Accelerating avalanche simulation in gas based charged particle detectors

Othmane Bouhali, A. Sheharyar, T. Mohamed

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The development and optimization of Micro Pattern Gaseous Detectors relies heavily on the simulation of the geometry, the avalanche process and the signal generation inside the detector. In complex scenarios where high detector gas gains are required, the simulation can be computationally expensive and can become a bottleneck for the R&D process. In this paper we present two approaches to reduce the simulation execution time when using the Garfield++ simulation package. We present the two approaches and discuss the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018



  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Optimization
  • Parallel efficiency
  • Speedup factor
  • Triple GEM (Gas Electron Multiplier)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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