Position: First Researcher

Contact info

  • Room: C-509
  • Phone: +39 051 639 8678
  • Email: ezio.caroli@inaf.it

Personal info


Ezio Caroli received the degree in Physics at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1978. In 1982, he joined the Istituto TESRE of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and now belong to the OAS of Bologna, one of the structures of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF). At the beginning, his scientific activity has been mainly oriented in the development of new instrumentation for hard X and soft gamma ray astronomy and in the study of techniques for high energy imaging using coded aperture. Since fifteen years, his main interest has been concentrated in the study and the development of high performance CdTe/CZT spectro-imagers for high-energy astronomy space mission. In this context, he led different projects and he has dedicated particular effort to study the capabilities of such devices as scattering polarimeters in the 100-1000 keV range. In the last decade he has contribute to the definition of a new concept of high energy telescope based on broad band Laue lens coupled with innovative CZT spectrometer with three dimensional space resolution as focal plane. These activities have recently merged into the ASTENA satellite mission concept, studied in the framework of the H2020/AHEAD project (2015-2018). About 250 papers on international refereed journal and on international conference proceedings demonstrate his scientific activities.

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  1. Orbit-Like Proton Radiation Sensitivity of CdTe Detectors: Evaluation of Mobility-Lifetime Products and Spectroscopic Properties, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2019
  2. Compton polarimetry with a multi-layer CdTe focal plane prototype, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2019
  3. The wide field monitor and spectrometer instrument on board the ASTENA satellite mission concept, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 2018
  4. Hard X-ray and Soft Gamma Ray Polarimetry with CdTe/CZT Spectro-Imager, Galaxies, 2018
  5. Special Section Guest Editorial: Polarimetry in X- and Gamma-Ray Astronomy: the Ultimate Dimension, Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2018
  6. Inflight proton activation and damage on a CdTe detection plane, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2018
  7. Expected performances of a Laue lens made with bent crystals, Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2017
  8. Polarimetric analysis of a CdZnTe spectro-imager under multi-pixel irradiation conditions, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2016
  9. Focusing effect of bent GaAs crystals for γ-ray Laue lenses: Monte Carlo and experimental results, Experimental Astronomy, 2016
  10. Hard x-ray broad band Laue lenses (80-600 keV): building methods and performances, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 2015
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