Articles and Publications

  • Application of two-photon absorption in PWO scintillator for fast timing of interaction with ionizing radiation Auffray, E., Buganov, O., Korjik, M., Fedorov, A., Nargelas, S., Tamulaitis, G., Tikhomirov, S., Vaitkevičius, A.,. Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Research,A 804, 194-200 (2015). ( Link )
  • Ultrafast emission from colloidal nanocrystals under pulsed X-ray excitation, R.M. Turtos, S. Gundacker, A. Polovitsyn, S. Christodoulou M. Salomoni, E. Auffray, I. Moreels, P. Lecoq and J.Q. Grim JINST_068P_0616, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/P10015 ( Link )
  • Preparation and luminescence properties of ZnO:Ga – polystyrene composite scintillator. H. Burešová, L. Procházková,, R. M. Turtos, V. Jarý, E. Mihóková, A. Beitlerová, R. Pjatkan, S. Gundacker, E. Auffray, P. Lecoq, M. Nikl, V. Čuba, Optics Express 24, 15289-15298 (2016). ( Link )
  • Timing performance of ZnO:Ga nanopowder composite scintillators, R. M. Turtos, S. Gundacker, M. T. Lucchini, L. Prochazkova, V. Cuba, H. Buresova, J. Mrazek, M. Nikl, P. Lecoq, E. Auffray, Phys. Status Solidi RRL, 1–5 (2016) / DOI 10.1002/pssr.201600288 ( Link )
  • New features of hot intraband luminescence for fast timing. S.I. Omelkov, V. Nagirnyi, A.N. Vasil'ev, M. Kirm, J. Lumin. 176, 309-317 (2016). ( Link )
  • Effect of Mg2+ ions co-doping on timing performance and radiation tolerance of Cerium doped Gd3Al2Ga3O12 crystals. M.T.Lucchini, V.Babin, P.Bohacek, S.Gundacker, K.Kamada, M.Nikl, A.Petrosyan, A.Yoshikawa, E.Auffray, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Research A 816, 176-183 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.004 ( Link )
  • Luminescence rise time in self-activated PbWO4 and Ce-doped Gd3Al2Ga3O12 scintillation crystals, E. Auffray, R. Augulis, A. Borisevich, V. Gulbinas, A. Fedorov, M. Korjik, M. T. Lucchini, V. Mechinsky, S. Nargelas, E. Songaila, G. Tamulaitis, A. Vaitkevičius, S. Zazubovich, J. Lumin. 178, 54-60 (2016) ( Link )
  • "State of the art timing in TOF-PET detectors with LuAG, GAGG and L(Y)SO scintillators of various sizes coupled to FBK-SiPMs", S. Gundacker, F. Acerbi, E. Auffray, A. Ferri, A. Gola, M.V. Nemallapudi, G. Paternoster, C. Piemonte and P. Lecoq 2016 JINST 11 P08008, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/08/P08008 ( Link )
  • Single photon time resolution of state of the art SiPMs M.V. Nemallapudi, S. Gundacker, P. Lecoq and E. Auffray 2016 11 JINST P10016doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/P10016 ( Link )
  • "Detection of high energy muons with sub-20 ps timing resolution using L(Y)SO crystals and SiPM readout", A. Benaglia, S. Gundacker, P. Lecoq M. T. Lucchini, A. Para, K. Pauwels, E. Auffray, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A830 (2016) 30–35. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.030 ( Link )
  • Sub-100 ps coincidence time resolution for positron emission tomography with LSO:Ce codoped with Ca, Nemallapudi MV, Gundacker S, Lecoq P, Auffray E, Ferri A, Gola A, Piemonte C. Phys. Med. Biol. 60 (2015) 4635–4649, doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/12/4635. ( Link )
  • Fabrication of highly efficient ZnO nanoscintillators. L. Procházková, T. Gbur, V. Čuba, V. Jarý, M. Nikl, Optical Materials 47, 67-71 (2015). Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2015.07.001 ( Link )
  • Preparation of Zn(Cd)O:Ga-SiO2 composite scintillating materials. L. Procházková, V. Čuba, J. Mrázek, A. Beitlerová, V. Jarý, M. Nikl, Radiation Measurements 90, 59-63 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2015.12.040 ( Link )
  • A Free carrier absorption in self-activated PbWO4 and Ce-doped Y3(Al0.25Ga0.75)3O12 and Gd3Al2Ga3O12 garnet scintillators. Auffray, E., Korjik, M., Lucchini, M.T., Nargelas, S., Sidletskiy, O., Tamulaitis, G., Tratsiak, Y., Vaitkevičius, Optical Materials, 58, 461-465(2016). ( Link )
  • "Study of timing characteristics of a 3 m long plastic scintillator counter using waveform digitizers," A. Blondel, D. Breton, A. Dubreuil, A. Khotyantsev, A. Korzenev, J. Maalmi, A. Mefodev, P. Mermod, E. Noah, submitted to Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A, Oct 2016
  • "A comparative study of the time performance between NINO and FlexToT ASICs," I. Sarasola, M. V. Nemallapudi, S. Gundacker, D. Sánchez, D.Gascón, P. Rato, J. Marín and E. Auffray, submitted to JINST, Oct 2016
  • A New PET Detector Concept for Preclinical Hybrid MR/PET", A. Berneking, Alberto Gola, Alessandro Ferri, Felix Finster, Daniele Rucatti, Giovanni Paternoster, N. Jon Shah, Claudio Piemonte, Christoph Lerche submitted for publication at Phyisics in Medicine and Biology.
  • Acceleration of luminescence build-up to subpicosecond time domain in GAGG:Ce single crystal scintillator by Mg2+ co-doping. A. Vaitkevičius, R. Augulis, P. Bohacek, A. Borisevich, A. Fedorov, V. Gulbinas, M. Korjik, S. Nargelas, M.Nikl, G. Tamulaitis, E. Auffray J. Lumin. (submitted).

