XeSAT 2017 - The International Conference on Science, Application, and Technology of Xenon Radiation Detectors

Pullman Raja Orchid Hotel, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Pullman Raja Orchid Hotel, Khon Kaen, Thailand

9-9 Prachasumran Road, Muang, KHON KAEN, 40000 THAILAND, Telephone: (+66)43-322155, Fax: (+66)43-322150, Email: pullman@pullmankhonkaen.com
Chinorat Kobdaj (Suranaree University of Technology (TH))

The International Conference on Science, Application, and Technology of Xenon Radiation Detectors (XeSAT2017) is the third in a series of meetings to discuss all aspects of using xenon detectors in all fields. Although many large existing or planned liquid xenon detectors are used for Dark Matter search, this is not a Dark Matter Conference.

Xenon detectors in all its forms, liquid, solid, and gas shall be discussed, as well as the detector technologies for various applications. This series of conferences started in 2003 with a meeting named HPXe called by V. Dmitrenko of MEPHI. This was followed by the 2005 XeSAT at Waseda University, organized by T. Doke. Due to the widespread interest in xenon detectors, both gatherings were very successful. They were a forum for physicists, chemists, and engineers to discuss the advances in xenon technology and hear about application specific issues.
Unfortunately, the series was interrupted despite the tremendous expansion of the field and the amazing advances in xenon detector technology. 

There were some recent attempts to incorporate the structures of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGD), such as GEMs and MicroMegas. These could be used either directly to read out the charges or in the form of Gaseous Photo Multiplier (GPM) to detect the light. Large area cryogenic GPMs might be an economical replacement for PMTs in future very large liquid detectors. Thus, we might be at the threshold of yet another revolution in xenon detector.

The conference will also involve fields related to the physics, chemistry, and technology of gas, liquid, and solid xenon, and their applications to science, medical science, and engineering.


  • Ionization and scintillation of rare gasses
  • Light and charge yield
  • Electronic and ionic transport processes
  • Recent developments of radiation detectors based on xenon
  • Purification and re-circulation methods of rare gas xenon
  • Applications in nuclear, high energy, and astrophysics
  • Applications in nuclear geology, engineering, and space technology
  • Medical applications, including medical imaging, e.g. PET
  • Cryogenics for storage and handling of large amounts of xenon
  • Development and application of Gaseous PhotoMultipliers (GPM)

Organized by:



  • Akira Hitachi
  • Alexander Bolozdynya
  • Alexander Shustov
  • Anantachai Lakrathok
  • Anupong Banjongkan
  • Arnon Songmoolnak
  • Atsushi Takeda
  • Ayut Limphirat
  • Chinorat Kobdaj
  • Daniel Hilk
  • Dominique Thers
  • Elena Aprile
  • Ferenc Glück
  • Francesc Monrabal Capilla
  • Francesco Arneodo
  • Franco Giuliani
  • Hiroki Kusano
  • jidapa lomon
  • Junji Naganoma
  • KaiJian Li
  • Karl Giboni
  • Kei Ieki
  • Kirill Pushkin
  • Kiseki Nakamura
  • Kohei Murakami
  • Kota Ueshima
  • Mani Tripathis
  • Masaki Yamashita
  • Michael Murra
  • Nobuyuki Hasebe
  • Parinya Namwongsa
  • Pawel Majewski
  • Phitsanu Poolcharuansin
  • Pieter Breur
  • Ponthip Chaiyabin
  • Prayoon Songsiriritthigul
  • Shaobo WANG
  • Thanachot Nasawad
  • Thanid Nudas
  • Thanit Saisopa
  • Valeriy Dmitrenko
  • Victor Grachev
  • Wanchaloem Poonsawat
  • Xilei Sun
  • Xun Chen
  • Yajing XING
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Group Photo
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Dr. Pawel Majewski: Simulation studies of the electroluminescence signal in the double phase TPC of the LUX-ZEPLIN detector STFC/Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)

      STFC/Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffe break
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM

      Waseda University


    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Dr. Kirill Pushkin: Prototype radon removal and evaluation system for the LZ Dark Matter experiment University of Michigan (USA)

      University of Michigan


    • 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Dr. Xilei Sun: The performance of SiPM for liquid xenon TPC in high electric field IHEP (China)



    • 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Mr. Kiseki Nakamura: High pressure xenon gas detector with segmented electroluminescence readout for 0νββ search Kyoto University (Japan)

      Kyoto University


    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Dr. Ferenc Glück: Electrostatic Field Calculations for a Dual Phase Noble GasWIMP Detector Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

      Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Dr. Franco Giuliani: Low-level impurity measurements in Xenon with cold traps Shanghai Jiaotong University (China)

      Shanghai Jiaotong University


    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Prof. Masaki Yamashita: Rn removal for ultra low background liquid xenon base detector University of Tokyo (Japan)

      University of Tokyo


    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Mrs. Yajing Xing: 3 gamma medical imaging with XEMIS2, a liquid xenon Compton camera SUBATECH (France)



    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      Mr. Michael Murra: Online krypton and radon removal at the XENON1T experiment using a cryogenic distillation column Institut für Kernphysik, Münster (Germany)

      Institut für Kernphysik, Münster


    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Dr. Kota Ueshima: KamLAND-Zen results and purification methods Tohoku University (Japan)

      Tohoku University


    • 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Mrs. Yajing Xing: Direct electronics recoils measurement by ionization in LXe for 3γ imaging SUBATECH (France)



    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Mr. Sander Breur: Radon signals in XENON(1T) Nikhef (Netherlands)



    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Prof. Prayoon Songsiriritthigul: Thailand to Participate in the Development of the PandaX III Field Cage SUT (Thailand)



    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Dr. Victor M. Grachev: Xenon gamma-ray detector with electronic compensation of the anode pulse shape dependence of the ionization coordinate MEPhI (Russia)



    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Dr. Pawel Majewski: LZ: A Second Generation Experiment for Direct Detection of Dark Matter STFC/Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)

      STFC/Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
      Summary Talk
    • 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
      Banquet Smile Waterside

      Smile Waterside

      Ban Pet, Khon Kaen
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Leave from PullMan Hotel to Phrathat Kham Kaen: Phrathat Kham Kaen The Phrathat is believed to be the original of Khon Kaen city since ancient times. Phrathat Kham Kaen can be dated to the 20th century B.C. The Phrathat is now well renovated and landscaped. A celebration is held annually on the full moon day of the 6th lunar month.
    • 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
      King Cobra Village: King Cobra Village at Ban Khok Sa-nga in Tumbal SaiMun is famous for its strange pets, king cobra, which are kept at every house.
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch at Ubolratana Dam: Ubolratana Dam, eating and impressive by natural view of Dam.
    • 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Wat Phra Phuttabat Phuphankham: Wat Phra Phuttabat Phuphankham The temple has a white gigantic Buddha image called Luangpho Yai or Luangpho Khao, and is 14 meters in height.
    • 3:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon: Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon or the 9-storey stupa. The Phra Mahathat houses relics of the Lord Buddha and important Buddhist scriptures. Murals within the stupa feature history of the town. The top floor, on the 9th storey houses relics of the Lord Buddha.
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Open dicussion
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffe Break
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Wrap up and Outlook