Semiconductor detectors and CERN co-operation

In the field of semiconductor detectors, our group works in close co-operation with the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN). CERN represents the very cutting edge of particle physics, and operations in Finland are jointly coordinated by the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Jyväskylä, University of Tampere, and Lappeenranta University of Technology.

The main objective of the CMS experiment is to make new discoveries in particle physics, but also the development of instruments and equipment is necessary to make this testing possible.

Our group has produced over 2,000 optical link boards for the CMS trigger and is also actively involved in the development of MIGFET transistors and 3D Stripixel detectors.

In co-operation with our chemical engineering scientists, we also conduct research in the UTDR (Ultrasound Time Domain Reflectometry) method.