Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC

D. Abbaneo, M. Abbas, M. Abbrescia, A. A. Abdelalim, M. Abi Akl, W. Ahmed, W. Ahmed, P. Altieri, R. Aly, C. Armaingaud, C. Asawatangtrakuldee, A. Ashfaq, P. Aspell, Y. Assran, I. Awan, S. Bally, Y. Ban, S. Banerjee, P. Barria, L. BenussiV. Bhopatkar, S. Bianco, J. Bos, Othmane Bouhali, S. Braibant, S. Buontempo, J. Cai, C. Calabria, M. Caponero, C. Caputo, F. Cassese, A. Castaneda, S. Cauwenbergh, F. R. Cavallo, A. Celik, M. Choi, K. Choi, S. Choi, J. Christiansen, A. Cimmino, S. Colafranceschi, A. Colaleo, A. Conde Garcia, M. M. Dabrowski, G. De Lentdecker, R. De Oliveira, G. De Robertis, S. Dildick, S. Dildick, B. Dorney, W. Elmetenawee, G. Fabrice, M. Ferrini, S. Ferry, W. Flanagan, P. Giacomelli, J. Gilmore, L. Guiducci, A. Gutierrez, R. M. Hadjiiska, A. Hassan, J. Hauser, K. Hoepfner, M. Hohlmann, H. Hoorani, Y. G. Jeng, T. Kamon, P. E. Karchin, H. S. Kim, V. Khotilovich, S. Krutelyov, A. Kumar, J. Lee, T. Lenzi, L. Litov, F. Loddo, T. Maerschalk, G. Magazzu, M. Maggi, Y. Maghrbi, A. Magnani, N. Majumdar, P. K. Mal, K. Mandal, A. Marchioro, A. Marinov, J. A. Merlin, N. Mohammed, A. K. Mohanty, A. Mohapatra, S. Muhammad, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. Naimuddin, S. Nuzzo, E. Oliveri, L. M. Pant, P. Paolucci, I. Park, G. Passeggio, B. Pavlov, B. Philipps, M. Phipps, D. Piccolo, H. Postema, G. Pugliese, A. Puig Baranac, A. Radi, R. Radogna, G. Raffone, S. Ramkrishna, A. Ranieri, C. Riccardi, A. Rodrigues, L. Ropelewski, S. Roy Chowdhury, M. S. Ryu, G. Ryu, A. Safonov, A. Sakharov, S. Salva, G. Saviano, A. Sharma, S. K. Swain, J. P. Talvitie, J. P. Talvitie, C. Tamma, A. Tatarinov, H. Teng, N. Turini, T. Tuuva, J. Twigger, M. Tytgat, I. Vai, M. Van Stenis, R. Venditi, E. Verhagen, P. Verwilligen, P. Vitulo, D. Wang, M. Wang, U. Yang, Y. Yang, R. Yonamine, N. Zaganidis, F. Zenoni, A. Zhang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) are a proven position sensitive gas detector technology which nowadays is becoming more widely used in High Energy Physics. GEMs offer an excellent spatial resolution and a high particle rate capability, with a close to 100% detection efficiency. In view of the high luminosity phase of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, these aforementioned features make GEMs suitable candidates for the future upgrades of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. In particular, the CMS GEM Collaboration proposes to cover the high-eta region of the muon system with large-area triple-GEM detectors, which have the ability to provide robust and redundant tracking and triggering functions. In this contribution, after a general introduction and overview of the project, the construction of full-size trapezoidal triple-GEM prototypes will be described in more detail. The procedures for the quality control of the GEM foils, including gain uniformity measurements with an x-ray source will be presented. In the past few years, several CMS triple-GEM prototype detectors were operated with test beams at the CERN SPS. The results of these test beam campaigns will be summarised.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC03039
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2015

Fingerprint

Electron multipliers
Solenoid
Solenoids
photomultiplier tubes
solenoids
Quality Control
quality control
Multiplier
Quality control
muons
Detector
Electron
Detectors
detectors
Gases
gases
Air cushion vehicles
prototypes
Gain measurement
Gas detectors

Keywords

  • Electron multipliers (gas)
  • Gaseous detectors
  • Particle tracking detectors
  • Particle tracking detectors (Gaseous detectors)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

