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The latest progress in several of the RD50 research activities was discussed during the 23nd workshop of the collaboration at CERN.

Axial PET: Applying novel ideas in PET geometry

by Christian Joram

Axial PET is a novel geometrical concept for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), based on layers of long scintillating crystals axially aligned with the bore axis. Christian Joram discusses how new technologies, originally developed for HEP experiments, migrated into prototype AX-PET devices.

The RD51 collaboration activities are transversely organized in seven Working Groups (WG) that cover all relevant topics of MPGD-related R&D. In this article, Leszek Ropelewski and Maxim Titov highlight some of the Collaboration's achievements.

PH-DT activities in 2012

by Mar Capeans

The PH Detector Technology (DT) group recently published its Annual Report where key activities throughout 2012 are described, as well as a wider description of how the group is organized and interacts with the experimental community.

PH-DT is currently involved in two R&D projects  The RD50 “Radiation hard semiconductor devices for high luminosity colliders” and the RD51 Collaboration "Development of Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors Technologies" both in detector technology areas where the group has traditionally been a key player. 

M.Moll and L.Ropelewski, spokespersons of RD50 and RD51 respectively, describe the achievements of the two research collaborations. 


The RD50 Collaboration “Radiation hard semiconductor devices for high luminosity colliders” was formed in 2001 in view of the first luminosity upgrade scenarios for the LHC. Michael Moll discusses some of the RD50's highlights and achievements. 

The new proton & mixed-field Irradiation facility at CERN PS

by Federico Ravotti and Maurice Glaser

The PH and EN departments are joining forces for the Upgrafe of the proton and mixed-field irradiation facilities in the PS East Area. The contruction has now started. Federico Ravotti and Maurice Glaser give an overview of the project.