21-25 June 2021
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Europe/Prague timezone
Proceedings of the ANIMMA 2021 conference are now available online in open access: https://www.epj-conferences.org/animma-2021


The ANIMMA conference proposes on Monday afternoon, June 21, a session devoted to several workshops. They will focus on specific topics in different fields by highlighting state-of-the-art work. For this edition, the topics addressed will concern instrumentation in fusion and fission, material sciences and medicine. Each workshop will also include time slots for discussion and exchange between speakers and participants. These periods will be useful to share opinions, cross-fertilize skills and expertise and identify collaborative research axes to go further by solving scientific and technological challenges.

If you need more information, you can contact the workshop organization chair:

Christelle REYNARD-CARETTE (christelle.carette@univ-amu.fr).

Workshop N°1: Nuclear instrumentation and measurement for major research facilities in the fields of fusion and fission

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021, from 2 p.m.

Workshop conveners: Christelle REYNARD-CARETTE (Aix-Marseille University, IM2NP UMR7334, ISFIN institute, christelle.carette@univ-amu.fr) and Gordon KOHSE (MIT, NRL, USA, kohse@mit.edu)

The development of nuclear instrumentation and measurement methods for major research facilities in the fields of fission and fusion is crucial, and is reinforced by the construction of new facilities, such as the ITER Tokamak and the Jules Horowitz Reactor. Such facilities will offer new, more extreme conditions requiring accurate, reliable and miniaturized hardened sensors and detectors. Nuclear aspects and constraints will increase in particular in the field of magnetic confinement fusion due to the use of the Deuterium-Tritium reaction and the challenge of controlling and monitoring the in situ tritium breeding for future generations of nuclear fusion reactors. The workshop will focus on recent advances in nuclear instrumentation, and scientific and technological breakthroughs through invited oral presentations. The workshop will cover experimental and numerical studies carried out under laboratory conditions and in real media. The workshop will also detail issues related to future challenges. Finally, one of the objectives of this workshop will be to contribute to cross-fertilization between the fission and fusion scientific communities.



First name and last name of the speaker and coauthors

Speaker affiliation and email address

14:00 – 14:30


C. Reynard-Carette


G. Kohse

Aix-Marseille Université,  IM2NP UMR7334, France

14:30 – 15:00

Recent improvements in instrumentation for French experimental nuclear reactors 

C. Destouches, A. Lyoussi 


15:00 – 15:30

Measurement of nuclear absorbed dose rate by calorimeter: from present work focused on a future irradiation campaign in the MIT's reactor to key challenges.

A. Volte,  M. Carette, A. Lyoussi, G. Kohse, C. Reynard-Carette

Aix-Marseille Université,  IM2NP UMR7334, France

15:30 – 16:00

Sensor Technologies for the European TBM Program in ITER and DEMO Relevancy Aspects

I. Ricapito

F4E at ITER Organization, France

16:00 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45

Contributions to the development of nuclear instrumentation for the EU test blanket modules for ITER

A. Klix, P. Raj, M. Angelone, D. Szalkai, L. Ottaviani, B. Eugene Ghidersa, K. Tian

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

16:45 – 17:15


Neutron Detection using Silicon-Carbide- and Diamond-based Sensors: 3D Thermal Simulations and Instrumentation

L. Ottaviani, O. Palais, V. Valero, C. Reynard-Carette, A. Klix, C. Destouches, A. Lyoussi

Aix-Marseille Université, IM2NP UMR7334, France

17:15 – 17:45

Instrumentation requirements and development for a new, large volume, irradiation position at the MITR research reactor, with applications for advanced reactor and fusion reactor development

G. Kohse



Workshop N°2: Crystalline Materials for Radiation Detection

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021, from 2 p.m.

Workshop conveners: Ivana CAPAN (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia, capan@irb.hr) and Takahiro MAKINO, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan, makino.takahiro@qst.go.jp)

The development of efficient and environmentally-friendly technologies for radiation detection is a great challenge. Among the materials of present and future perspective are crystalline materials, wide-bandgap semiconductor crystals, in particular.  The recent progress in crystal growth, theoretical modelling, understanding of radiation induced defects, and radiation hardness has offered a new perspectives for radiation detection. Wide bandgap semiconductors such as SiC, GaN, Ga2O3 and diamond are expected to be applied to radiation detectors with extremely radiation hardness, and huge efforts to develop radiation detectors based on wide bandgaps semiconductors has been spent. This Workshop is dedicated to all aspects related to the growth, characterization, and applications of crystalline materials for radiation detection with the aim to provide an overview of the issues of current interest and future perspectives.