Cite this

Abbaneo, D., Abbas, M., Abbrescia, M., Abdelalim, A. A., Abi Akl, M., Ahmed, W., ... Zhang, A. (2015). Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC. Journal of Instrumentation, 10(3), [C03039]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/03/C03039

Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC. / Abbaneo, D.; Abbas, M.; Abbrescia, M.; Abdelalim, A. A.; Abi Akl, M.; Ahmed, W.; Ahmed, W.; Altieri, P.; Aly, R.; Armaingaud, C.; Asawatangtrakuldee, C.; Ashfaq, A.; Aspell, P.; Assran, Y.; Awan, I.; Bally, S.; Ban, Y.; Banerjee, S.; Barria, P.; Benussi, L.; Bhopatkar, V.; Bianco, S.; Bos, J.; Bouhali, Othmane; Braibant, S.; Buontempo, S.; Cai, J.; Calabria, C.; Caponero, M.; Caputo, C.; Cassese, F.; Castaneda, A.; Cauwenbergh, S.; Cavallo, F. R.; Celik, A.; Choi, M.; Choi, K.; Choi, S.; Christiansen, J.; Cimmino, A.; Colafranceschi, S.; Colaleo, A.; Conde Garcia, A.; Dabrowski, M. M.; De Lentdecker, G.; De Oliveira, R.; De Robertis, G.; Dildick, S.; Dildick, S.; Dorney, B.; Elmetenawee, W.; Fabrice, G.; Ferrini, M.; Ferry, S.; Flanagan, W.; Giacomelli, P.; Gilmore, J.; Guiducci, L.; Gutierrez, A.; Hadjiiska, R. M.; Hassan, A.; Hauser, J.; Hoepfner, K.; Hohlmann, M.; Hoorani, H.; Jeng, Y. G.; Kamon, T.; Karchin, P. E.; Kim, H. S.; Khotilovich, V.; Krutelyov, S.; Kumar, A.; Lee, J.; Lenzi, T.; Litov, L.; Loddo, F.; Maerschalk, T.; Magazzu, G.; Maggi, M.; Maghrbi, Y.; Magnani, A.; Majumdar, N.; Mal, P. K.; Mandal, K.; Marchioro, A.; Marinov, A.; Merlin, J. A.; Mohammed, N.; Mohanty, A. K.; Mohapatra, A.; Muhammad, S.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Naimuddin, M.; Nuzzo, S.; Oliveri, E.; Pant, L. M.; Paolucci, P.; Park, I.; Passeggio, G.; Pavlov, B.; Philipps, B.; Phipps, M.; Piccolo, D.; Postema, H.; Pugliese, G.; Puig Baranac, A.; Radi, A.; Radogna, R.; Raffone, G.; Ramkrishna, S.; Ranieri, A.; Riccardi, C.; Rodrigues, A.; Ropelewski, L.; Roy Chowdhury, S.; Ryu, M. S.; Ryu, G.; Safonov, A.; Sakharov, A.; Salva, S.; Saviano, G.; Sharma, A.; Swain, S. K.; Talvitie, J. P.; Talvitie, J. P.; Tamma, C.; Tatarinov, A.; Teng, H.; Turini, N.; Tuuva, T.; Twigger, J.; Tytgat, M.; Vai, I.; Van Stenis, M.; Venditi, R.; Verhagen, E.; Verwilligen, P.; Vitulo, P.; Wang, D.; Wang, M.; Yang, U.; Yang, Y.; Yonamine, R.; Zaganidis, N.; Zenoni, F.; Zhang, A.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 10, No. 3, C03039, 24.03.2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abbaneo, D, Abbas, M, Abbrescia, M, Abdelalim, AA, Abi Akl, M, Ahmed, W, Ahmed, W, Altieri, P, Aly, R, Armaingaud, C, Asawatangtrakuldee, C, Ashfaq, A, Aspell, P, Assran, Y, Awan, I, Bally, S, Ban, Y, Banerjee, S, Barria, P, Benussi, L, Bhopatkar, V, Bianco, S, Bos, J, Bouhali, O, Braibant, S, Buontempo, S, Cai, J, Calabria, C, Caponero, M, Caputo, C, Cassese, F, Castaneda, A, Cauwenbergh, S, Cavallo, FR, Celik, A, Choi, M, Choi, K, Choi, S, Christiansen, J, Cimmino, A, Colafranceschi, S, Colaleo, A, Conde Garcia, A, Dabrowski, MM, De Lentdecker, G, De Oliveira, R, De Robertis, G, Dildick, S, Dildick, S, Dorney, B, Elmetenawee, W, Fabrice, G, Ferrini, M, Ferry, S, Flanagan, W, Giacomelli, P, Gilmore, J, Guiducci, L, Gutierrez, A, Hadjiiska, RM, Hassan, A, Hauser, J, Hoepfner, K, Hohlmann, M, Hoorani, H, Jeng, YG, Kamon, T, Karchin, PE, Kim, HS, Khotilovich, V, Krutelyov, S, Kumar, A, Lee, J, Lenzi, T, Litov, L, Loddo, F, Maerschalk, T, Magazzu, G, Maggi, M, Maghrbi, Y, Magnani, A, Majumdar, N, Mal, PK, Mandal, K, Marchioro, A, Marinov, A, Merlin, JA, Mohammed, N, Mohanty, AK, Mohapatra, A, Muhammad, S, Mukhopadhyay, S, Naimuddin, M, Nuzzo, S, Oliveri, E, Pant, LM, Paolucci, P, Park, I, Passeggio, G, Pavlov, B, Philipps, B, Phipps, M, Piccolo, D, Postema, H, Pugliese, G, Puig