First joint experiment at Vinca InstituteEF-UNINIS (Prof. Goran Ristić and student Stefan Ilić) and Tyndall National Institute (Aleksandar Jaksic) took part in the first joint experiment in the ELICSIR project. The experiment involved irradiation of commercial floating gate transistors and Tyndall stacked RADFET samples at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, Belgrade. The results of the experiment will be used in joint research work in the project. Preparations for the upcoming project kick-off meeting, general project work plan, and planned Stefan’s visit to Tyndall were discussed.
Participation in European Researchers NightEF-UNINIS students engaged in the ELICSIR project, Stefan Ilić and Aleksandar Jevtić, participated in the European Researchers Night.
They presented a prototype of the smart Geiger-Muller counter with an Android application that can be used as a personal dosimeter. The Android app can display counts per minute (CPM), dose rate, absorbed dose and graph of radiation levels in the past 30 minutes. The application alerts the user when preset threshold dose levels are exceeded.
Read the news on the official website of the European Researchers Night.
Official kick-off meetingThe official kick-off meeting of the ELICSIR project was held at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš. The meeting was attended by the representatives of all project partners. It included the discussion of the project overview and management practices, partner presentations, detailed discussions of project plans and deliverables and, in the end, an agreement on the list of actions for all partners in the following six months. Photos from the meeting can be seen here.
Two-month staff mobility at TyndallStefan Ilić, a Master student at the EF-UNINIS, began a two-month stay at Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland, where he was involved in the training activities and preparation of scientific publications.
Lecture by Stefan Ilić at TyndallStefan Ilić, a Master student at EF-UNINIS, gave a lecture entitled "Electrically programmable floating gate MOS transistor as a radiation detector" during his stay at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland.
Photos can be seen here.
CERN meeting and a talk by Stefan IlićStefan Ilić, a Master student at EF-UNINIS, attended the ATLAS Roman Pots General meeting at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
He gave a talk "New AFP RadMONs based on floating gate" during the AFP Detector Session.
Photos from the event can be seen here.
First ELICSIR promotional materialsInitial ELICSIR promotional materials, a flyer and a poster, have been completed. They will be used for project promotion to all stakeholders and general public.
Electronic copies of the materials can be found here.
Visit to EF-UNINIS by Dr. Gregor KrambergerDr. Gregor Kramberger from Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, visited EF-UNINIS as an external consultant in ELICSIR project. This was an opportunity to share valuable information related to joint TCT research and to discuss further steps and activities.
RAD 2020 Conference partnershipELICSIR project started a partnership with the Eighth International Conference on Radiation in Various Fields of Research – RAD 2020 (rad2020.rad-conference.org), and the project logo was posted on the conference website. Set to be organized from July 20–24 in Montenegro, RAD 2020 was transferred to the virtual format due to Covid-19 pandemic. Prof. Goran Ristić, project coordinator and conference chairman, was planned to present ELICSIR to conference participants and companies.
Article publication in SensorsWithin the ELICSIR project, a scientific paper Floating-Gate MOS Transistor with Dynamic Biasing as a Radiation Sensor was published in Sensors, an open-access journal from MDPI, which has an impact factor of 3.031. The EF-UNINIS authors are very grateful to the staff of Tyndall and IHP institutes, especially to Dr. Russell Duane, for their very helpful assistance.
1st ELICSIR Online WorkshopThe first ELICSIR project Workshop, an online event attended by staff and students from all project partners, was held on 15 July 2020. Workshop presentations were related to the details of the scientific work done since the start of ELICSIR project. Discussion included scientific issues and possibilities and plans for further research collaborations.
Workshop presentations can be found here.
1st ELICSIR Online Training School by IHP – Part 1The first part of the 1st ELICSIR Online Training School: Radiation Effects in Electronic Devices, Circuits, and Systems, organized by IHP, was held.
The presenters were Miloš Krstić, Zoran Stamenković, Marko Anđelković, and Pylyp Ostrovskyy from IHP.
The programme, list of participants, and presentations can be found here.
1st ELICSIR Online Training School by IHP – Part 2The second part of the 1st ELICSIR Online Training School: Radiation Effects in Electronic Devices, Circuits and Systems was held.
The presenters were Antonio Lallena and Miguel Angel Carvajal from the University of Granada, Spain and Aleksandar Jakšić from Tyndall, Ireland.
The programme, list of participants, and presentations can be found here.
