10th RD51 Collaboration Meeting

America/New_York
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790 USA
Leszek Ropelewski (CERN), Maxim TITOV (CEA Saclay)
Description

Dear colleagues,

it is our pleasure to invite you for the 10th RD51 Collaboration Meeting which will take place at the Stony Brook University (SBU) on Long Island, New York (USA):
October 01, 2012 - October 04, 2012. 
The meeting will be made up of plenary sessions in which the working groups will have presentations on Technological Aspects and Development of New Detector Structures, Common Characterization and Physics Issues, MPGD Related Electronics, Production, and Common Test Facilities. The meeting is preceded by an informal pre-meeting on Sunday, September 30, 2012 and followed by a lecture series on Friday, October 05, 2012. The meeting will be conducted in the Wang Center at Stony Brook University.
We are looking very much forward to seeing you all on Long Island.
Leszek, Maxim, and Klaus


EVO link (password: rd51sbu)
    • 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Pre-Meeting Wang 201

      Wang 201

      Stony Brook University

      Informal pre-meeting

      Conveners: Leszek Ropelewski (CERN), Dr Maxim TITOV (CEA Saclay)
    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Opening Plenary Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      RD51 News, invited talks

      Conveners: Leszek Ropelewski (CERN), Dr Maxim TITOV (CEA Saclay)
      • 9:00 AM
        Opening and Welcome 10m
        Speakers: Klaus Dehmelt (Stony Brook University USA), Dr Maxim TITOV (CEA Saclay)
        Slides
      • 9:10 AM
        RD51 Collaboration News 30m
        Speakers: Leszek Ropelewski (CERN), Dr Maxim TITOV (CEA Saclay)
        Slides
      • 9:40 AM
        Development of innovative resistive GEM alpha detectors for earthquakes 10m
        Speaker: Vladimir Peskov (Universidad Nacional Autonoma (MX))
        Slides
      • 9:50 AM
        A low mass microbulk with real XY strips 10m
        Speaker: Theodoros Geralis (Nat. Cent. for Sci. Res. Demokritos (GR))
        Slides
      • 10:00 AM
        Thin and high-pitch laser-etched mesh manufacturing and bulking 10m
        Speaker: Paul Colas (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))
        Slides
      • 10:10 AM
        MPGDs technology laboratory for training, development, fabrication, applications and innovations in Colombia 10m
        Speaker: Rafael M Gutierrez (Universidad Antonio Nariño)
        Slides
      • 10:20 AM
        Break 25m
      • 10:45 AM
        Recent developments with Gridpix 30m
        Speaker: Jan Timmermans (NIKHEF (NL))
        Slides
      • 11:15 AM
        Detector Technologies in PHENIX at RHIC: Past Developments and Future Plans 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Thomas Hemmick (S)
        Slides
    • 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch Break 2h
    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      WG1 - Technologies Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Paul Colas (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR)), Serge Duarte Pinto (CERN)
      • 2:00 PM
        Update on GEM DHCal 20m
        Speakers: Andrew White (University of Texas at Arlington), Andrew White (University of Texas at Arlington (US))
        Slides
      • 2:20 PM
        GEM R&D for the JLab Hall A experiment 20m
        Speakers: Kondo GNANVO (Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fl, USA), Kondo Gnanvo (University of Virginia (US)), Nilanga Liyanage (University of Virginia)
        Slides
      • 2:40 PM
        Construction of the STAR forward GEM tracker 20m
        Speaker: Ross Corliss (M.I.T.)
        Slides
      • 3:00 PM
        GEM-based muon tomography of shielded high-Z materials 20m
        Speaker: Marcus Hohlmann (Florida Institute of Technology (US))
        Slides
      • 3:20 PM
        Coffee break 30m
      • 3:50 PM
        Update on GEMs for CMS high-eta 20m
        Speakers: Archana Sharma (CERN), Marcus Hohlmann (Florida Institute of Technology (US))
        Slides
      • 4:10 PM
        Micromegas for the ATLAS upgrade: status and plans 20m
        Speaker: Joerg Wotschack (CERN)
        Slides
      • 4:30 PM
        GEM based beam monitor developments in Korea 20m
