San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Conference OP317
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XX
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Matt Novak.
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Abstract Due:
7 February 2018

Author Notification:
16 April 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
25 July 2018

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Toru Aoki, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
  • Gerard Ariño-Estrada, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
  • Jim E. Baciak, Univ. of Florida (United States)
  • Zane W. Bell, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Koushik Biswas, Arkansas State Univ. (United States)
  • Lynn A. Boatner, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Mary Ellen Braunreuther, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Giuseppe S. Camarda, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron (United States)
  • Henry Chen, eV Products, Inc. (United States)
  • Nerine J. Cherepy, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
  • Jeffrey J. Derby, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
  • Petro M. Fochuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)
  • Jan Franc, Charles Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Larry Franks, Consultant (United States)
  • Fei Gao, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
  • Zhong He, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
  • Keitaro Hitomi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Program Committee continued...
  • Alan Janos, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (United States)
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
  • KiHyun Kim, Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
  • Henric Krawczynski, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
  • Kelvin G. Lynn, Washington State Univ. (United States)
  • Krishna C. Mandal, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
  • Robert D. McLaren, Consultant (United States)
  • Shariar Motakef, CapeSym, Inc. (United States)
  • Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, International Atomic Energy Agency (United States)
  • Madan Niraula, Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Utpal N. Roy, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Arie Ruzin, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
  • Narsingh Bahadur Singh, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
  • Michael R. Squillante, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
  • Ashley C. Stowe, Y-12 National Security Complex (United States)
  • Csaba Szeles, Nious Technologies Inc. (United States)
  • Sergey E. Ulin, National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhI (Russian Federation)
  • Edgar V. van Loef, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
  • Aaron L. Washington, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
  • Richard T. Williams, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
  • Ge Yang, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
  • Ren-Yuan Zhu, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Call for
Advances continue to be made in hard x-ray, gamma-ray, neutron detectors and associated technologies for spectroscopy and imaging of these energetic photons and particles. Many types of position and energy sensitive detectors are actively being developed, including semiconductor detectors and arrays, high-density noble gas detectors, phosphors, scintillators, thin film transistor arrays, charge-coupled devices, microchannel plates, and calorimetric detectors. These detectors are being employed singly, or in conjunction with optical components and x-ray/gamma-ray sources to produce systems having important applications ranging from medical diagnostics and treatment to astronomical research. Important examples include nuclear medicine, dental imaging, dosimetry, industrial radiography, nondestructive testing, heavy metals analysis, cargo inspection, nuclear safeguards and surveillance, treaty verification, explosives detection, and environmental monitoring. This conference will provide rapid dissemination of the latest results from the forefront of research on hard x-ray, gamma-ray and neutron detector physics through seminal invited papers and qualified contributed papers from academic, government, and industry researchers.

Important new results are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the following general areas:
  • theory of hard x-ray and gamma-ray detector operation
  • design, fabrication, and testing of new devices for direct and indirect photon detection
  • advanced room-temperature semiconductor materials such as: CdZnTe; CdTe; Si; LiInSe2; HgI2; PbI2; InP; GaAs; BiI3; TlBr; InI; CdSe; ZnSe; polycrystalline films; amorphous Si; and amorphous Se
  • semiconductor and scintillator crystal growth and characterization
  • electrical contacts and their effects on device response
  • scintillator physics, scintillator/PM tube devices, scintillating fiber optics, phosphors
  • scintillator/semiconductor array devices (such as Si-APD and Si-PM)
  • microchannel plates
  • gaseous and liquid medium detectors
  • calorimeters
  • low-temperature detection systems
  • development of neutron and charged particle detectors
  • advanced readout electronics including smart-sparse charge amplifier arrays, CCDs, CIDs, TFTs
  • development of electronic techniques to compensate for material deficiencies
  • radiation damage, aging, and environmental effects
  • spatial, energy, and timing sensitivity and resolution
  • compact, low power handheld devices for spectroscopy and/or imaging
  • fabrication and tests of strip and pixel arrays and discrete detectors
  • development of the detectors for space, cargo inspection, nondestructive testing, dosimetry, x-ray fluorescence, environmental, industrial, security, safeguards, and surveillance applications.
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