Luka Spahić defended the masters thesisLuka Spahić, a Masters student at EF-UNINIS and participant in the ELICSIR project, defended his master thesis Design and implementation of an electronic circuit for measuring low currents based on transimpedance amplification under the supervision of Prof. Goran Ristić. The Masters thesis was done at the Applied Physics Laboratory. Luka expresses a special gratitude to Marko Anđelković, from the partner institution IHP, for very significant help he provided during the preparation of this thesis.
This Masters thesis presents the concept of transimpedance amplification, which is designed to ensure as high as possible measurement accuracy with maximum immunity to external electromagnetic interference. As part of the thesis, the electrical circuit design method and its individual parts, simulation of the electrical circuit, as well as detailed design of the printed circuit board of the electronic circuit, are presented in detail. The measurements of the electric current were done by the realized prototype and the discussion of the measurement results is presented. A proposal for the electronic circuit application for measuring low current levels, improvement of functionality, as well as potential omissions and their elimination are given. Also, the electronic circuit enables amplification and conversion into voltage of the generated photocurrents in PIN diode during irradiation. Based on the measured current, it is possible to calculate the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation.
DSD 2020 Conference paperA joint scientific paper “Design of Radiation Hardened RADFET Readout System for Space Applications” was presented at the 23rd Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2020) and published in the Conference Proceedings.
The authors are Marko Anđelković, Aleksandar Simevski, Junchao Chen, Oliver Schrape, Zoran Stamenković, Miloš Krstić, Stefan Ilić, Luka Spahić, Laza Kostić, Goran Ristić, Aleksandar Jakšić, Alberto J. Palma, Antonio Lallena, and Miguel Angel Carvajal.
Stefan Ilić defended the masters thesisStefan Ilić, a Masters student at EF-UNINIS and participant in the ELICSIR project, defended his masters thesis entitled "Investigation of the possibility of using a commercial floating gate transistor as an ionizing radiation detector in high sensitivity mode", under the supervision of Prof. Goran Ristić. The research for the masters thesis was done at the Applied Physics Laboratory. Stefan is very grateful to Russell Duane and Aleksandar Jakšić from the Tyndall Institute and to Marko Anđelković from the IHP Institute for very useful help.
This masters thesis presents the use of a commercial MOS transistor with a floating gate, the so-called EPAD (Electrically Programmable Analog Device), for ionizing radiation detection in a special high-sensitivity mode (HIGHSENS). The idea is to design a linear sensor with a constant value of sensitivity to ionizing radiation. The experiment contained two variants of the high-sensitivity regime: with zero and positive bias, where zero bias gives higher sensitivity. The results show a significantly higher sensitivity of EPAD in the mode of high sensitivity and zero bias during irradiation than without such mode of operation. Also, all EPADs in the high-sensitivity mode show a linear dose dependence. The problem exists in the repeatability of the experiment, it is assumed that the cause is the tunnel oxide through which the floating gate is charged with the electrons, which does not have a satisfactory quality for this kind of work. Also, the operation of the system is quite complex and requires extensive calibration of the software.
Laza Kostić defended the masters thesisLaza Kostić, a Masters student at EF-UNINIS and participant in the ELICSIR project, defended his masters thesis entitled Self-sustaining, low-power embedded system for measuring the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation, under the supervision of Prof. Goran Ristić. The thesis was done at the Applied Physics Laboratory.
As the possibilities of nuclear energy are tested for the task of a better future here on Earth and elsewhere in space, the need for measuring nuclear energy arises. The way this can be done is by using sensors for ionizing radiation. These sensors normally generate an electrical current or voltage potential on their output, in accordance to the ionizing radiation they absorb. One application of this kind of sensor is in a system for measuring the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation. This masters thesis presents the flow and procedures of design and realization of a prototype system for this purpose, that uses sensors for sensing doses of absorbed ionizing radiation, a GPS module to gather information about its location, and a GSM module to send all the information to a base station. The system is powered by a lithium battery, charged by a solar cell via a lithium battery charger circuit. The total power consumption of the system is reduced by using a power management circuit. The system as a whole is very compact and modular, hence it is suitable for multiple use cases and conditions.
ELICSIR project masters students continue to doctoral studiesAfter completing their masters theses within the ELICSIR project, Stefan Ilić, Luka Spahić, and Laza Kostić enrolled in doctoral studies, continuing their work on the project.
