The "International Workshop on Applications of Rare Gas Xenon to Science and Technology" (XeSAT 2018) is the fourth in a series of meetings focusing all aspects of using xenon and other rare gas detectors in various radiation fields. The conference topics are rare gas detectors and its applications in science, medical science, and technology. It will be held at Waseda University, Tokyo, from September 18-21, 2018. The conference will provide a significant opportunity for discussion among people working in diverse fields. This series of conferences started in 2003 with a meeting named HPXe called by V. Dmitrenko of MEPHI. This was followed by the XeSAT 2005 at Waseda University, organized by N. Hasebe. Unfortunately, the XeSAT series was interrupted despite the tremendous expansion of the field and the amazing advances in detector technology. After the long break, the XeSAT 2017 was held at Khon Kaen in Thailand in 2017 by the effort of Prof. Chinorat Kobdaj at Suranaree University of Technology and Prof. K.L. Giboni of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
Due to the widespread interest in xenon and other rare gas detectors, the three events were very successful. In fact, they were a forum for physicists, chemists, and engineers to discuss the advances in rare gas technology and application specific issues.
There have been some recent progress and new attempts of detector technology (such as Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGD), GEMs, photon sensors such as APD and SIPM), and new advances in technology/engineering (like background reduction and shielding technology), along with large-scale experiments for dark matter and double-beta decay detection. Thus, rare gas detectors are scientifically and technologically at the highest interest point in history.
The conference will involve fields related to the physics and chemistry of rare gas detectors, and their applications in science, medical field and engineering. Although the previous conferences were mainly focused in xenon detectors, this conference calls for wider fields of detectors. The following will be the main topics covered:
In addition to invited talks and highlight talks, we are expecting contributions for oral and poster presentations from colleagues all over the world. If you are interested, please prepare and send us your abstract following the instruction described below. All abstracts must be received before June 28, 2018. The official language of the conference is English. Please make an abstract based on this form template and download Word file(.doc).
|First announcement of XeSAT2018||Mar. 20, 2018|
|Second announcement of XeSAT2018||Jul. 10, 2018|
|Final announcement of XeSAT2018||Aug. 10, 2018|
|Onsite Registration Start||10:30AM Sep. 18, 2018|
|Program Start||1:00PM Sep. 19, 2018|
|Program End||12:00AM Sep. 21, 2018|
|Regular||June. 1, 2018 to July. 31, 2018 ←Now|
|Onsite||Sep. 18, 2018 to Sep. 20, 2018|
Regular Registration (15,000JPY: Student Price)
Every visitor entering Japan must be in possession of a valid passport. For participants from some countries special entrance formalities or VISA are necessary. Participants are strongly advised to enquire well in advance in their countries. Formal invitation letters will be issued upon request.
The average temperature in Tokyo on late September is 22 degrees and average humidity is 68%. However, they depend on the year.
Tokyo is reached via Narita Airport from where you have a choice of three ways of getting to Tokyo city center.
|To Tokyo St. from Narita Airport|
|To Tokyo St. from Haneda Airport|
Hotels in Tokyo can be found via the website of
Nippon Travel Agency
The following areas are convenient to stay:
Tokyo Central Youth Hotel is located just one minute from Iidabashi Sta. This youth hotel offers a shared room at a very reasonable price.