CIVIDEC Instrumentation GmbH was founded in 2009 by Dr Erich Griesmayer. The internationally operating company has its headquarters in the heart of Vienna, Austria. CIVIDEC specializes in the development and production of radiation diagnostic systems, which are based on synthetic chemical vapour deposition (CVD) diamond detectors, analogue electronics and digital real-time data processing units. Our technology is used in 24 nations worldwide, where more than 200 customers enjoy working with our products. CIVIDEC benefits from its high level of experience and knowledge, as well as from an international network of research facilities and renowned scientists.
By exploiting the intrinsic electronic properties of detector-grade CVD diamond, CIVIDEC has established a series of products, immaculately manufactured in Austrian hand-made quality, suitable for extreme environmental conditions. CIVIDEC offers versatile radiation diagnostic systems for neutrons, charged particles and X-rays. All our products are delivered with a product certificate. Each detector is calibrated with the respective particle source. We provide beam instrumentation for particle accelerators, diagnostic systems for nuclear science and beam position monitors for X-ray beam lines. Our products are available off-the-shelf and as customized solutions.
CIVIDEC benefits strongly from the individual knowledge, experience and specialization of its team members. These factors enable us to provide an all-inclusive service from prototyping and product development to customer service.
CIVIDEC highly specializes in innovative solutions for radiation diagnostics, based on CVD diamond detector technologies. This includes the detectors and also the related analogue and real-time digital electronics.
CIVIDEC re-invests a substantial part of the annual turnover into research. This is how we manage to stay ahead in the field of radiation diagnostics and which allows us to pioneer diamond detector solutions for harsh environments.
CIVIDEC is embedded in a network of international research institutions, which provides us access to dedicated facilities. The network enables us to cooperate with experts in related fields in order to test, improve and develop our products to turnkey solutions.
CIVIDEC uses highest-grade materials for their products, which are manufactured by hand in the headquarter in Vienna. Each CIVIDEC product is tested, individually calibrated with the respective particles and delivered with a quality assurance certificate.
We continuously provide trainings for junior researchers and support PhD studies, focusing on using the full capacity of CVD diamond detector technologies. CIVIDEC is part of numerous EC funded projects in the field of beam instrumentation and radiation diagnostics.
- We are happy to announce our participation in the AVA project - a Marie Curie program funded by the EC. The AVA project aims at enabling new antimatter experiments, probing the fundamental laws of nature. Miha Cerv joined our team as PhD student in the framework of this project. For more information please go to

- We are an associate partner in the EC-funded STREAM project "Smart Sensor Technologies and Training for Radiation Enhanced Applications and Measurements", Horizon 2020 – the Framework Program for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)”, under Grant Agreement Number 675587.
- Our Diamond Beam Loss Monitors are a standard product at the CERN-LHC. They are used to measure LHC beam losses of 7 TeV protons in real-time with 1 ns time resolution and 25 ns bunch-by-bunch diagnostics.

- Tests at the EC/JRC/IRMM [Geel, Belgium] proved the excellence of our Diamond Neutron Monitor: rates of 1 MHz, energy resolution <50 keV, real-time analysis with our ROSY® Readout System.

- Tests at the Diamond Light Source [Oxford, UK] proved the excellent performance of our Diamond XBPM. For beams of 10 um diameter, a position resolution of ±2 nm was achieved.

Publications resulting from our in-house research activities, including contributions by students which were sponsored by CIVIDEC, are listed below.
CIVIDEC is sponsoring the PhD thesis of Pavel Kavrigin at the Vienna University of Technology. Pavel is investigating the properties of diamond detectors for neutron and photon detection.
Prof. Erich Griesmayer is CEO of CIVIDEC Instrumentation and has been working at CERN for more than 20 years. He is associated professor at the Vienna University of Technology in electronic instrumentation.
High-Precision Alpha Spectroscopy with Diamond Detectors
G. Senft, Bachelor Thesis TU Wien, 2017

The 13C(n,α0)10Be cross section at 14.3 MeV and 17 MeV neutron energy
P. Kavrigin, et al., EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, 11036, 2017


Selective data analysis for diamond detectors in neutron fields
C. Weiss, et al., EPJ Web of Conferences, 146, 03004, 2017


Non-Linear Optical Phenomena in Detecting Materials as a Possibility for Fast Timing in Detectors of Ionizing Radiation
M. V. Korjik, et al., IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 63, 6, 2979-2984, 2016


