirements of semiconductor radiation detectors providing the ability to build wafer size defect free double sided detectors on the ultrapure silicon. Three device types developed at our Lab will be described (pnCCDs, DEPFETs, SiPMs ). Examples of developed and planned detector systems will be given for some selected applications: High energy particle physics (BELLE II), Astrophysics (eROSITA, BepiColombo and ATHENA), Astroparticle Physics (CTA), synchrotron beamline instrumentation (LCLS, XFEL). Future perspectives of mentioned sensor concepts will be outlined.
Speaker: Jelena Ninkovic - MPG Halbleiterlabor
Speaker Bio: WORK EXPERIENCE ~ Oct 2013 - onwards Laboratory Head of the Semiconductor Laboratory of the Max Planck Society ~ Jun 2011 - Oct 2013 Independent group leader development of silicon detectors for High energy physics applications ~ Post-Doc positions Sep 2005 Jun 2009 Photosensor development Jun 2009 Jun 2011 Vertex detector for BELLE II ~ Jan. 2002 Feb. 2005 PhD student at Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Munich  EDUCATION January 2002 February 2005 Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany Thesis title: Investigation of CaWO4 Crystals for Simultaneous Phonon-Light Detection in the CRESST Dark Matter Search, in English Research in the field of astroparticle physics. Development and characterization of scintillating cryogenic detectors for direct Dark Matter detection. Development of a method for an active discrimination of neutron background. Operation of the CRESST (Cryogenic Rare Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers) experiment in the Underground laboratory in the Gran Sasso tunnel, Italy. During the doctorate period I was awarded with a fellowship of Max-Planck-Society for foreign students.
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