LRT 2010

Topical Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques
(Sudbury, Canada)
August 28-29, 2010

This workshop examines topics in low radioactivity materials and techniques, which is probably the most fundamental part of rare event physics detectors, such as for solar neutrinos, dark matter, double-beta decay, and long half-life phenomena. This is the third workshop in the LRT series (see also LRT2004 and LRT2006).

NEW: We have arranged for the proceedings to be published by the AIP conference series. The manuscripts are due November 22nd 2010. All presenters of talks or posters are invited and encouraged to submit a manuscript to the proceedings. Please see the proceedings page.

The workshop talk presentations and posters have been posted on the program page. Also, in the close-out session we discussed ideas on creating a co-ordination of resources within the LRT community. Please see this co-ordination discussion document (in particular the decisions), and also some minutes of the discussion. Finally we discussed the method for selecting the next LRT2012 host.

The workshop will be held at SNOLAB, Canada's deep underground astroparticle physics laboratory, at the Vale Inco Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. It is a two day workshop held over the weekend August 28-29, 2010. There will be underground laboratory tours arranged for both the Friday and the Monday, so if possible participants should plan to include at least one of August 27th or 29th in their travel plans. Please see the first bulletin.

Please use the online registration at your earliest convenience to participate. Participants interested in presenting a talk can submit an abstract to the advisory committee (via the Registration page), or by email to ( before July 15th 2010.

Note that participants from SNOLAB institutes, including students, all must register, even if alternate arrangements are being made for the fee payment.