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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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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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, 459(1-2), 211-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(00)01011-1