D. Carlos Cruz de la Torre
 Experimental Nuclear Physics dep.
 Electronic Engineer
 Technical Support
 Instituto de Estructura
 de la Materia. (C.S.I.C) 
 Serrano 113 bis 
 E-28006 MADRID

 Tel: + 34 91 561 68 00 ext 3001
 directo: + 34 91 590 16 14
 FAX: + 34 91 585 54
 email: carloscruz@iem.cfmac.csic.es 


Field of research (2009):

-Contribution to R&D with a whole new type of scintillates. Development of different types of detectors and ways of dealing with electronic signals from the sensors. Design of a testbed for testing different combinations of sensors for collecting light.

-Modification and development of software to control various electronic modules.Adaptation of many channels electronic multiplexing for the digitization of signals for light collecting system. Software development for reading multiplex Readout module.

-Use of software for designing the mechanical support of all detectors. Design vacuum chamber with solidworks. Repaiment of electronic modules used in experiments.

-Development and assembly of some practices in the laboratory for Erasmus Mundus Master students in "Science and Nuclear Fusion Engineering Physics” in 2008/09 academic course. Practices development for the PhD course in Nuclear Experimental Physics in 2009/10 academic course.

-Informatic support for the group, including both maintenance and development of local services such as integrating new hardware. Upgrading services to local users, web services and mechanisms for data backup.

-Integration of an algorithm for automatic operation of a system Phoswich digital detectors. We need to test all gamma sources and final test online with high-energy gamma (4-6 MeV) produced in reactions with protons beams in the CMAM accelerator (Madrid).

-Adaptation of a multiplexing system for reading Avalanche Photo Diodes (APD) used to read some signals scintillated Csl (TI) for CALIFA Barrel, in collaboration with Mesytec company.

Other Activities:

Setup and take data for experiments, Centro de Microanálisis de Materiales (CMAM), Madrid (Spain), 2- 6th & 16- 20th of March, 19-23rd of May, 18- 24th of June and 17-30th of November 2009.

Setup and operation of the experiment adquisition system. Electronic equipment setup. Experimental data proceding, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble (Switzerland), : 6- 9th of July 2009.

Setup and data gathering experiment. Setup and data gathering experiment. Instituto Tecnológico y Nuclear (ITN). Lisbon (Portugal), 1-5th of November 2009.

Laboratory practices at Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC for students of the Máster Erasmus Mundus in “Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics”.

Take a course “Administración avanzada en Linux” (20 hours), CSIC-UAM, 23-27th of November 2009.


Current research activities of the group:

R & D on detectors for Experimental Nuclear Physics have followed two lines of work: The first one involves designing and execution of an ultra thin telescope for detection and separation mass of light charged particles. It has an electronic multiplexing that allows to try and parse a VME module 512 telescope channels simultaneously. The system we tested with Na, Si and Mg is accelerated from 2 to 30 MeV in tandem CMAM Laboratory in the University of Madrid. We were able to separate and identify different isotopes and determine the emission angle and energy.

The second line of work framed within the R3B collaboration for future facility FAIR (Facility for Antiprotons and Ion Research) consists on the construction and testing of a gleaming composed of two crystals (Phoswich). Also, simulations have been performed with the behaviour of the same Phoswich composed 3cm LaBr3 (Ce) + 5cm LaCl3 (Ce). The aim has been to separate and identify the pulse of each Phoswich individual crystal, which we have achieved successfully.



Experimental Nuclear Physics Group | Last update December 13, 2005