Possible cooperation with DMV companyGoran Ristić, ELICSIR coordinator, Laza Kostić, a PhD student, and Aleksandar Jevtić, a Masters student, visited DMV company and presented the ELICSIR project. Together with the owner of the company, Mr. Dušan Šarković, they visited the company's laboratories and discussed possible cooperation. DMV is one of the most successful companies in Serbia, receiving the Award for Business Success in 2018 by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. Photos from the visit can be viewed here.
Award for the best masters thesisStefan Ilić received the award for the best master's thesis at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering for the 2019/2020 school year. The title of the thesis is Investigation of the possibility of using a commercial floating gate transistor as an ionizing radiation detector in high sensitivity mode. On this occasion, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, together with its partners, awarded the best students from the previous school year.
Workshop talk by Prof. Miloš KrstićProf. Miloš Krstić, a member of the ELICSIR project team from IHP, participated in the 19th Workshop High Performance SiGe BiCMOS Technology Platform for Innovative RF and Photonic ICs and gave a talk related to space activities of IHP in which he promoted the ELICSIR project. His presentation was followed by over 50 participants from the industry and academia.
Presentation of ELICSIR at VIDIS project kick-off meetingProf. Goran Ristić, project coordinator, presented the ELICSIR project at the kick-off meeting of the VIDIS project. VIDIS is an ongoing project entitled Virtual Centre for Distributed Atmospheric Sensing for Reduction of Pollution Pressures coordinated by Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia. Among other parts, the agenda included a section for the presentation of the existing Twinning projects and initiatives. The full agenda can be found here.
Manuscript submission for ESREF 2021In close consultation with ELICSIR project partners, Stefan Ilić performed experiments examining a recharging process of commercial floating gate MOS transistors at Department of Radiation and Environmental Protection, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Science. The manuscript with those results was submitted to ESREF 2021 Conference and, if accepted, it will be published in a special issue of the Microelectronics Reliability Journal.
2nd ELICSIR Online WorkshopThe 2nd ELICSIR Online Workshop was held on March 9 and 10, 2021. Organized by the University of Granada, the workshop gathered more than 100 participants who attended very interesting presentations. The programme, list of participants and presentations can be found here.
Radiation experiments at VinčaRadiation experiments of the commercial PIN diode, planned with the colleagues from UGR and IHP, were performed at the Department of Radiation and Environmental Protection, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Science, Belgrade. Because of epidemiological measures, only Goran Ristić and Stefan Ilić could participate in the experiments. When the pandemic situation improves, joint radiation experiments will be performed at the Radiotherapy Unit of the University “San Cecilio” Hospital in Granada, KU Leuven, Belgium, or GSI Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany, as planned.
The photos from this experiment can be seen here.
ELICSIR Project Twinning DaysELICISIR project team organised Twinning Days on March 24 and 25, 2021. The event gathered 18 Twinning project coordinators from neighbouring and non-EU countries from the last two project calls. This very successful event was used to discuss good practices, exchange experiences and challenges, especially regarding the project realization during Covid-19 pandemic. The list of participants, programme and presentations can be found here.
2nd ELICSIR Online Training School by TyndallThe 2nd ELICSIR Online Training Schoolwas held on April 21 and 22, 2021, organized by the Tyndall National Institute, Ireland. The programme of this two-day online event included seven very interesting presentations which are available on the Project website. Almost 50 participants had the opportunity to hear not only scientific presentations but also get some career advice and tips for doing better research.
Radiation experiments at VinčaRadiation experiments planned with project partners were performed at the Department of Radiation and Environmental Protection, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Science, Belgrade. The ELICSIR Project team members who participated in this activity were young researchers from all higher education levels, so this experience is very important and valuable to them. Experiment participants were led by prof. Goran Ristić, Project Coordinator, who overlooked the entire process together with the representatives of the Vinča Institute. The experiments were performed by two PhD students, Stefan Ilić and Luka Spahić, one MSc student, Aleksandar Jevtić, as well as one BSc student, Strahinja Dimitrijević. The photos show the experiment participants and their work.
Gregor Kramberger visited EF-UNINISDr. Gregor Kramberger from the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, visited EF-UNINIS as an external consultant on the ELICSIR project related to TCT research. Photos show that he spent most of the time at the Applied Physics Laboratory, sharing the knowledge and experience with ELICSIR project team-members.
