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Medipix Workshop using MiniPIX-EDU detectors (for CERN personnel)

Medipix Workshop using MiniPIX-EDU detectors (for CERN personnel)

Medipix Workshop using MiniPIX-EDU detectors (for CERN personnel)

Lecture
IdeaSquare
Europe/Zurich
https://indico.cern.ch/event/1415394/
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Have you ever wondered how the Medipix detectors works? In this workshop, we would like to introduce you to hybrid pixelated photon processing detectors through the education kit MiniPIX-EDU. These detectors can visualize different types of radiation, so it is a great tool to better understand how particles interact with matter. 

We will provide you with all the equipment you need, which are laptops with the Pixet BASIC Software installed. 

Duration: ~ 1 h 30 min

  • 30 min: Introduction of the basics, such as
    • Hybrid photon counting semiconductor pixel detectors
    • Interaction of particles with matter
    • Brief presentation of some of the cool applications of the detectors (spectroscopic X-ray imaging, space dosimetry, material reconstruction, high energy physics)
  • 30 min: Learning and using the Pixet software on pre-gathered data.
  • 30 min: Live data gathering from different low-activity radioactive sources. We will measure the amount of radon at IdeaSquare with a live experiment. 

 

Disclaimer: we will use low-activity radioactive sources for this workshop.

 

Register here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1415394/