Baranac, A, Radi, A, Radogna, R, Raffone, G, Ramkrishna, S, Ranieri, A, Riccardi, C, Rodrigues, A, Ropelewski, L, Roy Chowdhury, S, Ryu, MS, Ryu, G, Safonov, A, Sakharov, A, Salva, S, Saviano, G, Sharma, A, Swain, SK, Talvitie, JP, Talvitie, JP, Tamma, C, Tatarinov, A, Teng, H, Turini, N, Tuuva, T, Twigger, J, Tytgat, M, Vai, I, Van Stenis, M, Venditi, R, Verhagen, E, Verwilligen, P, Vitulo, P, Wang, D, Wang, M, Yang, U, Yang, Y, Yonamine, R, Zaganidis, N, Zenoni, F & Zhang, A 2015, 'Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 10, no. 3, C03039. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/03/C03039
Abbaneo, D. ; Abbas, M. ; Abbrescia, M. ; Abdelalim, A. A. ; Abi Akl, M. ; Ahmed, W. ; Ahmed, W. ; Altieri, P. ; Aly, R. ; Armaingaud, C. ; Asawatangtrakuldee, C. ; Ashfaq, A. ; Aspell, P. ; Assran, Y. ; Awan, I. ; Bally, S. ; Ban, Y. ; Banerjee, S. ; Barria, P. ; Benussi, L. ; Bhopatkar, V. ; Bianco, S. ; Bos, J. ; Bouhali, Othmane ; Braibant, S. ; Buontempo, S. ; Cai, J. ; Calabria, C. ; Caponero, M. ; Caputo, C. ; Cassese, F. ; Castaneda, A. ; Cauwenbergh, S. ; Cavallo, F. R. ; Celik, A. ; Choi, M. ; Choi, K. ; Choi, S. ; Christiansen, J. ; Cimmino, A. ; Colafranceschi, S. ; Colaleo, A. ; Conde Garcia, A. ; Dabrowski, M. M. ; De Lentdecker, G. ; De Oliveira, R. ; De Robertis, G. ; Dildick, S. ; Dildick, S. ; Dorney, B. ; Elmetenawee, W. ; Fabrice, G. ; Ferrini, M. ; Ferry, S. ; Flanagan, W. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Gilmore, J. ; Guiducci, L. ; Gutierrez, A. ; Hadjiiska, R. M. ; Hassan, A. ; Hauser, J. ; Hoepfner, K. ; Hohlmann, M. ; Hoorani, H. ; Jeng, Y. G. ; Kamon, T. ; Karchin, P. E. ; Kim, H. S. ; Khotilovich, V. ; Krutelyov, S. ; Kumar, A. ; Lee, J. ; Lenzi, T. ; Litov, L. ; Loddo, F. ; Maerschalk, T. ; Magazzu, G. ; Maggi, M. ; Maghrbi, Y. ; Magnani, A. ; Majumdar, N. ; Mal, P. K. ; Mandal, K. ; Marchioro, A. ; Marinov, A. ; Merlin, J. A. ; Mohammed, N. ; Mohanty, A. K. ; Mohapatra, A. ; Muhammad, S. ; Mukhopadhyay, S. ; Naimuddin, M. ; Nuzzo, S. ; Oliveri, E. ; Pant, L. M. ; Paolucci, P. ; Park, I. ; Passeggio, G. ; Pavlov, B. ; Philipps, B. ; Phipps, M. ; Piccolo, D. ; Postema, H. ; Pugliese, G. ; Puig Baranac, A. ; Radi, A. ; Radogna, R. ; Raffone, G. ; Ramkrishna, S. ; Ranieri, A. ; Riccardi, C. ; Rodrigues, A. ; Ropelewski, L. ; Roy Chowdhury, S. ; Ryu, M. S. ; Ryu, G. ; Safonov, A. ; Sakharov, A. ; Salva, S. ; Saviano, G. ; Sharma, A. ; Swain, S. K. ; Talvitie, J. P. ; Talvitie, J. P. ; Tamma, C. ; Tatarinov, A. ; Teng, H. ; Turini, N. ; Tuuva, T. ; Twigger, J. ; Tytgat, M. ; Vai, I. ; Van Stenis, M. ; Venditi, R. ; Verhagen, E. ; Verwilligen, P. ; Vitulo, P. ; Wang, D. ; Wang, M. ; Yang, U. ; Yang, Y. ; Yonamine, R. ; Zaganidis, N. ; Zenoni, F. ; Zhang, A. / Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC. In: Journal of Instrumentation. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 3.
@article{19ddd6e8324a44cf85524fc2ecf25de2,
title = "Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC",
