13th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X- and Gamma-ray Detectors

October 20-24

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 13th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors. This bi-annual conference represents the largest forum of scientists and engineers working to develop new solid-state radiation detectors and imaging arrays.

For those of you who have attended the past workshops, welcome back! As Chairs for the workshop, we are particularly delighted to make the acquaintance of new contributors, as there are many challenges that lie ahead, some of which will be solved by those who are now relatively new to the subject area.

It is our sincere hope that this conference will facilitate cross-fertilization of research and spawn creative ideas, and that these ideas will be incarnated into knowledge, lending to new directions and thrusts. We urge you to take time at this meeting to build on the commonality of your work with colleagues within the RTSD, NSS and MIC conferences, and to share your data, energy and experience, and explore ways to enhance cooperation and collaboration with others.

We have chosen to hold this meeting in conjunction with the IEEE NSS and MIC meetings for the purpose of encouraging information exchange between a much larger body of scientists and engineers who have an in-depth knowledge of detectors, instrumentation, nuclear science and technology, and medical imaging. Joint sessions between the NSS and Satellite on Interconnect Technology are planned to help bring people together with common interests and offer the right environment for the creation of new and fruitful associations.

This year the RTSD luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd aboard the cruise ship, the Williamette Star. RTSD acknowledge the support of eV Products as the official sponsor for the luncheon cruise. Boarding will take place at the Doubletree Jantzen Beach Boat Dock promptly at 12:00 noon. The boat will return at 2:30pm. You are encouraged to purchase your ticket(s) when you pre-register as seating is limited.

We would like to thank the speakers and attendees for their contributions, and express our gratitude to the session chairs and members of the Workshop Program Committee, who have offered their time to enlist the involvement of most researchers working in the field. We also thank U.S. Department of Energy, NA-22 for their sponsorship of RTSD.


Ralph James
Program Co-Chair
Phone: (631) 344-8633
Fax: (631) 344-5584
E-mail: rjames@bnl.gov
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Building 460
Upton, NY 11973

Paul Siffert
Program Co-Chair
Phone: 33.3 88106543
Fax: 33.3 88106293
E-mail: emrs@phase.c-strasbourg.fr
Laboratoire PHASE
B.P. 20 - 23 Rue du Loess
67037 Strasbourg Cedex 2