        Speaker: sung park (Korea University)
        Slides
      • 4:50 PM
        THGEM based fast neutron detector for fan-beam tomography 20m
        A novel high-efficiency, one-dimensional fast neutron imaging detector intended for future fan-beam transmission tomography applications, was recently proposed. It consists of a multi-layer neutron-to-proton converter made of hydrogenous materials (polymer) coupled to a position-sensitive THGEM detector; the latter collects and multiplies the proton-induced electrons released in the gas gap between the converter foils, thereby sensing the impinging-neutron’s position. We will briefly review the design, operational principles and expected performances of the new detector concept. We will report on the characterization studies and results of electron transport along the small gas gaps of the converter, which affects the performance of the detector, both in terms of detection efficiency and localization properties – measured with a multi-foil converter and aa 10x10 cm2 THGEM imaging detector; the experimental results are compared to Monte-Carlo simulations ones. For irradiation with 2.5 MeV neutrons and a total of 300 converter foils, detection efficiencies of ~ 7% and a spatial resolution of round 1 mm are expected. Among foreseen applications are neutron tomography in non-destructive testing for the nuclear energy industry, including examination of spent nuclear fuel bundles, detection of explosives & drugs, as well as investigations of thermal-hydraulics phenomena.
        Speaker: Marco Cortesi (Weizmann Institute of Science)
        Slides
    • 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
      Collaboration Board Meeting Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Leszek Ropelewski (CERN), Dr Maxim TITOV (CEA Saclay)
    • 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
      WG5 - Electronics Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Hans Muller (CERN), Jochen Kaminski (Universität Bonn)
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome 5m
        Speakers: Eraldo Oliveri (Sezione di Pisa (IT)), Hans Taureg (University of Wisconsin (US))
      • 9:05 AM
        New features of APV-SRS-Labview 20m
        Speakers: Eraldo Oliveri (Sezione di Pisa (IT)), Riccardo De Asmundis (Universita e INFN (IT))
        Slides
      • 9:25 AM
        Integration of SRU in ATLAS Micromega readout (via EVO) 20m
        Speaker: Andre Zibell (Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (DE))
        Slides
      • 9:45 AM
        Running the Micromega SRS readout in ATLAS (via EVO) 20m
        Speaker: Marcin Z Drozdowa Byszewski (CERN)
      • 10:05 AM
        Brief summary on experience with SRS and MPD 20m
        Speaker: Kondo Gnanvo (University of Virginia (US))
        Slides
      • 10:25 AM
        SRS overview and outlook (via EVO) 20m
        Speaker: Hans Muller (CERN)
        Slides
      • 10:45 AM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 11:00 AM
        News on the VMM1 ASIC 30m
        Speaker: Gianluigi De Geronimo (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
        Slides
      • 11:30 AM
        BGA packaging of APV-25 Chip 15m
        We have developed an easy to prototype BGA package for the APV-25S charge sensitive pre-amp ASIC. The APV chip, developed for the CMS tracker, is often used to readout GEM as well as silicon strip detectors. To reduce prototyping and development costs we have packaged the APV chips into a BGA. This allows front-end electronics to be developed and tested without the need to design boards with the very fine pitch wire bonding. It also allows boards with failed chips to be repaired easily. We will discuss the design, and production experience, and recommendations for future users.
        Speaker: Ben Buck (MIT)
        Abstract
        Slides
      • 11:45 AM
        2D-Readout Board Designs for GEM Detectors 15m
