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RADECS 2017 comes to Geneva

by Francis Anghinolfi and Federico Faccio (EP-ESE)

RADECS (RADiation  Effects on Components and Systems) the yearly European conference gathering world-class scientists in the field of radiation effects in electronics devices and systems was held this year in Geneva. 

The RD53 collaboration submitted a vital milestone to make viable pixel detectors for the ATLAS and CMS phase 2 upgrades.

The 3rd workshop on medical applications of spectroscopic X-ray detectors took place at CERN from 20-23 April covering a number of CERN-related topics.

The new CMS Timing and Control Distribution System (TCDS) has been designed, built and installed in CMS during the first Long Shutdown (LS1) of the LHC and is now routinely used to control CMS data-taking.

LS1 Upgrade of the ATLAS Level-1 Central Trigger Processor

by Thilo Pauly on behalf of the ATLAS Level-1 Central Trigger Team

Thilo Pauly reviews an important upgrade of the ATLAS CTP that included the redesign and rebuilding of its electronic components. 

2014: A busy year for the ESE group

by Philippe Farthouat

ESE has three families of activities: services, developments and/or maintenance for specific experiments or projects and developments of components of general interest and in 2014 important progress has been made on all fronts.

RD53: Development of pixel readout integrated circuits for extreme rate and radiation.

by Jorgen Christiansen and Mauricio Garcia-Scriveres on behalf of the RD53 Collaboration

The recently formed RD53 collaboration will address the challenges of phase 2 pixel detector upgrades of ATLAS and CMS as well as long-term challenges for LCD.

The history of microelectronics at CERN, initiated thanks to the LAA project, provides important lessons as we are now starting to exploit new science and new technologies

Rafael Ballabriga Sune has been awarded with the 2013 Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society for the implementation of a new approach to spectroscopic X-ray imaging.

Medipix hybrid pixel detectors produce images with high resolution, high contrast and almost no noise, making them excellent for use in medical imaging and a broad range of applications involving radiation detection. 

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