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5th International Conference on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors

22-26 May, 2017
Philadelphia, USA
published August 21, 2019
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We are pleased to introduce MPGD 2017, the 5th International Conference on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors, which took place at Temple University in Philadelphia, from Monday, May 22nd to Friday, May 26th 2017. This conference has been dedicated to review:

(a) MPGD detector technologies,

(b) Applications at future nuclear and particle physics facilites,

(c) MPGD production and commercialization and

(d) Related detector technologies (e.g. RPC's and TPC's). 

Modern photolithographic technology on flexible and standard PCB supports has allowed the invention and development of novel and very robust Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors (MPGD: such as GEM, Micromegas, THGEM and others). This technology offers the potential to develop new detectors with very high spatial resolution, high rate capability, large sensitive area, high operational stability, radiation hardness and good time resolution. In addition, the design of MPDGs is now mature for industrial production. Nowadays the progress is so advanced that the possibility to apply these technologies beyond nuclear and particle physics such as medical imaging, homeland security, beam monitors and neutron detection has become fully realistic.

The program consisted of invited and contributed talks for both oral and poster presentations. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts. Postdocs and students are especially encouraged to attend the conference.

The conference was followed by a meeting of the RD51 Collaboration, the world-wide community dedicated to the development and the dissemination of the MPGD technology and its application.

