International Symposium on Solid State Detectors for the 21st Century

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Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to release the 2nd circular for a Symposium on Solid State Detectors, which will take place on December 04 - 06, 1998. The symposium will be held at Nara (near Osaka), which was Japan's first capital some 1300 years ago. Nara contains many historical buildings, most of which you can access either on foot or by public transport. % Finally, we have to apology to delay the % release of this announcement.


Scientific Objective

Progress in astrophysics and high energy physics is heavily dependent on the development of cutting edge technologies for solid state detectors. The purpose of this symposium is to present these new emerging technologies, and to explore the scope of measurements and experiments within reach by exploiting these new technologies. The symposium will cover solid state detectors such as CCD, CdTe/CZT, calorimeter/STJ, Silicon-strip/pixel, and others.


Scientific Organizing Committee

M. Bautz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

T. Kamae (University of Tokyo)

T. Kondo (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK)

K. Koyama (Chair, Kyoto University)

D. McCammon (University of Wisconsin)

T. Ohsugi (Hiroshima University)

L. Struder (Max Planck Institute, Garching)

M. J. L. Turner (University of Leicester)


Local Organizing Committee

H. Awaki (Kyoto University)

K. Hayashida (Osaka University)

E. Miyata (Osaka University)

T. Takahashi (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, ISAS)

S. Takahira (Osaka University)

H. Tsunemi (Chair, Osaka University)

T. Yamanaka (Osaka University)



The meeting will begin on the morning of Friday, December 04, 1998 and end in the afternoon on Sunday, December 06, 1998.

	Dec. 04	09:00 --- 12:30

09:00-	K. Koyama (Kyoto)	(10min)
	Opening address

	|  Charge Coupled Device (I)  |

09:10-	J. A. Gregory (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
	Developments in X-Ray and Astronomical CCD Imagers

09:40-	H. Soltau (Ketek GmbH)
	Fabrication, Test and Performance of Very Large X-Ray CCDs
	Designed for XMM

10:00-	P. J. Pool (EEV Ltd)
	Developments in MOS CCDs for X-Ray Astronomy

10:20-	K. Miyaguchi (Hamamatsu (Photonics K.K.))

10:50-	------- intermission (20min) ----------

11:10-	G. R. Ricker (MIT Center for Space Research)
	Resistive Gate CCD Arrays--a New X-ray Sensor Technology for
	the Constellation-X Mission

11:30-	H. Tsunemi (Osaka University)
	Diagnostics of the CCD using the mesh experiment

12:00-	M. W. Bautz (MIT)
	X-ray CCD Response Function, Front to Back

	Dec. 04	14:00 --- 17:30		Banquet (18:00--)

	| Room Temperature X- and Gamma-Ray Detector (CdTe/CZT etc.) |

14:00-	H. B. Barber (University of Arizona)
	Applications of Semiconductor Detectors to Nuclear Medicine

14:30-	P. Ubertini (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale CNR)
	IBIS: The Imaging Cd/Te-CsI-Mask based INTEGRAL Telescope

15:00-	T. Takahashi (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science)
	High-resolution Schottky CdTe Detectors for Hard X-ray and
	Gamma-ray Observations

15:30-	------- intermission (20min) ----------

15:50-	C. M. Stahle (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

16:20-	J. Matteson (Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences/UCSD)
	Position-Sensitive CZT Detectors with Crossed Strip Readout
	for High Energy X-ray Astronomy

16:50-	M. Funaki (Central R&D Laboratory,  Japan Energy Corporation)
	Growth and Characterization of CdTe Single Crystals for 
	Radiation Detectors

17:10-	T. Kashiwagi (Faclty of Engineering, Kanagawa Univ.)
	Synthetic Diamond Detector with High Energy Resolution

	Dec. 05	09:00 --- 12:30

	|  Charge Coupled Device (II)  |

09:00-	L. Struder (MPI fur extraterrestrische Physik, Halbleiterlabor)
	Wide field focal plane detectors for future X-ray missions 

09:30-	T. G. Tsuru (Cosmic Ray Group, Dept. of Physics, Kyoto Univ.)
	X-ray CCD camera onboard ASTRO-E and its calibration

09:50-	J. P. Doty (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
	Video Processing for X-ray CCD Sensors in Space

10:10-	A. Yamashita (ISAS)
	Performance of the X-ray CCDs aboard the ASCA satellite after
	5 year operation in space

10:30-	------- intermission (20min) ----------

10:50-	M. Suzuki (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute)
	A Multiple CCD X-ray Detector and its Application in
	Synchrotron Radiation Science

11:10-	G. A. Luppino (University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy)
	CCD Mosaic Camera for Large Optical Telescopes

	| Phonon-mediated detectors (Micro Calorimeter/STJ) |

11:40-	H. Hoevers (Space Research Organization Netherlands)
	Performance of hot-electron bolometers for infrared photometry
	and X-ray micro-calorimetry

12:00-	A. Holland (Leicester University)
	Cryogenic detector development at Leicester University for
	future X-ray astronomy missions

