SoLiD Electronics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


Modern detectors need dedicated readout electronics to be able to achieve best performance. This proposal is to finish the development of the electronics for the MARS neutrion detector that is also going to be used in the SoLiD neutrino oscillation experiment.

Planned Impact

The MARS detector technology is a cheap replacement for the traditional 3He based neutron detectors. This grant will help to finish the development for the electronics of this technology. The group is already working with KROMEK a UK radiation detection company to commercialize this technology and the grant will have the potential to facilitate this transition.


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Description ERC Consolidator grant
Amount € 1,800,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 682474 SOLID 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 05/2016 
End 06/2021
Description SoLid 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The team developed the front-end and testing of the read out electronics. It also provided the DAQ to acquire and store the data of the prototype system
Collaborator Contribution Our partner provided the back-end electronics and
Impact Partnership resulted in key funding for the experiment
Start Year 2014