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Name of the project:  Microelectronics for large-scale physical experiments

Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development Priority Level: а

Goals and objectives
Research directions: Information technologies and computational systems

Project objective: Developing a laboratory for designing reading electronics for multi-channel detectors of large experiments in accelerators of such centers as CERN (Switzerland), FAIR (Germany), JINR (Russia)

The practical value of the study
  • Creating a modern infrastructure of the Laboratory including experimental clean zone equipped with probing and micro-welding devices, state of the art control and measurement equipment from leading companies.
  • Our researchers have mastered powerful software for micro- and nanoelectronics and libraries from a wide range of integrated circuit manufacturers.
  • We have created a team of young researchers (more than 50% of the employees are younger than 35) who are able to solve complex theoretical and applied problems to design integrated circuits for physical experiments.
  • We have achieved significant results in a number of Russian and foreign projects: in the СВМ international experimental tasks have been formulated for creating reading microelectronic devices of the muon chamber over 1 million channels and R&D has been completed of a series of prototype integrated circuits for has gas avalanche detectors. The team has participated and continues to participate in conducting international physical experiments, among them are: MPD and BM@N devices, «NIKA» (Russia), modernization of the PHENIX device (USA), as well as the new SHIP experiment (CERN, Switzerland).
  • We have developed mixed (analog and digital) specialized integrated circuits.
  • The Laboratory has completed transition from a number of projects based on Programmable logic device (PLD) to very-large scale logical integrated circuits (VLSI).
  • We have developed methods and means for automated design of integrated circuits.
  • The Laboratory has produced a number of integrated circuits at foreign manufacturing lines using the CMOS technology with a 28nm process.
  • We have developed methods and conducted measurements of prototypes of integral circuits.
  • We have implemented nodes of reading electronics for multi-channels detectors of a number of national and international experiments involving accelerators.
  • Implemented results of research: We have implemented results of our research (specialized integrated circuits) in multi-channel detectors of physical experiments in international accelerator complexes (such as CERN and FAIR) and in a number of Russian projects for ministries and other governmental bodies.

    Education and career development:

    • We have organized a series of all-Russian scientific and methodological seminars in automated design of integrated circuits (http://cad.mephi.ru/).
    • We have prepared and issued 7 textbooks in means for designing integrated circuits.

    Organizational and structural changes:

    • With support from the university we have created a powerful computation cluster of the Laboratory equipped with multiprocessor servers.
    • After the end of the grant the focus of our work shifted towards signing commercial orders, receiving grants from scientific foundations (such as Russian Science Foundation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics) to maintain competencies in the main topic of the Laboratory's work which is designing special integrated circuits for multi-channel equipment for physical experiments.

    Other results: The Laboratory completes orders from various ministers and governmental bodies to design COS integral circuits.


    • Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (Germany), Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia), CERN (Switzerland): joint research
    • CADENCE Design Systems (USA): joint annual all-Russian events in integral circuit design software

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    Atkin E., Azarov D., Bulbakov I., Ivanov P., Normanov D., Shumikhin V.
    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERPOLATOR FOR SIGNAL PEAK DETECTION IN READ-OUT ASIC, Journal of Instrumentation, 2020, Т.15, №1, C01017, Импакт фактор - 1.245. Q2. DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/15/01/C01017
    Ahdida, C., Akmete, A., Albanese, Atkin E. et al.
    MEASUREMENT OF THE MUON FLUX FROM 400 GEV/C PROTONS INTERACTING IN A THICK MOLYBDENUM/TUNGSTEN TARGET. 2020, The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields. 2020. Т. 80. № 3. С. 284. TOP10. Q1. Импакт фактор - 4.104. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-7788-y
    ИНТЕРПОЛЯТОР ДЛЯ ОПРЕДЕЛЕНИЯ АМПЛИТУДЫ СИГНАЛА В СЧИТЫВАЮЩЕЙ ДЕТЕКТОРНОЙ ЭЛЕКТРОНИКЕ, Приборы и техника эксперимента. 2020. № 1. С. 46-51. Q4. Импакт фактор - 0.353. DOI: 10.31857/S0032816220010176
    Atkin E., Bogomilov M., Kolev D.I., Petkov G.L. et al.
    THE MAGNET OF THE SCATTERING AND NEUTRINO DETECTOR FOR THE SHIP EXPERIMENT AT CERN, Journal of Instrumentation. 2020. Т. 15. № 1. С. P01027. Импакт фактор - 1.245. Q2. DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/15/01/P01027
    Ahdida C., Albanese R., Alexandrov A., Atkin E. et al.
    Sensitivity of the SHiP experiment to Heavy Neutral Leptons. Journal of High Energy Physics. 2019. Т. 2019. № 4. С. 77. Импакт фактор - 4.897. Q1 TOP10 DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2019)077
    Atkin E., Shumikhin V., Bulatov V., Podorozhny D. et al.
    THE NUCLEON EXPERIMENT. RESULTS OF THE FIRST YEAR OF DATA ACQUISITION. Astroparticle Physics. Т. 90, 1 АПРЕЛЯ 2017, С. 69-74. Импакт фактор - 3.425. DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2017.02.006
    Аткин Э.В., Булатов В.Л., Васильев О.А., Воронин А.Г. и др.
    ОБЗОР РЕЗУЛЬТАТОВ КОСМИЧЕСКОГО ЭКСПЕРИМЕНТА НУКЛОН Известия Российской академии наук. Серия физическая. 2019. Т. 83. № 8. С. 1080-1082. Q4. DOI: 10.1134/S0367676519080313
    Atkin E.V., Serazetdinov A.R.
    DIFFERENTIAL INPUT AREA EFFICIENT CURRENT COMPARATOR, В сборнике: Proceedings of the IEEE 31st International Conference on Microelectronics, MIEL 2019. С. 305-308. DOI: 10.1109/MIEL.2019.8889641
    Atkin E., Bulbakov I., Ivanov P., Malankin E., et al.
    DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASYNCHRONOUS READOUT ASIC FOR GEM DETECTORS, В сборнике: 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, NSS/MIC/RTSD, Strasbourg, 2017, №8069663. DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069663
    Atkin E., Shumikhin V., Bulatov V., Dorokhov V. et al
    FIRST RESULTS OF THE COSMIC RAY NUCLEON EXPERIMENT Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2017. Т. 2017. № 7. С. 020. Импакт фактор - 4.486. Q1. DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/07/020
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