Micro Pattern Gas Detectors. Towards an R&D Collaboration.

AB Auditorium Meyrin (CERN)

AB Auditorium Meyrin


A workshop on micro pattern gas detectors will be held at CERN. The workshop may lead to the formation of an official R&D collaboration (probably RD51) on micro pattern gas detectors. The goal of such a collaboration would be to bundle and coordinate detector development and simulation work, which is currently being performed in numerous groups at universities and research institutes. The collaboration will allow to: • structure, coordinate and focus ongoing R&D efforts • share knowledge, experience and infrastructure, agree on common test and quality standards • coordinate widespread simulation efforts towards setting-up a common maintainable software package for gas detector simulations • share investment of common projects (e.g. larger mask sets for GEMs) This is expected to lead to: • an improved understanding of operational parameters (gas, fields, readout structures, MC simulations), • optimized detector performance, • optimized readout electronics and readout integration with detectors, • new detector concepts, • progress in technological and economical aspects (base materials, fabrication methods, industrialization and cost effectiveness). Contact persons at CERN: Leszek.Ropelewski@cern.ch and Christian.Joram@cern.ch Secretariat support: Kate.Ross@cern.ch and Veronique.Wedlake@cern.ch
  • Alain Bellerive
  • Alain Delbart
  • Alexei Buzulutskov
  • Allain Gonidec
  • Archana SHARMA
  • Bernard DENIS
  • Bernard Genolini
  • Bernd Voss
  • Bernhard Ketzer
  • Christian Joram
  • Colin Goodheart-Smithe
  • David ATTIE
  • David Watts
  • Domenico della Volpe
  • Elena Rocco
  • Emir Sirage
  • Eraldo Oliveri
  • Eric Delagnes
  • Erik van der Bij
  • Fabien Jeanneau
  • Fabio Sauli
  • Ferdinand Hahn
  • Francisco Garcia
  • Fred Hartjes
  • Fulvio Tessarotto
  • Gabriele Croci
  • Giovanni Bencivenni
  • Giulietto Felici
  • Gloria Spandre
  • Hans Muller
  • Harry van der Graaf
  • Hartmut Hillemanns
  • Ioannis GIOMATARIS
  • Jacob van Beelen
  • Jan Timmermans
  • Janina Östling
  • Jean Peyré
  • Jean-Eric Ducret
  • Jerome BEUCHER
  • Jin Li
  • Joachim Baechler
  • Joao Veloso
  • Joel Pouthas
  • Johann Zmeskal
  • Jörg Wotschack
  • Kari Kurvinen
  • Klaus Dehmelt
  • Klaus Desch
  • Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
  • Leszek Ropelewski
  • Lev Shekhtman
  • Luciano Musa
  • Lucie Linssen
  • Mar Capeans
  • Marco Cortesi
  • Marco Poli Lener
  • Mariagrazia Alviggi
  • Matteo Alfonsi
  • Maxim Titov
  • Maximilien Chefdeville
  • Michael Campbell
  • Michael Moll
  • Miranda van Stenis
  • Nail Malakhov
  • Nial Wassdahl
  • Nicola turini
  • Nikolai Smirnov
  • Paolo Iengo
  • Paolo Martinengo
  • Pascal Baron
  • Paul Colas
  • Peter Cwetanski
  • Rob Veenhof
  • Ron Settles
  • Ronaldo Bellazzini
  • Ronny der Kinderen
  • Rudiger Voss
  • Rui De Oliveira
  • Sandro Palestini
  • Sanjoy pal
  • Serge Duarte Pinto
  • Sorina Popescu
  • Stefan Roth
  • Stefano Lami
  • Stéphan Aune
  • Suvendu Nath Bose
  • Toru Tanimori
  • Uwe Renz
  • Vadim Grachev
  • Valeri Chernyatin
  • Vincent Lepeltier
  • Vladimir Peskov
  • Walter Snoeys
  • Werner Riegler
  • Wolfgang Klempt
  • Yevgen Bilevych
  • Yulan Li
  • Monday, September 10
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      State-of-the-art of micro pattern gas detectors (Overview)
      • 9:00 AM
        Introduction to the workshop 10m
        Speaker: Lucie Linssen (CERN)
      • 9:35 AM
        Latest progress with Micromegas 20m
        Speaker: Ioanis Giomataris (Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (CEA-Saclay))
      • 9:55 AM
        GEM and other charge multipliers with VLSI pixel read-out 20m
        Speaker: Ronaldo Bellazzini (INFN Pisa)
      • 10:15 AM
        GEM at CERN 15m
        Speaker: Leszek Ropelewski (CERN)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      coffee 30m
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      State-of-the-art of micro pattern gas detectors (GEM and THGEM)
      • 11:00 AM
        GEM detectors for high rate tracking 20m
        Speaker: Bernhard Ketzer (Institut fuer Theoretische Physik)
      • 11:20 AM
        GEM, applications in synchrotron radiation experiments and tracking in high energy physics 20m
        Speaker: Lev Shekhtman (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP))
      • 11:40 AM
        Latest progress in developing GEM-like detectors with resistive electrodes 20m
        Speaker: Vladimir Peskov (Pole Universitaire Leonardo de Vinci)
      • 12:00 PM
        Recent advances in THGEM detectors at Weizmann 20m
        Speaker: Marco Cortesi (Weizmann Institute of Science)
      • 12:20 PM
        Recent developments on MHSPs and GEMs in gaseous cascade multipliers for ion back-flow suppresion 20m