The Use of Single-Crystal CVD Diamond as a Position sensitive X-Ray Detector
E. Griesmayer, et al., Proceedings of IBIC2016, MOPG14, 71-74, 2016

ISBN 978-3-95450-177-9

Investigation of Injection Losses at the Large Hadron Collider with Diamond based Particle Detectors
O. Stein, et al., Proceedings of IPAC2016, MOPMR031, 310-312, 2016

ISBN 978-3-95450-147-2

Beam Losses at CERNs PS and SPS measured with Diamond Particle Detectors
F. Burkart, et al., Proceedings of IPAC2016, THPOR048, 3898-3900, 2016

ISBN 978-3-95450-147-2

Ionization Signals from Diamond Detectors in Fast-Neutron Fields
C. Weiss, et al., Eur. Phys. J. A., 52, 269, 2016


In Vacuum Diamond Sensor Scanner for Beam Halo Measurements in the Beam Line at the KEK Accelerator Test Facility
S. Liu, et al., NIMA, 832, 231-242, 2016


Operation of a fast Diamond γ-Ray detector at the HIγS Facility
T. Williams, et al., NIMA, 830, 391-396, 2016

13C(n,α0)10Be Cross Section Measurement with sCVD Diamond Detector
P. Kavrigin, et al., Eur. Phys. J. A, 52, 179, 2016


The Use of single-crystal CVD Diamond as a Position sensitive X-Ray Detector
E. Griesmayer, C. Bloomer, P. Kavrigin, C. Weiss, Proceedings of IBIC2016, Barcelona, Spain, MOPG14, 71-74, 2016

ISBN 978-3-95450-177-9

CVD diamond applications for particle detection and identification in high-radiation environments
M. Červ, PhD Thesis, Technische Universität Wien, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, 2016

Design of a Laser-based Profile Monitor for LINAC4 Commissioning at 40 MeV and 100 MeV
T. Hofmann, et al., Proceedings of IBIC2015, TUPB055, 1-5, 2015

ISBN 978-3-95450-176-2

A novel Neutron Flux Monitor based on Diamond Detectors at the Vienna TRIGA Mark II Reactor
E. Griesmayer, et al., Proc. of IAEA Conf. on Research Reactors, 16-20 November 2015, 2015

Response of Polycrystalline Diamond Particle Detectors measured with a high Intensity Electron Beam
O. Stein, et al., Proceedings of IPAC2015, MOPTY058, 1069-1072, 2015

ISBN 978-3-95450-168-7

Diamond Detector for Beam Profile Monitoring in COMET Experiment at J-PARC
P. Sarin, et al., JINST, 10, C06016, 2015


Pulse-Shape Analysis for Gamma Background Rejection in Thermal Neutron Radiation using CVD Diamond Detectors
P. Kavrigin, et al., NIMA, 795, 88-91, 2015


In Situ Radiation Test of Silicon and Diamond Detectors operating in Superfluid Helium and Developed for Beam Loss Monitoring
C. Kurfürst, et al., NIMA, 782, 149-158, 2015


A novel diamond-based beam position monitoring system for the High Radiation to Materials facility at CERN SPS
B. Lindström, Master Thesis Linköping University, 2015


Single Crystal Diamond Detector Measurements of Deuterium-Deuterium and Deuterium-Tritium Neutrons in Joint European Torus Fusion Plasmas
C.Cazzaniga, et al., Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 043506, 2014


The (n,α) Reaction in the s-Process Branching Point 59Ni
C. Weiss, et al., Nuclear Data Sheets, 120, 208-210, 2014


A CVD Diamond Detector for (n,α) Cross-Section Measurements
C. Weiss, PhD Thesis, Technische Universität Wien, Faculty of Physics, 2014

A new CVD Diamond Mosaic-Detector for (n,α) Cross-Section Measurements at the n_TOF Experiment at CERN
C. Weiss, et al., NIMA, 732, 190-194, 2013


A Prototype Readout System for the Diamond Beam Loss Monitors at LHC
E. Griesmayer, et al., Proceedings of IBIC2013, MOPC45, 182-185, 2013

ISBN 978-3-95450-127-4

Performance of Detectors using Diamond Sensors at the LHC and CMS
M. Hempel, et al., Proceedings of IBIC2013, MOPC43, 174-177, 2013

ISBN 978-3-95450-127-4

A Prototype Readout System for the Diamond Beam Loss Monitors at LHC
E. Griesmayer, et al., CERN-ACC-NOTE-2013-0022 PERF, 2013

