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2008 publications

2008 book chapters

K.S. Karim, "Active matrix flat panel imagers for diagnostic medical imaging applications," in Electronics for Medical Imaging, Editors: Kris Iniewski, Wiley, 2008, May 2008. 25 pages text (12,000 words), 17 figures.

2008 journals

F. Taghibakhsh, I. Khodami, K.S. Karim, "Characterization of short wavelength selective a-Si:H metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photoconductors for large area digital imaging applications," Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Transactions on Electron Devices, 55(1), pp. 337-342, January 2008

K.S. Karim, I. Khodami, F. Taghibakhsh, "a-Si:H (MSM) photoconductor detector for biomolecular imaging applications," ECS Transactions, February 2008, in press.

F. Taghibakhsh, K.S. Karim, "Two-transistor active pixel sensor readout circuits in amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology for high resolution digital imaging applications ," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 2121-2128, August 2008.

F. Taghibakhsh, K.S. Karim, "Charge-gated thin film transistors for high resolution digital imaging applications," IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 859-862, August 2008.

M.M. Adachi, K. Kavanagh, K.S. Karim, "Structural and electrical characteristics of nanocrystalline silicon prepared by hot-wire chemical vapor deposition on polymer substrates," Thin Solid Films, Volume 516, Issue 21, Pages 7418-7421, September 2008.

I. Khodami, F. Taghibakhsh, K.S. Karim, "UV Enhanced a-Si:H MSM," IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 1007-9, September 2008.

F. Taghibakhsh, K.S. Karim, G. Belev, S.O. Kasap, "X-ray detection using a two-transistor amplified pixel sensor array coupled to an amorphous selenium (a-Se) x-ray photoconductor," IEEE Sensors, accepted June 2008, in press.

A. Sultana, K.S. Karim, A. Reznik, J.A. Rowlands, "Design and feasibility of active matrix flat panel detector using avalanche amorphous selenium for protein crystallography," Medical Physics, accepted July 2008, in press.

A. Sultana, K.S. Karim, J.A. Rowlands, "Avalanche selenium detector for protein crystallography," IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, accepted September 2008, in press.

2008 conference proceedings

S. Tsang, A.H. Ma, K.S. Karim, M. Parameswaran, A.M. Leung, "Monolithically fabricated polymer MEMS 3-AXIS thermal accelerometers designed for automated wirebonder assembly," IEEE 21st International Conference on MEMS, Tucson, USA, January 2008.

A. Goldan, K.S. Karim, A. Reznik, C.B. Caldwell, J.A. Rowlands, "Photon counting readout pixel array in 0.18-um complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology for on-line gamma-ray imaging of 103 palladium seeds for permanent breast seed implant (PBSI) brachytherapy," in Society of photo-optical instrumentation engineers (SPIE) Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, San Diego, USA, February 2008, in press.

F. Taghibakhsh, K.S. Karim, "High resolution amplified pixel sensor architectures for large area digital mammography tomosynthesis," in SPIE Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, San Diego, USA, February 2008, in press. Honourable mention poster award.

F. Taghibakhsh, K.S. Karim, "Light controlled oscillator: A pixel architecture for large area digital imaging using amorphous silicon," IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, March 2008, in press.

A. Sultana, K.S. Karim, J.A. Rowlands, "Large area direct x-ray conversion detector for protein crystallography," IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, March 2008, in press. Best student paper award.

K.S. Karim, I. Khodami, F. Taghibakhsh, "a-Si:H metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) photoconductor detector for biomolecular imaging applications," 213th meeting of the electrochemical society (Dielectrics for Nanosystems III session), Phoenix, USA, May 2008. Invited.

A. Goldan, K.S. Karim, "Unipolar charge sensing using frisch and coplanar grid techniques for amorphous aelenium based radiation detectors," SPIE Optics and Photonics 2008: Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics X, San Diego, CA, August 2008.

N. Safavian, K.S. Karim, A. Nathan, J.A. Rowlands, "A 3-thin-film transistor (TFT) hybrid active-passive pixel with correlated double sampling CMOS readout circuit for real-time medical x-ray imaging," 34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), September 2008.