29-31 October 2018
Europe/Paris timezone
Thematic school on the simulation of semiconductor detectors

Scientific programme

The school is aimed at physicists and research engineers who wish to use simulation tools for the developement of semiconductor detectors. The goal is to provide participants with the basic knowledge to use simulation tools to predict the behavior of devices and to implement the most common models of silicon detectors.

The school spans three days. Two half days will be devoted to presentations by experts in the field, laboratory physicists, engineers developing the Silvaco and Synopsis software and detector manufacturers. A whole day will be dedicated to hands-on sessions where the participants will practice the simulation tools on simple examples. They will learn how to design and simulate simplified sensors and how to extract the relevant parameters that describe the characteristics of the devices, for example, the leakage current, the depletion voltage, the total capacitance, and charge collection efficiency. The results will be graphically represented, studied and analyzed. For details, see the Timetable.

The prerequisites to attend this school are:

  • Knowledge of basic principles of silicon detectors
  • Some experience with simulations (any field)