Diamond Particle Detector Properties during high Fluence Material Damage Tests and their future Applications for Machine Protection in the LHC
F. Burkart, et al., Proceedings of IPAC2013, THPEA047, 3249-3251, 2013

ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9

Radiation Tolerance of Cryogenic Beam Loss Monitor Detectors
C. Kurfürst, et al., Proceedings of IPAC2013, THPEA044, 3240-3242, 2013

ISBN 978-3-95450-122-9

Diamonds for Beam Instrumentation
E. Griesmayer, AIP Conf. Proc., 1525, 133, 2013


Chemical Vapour Deposition Diamond - Charge Carrier Movement at Low Temperatures and Use in Time-Critical Applications
H. Jansen, PhD Thesis, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2013

Verification of the CNGS Timing System using Ultra-Fast Diamond Detectors
H. Jansen, et al., CERN-ATS-2012-250 / CERN-PH-EP-2012-213 / JINST-039P-0812, 2012

Diamond Detectors for LHC
E. Griesmayer, et al., Proceedings of IBIC2012, MOPA10, 71-73, 2012

ISBN 978-3-95450-119-9

Bunch-by-Bunch Beam Loss Diagnostics with Diamond Detectors at the LHC
M. Hempel, et al., Proceedings of HB2012, MOP203, 41-45, 2012

ISBN 978-3-95450-118-2

An Experiment on Hydrodynamic Tunnelling of the SPS high Intensity Proton Beam at the HiRadMat Facility
J. Blanco Sancho, et al., Proceedings of HB2012, MOP241, 141-145, 2012

ISBN 978-3-95450-118-2

Response of CVD Diamond Detectors to 14 MeV Neutrons
C. Weiss, et al., CERN-ATS-Note-2012-093 TECH, 2012

A CVD Diamond Detector for (n,α) Cross-Section Measurements
C. Weiss, et al., PoS(ENAS 6)015, 2011

Overview of LHC Beam Loss Measurements
B. Dehning, et al., Proceedings of IPAC2011, THOAA03, 2854-2856, 2011

Diamonds for Beam Instrumentation
E. Griesmayer, et al., Physics Procedia, TIPP11-D-11-00056R1, 000-000, 2011

A fast CVD Diamond Beam Loss Monitor for LHC
E. Griesmayer, et al., Proceedings of DIPAC2011, MOPD41, 2011

A&T Sector Note
B. Dehning, et al., ATS/Note/2011/048 (TECH), 2011

Diamond Detectors as Beam Monitors
E. Griesmayer, et al., Proceedings of BIW10, MOCNB02, 49-52, 2011

Test of a Diamond Detector using Unbunched Beam Halo Particles
B. Dehning, et al., CERN-ATS-2010-027, 2010

High-Resolution Energy and Intensity Measurements with CVD Diamond at REX-ISOLDE
E. Griesmayer, et al., CERN-BE-Note-2009-028, 2009

Medical Beam Monitor - Pre-Clinical Evaluation and Future Applications
H. Frais-Kölbl, et al., NIMA, 581, 103-106, 2007

Diamond Pad Detector Telescope for Beam Conditions and Luminosity Monitoring in ATLAS
M. Mikuž, et al., NIMA, 579, 2, 788-794, 2007

Radiation hard Diamond Sensors for Future Tracking Applications
RD42 Collaboration, NIMA, 565, 1, 278-283, 2006

Charge-Carrier Properties in Synthetic Single-Crystal Diamond using the Transient-Current Technique
H. Pernegger, et al., Journal of Applied Physics, 97, 1, 2005

A fast low-Noise Charged Particle CVD Diamond Detector
H. Frais-Kölbl, et al., IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 51, 6, 3833-3837, 2004

Beam Diagnostics with Solid-State Detectors in Medical Radiation Applications
E. Griesmayer, et al., 8th Vienna Wirechamber Conference 1998, 1998

Messtechnik im Beschleunigerbereich
E. Griesmayer, Habilitation, Technische Universität Wien, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1997

A DSP Algorithm for the On-Line Determination of Integral Signal Parameters
E. Griesmayer, ICSPAT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Signal Processing Application, 1, 146-150, 1996

A Proposal for a Novel Ion Beam Detector
E. Griesmayer, Private Communication to P.J. Bryant, N. Doble, H. Pernegger, M. Pernicka, P. Weilhammer, 1993

Echtzeitbewertung integraler Meßgrößen
E. Griesmayer, PhD Thesis, Technische Universität Wien, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1988