The 18th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detectors (RTSD) represents the largest forum of scientists and engineers developing new semiconductor radiation detectors and imaging arrays. Room-temperature solid-state detectors for X-ray, gamma and neutron radiation are finding increasing applications in such diverse fields as medicine, homeland security, astrophysics and environmental remediation. The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of the state-of-the-art of the development for semiconductor materials and organic materials for detection, materials characterization, device fabrication and technology, electronics and applications. To provide a comprehensive review, oral and poster presentations representing a broad spectrum of research activities emphasizing either device or materials understanding are sought. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on original works in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor materials for radiation detection
  • Organic materials for radiation detection
  • Crystal growth, materials and defects characterization
  • Solid-state neutron detectors
  • Strip, pixel and discrete semiconductor detectors
  • Properties of electrical contacts and device technology
  • Radiation damage, long-term stability and environmental effects
  • Scintillator/semiconductor array hybrids
  • Detector/ASIC hybridization, interconnects and electronics
  • Spectrometer systems for homeland security, nuclear inspections safeguards and portal monitoring
  • Imaging systems for medical, astrophysics, nondestructive
  • Testing and cargo monitoring applications


Ernesto Dieguez
RTSD Co-Chair
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
28049 Madrid, Spain
Phone: + 34 91 497 4977
Email: ernesto.dieguez@uam.es

Ralph B. James
RTSD Co-Chair
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Building 197D
P. O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973, USA
Phone: +1 631 344 8633
Email: rjames@bnl.gov