The ASCIMAT team successfully held their scientific workshop, "From fundamental physics towards applications" from April 12-13, 2018 in Prague. This two-day event took place at The Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, of which FZU is a member. The Technology Centre is a key national institution for the research and development infrastructure, and it carries out oriented research in the area of science, technologies and innovations.
The objective of the workshop was to educate on the latest scientific and technical progresses on scintillation materials. The first day of the workshop involved a variety of scientific lectures at the 69th Crystal Clear Collaboration meeting, which was led by Martin Nikl and Etiennette Auffrey. The second day was more interactive, with students and post-docs invited to present their research work to the audience for feedback and support. Their presentations covered an array of topics, which are available to be downloaded below:
- Rekia Bouaita, ILM UCB Lyon, Micro-pulling down process for performing shaped crystal growth, case of sapphire and scintillating crystals
- Ksenya Popovich, CTU Prague, LuAG:Pr3+-porphyrin based nanohybrid systém for singlet oxygen production: toward the next generation of PDTX drugs.
- J. Bárta, CTU Prague, Photochemically produced nanocrystalline garnet materials
- L. Procházková, CTU Prague, ZnO:Ga-based scintillators
- K. Tomanová, CTU Prague, Novel ultrafast halide nanoscintillators
- Mamilla Rathaiah, Charles University Prague, Aliovalent co-doping and annealing effect on photoluminescence and scintillation properties of Lu3Al5O12: Ce3+ garnet epitaxial films
- Marco Lucchini, CERN, Precision timing for the CMS barrel detector
- Gianluca Stringhini, CERN , Image reconstruction algorithm applied to small PET systems
- Stefan Gundacker, CERN, Timing in PET: state-of-the-art and challenges to harvest prompt photons
- R. Král, FZU, Preparation and characterization of halide materials for scintillators and lasers
- V. Jarý & T. Hubáček, FZU, InGaN/GaN scintillation detectors -role of defects on luminescence
- M. Buryi, FZU, Combined EPR and TSL study of charge trapping processes and energy transfer in lead molybdate
- M. Pokorný & J. Páterek, FZU, Energy transfer in YAG:Ce,Er and YAG:Ce,Ho single crystals
- Mattia Beretta, UNIMIB Milan, Development of scintillation Detectors for Rare Events Searches
Approximately 30 participants attended this event, including registered students and post-docs from the ASCIMAT partner instititions, FZU, CERN, ILM and UNIMIB.