Compound Semiconductor Nuclear Detectors

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 9:30 am
thestudio..., Cannon Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Exploring the challenges and opportunities of compound semiconductor nuclear detector materials and systems

The objective of this one day workshop is to explore the challenges and opportunities of compound semiconductor nuclear detector materials and systems, by bringing together practitioners and researchers in the art to identify areas for potential collaboration with the recently established Compound Semiconductors Applications Catapult.

The workshop will consist of short talks from compound semiconductor nuclear detector users and developers, and an open workshop and panel session to define the current challenges and potential solutions including those from sectors other than electronics.

It is anticipated that subjects for presentation and/or discussion will include :

  • Materials: CdZnTe, CdTe, GaAs, BN, SiC, GaN etc.
  • Detectors: Neutron, Gamma, Alpha
  • Systems: Harsh environment and low noise electronics, Spectroscopy, Imaging


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Ray Chegwin/Paul Huggett, KTN

10:15 Introduction to Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

Andy Sellars, Chief Business Development Officer, CSA Catapult

10:30 Keynote 1: Choosing a Detector in Practice. Ambitions and Constraints

Pete Burgess, Radiation Detection

11:00 Keynote 2: Spectroscopic Imaging of High Energy X-ray and G-rays Using Small Pixel Cd(Zn)Te Detectors

Matt Veale, STFC

11:30 Workshop: Challenges

12:00 Keynote 3: Industrial User

12:30 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Workshop: Opportunities and Solutions

14:00 Keynote 4

Alex Cherlin, Kromek

14:30 Keynote 5

Alton Horsfall, Newcastle University


15:00 Panel Session

15:30 Close – opportunity for further networking over refreshments