Detectors are the key to scientific experiments.
German fundamental research centers have started an initiative to use modern materials, new assembly techniques and ultra-fast communications technology for the next generation of detectors.
Future detectors will be demanding regarding resolution, number of channels, integration density, produced data rates and power consumption. The new generations of detectors require the combination of the most improved technologies in broad range of fields. A key role plays the 3D integration of readout logic and sensors as well as integrated electro-optical components.
This detectors with high spatial, time and energy resolution are essential to utilize fully the performance of the currently arising new facilities in fundamental research. But also applied research is in the focus of the initiative: similar detectors are also required by industry, medical and material sciences.