Oral Presentations FAST Action

  • 14th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation (link - timetable)
    • "Validation of a highly integrated SiPM readout system scalable to several 10'000 channels."
      Niknejad, Bugalho, Ferramacho, et al (2016)
      The 14th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation. (link)
    • State of the art time resolution in TOF-PET detectors for various crystal sizes and types. Gundacker, Benaglia, Lucchini, et al (2016)
      The 14th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation. (link)
    • Development of TOF high-resolution detector module with depth of interaction identification for positron emission tomography. Niknejad, Pizzichemi, Stringhini, et al (2016) The 14th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation.
      (link )
  • Medami workshop May 4 2016 (link - timetable)
    • A Flagship project for Europe? Towards 10ps Time-of-Flight PET for a 10-fold sensitivity increase and equivalent dose reduction, P. Lecoq, Medami workshop May 4 2016, Ajaccio, France (link )
    • Routes towards 10ps in time-of-flight PET, S. Gundacker et al. Medami workshop May 4 2016, Ajaccio, France (link )
    • Scintillators: a new way to fast emission, R. Martinez et al, Medami workshop May 4 2016, Ajaccio, France (link )
    • Fast SiPM readout for PET, D. Sanchez et al. Medami workshop May 4 2016, Ajaccio, France (link )
    • A cost-effective, scalable approach to high-resolution, sub-100 ps TOF-PET, D. Schaart, Medami workshop May 4 2016, Ajaccio, France (link )
  • Physics Students Research Associations Conference, Zabrze (Poland), June 4-6, 2016
    • "Physical Basics of the Scintillation Process", Wiktor Łachmański, at Physics Students Research Associations Conference, Zabrze (Poland), June 4-6, 2016
  • Young Scientists Symposium, Warsaw, June 1st, 2016
    • "Observed scintillation yield as a function of crystal size", Igor Kantorski, at Young Scientists Symposium, Warsaw, June 1st, 2016, abstract (in Polish) available at http://smn.fuw.edu.pl/program-2016/
  • ISMART ( link )
    • Fast optical phenomena in self-activated and Ce-doped materials prospective for fast timing in radiation detectors, G. Tamulaitis et al.
      At ISMART conference, September 27-30, 2016, Minsk Belarus
  • TWEPP 2016
    • "First experimental results with TOFPET 2 ASIC", A. Di Francesco, Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics, TWEPP 2016, Karlsruhe 26-30 Sep 2016 (Oral presentation)
  • IEEE NSS/MIC conference October 31-november 4, 2016, Strasbourg: ( link - poster )
    • Improvement of Scintillation Properties and Radiation Tolerance of the Ce- Doped Garnet Crystals by Mg Co-Doping, E. Auffray et al, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • State of the Art Scintillation Based Detectors for Precise Timing in High Energy and Medical Physics S. Gundacker et al. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • Study on Coincidence Time Resolution with SiPM and TOFPET-ASIC Utilizing LYSO, GAGG and GFAG H. V. Wachter et al. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • Light Production in Scintillators and Nanocrystals During the First 5 Ns Using X-Ray Excitation. R. Martinez Turtos et al. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • Fast Luminescence Response in Self-Activated and Ce-Doped Scintillation Materials G. Tamulaitis, E. Auffray, R. Augulis, A. Fedorov, V. Gulbinas, M. Korjik, M. T. Lucchini, V. Mechinsky, S. Nargelas, E. Songaila, A. Vaitkevicius IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • The Route to 10ps TOFPET Is Open P. Lecoq, E. Auffray, S. Gundacker, R. Martinez Turtos IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • Characterization of a PET prototype based on monolithic detectors," J. Marin et al., " IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016 (Oral presentation)
    • MATRIX: a Novel Two-Dimensional Resistive Interpolation 15 Ps Time-to-Digital Converter ASIC,". J. Mauricio, D. Gascon, D. Ciaglia, S. Gómez, G. Fernández, A. Sanuy, " IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
    • MUSIC: An ASIC for SiPM array signal summation and processing, D. Gascón, S. Gómez, G. Fernández, A. Sanuy, J. Mauricio, R. Graciani, D. Sanchez, D. Ciaglia, "" IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
  • IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016 ( link )
    • Fast Timing with Scintillators: Towards 10ps Coincidence Time Resolution for Pet?, P. lecoq link )
    • Influence of SiPM Single Photon Timing Resolution on Coincidence Timing Resolution with Fast Scintillator, D. Philipov et al. IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016: link )
    • Active SiPM– Fast Analogue CMOS SiPM Prototypes with Integrated Amplifiers, E. Popova et al. IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016: link )
    • Precise Metrology of SiPM: Measurement and Reconstruction of Time Distributions of Single Photon Detections and Correlated Events, S. Vinogradov et al. IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016: link )
    • Development of Cherenkov Detectors for PET, V.Sharyy et al. IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016: link )
    • BGO as a Hybrid Scintillator / Cherenkov radiator for Cost-Effective Time-of-Flight PET, S. Brunner et al. IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016: (link ) refers to a different session of the conference, not to the ESR)
    • Benefits of ultrafast continuous TOF reconstruction, N. Efthymiou IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016:
    • Coincidence time resolution measurements with various SiPMs and scintillators for PET applications, S. Gundacker et al. IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016:
    • Scintillators and new ways to fast emission, R. turtos Martinez et al IEEE workshop 2016 2nd FAST Insdustrial day Friday November 4, 2016:

