Micro-Pattern Gaseous detectors are advanced gas-avalanche detectors, heavily used in high energy physics to detect charged particles, X-rays, gamma rays, and neutrons with suitable cathodes, but also in industrial applications, such medical imaging, non-destructive examination, homeland security, X-Ray diffraction as well as fundamental and applied science.
Micro-Pattern Gaseous detectors offers a high rate capability, a great spatial resolution, a large sensitivity area, with operational stability and radiation hardness. Recent developments allows to integrate electronic readout to reach high channel density. Moreover, the manufacturing process of major types of MPGD, such MICROMEGAS and GEM are compatible with high volume industrial manufacturing, thus allowing new application.
This first industry-academia matching conference on Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detector, hosted by LAPP, aims at bringing together experts from academia and industry, to provide an overview on state-of-the-art technologies and to define a roadmap towards collaborative R&D on key solutions for MPGD in different application domains.