First name and last name of the speaker and coauthors

Speaker affiliation and email address

14:00 14:30

Radiation defects in the silicon sublattice of 4H-SiC: electronic structure and annealing behavior

José Coutinho

University of Aveiro, Portugal 

14:30 15:00

Silicon-Carbide- and Diamond-based Neutron Sensors: Detection Stability under Irradiation

Laurent Ottaviani, O. Palais, V. Valero, C. Reynard-Carette, A. Klix, C. Destouches, A. Lyoussi

Aix-Marseille Univ, France 

15:00 15:30

Conversion pathways of primary defects by annealing in proton-irradiated n-type 4H-SiC

Robert Karsthof, M. Etzelmüller Bathen, A. Galeckas, L. Vines

University of Oslo, Norway 

15:30 16:00

Silicon carbide neutron detectors: sensitivity, energy selectivity and new converting materials – overview of research activities in the scope of the E-SiCure and E-SiCure2 projects

Vladimir Radulović, I. Capan, T. Makino, J. Coutinho, L. Snoj

Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia 

16:00 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 16:45

Proposal and Development of Novel Neutron Detector using Boron Gallium Nitride

Takayuki Nakano, T. Aoki

Shizuoka University, Japan

16:45 17:15

Crystalline Solid State Quantum Sensors for Space Applications – Magnetometers and other Sensing Applications leveraging Radiation Defects

Hannes Kraus


17:15 17:45

Closing remarks

Takahiro Makino

Ivana Capan

QST, Japan

RBI, Croatia


Workshop N°3: Forum on Prospective technologies for the future PET imaging

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021, from 2 p.m.

Workshop conveners: Patrick LE DÛ (Retired from CEA Saclay and IEEE NPSS, patrickledu@me.com)Christian BOHM (University of Stockholm, Sweden, bohm@fysik.su.se), Cinzia DA VIA (University of Manchester, UK,  cinzia.davia@manchester.ac.uk), Masaharu NOMACHI (Osaka University, Japan, nomachi@rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp)

This half-day forum will be oriented around the technical evolution of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) starting from the present to extrapolate to the future. It will be discussed the various technological progresses of tools and techniques in the component of this device from picosecond electronics, Time of Flight,  new scintillators, use of Compton event detection, software  and analysis of the data using IA as well as its use in various application in Cancer diagnostic, real time patient dose monitoring in particle therapy, small animal experimental state of the art small devices...

We propose to invite few eminent worldwide scientific experts of that domain who made great outstanding development of tools and techniques in their respective fields that made a breakthrough in medical applications. After a short introduction of their technical work, we will ask them to develop their vision for the future. At the end, there will be a forum between them to reply to the question of the audience. We want to transform this kind of forum in an open access accessible by the maximum of students and scientific interested by the subject. We want to promote it like a webinar type where participants should register and be able to ask question remotely...



First name and last name of the speaker and coauthors

Speaker affiliation and email address

14:00 – 14:30

Part1: Introduction and presentation of the forum (10 min)

Part2: Whole gamma imaging: a new concept of PET combined with Compton imaging

Patrick Le Du

Taiga Yamaya

Retired from CEA Saclay and IEEE NPSS, France

National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan


14:30 – 15:00

Picosecond timing resolution with scintillators


Paul Lecoq


Instituto de Instrumentación para Imagen Molecular (I3M), Valencia, Spain;
Multiwave Metacrystal S.A., Geneva, Switzerland;
CERN, Switzerland

15:00 – 15:30

State-of-the-art Small Animal PET and Beyond

Roger Lecomte

Sherbrooke University Québec, Canada

15:30 – 16:00

Compton and PET state f of the art

Gabriela LLosa

IFIC - Instituto de Física Corpuscular
Parc Científic de la Universitat de València, Spain

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45

Total-Body PET imaging: current status and a novel design approach with DOI and TOF capabilities 

Antonio Gonzalez

IFIC University of Valencia, Spain


16:45 – 17:15

AI in nuclear imaging: opportunities, pitfalls and challenges


ANSTO, Australia mitras@ansto.gov.au

17:15 – 17:45

Novel Time-of flight Positron Emission Tomography Systems Under Construction at Stanford

Craig Levin


Stanford University, USA

17:45 – 18:15

Round Table