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Otilia Militaru
Former member

Current position: GDF SUEZ Tractebel Engineering.
I am involved in the following research directions:

Device simulation of semiconductors sensors

Development of simulation tools at device level for semiconductor sensors. We are interested both in the simulation of static characteristics as for instance coupling capacitances, electric fields, etc, but also dynamic characteristics as signal developed in different sensors when particles are passing through.

Tools used to made this simulations are based in comercial software as TCAD or Silvaco and programs developed by ourselves. This work profits from the close collaboration with DICE (FSA/UCL).

External collaborators: Denis Flandre (UCLouvain - EPL).

Neutron irradiations with UCL cyclotron

Metrology and instrumentation of CYCLONE-110 T2 irradiation line to test semiconductor sensors and electronics under neutron fluences (max Formula: 0 neq/cm2).

External collaborators: Michael Moll (CERN).

The CMS silicon strip tracker upgrade

Development of the "phase II" upgrade for the CMS silicon strip stracker.

More precisely, we are involved in the development of the uTCA-based DAQ system and in the test/validation of the first prototype modules. We take active part to the various test-beam campaigns (CERN, DESY, ...)

This activity will potentially make use of the cyclotron of UCL, the probe stations and the SYCOC setup (SYstem de mesure de COllection de Charge) to test the response to laser light, radioactive sources and beams.

The final goal is to take a leading role in the construction of part of the CMS Phase-II tracker.

External collaborators: CRC and CMS collaboration.

Past projects
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I am involved in the following research directions:

CMS Tracker commissioning at the Magnet Test Cosmic Challenge

The so called Magnet Test Cosmic Challenge (MTCC) was the first comprehensive operational and functional test of the CMS experiment. the MTCC took place in the first months of 2006 and was a slice test in which a small fraction of all the CMS detection equipment was operated in the 4 T solenoid of the experiment. Cosmic rays detected in the muon chambers were used to trigger the readout of all detectors in the global CMS data acquisition system. Prior to data taking, the detectors and their readout electronics were tuned and synchronized with dedicated software procedures. Local reconstruction was carried out online and offline in all sub-detectors for event selection and monitoring purposes. Global reconstruction, linking different sub-detectors, was performed mainly offline. A number of monitoring and visualization tools were also used for validation purposes and monitoring. One of the main goals of the MTCC was the validation of the hardware alignment system functionality.
At the MTCC, UCL had a leading role in the preparation, operation and offline data analysis related to the silicon strip tracker detector.


Cryogenic detectors development for very high radiation environment.

External collaborators: RD39 collaboration.

Silicon strip detectors telescope

Construction of an multiple-plane of silicon strips modules (detectors and readout) as an instrument for particles tracks reconstruction and prototype modules testing.


SYCOC stands for "SYstem de mesure de COllection de Charge". This system is intended to measure charge collection efficiency of semiconductor detectors with both a laser and radiactive sources. This installation is used in the characterization of semiconductor detectors in order to study its radiation hardness. This project is done in collaboration with RD50 team at CERN.

External collaborators: Michael Moll (CERN).

Publications in CP3
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CMS Tracking Performance Results from early LHC Operation
CMS collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] Published in Eur.Phys.J.C70:1165-1192,2010.
Refereed paper. 21st December.


Alignment of the CMS Silicon Tracker during Commissioning with Cosmic Rays
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] CMS PAPER CFT-09-003
Published in JINST

Refereed paper. 26th December.
Commissioning and Performance of the CMS Pixel Tracker with Cosmic Ray Muons
CMS Collaboration
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Full text] CMS-CFT-09-001.
Published in JINST

Refereed paper. 26th December.
Alignment of the CMS Silicon Strip Tracker during stand-alone Commissioning.
W. Adam et al.
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in JINST 4:T07001,2009
Refereed paper. 21st December.


The CMS Tracker Control System
A.Dierlamm, G.Dirkes, M.Fahrer, M.Frey, F.Hartmann, L.Masetti, O.Militaru, S.Youssaf Shah, R.Stringer, A.Tsirou
[Full text] Journal of Physics 119 (2008) 022019
Contribution to proceedings. 31st December.
Petal Integration for the CMS Tracker End Caps
T. Bergauer, et al.
[Full text] CMS NOTE-2008/028. Public CMS note (internally peer-reviewed) about the construction of the CMS forward tracker.
Public experimental note. 22nd December.
The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC
The CMS Collaboration
[Journal] [Full text] The CMS Collaboration, "The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC", 2008 JINST 3 S08004, 361pp doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/3/08/S08004.
Refereed paper. 10th December.
Silicon Strip Tracker Detector Performance with Cosmic Ray Data at the Tracker Integration Facility
J.-L. Bonnet, G. Bruno, B. De Callatay, B. Florins, A. Giammanco, G. Gregoire, Th. Keutgen, D. Kcira, V. Lemaitre, D. Michotte, O. Militaru, K. Piotrzkowski, L. Quertermont, V. Roberfroid, X. Rouby, D. Teyssier et al. (>100 authors)
[Full text] W. Adam et al., "Silicon Strip Tracker Detector Performance with Cosmic Ray Data at the Tracker Integration Facility", CMS NOTE-2008/032.
Public experimental note. 10th December.
The CMS tracker operation and performance at the Magnet Test and Cosmic Challenge
S. Assouak, J.-L. Bonnet, G. Bruno, B. de Callatay, S. de Visscher, D. Favart, B. Florins, E. Forton5, A. Giammanco, G. Gregoire, S. Kalinin, D. Kcira, Th. Keutgen, V. Lemaitre, D. Michotte, O. Militaru, S. Ovyn, K. Piotrzkowski, X. Rouby, D. Teyssier, O. Van der Aa et al. (> 100 authors)
[Journal] [Full text] W. Adam et al., “The CMS tracker operation and performance at the Magnet Test and Cosmic Challenge”, 2008 JINST 3 P07006. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/3/07/P07006.
G. Bruno co-editor

Refereed paper. 10th December.


Cryogenic detector modules and edgeless silicon sensors
X. Rouby, V. Eremin, S. Grohmann, J. Härkönen, Z. Li, P. Luukka, O. Militaru, T. Niinikoski, G.Nüssle, B. Perea Solano, K. Piotrzkowski, E. Tuovinen, E. Verbitskaya
[Journal] [Full text] Proceedings of the RD05 Conference, October 2005. Nucl. Inst. & Meth. A570 (2007) 308-311
Contribution to proceedings. 23rd October.


FP420: An R&D proposal to investigate the feasibility of installing proton tagging detectors in the 420-m region at LHC
M.G. Albrow et al.
Published in CERN-LHCC-2005-025
Public experimental note. 2nd June.

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