Editorial Board

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Main session
Status and Future Developments of Micro-pattern Gas Detectors
PoS(MPGD2017)001 file missing E. Oliveri
Charged particle timing based on Micromegas in the sub-50 picosecond regime
PoS(MPGD2017)002 file missing E. Oliveri
The first beam test for a GEM-readout TPC module with a large aperture GEM-like gating device
PoS(MPGD2017)003 file missing Y. Aoki
Performance of the chromium GEM detector
PoS(MPGD2017)004 file missing B. Mindur
A new design of Micro Pixel Chamber using DLC electrodes
PoS(MPGD2017)005 file missing F. Yamane
Numerical predictions of GEM sheet nonlinear mechanical properties under large deformations
PoS(MPGD2017)006 file missing J.A. Merlin
The RPWELL detector – its physics and potential applications
PoS(MPGD2017)007 file missing S. Bressler
Preliminary Results of GEM based Transition Radiation Detector/ Tracker in Test Beam at JLab
PoS(MPGD2017)008 file missing K. Gnanvo
HARPO, a Micromegas+GEM TPC for gamma polarimetry above 1 MeV.
PoS(MPGD2017)009 file missing P. Colas
GEM foil gain prediction
PoS(MPGD2017)010 pdf T.E. Hilden, J.E. Brucken, D. Varga and M. Vargyas
Characterization and Validation of first GEM Foils produced in India
PoS(MPGD2017)011 file missing K. Ashok
GEM single-mask characterization and influence of GEM foil orientation
PoS(MPGD2017)012 file missing J.A. Merlin
Development of the BAND-GEM detector solution for SANS experiments
PoS(MPGD2017)013 pdf G. Croci, A. Muraro, G. Albani, E. Perelli Cippo, J. Birch, G. Grosso, C. Höglund, L. Hultman, F. Murtas, M. Rebai, M. Tardocchi, I. Llamas-Jansa and G. Gorini
Gas scintillation Glass GEM detector for high-resolution X-ray imaging and CT
PoS(MPGD2017)014 file missing T. Fujiwara
Cloud Computing for QA of MPGD GEM-foils using Image Analysis
PoS(MPGD2017)015 file missing C.A. Rodriguez
Towards High Resolution Bulk Micromegas Detectors for Nuclear Physics Instruments.
PoS(MPGD2017)016 file missing E. Pollacco
Characterisation of the charging up effect in Micromegas detectors
PoS(MPGD2017)017 file missing J. Samarati
Beam Test Results from a GEM-based Combination TPC-Cherenkov Detector
PoS(MPGD2017)018 file missing B. Azmoun
The micro-RWELL detector
PoS(MPGD2017)019 pdf M. Poli Lener, G. Bencivenni, G. Felici, M. Gatta, G. Morello and R. De Oliveira
Small-pad resistive Micromegas for operation at very high rates
PoS(MPGD2017)020 pdf E. Farina, M. Alviggi, M. Biglietti, V. Canale, M. Della Pietra, C. Di Donato, S. Franchino, P. Iengo, M. Iodice, F. Petrucci, A. Renardi, E. Rossi, G. Sekhniaidze, O. Sidiropoulou and V. Vecchio
Operation of a sealed Kr based micropatterned detector
PoS(MPGD2017)021 file missing J. Veloso
Review of results and measurements obtained with GEMPIX detector
PoS(MPGD2017)022 file missing F. Murtas
Applications of Micropattern Gas Detectors at BNL./JLAB and a future EIC facility
PoS(MPGD2017)023 file missing T.K. Hemmick
Applications of Micropattern Gas Detectors at FRIB
PoS(MPGD2017)024 file missing M. Cortesi
Applications of Micropattern Gas Detectors at Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics related Experiments
PoS(MPGD2017)025 file missing J. Galan
Development of GEM Detectors at Hampton University
PoS(MPGD2017)026 pdf A. Liyanage, M. Kohl, J. Nazeer and T. Patel
Construction and test of the large GEM tracking detector for the Super BigBite Spectrometer at JLab
PoS(MPGD2017)027 file missing H. Nguyen
Status and progress of the future neutrino-less double beta decay search with the PandaX-III experiment
PoS(MPGD2017)028 file missing D. Neyret
R&D on Large GEM for the Forward Tracking at the Future Electron Ion Collider
PoS(MPGD2017)029 file missing K. Gnanvo
Micromegas Tracker for the CLAS12 experiment and for a future EIC
PoS(MPGD2017)030 file missing M. Vandenbroucke
Discharge probability studies with multi-GEM detectors for the ALICE TPC Upgrade
PoS(MPGD2017)031 pdf P. Gasik and  on behalf of the ALICE TPC upgrade collaboration