abstract = "Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) are a proven position sensitive gas detector technology which nowadays is becoming more widely used in High Energy Physics. GEMs offer an excellent spatial resolution and a high particle rate capability, with a close to 100{\%} detection efficiency. In view of the high luminosity phase of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, these aforementioned features make GEMs suitable candidates for the future upgrades of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. In particular, the CMS GEM Collaboration proposes to cover the high-eta region of the muon system with large-area triple-GEM detectors, which have the ability to provide robust and redundant tracking and triggering functions. In this contribution, after a general introduction and overview of the project, the construction of full-size trapezoidal triple-GEM prototypes will be described in more detail. The procedures for the quality control of the GEM foils, including gain uniformity measurements with an x-ray source will be presented. In the past few years, several CMS triple-GEM prototype detectors were operated with test beams at the CERN SPS. The results of these test beam campaigns will be summarised.",
keywords = "Electron multipliers (gas), Gaseous detectors, Particle tracking detectors, Particle tracking detectors (Gaseous detectors)",
author = "D. Abbaneo and M. Abbas and M. Abbrescia and Abdelalim, {A. A.} and {Abi Akl}, M. and W. Ahmed and W. Ahmed and P. Altieri and R. Aly and C. Armaingaud and C. Asawatangtrakuldee and A. Ashfaq and P. Aspell and Y. Assran and I. Awan and S. Bally and Y. Ban and S. Banerjee and P. Barria and L. Benussi and V. Bhopatkar and S. Bianco and J. Bos and Othmane Bouhali and S. Braibant and S. Buontempo and J. Cai and C. Calabria and M. Caponero and C. Caputo and F. Cassese and A. Castaneda and S. Cauwenbergh and Cavallo, {F. R.} and A. Celik and M. Choi and K. Choi and S. Choi and J. Christiansen and A. Cimmino and S. Colafranceschi and A. Colaleo and {Conde Garcia}, A. and Dabrowski, {M. M.} and {De Lentdecker}, G. and {De Oliveira}, R. and {De Robertis}, G. and S. Dildick and S. Dildick and B. Dorney and W. Elmetenawee and G. Fabrice and M. Ferrini and S. Ferry and W. Flanagan and P. Giacomelli and J. Gilmore and L. Guiducci and A. Gutierrez and Hadjiiska, {R. M.} and A. Hassan and J. Hauser and K. Hoepfner and M. Hohlmann and H. Hoorani and Jeng, {Y. G.} and T. Kamon and Karchin, {P. E.} and Kim, {H. S.} and V. Khotilovich and S. Krutelyov and A. Kumar and J. Lee and T. Lenzi and L. Litov and F. Loddo and T. Maerschalk and G. Magazzu and M. Maggi and Y. Maghrbi and A. Magnani and N. Majumdar and Mal, {P. K.} and K. Mandal and A. Marchioro and A. Marinov and Merlin, {J. A.} and N. Mohammed and Mohanty, {A. K.} and A. Mohapatra and S. Muhammad and S. Mukhopadhyay and M. Naimuddin and S. Nuzzo and E. Oliveri and Pant, {L. M.} and P. Paolucci and I. Park and G. Passeggio and B. Pavlov and B. Philipps and M. Phipps and D. Piccolo and H. Postema and G. Pugliese and {Puig Baranac}, A. and A. Radi and R. Radogna and G. Raffone and S. Ramkrishna and A. Ranieri and C. Riccardi and A. Rodrigues and L. Ropelewski and {Roy Chowdhury}, S. and Ryu, {M. S.} and G. Ryu and A. Safonov and A. Sakharov and S. Salva and G. Saviano and A. Sharma and Swain, {S. K.} and Talvitie, {J. P.} and Talvitie, {J. P.} and C. Tamma and A. Tatarinov and H. Teng and N. Turini and T. Tuuva and J. Twigger and M. Tytgat and I. Vai and {Van Stenis}, M. and R. Venditi and E. Verhagen and P. Verwilligen and P. Vitulo and D. Wang and M. Wang and U. Yang and Y. Yang and R. Yonamine and N. Zaganidis and F. Zenoni and A. Zhang",
year = "2015",
month = "3",
day = "24",
doi = "10.1088/1748-0221/10/03/C03039",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
issn = "1748-0221",
publisher = "IOP Publishing Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Quality control and beam test of GEM detectors for future upgrades of the CMS muon high rate region at the LHC