Poster Presentations FAST Action

  • TOFPETv2: a high-performance circuit for PET Time-of-Flight," A. Di Francesco, R. Bugalho, L. Oliveira, A. Rivetti, M. Rolo, J.C. Silva, J. Varela, "Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics-13th Pisa meeting, Elba 24-30 May 2015
  • "TOFPETv2: a high-performance ASIC for time and amplitude measurements of SiPM signals in time-of-flight applications,"
    A. Di Francesco, R. Bugalho, L. Oliveira, A. Rivetti, M. Rolo, J.C. Silva, J. Varela, Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics, TWEPP 2015, Lisbon 28 Sep-2 Oct 2015
  • "TOFPET 2: a high-performance ASIC for Time-of-Flight applications,R. Bugalho, A. Di Francesco, L. Oliveira, A. Rivetti, M. Rolo, J.C. Silva, J. Varela," IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015, San Diego 31 Oct-7 Nov 2015
  • "A SiPM-based PET-ToF demonstrator featuring a highly integrated readout and DAQ system," R. Bugalho et al., IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015, San Diego 31 Oct-7 Nov 2015
  • "Performance of the FlexToT v2 ASIC on the readout of different detector designs for PET,"J.M. Cela et al., IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015, San Diego 31 Oct-7 Nov 2015
  • "Experimental Results with TOFPET2 ASIC,"
    A. Di Francesco, R. Bugalho, L. Oliveira , L. Pacher, A. Rivetti, M. Rolo, J.C. Silva , R. Silva, J. Varela, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
  • "A New PET Detector Concept for Preclinical Hybrid MR/PET",
    A. Berneking et al
    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
  • Initial validation of Time of flight list mode MLEM and OSEM reconstruction algorithms in STIR framework, using Monte Carlo simulated data.
    N. Eftimiou, K. Thielemans, C. tsoumpas,
    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
  • "TIGER, a 64 channel mixed-signal ASIC for the readout of the CGEM detector in the BESIII experiment," C.Y. Leng, M. Alexeev, R. Bugalho, J.Y. Chai, M. Rolo, A. Di Francesco, M. Gertosio, M. Greco, H.S. Li, M. Maggiora, S. Marcello, M. Mignone, A. Riven, J. Varela, R. WheadonIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016
  • Validation of 3D Model-Based Maximum-Likelihood Estimation of Normalisation Factors for Partial Ring Positron Emission Tomography, T. Niknejad, S. Tavernier, J. Varela, K. Thielemans, "" IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2016, Strasbourg 29 Oct-6 Nov 2016

Dissemination

  • Initial validation of Time of flight list mode MLEM and OSEM reconstruction algorithms in STIR framework, using Monte Carlo simulated data PDF
  • Technology Frontier for Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing, Karl Ziemons, Industrail/academic event IEEE NSS/MIC conference Nov 3, 2016
  • FAST Advanced Scintillator Timing – Overview of WG 3 Photodetectors, E. Charbon ,Industrial event Nov4, 2016, IEEE NSS/MIC 2016.
  • COST Action TD1401: Nanocrystalline and nanocomposite scintillators for fast timing, M. Nikl at ISMART conference, Minsk, Belarus, September 27-30, 2016
  • The COST action TD1401 - FAST An overview, Pedro Almeida (2016) PSMR, Cologne.
  • Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing: A COST ACTION (TD1401), Charalampos Tsoumpas (2016) MEDAMI. Corsica.
  • Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing: A COST ACTION (TD1401), Joao Varela (2015) Workshop on picosecond photon sensors. Prague.