ELICISR project promoted at RAD 2021 ConferenceProf. Goran Ristic, the ELICISR project coordinator and the president of the RAD Conference, promoted the ELICISR project during the Ninth International Conference on Radiation in Various Fields of Research – RAD 2021 Conference held from June 14–18, 2021, in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. This was one of the first scientific events after the coronavirus pandemic held in-person. The participants were very interested to hear about project realization, since it covers similar topics as the conference, especially having in mind the situation in the world due to the pandemic. Prof. Ristic used the opportunity to participate in the local TV show where he talked about radiation. In addition, some members of the project team presented the results of a research conducted within the ELICISR project.
Some photos can be seen here, whereas the entire gallery is available on the conference website.
Two papers accepted for publicationAs a result of research activities performed by the project team members, two full papers were accepted for publication. Recharging process of commercial floating-gate MOS transistor in dosimetry application was published in Microelectronics Reliability, vol. 126, whereas Radiation sensitive MOSFETs irradiated with various positive gate biases was published in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences, vol. 14, issue 1.
Participation in the 32nd International Conference on MicroelectronicsELICSIR Project members participated in the virtual 2021 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Microelectronics organized in the period from September 12 to September 14, 2021. Four papers of PhD and MSc students created within the project were included in the Conference Programme and presented online.
Bojan Draško spent a month at IHPBojan Draško, a PhD student at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, spent a month at the IHP, Germany. He used this mobility period from August 21 to September 20 to further expand his knowledge through the training activities he attended. He was also included in some research activities, which was very helpful for the preparation of various scientific publications.
Miloš Marjanović visited the start-up company BeeHoldThe start-up company BeeHold, which operates within the Science and Technology Park Niš, was visited by Miloš Marjanović. During the visit, he was promoting the ELICISR project and its activities, and talked about the importance of cooperation with companies and the exchange of good practice and solutions.
Online consultations with project partnersA regular session of online consultations among project team members was held on October 1. One of the PhD students involved in the project, Stefan Ilić, had a meeting with the partners from Tyndall National Institute and University of Granada where they discussed some of the scientific issues that appeared the research, data processing and data analysis.
Joint research paper presented at 32nd ESREFStefan Ilić presented a joint research paper “S. D. Ilić, M. S. Andjelković, R. Duane, A. J. Palma, M. Sarajlić, S. Stanković, G. S. Ristić, Recharging Process of Commercial Floating-Gate MOS Transistor in Dosimetry Application” which was prepared as part of ELICISR project activities. The 32nd European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis was held online, and the paper was presented in real-time, in one of oral sessions, as it can be seen in the Conference Programme.
3rd ELICSIR workshop successfully organizedThe third ELICSIR workshop “Fault-tolerant Electronics for Radiation Environments” was organized online by the IHP. It was held on November 17 and 18, 2021, and it gathered 122 participants from all around the globe. The participants had the opportunity to hear some very interesting and useful presentations. The Programme, list of participants and presentations are available online.
Nikola Đikić spoke for the Serbian National Television (RTS)Nikola Đikić, a student at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, and a member of the ELICSIR team, gave an interview to the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) about his engagement at CERN. We are proud to see a member of the ELICSIR team contribute to the largest project in our field. His interview was a part of the TV show New Serbian Minds, which is a part of the RTS educational and scientific program.
Vinča Institute hosted another ELICSIR experimentVinča Institute for Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia, was the host of another experiment conducted within the ELICSIR Project. Although the realization of this experiment was planned with colleagues from the University of Granada, COVID restrictions prevented their participation. Serbian project team members were assisted by Dr. Srboljub Stanković from the Vinča to ensure the success of the experiment and the validity of results.
ELICISR project at a science fair Nauk nije bauk 13The popularization of science and scientific findings to the general public is very important, especially in the area of radiation. Therefore, ELICSIR project members participated in the science fair Nauk nije bauk 13 with a presentation about ionizing radiation and its measurement, which they also used to promote the project.
Published papers in 2022 based on ELICSIR project researchAfter a very thorough experimental and research work within the ELICSIR project, several papers were written and published during 2022 in:
- Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2022.166473
- Microprocessors and Microsystems – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpro.2022.104486
- Electronics – https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11060918
- Micro & Nano Letters – http://doi.org/10.1049/mna2.12119
- Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers – https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218126622400035
- Microelectronic Reliability – https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microrel.2022.114726
Miloš Krstić’s invited talk at the online training schoolProf. Dr. Miloš Krstić, member of ELICSIR project from IHP, gave an invited talk on the “Hardware Architectures for AI Applications” at the online training school “Introduction to Quantization in Neural Networks and Applications”. This event was organized by the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia. His presentation was followed by around 40 participants, mainly students and staff of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering.