AU - Abbaneo, D.

AU - Abbas, M.

AU - Abbrescia, M.

AU - Abdelalim, A. A.

AU - Abi Akl, M.

AU - Ahmed, W.

AU - Ahmed, W.

AU - Altieri, P.

AU - Aly, R.

AU - Armaingaud, C.

AU - Asawatangtrakuldee, C.

AU - Ashfaq, A.

AU - Aspell, P.

AU - Assran, Y.

AU - Awan, I.

AU - Bally, S.

AU - Ban, Y.

AU - Banerjee, S.

AU - Barria, P.

AU - Benussi, L.

AU - Bhopatkar, V.

AU - Bianco, S.

AU - Bos, J.

AU - Bouhali, Othmane

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Buontempo, S.

AU - Cai, J.

AU - Calabria, C.

AU - Caponero, M.

AU - Caputo, C.

AU - Cassese, F.

AU - Castaneda, A.

AU - Cauwenbergh, S.

AU - Cavallo, F. R.

AU - Celik, A.

AU - Choi, M.

AU - Choi, K.

AU - Choi, S.

AU - Christiansen, J.

AU - Cimmino, A.

AU - Colafranceschi, S.

AU - Colaleo, A.

AU - Conde Garcia, A.

AU - Dabrowski, M. M.

AU - De Lentdecker, G.

AU - De Oliveira, R.

AU - De Robertis, G.

AU - Dildick, S.

AU - Dildick, S.

AU - Dorney, B.

AU - Elmetenawee, W.

AU - Fabrice, G.

AU - Ferrini, M.

AU - Ferry, S.

AU - Flanagan, W.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Gilmore, J.

AU - Guiducci, L.

AU - Gutierrez, A.

AU - Hadjiiska, R. M.

AU - Hassan, A.

AU - Hauser, J.

AU - Hoepfner, K.

AU - Hohlmann, M.

AU - Hoorani, H.

AU - Jeng, Y. G.

AU - Kamon, T.

AU - Karchin, P. E.

AU - Kim, H. S.

AU - Khotilovich, V.

AU - Krutelyov, S.

AU - Kumar, A.

AU - Lee, J.

AU - Lenzi, T.

AU - Litov, L.

AU - Loddo, F.

AU - Maerschalk, T.

AU - Magazzu, G.

AU - Maggi, M.

AU - Maghrbi, Y.

