Operation of micro strip gas counters with Ne-DME gas mixtures

Othmane Bouhali, F. Udo, W. Van Doninck, L. Van Lancker, C. Vander Velde, P. Vanlaer, V. Zhukov

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The performance of micro-strip gas counters (MSGCs) has been studied with gas mixtures of neon and dimethylether. The setup consisted of two 10 × 10cm2 MSGC detectors placed in a cosmic ray hodoscope made of twelve drift chambers. Measurements are presented for the collected charge and the detection efficiency. A Monte Carlo simulation has been used to verify our understanding of the efficiency measurements. The simulation has also allowed to estimate the transverse diffusion coefficient of the electrons in the gas and to predict the spatial resolution of the detectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-438
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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