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Special Issue "New Developments on Photodetectors and Sensors for Particle Identification"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Intelligent Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 119

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ezio Torassa
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Guest Editor
INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: particle identification; photodetectors; SiPM; standard model; Higgs; dark matter
Prof. Dr. Francesca Di Lodovico
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, King's College of London, London WC2R 2LS, UK
Interests: experimental particle physics; neutrinos; water Cherenkov detectors; photosensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photodetectors are used in particle identification for the detection of Cherenkov photons and electromagnetic showers. Photodetectors with high quantum efficiency, single photon detection capability, and excellent time resolution have been developed in recent decades. These detectors have a wide range of applications, allowing significant advances in particle physics, astrophysics, and life sciences. Microchannel plate photodetectors (MCP-PMT) have seen significant increases in their lifetime in recent years. Silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) technology is increasingly used for various applications, due to its low cost, compactness, and immunity to the magnetic field. In organic photodetectors, optoelectronics properties can be tuned to optimize photon detection by controlling the molecular structure. Organic-based devices offer several advantages, such as low-cost processes and mechanical flexibility.

Other technologies, such as quantum sensors and ultrafast photodetectors are developing rapidly. These photodetectors and sensors require dedicated development when they need to survive in a high radiation environment.

Prospective authors are invited to submit articles on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Sensor technology and application
  • Sensor devices
  • Advanced material of sensing
  • Optoelectronic and photonic sensor
  • Micro- and nanosensor

Prof. Dr. Ezio Torassa 
Prof. Dr. Francesca Di Lodovico
Guest Editors

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  • particle identification
  • photodetectors
  • SiPM
  • quantum sensors
  • organic photodetectors
  • gaseous photodetectors
  • radiation hardness

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