Radiation studies on resistive bulk-micromegas chambers at the CERN Gamma Irradiation Facility
PoS(MPGD2017)032 pdf J. Samarati, B. Alvarez Gonzalez, J. Bortfeldt, M.T. Camerlingo, E. Farina, P. Iengo, J. Samarati, O. Sidiropoulou and J. Wotschack
Characterization of Micromegas detector with elongated pillars
PoS(MPGD2017)033 file missing O. Sidiropoulou
Characteristics of Micromegas detectors at high temperature
PoS(MPGD2017)034 pdf L. Longo, J. Samarati, P. Iengo and J. Wotschack
VMM3, an ASIC for Micropattern Detectors
PoS(MPGD2017)035 pdf G. Iakovidis and  On behalf of the ATLAS Muon Collaboration
LEVEL-1 DATA DRIVER CARD - A high bandwidth radiation tolerant aggregator board for detectors
PoS(MPGD2017)036 pdf P. Gkountoumis and  On behalf of the ATLAS Muon Collaboration
Imaging with glass GEM and dynamic time-over-threshold pulse processing method
PoS(MPGD2017)037 file missing Y. Mitsuya
A model of charge transfer processes in GEM foils
PoS(MPGD2017)039 file missing V. Ratza
The importance of LAr TPC in neutrino experiments.
PoS(MPGD2017)040 file missing R.M. Gutiérrez Maritza Delgado
A photoelectric-effect-based field calibration system for the Time Projection Chamber at the CBELSA/TAPS experiment
PoS(MPGD2017)041 file missing D. Schaab
GEM based alternatives for ion backflow suppression
PoS(MPGD2017)042 file missing B. Purba
The GEM stability test against frequent high voltage on and off switching.
PoS(MPGD2017)043 file missing S. Oda
The sPHENIX TPC Project
PoS(MPGD2017)044 pdf K. Dehmelt and  on behalf of the sPHENIX Collaboration
Performance of the CAST Micromegas detectors detectors and perspectives for IAXO
PoS(MPGD2017)045 file missing E. Ferrer
GEM Detectors of Proton Charge Radius (PRad) Experiment
PoS(MPGD2017)046 file missing X. Bai
High rate GEM readout and tracking for SBS
PoS(MPGD2017)047 file missing D. Di
Test beam results of a Cylindrical GEM detector for BESIII experiment
PoS(MPGD2017)048 pdf
G. Mezzadri, M. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, R. Baldini Ferroli, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, F. Bianchi, A. Calcaterra, N. Canale, M. Capodiferro, V. Carassiti, S. Cerioni, J. Chai, S. Chiozzi, G. Cibinetto, F. Cossio, A. Cotta Ramusino, F. De Mori, M. De Stefanis, J. Dong, F. Evangelisti, R. Farinelli, L. Fava, G. Felici, E. Fioravanti, I. Garzia, M. Gatta, M. Greco, L. Lavezzi, C. Leng, H. Li, M. Maggiora, R. Malaguti, A. Mangoni, S. Marcello, M. Melchiorri, M. Mignone, G. Morello, S. Pacetti, P. Patteri, J. Pellegrino, A. Pelosi, A. Rivetti, M.D. Da Rocha Rolo, M. Savrie, M. Scodeggio, E. Soldani, S. Sosio, S. Spataro, E. Tskhadadze, S. Verma, R. Wheadon and L. Yan
TIGER: a custom readout electronics for the BESIII CGEM detector
PoS(MPGD2017)049 pdf M. Greco, M. Alexeev, R. Bugalho, J. Chai, F. Cossio, M.D. Da Rocha Rolo, A. Di Francesco, C. Leng, H. Li, M. Maggiora, S. Marcello, M. Mignone, A. Rivetti, J. Varela and R. Wheadon
Simulation of the ATLAS New Small Wheel (NSW) System
PoS(MPGD2017)050 pdf H. Cai and  On behalf of the ATLAS Muon Collaboration
Resistive Micromegas for the Muon Spectrometer Upgrade of the ATLAS Experiment
PoS(MPGD2017)051 file missing O. Sidiropoulou
The novel photon detectors based on MPGD technologies for the upgrade of COMPASS RICH-1
PoS(MPGD2017)052 pdf
F. Tessarotto, J. Agarwala, M. Alexeev, C.D.R. Azevedo, R. Birsa, F. Bradamante, A. Bressan, C. Chatterjee, M. Chiosso, A. Cicuttin, P. Ciliberti, M.L. Crespo, S. Dalla Torre, S.S. Dasgupta, O. Denisov, M. Finger, M. Finger Jr., B. Gobbo, M. Gregori, G. Hamar, S. Levorato, A. Maggiora, A. Martin, G. Menon, J. Novy, D. Panzieri, C.A. Santos, G. Sbrizzai, M. Slunecka, K. Steiger, L. Steiger, M. Sulc and Y. Zhao
The high voltage system for the novel MPGD-based photon detectors of COMPASS RICH-1
PoS(MPGD2017)053 pdf J. Agarwala, R. Birsa, F. Bradamante, A. Bressan, C. Chatterjee, P. Ciliberti, S. Dalla Torre, S. Dasgupta, B. Gobbo, M. Gregori, G. Hamar, S. Levorato, A. Martin, G. Menon, F. Tessarotto and Y. Zhao
