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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

The main scientific results are related to the development of specialised integrated circuits and their implementation into devices used in various physical experiments both in Russia and abroad. The main focus of our team is placed on the development of new efficient methods of processing of detector (pulse analogue) signals, including their fast digitalisation and processing predominantly in the digital domain.

The Laboratory has developed over a dozen of low-power combined (digital and analogue) integrated circuits in which radiation resistivity is achieved by the development of specialised design methods and roadmaps with the use of cutting-edge microelectronics computed-aided design (CAD) systems.

Implemented results of research:

We have developed new methods and means for the design of specialised (custom-built ) integrated circuits using microelectronics CADs produced by leading companies of the industry. Our team have completed a number of promising projects for the development of integrated circuits, their manufacturing by state-of-the-art semiconductor factories and the research of produced integrated circuits for a host of national and international experiments on accelerators.

Education and career development:

We have developed a lecture course in the automation of the design of integrated circuits. A number of methodological guidebooks (laboratory case studies) have been compiled and published at the Laboratory's website (https://asic.mephi.ru).

The Laboratory regularly organises international and all-Russian events devoted to research and methodology (schools, seminars, trainings) on tools for the computer-aided design of integrated circuits for equipment used in physical experiments. Eight events have been held engaging from 100 to 250 participants each.

Organizational and structural changes:

A new powerful computational cluster has been created in the Laboratory. The cluster allows to work, including remotely, with microelectronics CADs produced by market leaders. On the basis of this cluster, a centre for the collective use of scientific equipment in has been created.


Participation in the work of international collaborative experiments (by conducting joint research):

  1. The СВМ experiment at the FAIR accelerator complex (Darmstadt, Germany) http://www-cbm.gsi.de/cbmcdb/reportgen.cgi?report=clist-html
  2. The MPD experiment at the NICA nuclotron (Dubna, Russia) http://mpd.jinr.ru/experiment/organization/institutions/
  3. The BM@N experiment at the NICA nuclotron (Dubna, Russia) https://bmn.jinr.ru/member-list/
  4. The sPHENIX experiment at the RHIC collider (Brookhaven National Laboratory), USA https://www.sphenix.bnl.gov/pnb/client/
  5. The SHIP experiment, CERN (Switzerland) https://ship.web.cern.ch/ship/Constitution/SHiP_Authorlist_sept2017.pdf

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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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