AU - Magnani, A.

AU - Majumdar, N.

AU - Mal, P. K.

AU - Mandal, K.

AU - Marchioro, A.

AU - Marinov, A.

AU - Merlin, J. A.

AU - Mohammed, N.

AU - Mohanty, A. K.

AU - Mohapatra, A.

AU - Muhammad, S.

AU - Mukhopadhyay, S.

AU - Naimuddin, M.

AU - Nuzzo, S.

AU - Oliveri, E.

AU - Pant, L. M.

AU - Paolucci, P.

AU - Park, I.

AU - Passeggio, G.

AU - Pavlov, B.

AU - Philipps, B.

AU - Phipps, M.

AU - Piccolo, D.

AU - Postema, H.

AU - Pugliese, G.

AU - Puig Baranac, A.

AU - Radi, A.

AU - Radogna, R.

AU - Raffone, G.

AU - Ramkrishna, S.

AU - Ranieri, A.

AU - Riccardi, C.

AU - Rodrigues, A.

AU - Ropelewski, L.

AU - Roy Chowdhury, S.

AU - Ryu, M. S.

AU - Ryu, G.

AU - Safonov, A.

AU - Sakharov, A.

AU - Salva, S.

AU - Saviano, G.

AU - Sharma, A.

AU - Swain, S. K.

AU - Talvitie, J. P.

AU - Talvitie, J. P.

AU - Tamma, C.

AU - Tatarinov, A.

AU - Teng, H.

AU - Turini, N.

AU - Tuuva, T.

AU - Twigger, J.

AU - Tytgat, M.

AU - Vai, I.

AU - Van Stenis, M.

AU - Venditi, R.

AU - Verhagen, E.

AU - Verwilligen, P.

AU - Vitulo, P.

AU - Wang, D.

AU - Wang, M.

AU - Yang, U.

AU - Yang, Y.

AU - Yonamine, R.

AU - Zaganidis, N.

AU - Zenoni, F.

AU - Zhang, A.

PY - 2015/3/24

Y1 - 2015/3/24

N2 - Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) are a proven position sensitive gas detector technology which nowadays is becoming more widely used in High Energy Physics. GEMs offer an excellent spatial resolution and a high particle rate capability, with a close to 100% detection efficiency. In view of the high luminosity phase of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, these aforementioned features make GEMs suitable candidates for the future upgrades of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. In particular, the CMS GEM Collaboration proposes to cover the high-eta region of the muon system with large-area triple-GEM detectors, which have the ability to provide robust and redundant tracking and triggering functions. In this contribution, after a general introduction and overview of the project, the construction of full-size trapezoidal triple-GEM prototypes will be described in more detail. The procedures for the quality control of the GEM foils, including gain uniformity measurements with an x-ray source will be presented. In the past few years, several CMS triple-GEM prototype detectors were operated with test beams at the CERN SPS. The results of these test beam campaigns will be summarised.

AB - Gas Electron Multipliers (GEM) are a proven position sensitive gas detector technology which nowadays is becoming more widely used in High Energy Physics. GEMs offer an excellent spatial resolution and a high particle rate capability, with a close to 100% detection efficiency. In view of the high luminosity phase of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, these aforementioned features make GEMs suitable candidates for the future upgrades of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. In particular, the CMS GEM Collaboration proposes to cover the high-eta region of the muon system with large-area triple-GEM detectors, which have the ability to provide robust and redundant tracking and triggering functions. In this contribution, after a general introduction and overview of the project, the construction of full-size trapezoidal triple-GEM prototypes will be described in more detail. The procedures for the quality control of the GEM foils, including gain uniformity measurements with an x-ray source will be presented. In the past few years, several CMS triple-GEM prototype detectors were operated with test beams at the CERN SPS. The results of these test beam campaigns will be summarised.

KW - Electron multipliers (gas)

KW - Gaseous detectors

KW - Particle tracking detectors

KW - Particle tracking detectors (Gaseous detectors)

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84951967737&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84951967737&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1088/1748-0221/10/03/C03039

DO - 10.1088/1748-0221/10/03/C03039

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84951967737

VL - 10

JO - Journal of Instrumentation

JF - Journal of Instrumentation

SN - 1748-0221

IS - 3

M1 - C03039

ER -