	14:00 --- 17:00	poster session

	Dec. 06	09:00 --- 12:30

09:00-	D. McCammon (University of Wisconsin)
	High Resolution Calorimetry: limitations of doped
	semiconductor thermometers

09:30-	W. Ootani (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
	Tokyo Dark Matter Search Experiment with Lithium Fluoride

09:50-	K. Mitsuda (ISAS)
	The cryogenic system for ASTRO-E XRS

10:10-	C. K. Stahle (NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center)
	The Physics and Optimization of the XRS Calorimeters on

10:30-	------- intermission (20min) ----------

10:50-	K. Irwin (NIST)
	Microcalorimeters with Transition Edge Sensors for High
	Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy

11:20-	J. Martinis (NIST)
	Integrated SQUID Arrays and SQUID Multiplexors for Large
	Format Array Readouts

11:50-	M. Frank (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

12:10-	S. Kraft (Space Science Departement of the European Space Agency)
	On the development of Superconducting Tunnel Junctions 
	for use in astronomy

	Dec. 06 14:00 --- 17:10

	| Gas detector, Si strip and pixel detector |

14:00-	P. Weilhammer (CERN)
	Solid State Detectors and Front-End Electronics

14:30-	L. Andricek (Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Physik, Halbleiterlabor, Munich)
	Radiation Hard Strip Detectors for Large Scale Silicon

15:00-	T. Ohsugi (Hiroshima University)
	Radiation Effects and Optimal Design of Silicon Microstrip 

15:30-	------- intermission (20min) ----------

15:50-	N. Produit (University of Geneva)
	Construction and performances of the AMS silicium tracker

16:10-	T. Tanimori (Tokyo Inst. of Technology)
	Imaging Gaseous Detectors based on Micro Processing Technology


16:40-	D. Nygren (LBNL)	(30min)
	To be announced later



We will be able to accommodate 100-150 participants. The registration fee of 20,000JYEN which will cover the conference materials, and a copy of the proceeding. We will have a discount for student's fee of 10,000JYEN.

Credit cards(Diners/Master Card/VISA/JCB/AMEX) are available. If the registration fee will be paid by card, please complete the enclosed form , and return it to JTB before November 04, 1998 .

All proceeding can be retrived from NIM homepage if your institute has registered to Elsevier.


Contributed Papers

The Workshop will comprise invited talks (25 minutes duration + 5 minutes for discussion), contributed oral presentation (15 minutes duration + 5 minutes for discussion), and presentation in the form of posters (90cm x 120cm). Please submit the title of your contribution by the due date. This must be accompanied by an abstract in a plain text, not exceeding 200 words. A collection of these abstracts will be handed out to the conference participants. You may submit the abstract: (a) via our web page (preferred): , or (b) by e-mailing the attached registration form to: "".



The conference proceedings will be published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A (NIM A) . The final papers are due at the registration desk at the end of the conference period, December 06, 1998 . They will undergo a refereeing procedure and have to conform with the rules of NIM A. The length of the paper will be 4-6 pages. Four pages or less is encouraged while more than six pages is strongly discouraged. We have been granted a limited number of pages and will have to reject papers that do not conform to these guidelines. Please be as concise as possible. Please avoid articles that are simply status-report. LaTeX style files for NIM can be obtained here .


Conference Site

Conference will be helt at the Naramachi-Center.
Nara-machi center
38, Higashidera Hayashi-machi, Nara-city, Nara 630.
TEL: (81)-742-27-1151.
Map around the Naramachi-Center can be found here .


Accommodation and Board

The Nara area is one of the most popular sightseeing area in Japan but we expect it to be free of crowds during the symposium. The information on hotel accommodations will be given here. The expected hotel cost will be 8,000-16,000JYEN, although an authentic Japanese traditional Inn (Ryokan) will be more expensive.

Detailed information including the hotel reservation can be found here .


Special Events

The place of the conference, Naramachi-Center, is very close to Sarusawa Pond and Koufuku-ji temple. It is 5 minutes walk from Kintetsu-Nara station or 10 minutes walk from JR-Nara station. The area is full of temples or shrines established in the 8 th century when the capital of Japan was placed here. You can visit most of the sightseeing sites of Nara, Toudai-ji temple (with a great statue of Buddha), Kasugano-Taisha shrine, Nara Park, or National Museum of Nara, by walk from Naramachi-Center. If you have another one day, we recommend to visit Ikaruga or Asuka area by train, where lots of ruins of pre-Nara-era, including the world oldest wooden architecture Houryu-ji temple, remain. We don't have an official excursion plan during the conference. However, we can assist you to make your travel plan and don't hesitate to ask us. If you need a tour guide, please contact us, too. Some volunteer citizens organized by Nara Convention Bureau may guide you or your group around Nara area.


Conference Banquet

The Conference Banquet will be held on the evening of Friday, December 04. The cost of the Banquet is included in the registration fee for participants. It is 5,000JYEN for an accompanied person. At a later date we will provide more information on the Banquet.


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Last modified on March 05 1999 by E. Miyata