Research course

Semiconductor Imaging Sensors for Space and Terrestrial Uses

Institution
Open University · School of Physical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Administrative Support
          Email
          stem-sps-phd-admin@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 858253