A large low-mass GEM detector with zigzag readout strips for forward tracking at EIC
PoS(MPGD2017)054 file missing M. Hohlmann
From gated to continuous readout: the GEM upgrade of the ALICE TPC
PoS(MPGD2017)055 pdf A. Mathis and  on behalf of the ALICE collaboration
ATLAS Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors production status
PoS(MPGD2017)056 pdf M. Schioppa and  on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration
Japan MPGD community
PoS(MPGD2017)057 file missing A. Ochi
Construction of Triple-GEM Detector Using Commercially Manufactured Large GEM Foils
PoS(MPGD2017)058 pdf M. Posik and B. Surrow
Optical readout of MPGDs: Techniques and applications
PoS(MPGD2017)059 file missing F. Maximilian
Towards a 60 x 60 cm2 demonstrator for the NMX instrument at the European Spallation Source ERIC
PoS(MPGD2017)060 file missing P. Thuiner
Muographies of the Giza's Great Pyramid with Micromegas trackers
PoS(MPGD2017)061 file missing S. Bouteille
First industrial production of large area Micromegas by ELVIA: status, applications and perspectives
PoS(MPGD2017)062 file missing S. Procureur
Precision Timing Measurement with MicroPattern Detectors
PoS(MPGD2017)063 file missing S. White
Exploiting Psec Time Resolution
PoS(MPGD2017)064 pdf H.J. Frisch
Status and Future Developments of TPC’s with MPGD readout systems
PoS(MPGD2017)065 file missing P. Colas
GEMROC2 – a self-triggered ASIC
PoS(MPGD2017)066 file missing T. Fiutowski
sPHENIX TPC simulation studies
PoS(MPGD2017)067 pdf S. Tarafdar and  on behalf of the sPHENIX Collaboration
RHIP, a Radio-Controlled High-Voltage Insulated Picoammeter and its usage in studying ion backflow in MPGD-based photon detectors
PoS(MPGD2017)068 pdf S. Dalla Torre, M. Bari, B. Gobbo, M. Gregori, S. Levorato, G. Menon and F. Tessarotto
Results of the longevity study with the triple-GEM technology for the upgrade of the CMS muon end-caps
PoS(MPGD2017)069 file missing J.A. Merlin
New results on COMPASS pixellized hybrid gaseous detectors for high muon and hadron flux
PoS(MPGD2017)070 file missing D. Neyret
A wide energy range neutron spectrometer for fusion experiments or safety diagnostics applications
PoS(MPGD2017)071 file missing P. Legou
A GEM-TPC for the CBELSA/TAPS experiment
PoS(MPGD2017)072 pdf J. Ottnad, M. Ball, R. Beck, B. Ketzer, V. Ratza, D. Schaab and R. Schmitz
PoS(MPGD2017)073 pdf J.E. Brucken, T.E. Hilden and  on behalf of the ALICE TPC upgrade collaboration
R&D and related Simulation Studies for the sPHENIX Time Projection Chamber
PoS(MPGD2017)074 pdf P. Garg and  on behalf of the sPHENIX Collaboration
The sPHENIX Compact Time Projection Chamber: Study of SpaceCharge Distortions from First Principles
PoS(MPGD2017)075 pdf attachments C.E. Perez Lara and  on behalf of the sPHENIX Collaboration
Mechanical Construction of the field cage of sPHENIX TPC
PoS(MPGD2017)076 pdf N. Ramasubramanian
Improvement of GEM gain uniformity: production and verification techniques
PoS(MPGD2017)077 file missing M. Kubota
Performance of GEM Detectors in the DarkLight Experiment at LERF
PoS(MPGD2017)078 file missing J. Nazeer
On-line and real-time thickness and density measurement for quality control of thin films using GEMs
PoS(MPGD2017)079 file missing R.M. Gutierrez
Status of the BONuS12 Radial Time Projection Chamber
PoS(MPGD2017)080 pdf G. Charles, S. Bueltmann, G. Dodge, N. Dzbenski, M. Ehrhart, S.E. Kuhn, D. Payette, J. Poudel, K. Griffioen, P. Baron, I. Mandjavidze, E. Christy, A. Nadeeshani, H. Fenker, N. Kalantarians, J. Zhang, C.A. Gayoso and  On behalf of the CLAS Collaboration
Possible Options for Gain Elements in a High Rate Time Projection Chamber.
PoS(MPGD2017)081 file missing N. Smirnov
Implementation of the VMM ASIC in the Scalable Readout System
PoS(MPGD2017)082 file missing M. Lupberger
GridPix detector with Timepix3 ASIC
PoS(MPGD2017)083 file missing J. Kaminski
PoS(MPGD2017)084 file missing M. Titov