        Speaker: Joao F.C.A. Veloso (Uni Aveiro)
      • 12:40 PM
        GEM detectors activity at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati of INFN 20m
        Speaker: Matteo Alfonsi (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF))
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      State-of-the-art of micro pattern gas detectors (Micromegas)
      • 2:00 PM
        Micromegas TPC readout R&D 20m
        Speaker: Paul Colas (DAPNIA)
      • 2:20 PM
        MPGD readout TPC using the charge dispersion signal 20m
        Speaker: Alain Bellerive (Carleton University)
      • 2:40 PM
        Large size bulk Micromegas 15m
        Speaker: Alain Delbart (DAPNIA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (CEN Saclay))
      • 2:55 PM
        Micromegas performance and ageing studies 20m
        Speaker: Dr David ATTIE (CEA/DSM/DAPNIA/SPP)
      • 3:15 PM
        R&D on Micromegas for an upgrade of ATLAS Muon System for the SLHC 15m
        Speaker: Joerg Wotschak (CERN)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      coffee 30m
    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      State-of-the-art of micro pattern gas detectors
      • 4:00 PM
        Two-phase avalanche detectors based on gas electron multipliers 20m
        Speakers: Dr Alexei Buzulutskov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics), Lev Shekhtman (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP))
      • 4:20 PM
        MPGD for Active Target Detectors in low energy nucear physics 20m
        Speaker: Joel Pouthas (Institut National de Physique Nucleaire... (IN3P3))
      • 4:40 PM
        Development of Micro Pixel Gas Chamber based on printed circuit technology and its applications 20m
        Speaker: Toru Tanimori (Department of Physics, Kyoto University)
    • 5:00 PM 7:05 PM
      Electronics for micropattern gas detectors
      • 5:00 PM
        Micro Pattern Gas Detectors characteristics and front-end electronics requirements 20m
        Speaker: Werner Riegler (CERN)
      • 5:20 PM
        MEDIPIX/TIMEPIX - Pixel electronics for MPGD 20m
        Speaker: Michael Campbell (CERN)
      • 5:40 PM
        Electronics for TPC readout with MPGD 20m
        Speaker: Luciano Musa (CERN)
      • 6:00 PM
        The AFTER-based MPGD-TPC readout electronics 15m
        Speaker: Pascal Baron (CAE Saclay)
      • 6:15 PM
        VFAT and discharge protection chip 15m
        Speaker: Walter Snoeys (CERN)
      • 6:30 PM
        Multichannel readout electronics for MPGD, based on different types of IDEAS chips 20m
        Speaker: Nail Malakhov (Ohio State University)
      • 6:50 PM
        R&D on ASIC for GEM 15m
        Speaker: Giulietto Felici (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF))
    • 8:00 PM 11:00 PM
      Workshop dinner 3h
  • Tuesday, September 11
    • 9:00 AM 9:50 AM
      State-of-the-art of micropattern gas detectors (pixel readout)
      • 9:00 AM
        GRIDs - latest progress 20m
        Speaker: Jan Timmermans (NIKHEF)
      • 9:20 AM
        Experience with 3-GEM configurations using the TimePix 20m
        Speaker: Uwe Renz (University of Freiburg)
      • 9:40 AM
        MPGD activities - plans in Bonn 10m
        Speaker: Klaus Desch (Bonn Univ.)
    • 9:50 AM 10:30 AM
      Software tools for gas detectors studies
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      coffee 30m
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Technological aspects of MPGD
      • 11:00 AM
        MPGD technologies 20m
        Speaker: Rui De Oliveira (CERN)
      • 11:20 AM
        Large GEM detectors 20m
        Speaker: Serge Duarte Pinto (CERN)
      • 11:40 AM
        GEM detectors production and QC 20m
        Speaker: Kari Kurvinen (Helsinki Institute of Physics HIP)
      • 12:00 PM
        A test and certification of GEM foils produced by Tech-Etch 20m
        Speaker: Nik Smirnov (Yale University)
      • 12:20 PM
        Aging and radiation hardness of gas detectors 20m
        Speaker: Mar Capeans Garrido (CERN)
      • 12:40 PM
        The LCTPC Collaboration: some key aspects of activity 20m
        Speaker: Klaus Dehmelt (Dept.of Physics and Space Sciences)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Forming an R&D collaboration
      • 2:00 PM
        Experience from RD50 - R&D Collaboration on rad hard tracking detectors 20m
        Speaker: Michael Moll (CERN)
      • 2:20 PM
        Towards RD51 - organizational aspects 15m
        Speaker: Christian Joram (CERN)
      • 2:35 PM
        Future of the gas detectors 20m
        Speaker: Harry Van Der Graaf (NIKHEF)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      coffee 30m
    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Discussion: Next steps, sharing of tasks.