Miloš Marjanović participated in staff mobility at the IHPAs a part of the ELICSIR project staff mobility, Miloš Marjanović, a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, spent two-and-a-half months at the IHP, Germany. He used this time to expand his knowledge and conduct research primarily related to the SPICE simulations of Single Event Transients in CMOS circuits, which resulted in the creation of several scientific papers. Also, for the interactive student training section on ELICSIR website, an exercise for SET simulation using open source tools and models has been developed. During his stay, he gave an online lecture entitled “PS-BBICS: Pulse Stretching Bulk Built-in Current Sensor for On-Chip Measurement of Single Event Transients” summarizing the simulation results he achieved at IHP.
Five ELICSIR workshops for high school studentsELICSIR team members realized five workshops for high school students followed by a final quiz to check their knowledge and award the best- ranked students. The topic of the workshops and the final quiz was ionizing radiation and radiation sensors that are used for the measurement. This was a great opportunity to not only promote the project but also to promote the knowledge and findings on these important topics, as well as to show the practical application of this knowledge.
ELICSIR promoted at the International Fair of Technics and Technical AchievementsNikola Mitrović, a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and a member of ELICSIR project team, promoted the project at the International Fair of Technics and Technical Achievements. The fair was organized in Belgrade from May 24 to May 27, 2022 and it gathered a large number of exhibitor and visitors, which was excellent for the promotion of the project. Our exhibition booth caused great attention due to a large number of devices that were used to demonstrate certain aspects of radiation and its research and measurement.
Cooperation with the Novelic companyThe ELICSIR project members kept extending their cooperation with companies in the interest of the project and project promotion. Therefore, the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, hosted the promotion of Novelic, a company which deals with the development of radar and similar sensor technologies and operates within the Science and Technology Park Niš. This presentation gathered a large audience, which was also informed about the ELICSIR project and its activities. Moreover, ELICSIR team members and Novelic representatives exchanged their experience regarding sensors and sensor technologies.
Sandra Veljković’s stay at Tyndall National InstituteTyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, hosted a two-month staff mobility organized as a part of the ELICSIR project activities. Sandra Veljković, a PhD student at the Faculty of Electronics Engineering, University of Niš, completed a two-month training stage with Dr. Russell Duane. The training was related to using numerical simulation to validate measurement method techniques, such as the well-known McWhortur method for extracting oxide charge. Also, various component structures were formed in the simulator for further testing and analysis. She also had a tour of the silicon fabrication facility where process engineers demonstrated how a RADFET is fabricated. This experience will not only serve for the research work within the ELICSIR project, but also for her doctoral dissertation.
ELICSIR at RAD 2022 Conference Spring EditionELICSIR project team used the 10th Jubilee International Conference on Radiation in Various Fields of Research (Jubilee RAD 2022 Conference Spring Edition) for several project activities. Firstly, a special session with 7 oral presentations was organized in which the members of the project team talked about their research conducted within the project. Secondly, a meeting on the further implementation of the project was organized which was very fruitful since it was the first in-person meeting after a long time. In addition, the conference social events were used not only as team-building activities, but also for networking with other scientists.
Participation in the 11th Conference of the Balkan Physical UnionELICSIR Project members Stefan Ilić and Goran Ristić participated in the 11th Conference of the Balkan Physical Union (BPU11 Congress) that was held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 28 August to 1 September 2022. They gave a poster presentation on the Direct conversion of ionizing radiation into electrical energy using PIN diodes.
Miloš Marjanović's lecture at the Petnica Science CentreMiloš Marjanović gave a lecture at the summer electronics seminar at the Petnica Science Centre, which gathers the most talented students from Serbia. 17 high school students from 8 cities in Serbia participated in the seminar. The ELICSIR project was presented to the students through a lecture on radiation sensors and sensor data processing using Arduino. Also, Miloš talked about his experience and impressions about working and staying at the IHP within the ELICSIR project.
Sandra Veljković participated in the 10th SeCerS ConferenceSandra Veljković participated in the tenth Serbian Ceramic Society Conference “Advanced Ceramics and Application” which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 26 and 27, 2022. She had a poster presentation P-channel power VDMOSFETs under the influence of radiation and static/pulsed NBT stress.
