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G-ray Switzerland concludes collaborative research agreement with CERN

Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 22.05.2017 – G-ray Switzerland, a company developing leading edge particle detection systems, is pleased to announce that it has signed with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, an R&D collaboration agreement on characterisation of charge transfer process across low temperature bonded interfaces.

“We are pleased to have established a close collaboration with one of the world’s most advanced research institution closely connected with our field”, says Patrick Scherrer, Chairman of the Board and co-founder of G-ray Switzerland.

CERN aims at maximizing the impact of its technologies by transferring it to other disciplines for the benefit of society and industry. This collaboration is an opportunity for CERN and G-ray to explore the performance of low temperature bonding processes using already established characterisation techniques;

The ultimate aim of this agreement is to establish the performance of silicon wafers that are bonded using G-ray’s low-temperature bonding approach with CMOS read-out reference wafers from CERN. EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, which is another strategic partner of G-ray, is also involved.

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G-ray Switzerland

Patrick Scherrer


Phone : +41 79 200 98 31

About CERN

Physicists and engineers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to probe the fundamental laws of nature. CERN’s mission is: to provide a unique range of particle accelerators, to perform world-class research in fundamental physics, to unite people from all over the world, and to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all. CERN’s Knowledge Transfer group engages with experts in science, technology and industry in order to create opportunities for the transfer of CERN’s technology and know-how.

About G-ray Switzerland SA

Based in Hauterive-Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is a high-technology company, created in 2014, focused on the development of new detector technologies, in particular for the medical field using unique monolithic CMOS integrated pixel array detector technologies. It has also established a spin-off, G-ray Industries SA, developing the technology platform in industrial and high-technology fields, including high-energy physics.