Ressources at the FTD

In addition to dedicated measurement laboratories assigned to individual research groups, FTD provides centralized, shared infrastructure and resources for the development of detector technologies.

This includes

  • approx. 360m² clean room area ISO 5, 6, 7
  • equipment for nano- and microstructuring
  • micro interconnection technology
  • equipment for sensor characterization
  • deep laboratory
  • assembly hall
  • mechanical workshop
  • ASIC laboratory
  • electronics laboratory
  • presentation room and meeting rooms
  • coffee machine

More detailed information about the mentioned resources can be found further down this page. Requests to use the equipment are made through a central booking system.

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Clean Room Area

The cleanroom infrastructure of the FTD comprises an area of 360m² and cleanrooms with different cleanliness classes ranging from ISO7 to ISO5. The clean rooms of the FTD offer the FTD research groups optimal operating conditions for their research and development. The focus is on micro and interconnection technology, nano and micro structuring for the production of gas-enhancing structures, and the testing and quality control of these structures.

Nano- und Mikrostrukturierung
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Nano- and Mikrostructuring

In nano and micro structuring, the current focus is on the production of InGrids and Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM), both of which are used to multiply electrons in gas detectors. Both structures are fabricated by a sequence of photolithographic and wet chemical processes.

Mikro Verbindungstechnik
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Mikro Interconnection Technology

This subpage is still under construction.

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This subpage is still under construction.

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Deep Laboratory

The deep laboratory of the FTD offers the possibility to perform experiments with lower radiation exposure than in ordinary laboratory facilities. The deep laboratory is located about 7m below the FTD. A special barite concrete was used, which has significantly lower radioactive activity than conventional concrete. In the deep laboratory there is also a germanium detector, which can determine the radioactive activity of materials with high energy resolution.

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Assembly Hall

The approx. 100 m² assembly hall offers the FTD research groups the possibility to flexibly test even large and heavy structures. Currently, a large part of the assembly hall (approx. 50%) is used for the assembly of structures for the ATLAS pixel detector. For this purpose, an approx. 28m² clean room cabin was installed so that the work can be carried out under clean conditions (ISO 8).

Mechanische Werkstatt
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Mechanical Workshop

The mechanical workshop offers FTD users the opportunity to perform smaller mechanical tasks (drilling, 3D printing, deburring) under their own responsibility. More complex work remains in the hands of the specialists within the existing workshop network.

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ASIC Laboratory

This subpage is still under construction.

Elektronik werkstatt
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Electronics Laboratory

This subpage is still under construction.

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