Workshop 5

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Detector Advances for Light Sources

September 21, 2010 • APS Conference Center — Auditorium
9:00 am — 5:00 pm
Organizers: P. Denes (ALS), P. Fernandez (APS), P. Siddons (NSLS)

Previous workshops have contrasted the dramatic improvements in x-ray light sources with the stagnant pace of x-ray detector progress, concluding that programs in detector development “are one of the most cost-effective ways to leverage synchrotron resources”. In addition to several nascent efforts, the advent of x-ray Free Electron Lasers, requiring shot-by-shot readout, has recently spurred development – with new detectors starting to be produced worldwide. This workshop will review advances in x-ray detectors demonstrated in the past few years, explore ways to reduce the time from concept to hardware on a beamline, and assemble areas for future R&D.


9:00 — 9:15 Introduction and Goals of Workshop
Peter Denes, LBNL      
9:15 — 10:00 Developments at Brookhaven
Gabriella Carini, BNL          
10:00 — 10:45 Developments at Argonne
Antonino Miceli, ANL            
10:45 — 11:00 Break                                       
11:00 — 11:45 Developments at LBNL
Dionisio Doering, LBNL            
11:45 — 12:30 Developments at SLAC
Christopher Kenney, SLAC            
12:30 — 1:45 Lunch                                       
1:45 — 2:30 Developments at Cornell
Marianne Hromalik, SUNY Oswego/Cornell
2:30 — 3:15 Developments at PSI
Bernd Schmitt, PSI (Paul Scherrer Institut)
3:15 — 3:30 Break                                       
3:30 — 4:00 Discussion: Missing R&D needs                   
4:00 — 4:30 Discussion: Prototype to floor                     
4:30 — 4:50 Summary and notes for writeup                       
4:50 — 5:00 Adjourn                                       

Enabling Science and Innovation

Advances in synchrotron instrumentation, from sources through optics to detectors, have made possible the development of novel techniques to address pressing scientific questions that impact our daily life. SRI2010 is a forum to highlight these connections between synchrotron radiation instrumentation, science, and society.



  • Advanced Light Source
  • Advanced Photon Source
  • Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices
  • Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source
  • Canadian Light Source
  • Jefferson Lab
  • Linac Coherent Light Source
  • Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron
  • National Synchrotron Light Source
  • National Synchrotron Light Source - II
  • Synchrotron Radiation Center
  • Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility
  • Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

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