Research Enhanced Learning with Silicon Lab for Characterization of Silicon Detectors


  • Gordana Laštovička-Medin Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Montenegro


research enhanced learning, silicon laboratory, CMS, TCT, probe station, LHC timing detector, LGAD


In 2025, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be upgraded to the High Luminosity (HL). This will challenge the CMS silicon-based detector performance with very high fluences and long operation time. Sensors have been designed to survive severe radiation damage and tools and methods are developed in order to predict and understand the long-term evolution of the sensor properties. Transient Current Technique (TCT) is one of the important methods to characterize silicon detectors and it is based on the time evolution of the charge carriers generated when a laser light is shone on it. University of Montenegro shows an interest in silicon detector R&D and has recently designed project in order to install first silicon laboratory with TCT setup and a probe station, on its own premises. In the meantime, initial TCT workshops promoting research enhanced learning were conducted. In this paper we share our experiences in relation to designing the lab and creation of outreach program for undergraduate students of physics.