Development of large-area GEMPix detector for imaging and microdosimetry
The GEMPix is a novel detector developed in the course of the EU-funded Marie Curie project ARDENT (February 2012 – January 2016) coordinated by CERN. The detector was designed by coupling two CERN technologies, a small triple Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector (3×3×1.2 cm3 active volume) to a quad Timepix ASIC with 262,144 pixels of 55×55 μm2 area for readout. Several units have been built in various configurations. Funding for a student and material was granted for a new prototype to be designed and tested for medical applications.