        Traditionally, 2D readout schemes for GEM detectors have used a chemical etching process to expose lines on an underlying layer while still preserving an orthogonal set of lines on the top layer. Due to the thickness of the substrate the area of copper on the lower level must be much greater than on the top to achieve equal charge sharing. As an alternative we have produced 2D readout boards using standard circuit board manufacturing techniques. This method employs pads between the lines on the top layer. The pads are then connected by tiny vias to traces on the lower layer running in a different direction to the top lines achieving a 2D readout scheme. The area of copper for the lines and pads are comparable and better controlled than with the chemical etching approach. Also, since the lines and pads are at the same level, the charge sharing is easily fixed during the design process. This approach allows readout designs other that orthogonal to be developed and tailored to the physics needs. We have studied a variety of different designs from various orthogonal designs to R-Phi designs used in the STAR FGT project, to stereo designs used in the OLYMPUS GEM tracker. XUV designs are also possible with the added benefit of redundancy to resolve multi-hit events. Depending on the feature sizes such 2D readout boards can be produced by a wide range of vendors. We will present our experience producing such boards and show some results from STAR and OLYMPUS.
        Speaker: Jason Bessuille (MIT)
        Abstract
        Slides
      • 12:00 PM
        Update on the BNL SRS readout and analysis system 20m
        At the last collaboration meeting we presented an overview of an alternative to the ALICE Data Acquisition and analysis system to read out the SRS crate. This system has been in production at BNL for a while, and has been adapted by at least one other group. We will briefly outline the design principles and features, and present a selection of measurements performed at BNL as examples. The BNL code, which can run on any modern Linux version, is available to members of RD51.
        Speakers: Martin Lothar Purschke (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)), Dr Martin Purschke (BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY)
        Abstract
        Slides
    • 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
      WG7 - Test beam Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Eraldo Oliveri (Sezione di Pisa (IT)), Yorgos Tsipolitis (National Technical Univ. of Athens (GR))
      • 2:30 PM
        rd51 mm tracker & SRS/APV readout using mmDAQ/Recomm (via EVO) 20m
        Speaker: Athanasios Stamatopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences)
        Slides
      • 2:50 PM
        Test beam, laboratory and CERN facilities 40m
        1. APV and AMORE, test beam and laboratory data analysis (from SBU on behalf of Lari) 2. wg7 status (yorgos and Eraldo)
        Speakers: Eraldo Oliveri (Sezione di Pisa (IT)), Lari Mikael Koponen (H), Yorgos Tsipolitis (National Technical Univ. of Athens (GR))
        • APV and AMORE, test beam and laboratory data analysis (from SBU on behalf of Lari) 20m
    • 3:30 PM 5:50 PM
      WG6 - Production Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Fabio Formenti (CERN), Ioanis Giomataris (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR)), Rui De Oliveira (CERN)
      • 3:30 PM
        Large MPGD developments at CERN workshop: 0.5m2 CMS NS2 GEM and 1m2 Atlas Resistive Micromegas 20m
        Speaker: Rui De Oliveira (CERN)
        Slides
      • 3:50 PM
        GEM industrialization plans with Korea CMS 20m
        Speakers: Hyunsoo Kim (Chonbuk National University (KR)), Yoo Minsang
        Slides
      • 4:10 PM
        Lessons from first large GEM prototype structures for CMS 20m
        Speaker: Archana Sharma (CERN)
        Slides
      • 4:30 PM
        Status report tests 10x10 resistive Bulks from Cirea/Elvia 20m
        Speaker: Fabien Jeanneau (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))
        Slides
      • 4:50 PM
        Status report tests 10x10 resistive Bulks from Eltos 20m
        Speaker: Maria Hoffmann (University of Copenhagen (DK))
        Slides
      • 5:10 PM
        Status of GEM manufacture facility upgrade at Techtra 20m
        Speaker: Piotr Bielowka (TTA Techtra)
        Slides
      • 5:30 PM
        Piggy Back Micromega Technology: New Results for Sealed Detectors 20m
        Speaker: Ioanis Giomataris (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))
        Slides
    • 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
      Collaboration Dinner Chapel

