24-28 February 2020
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

Review on the R&D activities within the RD51 Collaboration

28 Feb 2020, 09:00
Invited Oral Micropattern gas detectors Micropattern gas detectors


Dr Kondo GNANVO (University of Virginia)


Recent advances in photolithography and micro processing techniques have enabled the emergence of Micro Pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGDs) such as Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs) or Micro Mesh Gaseous Structures (Micromegas) and many other more recent technologies. These new technologies combine the gas amplification principle of gaseous detectors with micro-structure printed circuits technologies to provide a wide variety of high rate particle tracking detectors with excellent space and time resolution, high radiation tolerance, low material and large material capabilities. The RD51 collaboration is a CERN based international collaboration dedicated to the development and advancement of the MPGDs technologies for application in both basic and applied research and beyond. The RD51 collaboration, which aims at bringing the experts in the field together, is structured into working groups that cover several R&D areas including the emergence of new structures, technologies and applications, detector characterization, large scale production and test facilities, simulations studies, software development and most importantly the development of associated readout electronics. In this talk, we will give a brief and comprehensive overview of the RD51 collaboration and MPGDs-related detector development and R&D. In a second part of the talk, we will be present the newly emerging US-based MPGD communities and the ongoing R&D activities for future colliders and fixed target experiments. Finally, future RD51 projects and plans will be summarized.

Primary author

Dr Kondo GNANVO (University of Virginia)

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