By Topic

The Silence of the Amps: Integrated Circuits for Very-Low-Noise Processing of Random Signals from Radiation Detectors

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Bertuccio, G. ; Dept of Electronics Eng and Information Science, Politecnico di Milano, Como, 22100, Italy

In this article, I will offer a brief overview of the progress toward the current state of the art of integrated circuits (ICs) for the sciences that make use of ionizing radiation (X- and c rays, electrons, protons, ions, and alpha particles) for the discovery or study of fundamental phenomena in nature. Two examples of these are astrophysics, which use radiation spectrometry to study some of the fundamental processes occurring in and out of our galaxy [1], [2], and elementary particle physics, in which ionizing radiation is used to study the fundamental laws of matter [3]. Ionizing radiation is also commonly employed in several applications related to human life. Examples include medical imaging (CT, PET, X-ray radiography, and so on), radiotherapy, and X-ray scanners for security.

Published in:

Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 3 )