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Research Group "HEPHY - Fachbereich Halbleiterdetektoren"
(Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Thomas Bergauer)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Bergauer
First name(s):Thomas
Title:Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Position:Fachbereichsleiter
Institution:
Institution:Austrian Academy of Sciences
Organizational unit:Institut für Hochenergiephysik (HEPHY)
Street address:Nikolsdorfer Gasse 18
Postal code:1050
City:Wien
Mail:Thomas.Bergauer(at)oeaw.ac.at
Homepage:http://www.hephy.at/forschung/fachbereiche/halbleiterdetektoren/
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • High energy physics (103012)
  • Semiconductor physics (103011)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.05.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2007   up to including: 2011
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
11 Persons
Thomas Bergauer
Paul Dolejschi
Marko Dragicevic
Edwin Frühwirth
Josef Hrubec
Manfred Krammer
Bernhard Leitl
Bernhard Lutzer
Thomas Spielauer
Wolfgang Treberspurg
Manfred Valentan
Full-time equivalents:9.25
Percentage project-funded:16
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:34
Number of publications:19
Five most important publications:
  1. M. Dragicevic et al., "Optimising the strip geometry for very fine pitch silicon strip sensors",
    Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 617 (2010) 532-533.
  2. T. Bergauer et al., "Results from a first production of enhanced Silicon Sensor Test Structures produced by ITE Warsaw", Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 598 (2009) 86.
  3. W. Adam et al., "Performance studies of the CMS Strip Tracker before installation", JINST 4 (2009) P06009.
  4. M. Bleyl et al., "Signal-to-noise measurements on irradiated CMS tracker detector modules in an electron testbeam", Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 583 (2007) 169.
Five most important talks:
  1. M. Hoch, "CMS Silicon Strip Tracker Operations and Performance",
    IEEE2010: 2010 Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging conference and RTDS workshop,
    Knoxville, TN, USA (Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2010).
  2. T. Bergauer, "Semiconductor Detectors in High Energy Physics", Xth International School-Seminar "The Actual Problems of Microworld Physics", Gomel, Belarus (Jul 15-26, 2009).
  3. M. Krammer, "Silicon Sensors: From Basic Principles to the Largest Silicon Detector",
    First IPM Meeting on LHC Physics, Isfahan, Iran (Apr 20-24, 2009).
  4. "M. Krammer, ""Silicon Detectors - Tools for Discovery in Particle Physics"",
    Frontiers in Physics - 3rd International Workshop, Awana Genting, Malaysia (Jan 12-16, 2009)."
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • EU FP7: AIDA (Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators)
    Beginn 1.2.2011
  • EU FP6: EUDET (Detector R&D towards the International Linear Collider)
    associate member
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Design of sensors for the Belle II Silicon Vertex Detector, CMS and ILD
  • Electrical characterisation and quality assurance of silicon sensors
  • Irradiation tests to study radiation hardness of sensor materials
  • Development of new connection techniques for highly integrated detector modules
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Research and Development for the CMS Tracker Upgrade
  • Silicon Detectors for an International Linear Collider experiment
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
3 doctor's theses
  1. Stephan Hänsel: "Studies for the silicon tracking system of the International Large Detector concept at the International Linear Collider", Vienna University of Technology (2011)
  2. Marko Dragicevic: "The New Silicon Strip Detectors for the CMS Tracker Upgrade",
    Vienna University of Technology (2010)
  3. Thomas Bergauer: "Design, Construction and Commissioning of the CMS Tracker at CERN and Proposed Improvements for Detectors at the Future International Linear Collider",
    Vienna University of Technology (2008)
Diploma and master theses:
6 theses
  1. Wolfgang Treberspurg: "Manufacturing Process of Silicon Strip Sensors and Analysis of Detector Structures", Vienna University of Technology (2011)
  2. Maria Bernard-Schwarz: "Measurements and Irradiation Analysis of Silicon Structures for the CMS Upgrade", Vienna University of Technology (2011)
  3. Dieter Uhl: "Bau einer Teststation zur Qualitaetssicherung von Detektormodulen fuer das Belle II - Experiment", FH Technikum Wien (2011)
  4. Georg Auzinger: "Design of a cooling device for the qualification of irradiated silicon sensors",
    Vienna University of Technology (2010)
  5. Wolfgang Kiesenhofer: "Performance studies on Silicon Strip Sensors with 50 µm pitch",
    Vienna University of Technology (2010)
  6. Michael Ballauf: "Design, Measurements, and Analysis of the Enhanced Silicon Strip Test Structures produced by ITE-Warsaw", University of Vienna (2008)
Bachelor theses:
1 thesis
  1. Dieter Uhl: "Erweiterung einer Messstation für Siliziumdetektoren mit einer computerunterstützten Lineartischansteuerung", FH Technikum Wien (2009)
International networking:
  • Design of sensors for the Belle II Silicon Vertex Detector (collaboration with 1 institute)
  • Electrical characterisation and quality assurance of silicon sensors (collaboration with 4 institutes)
  • Irradiation tests to study radiation hardness of sensor materials (collaboration with 2 institutes)
  • Development of new connection techniques for highly integrated detector modules (collaboration with 4 institutes)
  • Research and Development for the CMS Tracker Upgrade (collaboration with 20 institutes)
  • Silicon Detectors for an International Linear Collider experiment (collaboration with 17 institutes)
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