Pico-second Silicon Photomultiplier-Electronics & Crystal Research (PicoSEC)

Themes: Quantum imaging sensors

Ultra-fast photon detectors for medical imaging (PET)
PICOSEC (Pico-second Silicon photomultiplier-Electronics- & Crystal research) is an European Marie Curie training project. It aims to bring together early career researchers and experienced colleagues from across Europe, to take part in a structured, integrated and multidisciplinary training program for young researchers in an R&D project geared to develop a new class of ultra-fast photon detectors in PET and HEP.

This R&D will be the core activity of a Time-of-Flight-PET development for clinical applications and would open new perspectives in medical imaging and hence in the quality of patient treatment. Also future accelerators and particle physics experiments count on such detectors in order to cope with the new demands on luminosity pushed to new limits beyond the existing LHC. The Consortium is composed of public and private organizations and based on a common research program, aiming to increase the skills exchange between public and private sectors.

For more information, see the project homepage.

Project data

Researchers: Edoardo Charbon, Augusto Carimatto, Esteban Venialgo
Starting date: January 2012
Closing date: December 2015
Sponsor: Marie Curie
Partners: CERN (Switzerland), DESY (Germany), Fibercryst (France), Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg (Germany) Kloe (France), LIP (Portugal) University Milano Bicocca (Italy), TU Munchen (Germany), STMicroelectronics (Italy), SurgicEye (Germany)
Contact: Edoardo Charbon

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