      Chapel

      Convener: Klaus Dehmelt (Stony Brook University USA)
    • 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
      Excursion LIRR NYC (Stony Brook Railroad Station)

      LIRR NYC

      Stony Brook Railroad Station

      Field trip to New York City

      Convener: Klaus Dehmelt (Stony Brook University USA)
    • 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
      WG2 - Physics issues Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Harry Van Der Graaf (NIKHEF (NL)), Maximilien Chefdeville (LAPP, Annecy)
      • 9:00 AM
        Developments and tests of Micro Pixel Chamber with Resistive Cathode 20m
        Speaker: Dr Atsuhiko Ochi (Kobe University (JP))
        Slides
      • 9:20 AM
        ACTAR-TPC: a new active target time projection chamber for radioactive beam experiments 20m
        Speaker: Dr Daisuke Suzuki (CNRS/IN2P3/IPNO)
        Slides
      • 9:40 AM
        Micromegas performance in magnetic field and in TPC mode 20m
        Speaker: Theodoros Alexopoulos (National Technical Univ. of Athens (GR))
        Slides
      • 10:00 AM
        Aging test with resistive Micromegas 20m
        Speaker: Fabien Jeanneau (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))
        Slides
      • 10:20 AM
        Photon detection at WIS: Cryo-GPM & avalanche optical imaging 20m
        Speaker: Lior Arazi (Weizmann Institute of Science)
        Slides
      • 10:40 AM
        Coffee break 20m
      • 11:00 AM
        Micromegas for COMPASS, project and industrialisation 20m
        Speaker: Damien Neyret (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))
        Slides
      • 11:20 AM
        Performance of large pixelized Micromegas detectors in the COMPASS environment 20m
        Speakers: Damien Neyret (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR)), Florian Thibault (CEA/IRFU)
        Slides
      • 11:40 AM
        R&D Activities with GEM Trackers for Nuclear Physics and Medical Imaging at BNL 20m
        Speaker: Bob Azmoun (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
        Slides
      • 12:00 PM
        Rare event searches with Xe-TMA TPCs 20m
        Speaker: Dr Diego Gonzalez-Diaz (Zaragoza University)
        Slides
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 2:00 PM 6:30 PM
      WG4 - Simulation Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Wang Lecture Hall 2

      Stony Brook University

      Conveners: Carlos Alberto Bastos De Oliveira (University of Aveiro (PT)), Rob Veenhof (University of Wisconsin (US))
      • 2:00 PM
        Simulation study of ion back flow for the ALICE-TPC upgrade 30m
        Speaker: Taku Gunji (University of Tokyo (JP))
        Slides
      • 2:30 PM
        C2H2F4, measurements and calculations 30m
        Speaker: Ye Jingbo (Tsinghua)
        Slides
      • 3:00 PM
        CF4, measurements and calculations 15m
        Speaker: Ozkan Sahin (Uludag University)
        Slides
      • 3:15 PM
        Bursa gas detector laboratory, status 15m
        Speaker: Ozkan Sahin (Uludag University)
        Slides
      • 3:30 PM
        Measurements of drift velocity and longitudinal diffusion of Xe+CF4 with the NEXTDMDB TPC prototype at LBNL 30m
        Speaker: Carlos Alberto Bastos De Oliveira (University of Aveiro (PT))
        Slides
      • 4:00 PM
        Coffee 30m
      • 4:30 PM
        Solid modelling in neBEM 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Supratik Mukhopadhyay (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (IN))
        Slides
      • 5:00 PM
        MHSP, MSGC and GEM 30m
        Speaker: Ms Purba Bhattacharya (Saha institute, Kolkata, India)
        Slides
      • 5:30 PM
        GEM charging up calculations 30m
        Speakers: Pedro Correia, Rob Veenhof (University of Wisconsin (US))
        Slides
      • 6:00 PM
        Thick GEM photon detection efficiency 30m
        Speaker: Ramón Heberto Martínez Mayorquin
        Slides
    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Lecture Series Wang 201

      Wang 201

      Stony Brook University

      100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790 USA

      Lectures on MPGD and related items

      Convener: Klaus Dehmelt (Stony Brook University USA)
      • 9:00 AM
        Lecture on Gaseous Detectors for Science & Discussion 1h 10m
        Speaker: Dr Graham Smith (BNL)
        Slides
      • 10:10 AM
        Break 20m
      • 10:30 AM
        Lecture on Microelectronics for Science & Discussion 1h 10m
        Speaker: Gianluigi De Geronimo (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
        Slides