MICROMEGEM detector

Othmane Bouhali, G. De Lentdecker, S. Dewéze, F. Udo, W. Van Doninck, C. Vander Velde, L. Van Lancker, V. Zhukov, I. Boulogne, E. Daubie

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Abstract

This article introduces the MICROMEGEM detector, a position-sensitive proportional gas counter produced using advanced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) technology. The detector is equipped with a Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) foil placed 50 μm above a plane of pick-up strips. The GEM produces a first gas amplification which is extended below the GEM foil by applying a strong electric field between the strips and the lower electrode of the GEM. The array of strips is used for read-out to obtain 1-D positional information. We present results on the gas gain, the energy resolution and the rate capability. The behaviour in an intense beam of 300 MeV/c pions in presence of heavily ionizing particles has also been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume459
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

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MICROMEGEM detector. / Bouhali, Othmane; De Lentdecker, G.; Dewéze, S.; Udo, F.; Van Doninck, W.; Vander Velde, C.; Van Lancker, L.; Zhukov, V.; Boulogne, I.; Daubie, E.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 459, No. 1-2, 21.02.2001, p. 211-220.

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Bouhali, O, De Lentdecker, G, Dewéze, S, Udo, F, Van Doninck, W, Vander Velde, C, Van Lancker, L, Zhukov, V, Boulogne, I & Daubie, E 2001, 'MICROMEGEM detector', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 459, no. 1-2, pp. 211-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(00)01011-1
Bouhali, Othmane ; De Lentdecker, G. ; Dewéze, S. ; Udo, F. ; Van Doninck, W. ; Vander Velde, C. ; Van Lancker, L. ; Zhukov, V. ; Boulogne, I. ; Daubie, E. / MICROMEGEM detector. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2001 ; Vol. 459, No. 1-2. pp. 211-220.
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