Miloš Marjanović presented a joint research paper at ESREF 2022Miloš Marjanović participated in the 33rd European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF 2022), which was held in Berlin (Germany) from September 26-29, 2022. He presented a joint research paper Marko Andjelkovic, Milos Marjanovic, Junchao Chen, Stefan Ilic, Goran Ristic, Milos Krstic, PS-BBICS: Pulse stretching bulk built-in current sensor for on-chip measurement of single event transients which includes the results of research conducted within the ELICSIR project.
The 3rd ELICSIR Training School at the University of GranadaThe University of Granada, Spain, organized the third Training School for ELICSIR project partners from October 24 to October 26, 2022. This was a live event held in Granada, Spain, which gathered 39 participants from all partner institutions and even some external scientists. The attendees had the opportunity to hear 12 very interesting presentations and be involved in the discussion and other joint activities that were organized, thus facilitating knowledge transfer among young researchers involved in radiation effects research as well as their cooperation.
Sandra Veljković receives an award for her scientific workSandra Veljković, an ELICSIR project team member and a PhD student at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering of the University of Niš, was awarded by a humanitarian organization Find Raoul. She received an award “Svetislav Milić – to young people from the heart” in the special category for her scientific and research work. During her studies (BSc, MSc and now PhD), she has published 9 papers in international journals, 53 papers in international conferences, 20 papers in national conferences and 2 professional papers. Some of the published papers were written during her engagement in the ELICSIR project.
Nikola Mitrović completed his mobility at the University of GranadaAs a part of the ELICSIR project activities, Nikola Mitrović, a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Electronics Engineering, University of Nis, spent two and a half months at the University of Granada, Spain. During this staff mobility, he was involved in the joint research and preparation of papers with the colleagues from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada. Research was focused on designing an experimental setup for measuring of threshold voltage of DMOS transistors. The designed setup was used for measuring the characteristics before and after irradiation as well as during the thermal annealing of DMOS devices. Research results will be processed and published in the upcoming joint papers co-authored by ELICSIR project team members.
Sandra Veljković promoted ELICSIR on local TV stationsAs a successful young scientist, Sandra Veljković has been a guest on several television channels. During the interviews, she talked about her scientific career and research work, primarily stressing her involvement and activities in the ELICSIR project. She promoted the project and realized activities, focusing on the importance of the project for the community and general public, as well as on the importance of raising people’s awareness about radiation and its aspects.
Another joint scientific paper publishedELICSIR Project members worked together to publish another scientific paper based on the research conducted within the project. The paper Marko Andjelkovic, Milos Marjanovic, Bojan Drasko, Cristiano Calligaro, Oliver Schrape, Umberto Gatti, Felipe A. Kuentzer, Stefan Ilic, Goran Ristic, Milos Krstic, “Analysis of Single Event Transient Effects in Standard Delay Cells Based on Decoupling Capacitors” was published in the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, vol. 31, no. 18, Dec. 2022.
ELICSIR Symposium to wrap up project activitiesAs one of the final project activities, the ELICSIR Symposium gathered project partners and stakeholders, coordinators of some other Twinning projects, as well as scientists whose research covers Symposium topics. The Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, as the project coordinator, hosted this event which had a very rich scientific and social program for more than seventy participants from eleven countries. This was a great way to conclude the project and summarize all activities, and share the experience with other Twinning projects. Also, it was a great forum to talk about the conducted research and obtained results which have been and will be published in the near future, especially because there were many participants from the scientific community, not just project partners. The presented contributions are available on the Symposium website.
Twinning Project Day within the ELICSIR SymposiumThe ELICSIR Symposium, as one of the final project activities, was a great place to gather the coordinators of other regional Twinning projects to exchange experience and good practices, and help each other in achieving the planned objectives. The programme of this event included the presentation of nine Twinning projects followed by a very interesting discussion among coordinators. Although these projects cover different topics, mutual support will be very significant during their implementation.
Milan Pavlović spent two and a half months at IHPMilan Pavlović, a MSc student at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, spent two and a half months at the IHP, Germany, as a part of the staff mobility within the ELICSIR Project. His activities were related to the training on the use of digital circuit simulator tool Modelsim, design of on- chip temperature sensors based on ring oscillators, and design of SET filters and detectors. He will use this valuable knowledge and research results for his MSc thesis and future scientific work and publications.