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Semiconductor imaging sensors for space and terrestrial uses

The Centre for Electronic Imaging at The Open University has been involved in the development and characterisation of many CCD and CMOS image sensors for space and terrestrial applications over recent years. The applications areas of CMOS image sensors for X-ray detection are expanding, and new developments concentrate on achieving physically thick sensitive layers and stacked devices for greater detection efficiency. One of the largest users of X-ray CMOS sensors is instrumentation at synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers. Our studentships investigate a range of applications using CMOS sensors for soft X-ray detection in both terrestrial and space use, and involve concept studies, design and build of hardware and data analysis.

Qualifications available:

PhD or MPhil

Fees:

For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Expressions of interest should normally be accompanied by an up-to-date CV.

Potential research projects

  • CMOS Image Sensors for Precision Astronomy

Current/recent research projects

  • Development of an X-ray camera for the OGRE sounding rocket
  • Development of an imaging camera for UKube-1
  • Investigation of electron multiplying CCD technology for space astronomy
  • Radiation damage in scientific sensors for space
  • Development of CMOS imager for the JANUS camera on JUICE

Further information

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Administrative support
Email:
STEM-SPS-PhD-Admin@open.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1908 858253

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