Robustness test of a system of MSGC+GEM detectors at the cyclotron facility of the Paul Scherrer institute

M. Ageron, A. Albert, T. Barvich, W. Beaumont, T. Beckers, K. Bernier, P. Blüm, Othmane Bouhali, I. Boulogne, D. Bouvet, J. M. Brom, F. Charles, J. Coffin, D. Contardo, E. Daubie, F. Didierjean, M. Erdmann, G. De Lentdecker, O. Devroede, J. De TroyJ. P. Ernenwein, M. Fahrer, G. Flügge, J. C. Fontaine, W. Geist, U. Goerlach, M. Gottschalk, J. M. Helleboid, D. Huss, F. Iacopi, K. Kärcher, F. Kühn, P. Juillot, A. Lounis, C. Maazouzi, D. Macke, C. Martin, L. Mirabito, S. Moreau, T. Müller, D. Neuberger, A. Nowack, S. Perries, I. Ripp-Baudot, F. Röderer, R. Schulte, L. Shekhtman, H. J. Simonis, W. Struczinski, A. Tatarinov, W. H. Thümmel, F. Udo, W. Van Doninck, C. Van Dyck, C. Vander Velde, P. Vanlaer, L. Van Lancker, T. Weiler, A. Zander, A. Zghiche, V. Zhukov

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Abstract

A system of detector modules consisting of a large size Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), coupled to Micro Strip Gas Counters (MSGC), has been exposed to a pion beam at the Paul Scherrer Institute Cyclotron facility. As part of a CMS tracker milestone, the aim of this test was to investigate the robustness of such detectors when exposed to experimental conditions close to what is expected at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CERN. Eighteen detector modules have been operated at voltage settings corresponding to 98% detection efficiency for Minimum Ionizing Particles during a period of 5 weeks. Sparking rates and strip losses have been monitored throughout the exposure. An operation margin of at least a factor of three with respect to the required gas gain has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-391
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume471
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes

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counters
Detectors
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Gases
gases
pion beams
Colliding beam accelerators
Electric sparks
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Electric potential
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Robustness test of a system of MSGC+GEM detectors at the cyclotron facility of the Paul Scherrer institute. / Ageron, M.; Albert, A.; Barvich, T.; Beaumont, W.; Beckers, T.; Bernier, K.; Blüm, P.; Bouhali, Othmane; Boulogne, I.; Bouvet, D.; Brom, J. M.; Charles, F.; Coffin, J.; Contardo, D.; Daubie, E.; Didierjean, F.; Erdmann, M.; De Lentdecker, G.; Devroede, O.; De Troy, J.; Ernenwein, J. P.; Fahrer, M.; Flügge, G.; Fontaine, J. C.; Geist, W.; Goerlach, U.; Gottschalk, M.; Helleboid, J. M.; Huss, D.; Iacopi, F.; Kärcher, K.; Kühn, F.; Juillot, P.; Lounis, A.; Maazouzi, C.; Macke, D.; Martin, C.; Mirabito, L.; Moreau, S.; Müller, T.; Neuberger, D.; Nowack, A.; Perries, S.; Ripp-Baudot, I.; Röderer, F.; Schulte, R.; Shekhtman, L.; Simonis, H. J.; Struczinski, W.; Tatarinov, A.; Thümmel, W. H.; Udo, F.; Van Doninck, W.; Van Dyck, C.; Vander Velde, C.; Vanlaer, P.; Van Lancker, L.; Weiler, T.; Zander, A.; Zghiche, A.; Zhukov, V.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 471, No. 3, 01.10.2001, p. 380-391.

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Ageron, M, Albert, A, Barvich, T, Beaumont, W, Beckers, T, Bernier, K, Blüm, P, Bouhali, O, Boulogne, I, Bouvet, D, Brom, JM, Charles, F, Coffin, J, Contardo, D, Daubie, E, Didierjean, F, Erdmann, M, De Lentdecker, G, Devroede, O, De Troy, J, Ernenwein, JP, Fahrer, M, Flügge, G, Fontaine, JC, Geist, W, Goerlach, U, Gottschalk, M, Helleboid, JM, Huss, D, Iacopi, F, Kärcher, K, Kühn, F, Juillot, P, Lounis, A, Maazouzi, C, Macke, D, Martin, C, Mirabito, L, Moreau, S, Müller, T, Neuberger, D, Nowack, A, Perries, S, Ripp-Baudot, I, Röderer, F, Schulte, R, Shekhtman, L, Simonis, HJ, Struczinski, W, Tatarinov, A, Thümmel, WH, Udo, F, Van Doninck, W, Van Dyck, C, Vander Velde, C, Vanlaer, P, Van Lancker, L, Weiler, T, Zander, A, Zghiche, A & Zhukov, V 2001, 'Robustness test of a system of MSGC+GEM detectors at the cyclotron facility of the Paul Scherrer institute', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 471, no. 3, pp. 380-391. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(01)00851-8
Ageron, M. ; Albert, A. ; Barvich, T. ; Beaumont, W. ; Beckers, T. ; Bernier, K. ; Blüm, P. ; Bouhali, Othmane ; Boulogne, I. ; Bouvet, D. ; Brom, J. M. ; Charles, F. ; Coffin, J. ; Contardo, D. ; Daubie, E. ; Didierjean, F. ; Erdmann, M. ; De Lentdecker, G. ; Devroede, O. ; De Troy, J. ; Ernenwein, J. P. ; Fahrer, M. ; Flügge, G. ; Fontaine, J. C. ; Geist, W. ; Goerlach, U. ; Gottschalk, M. ; Helleboid, J. M. ; Huss, D. ; Iacopi, F. ; Kärcher, K. ; Kühn, F. ; Juillot, P. ; Lounis, A. ; Maazouzi, C. ; Macke, D. ; Martin, C. ; Mirabito, L. ; Moreau, S. ; Müller, T. ; Neuberger, D. ; Nowack, A. ; Perries, S. ; Ripp-Baudot, I. ; Röderer, F. ; Schulte, R. ; Shekhtman, L. ; Simonis, H. J. ; Struczinski, W. ; Tatarinov, A. ; Thümmel, W. H. ; Udo, F. ; Van Doninck, W. ; Van Dyck, C. ; Vander Velde, C. ; Vanlaer, P. ; Van Lancker, L. ; Weiler, T. ; Zander, A. ; Zghiche, A. ; Zhukov, V. / Robustness test of a system of MSGC+GEM detectors at the cyclotron facility of the Paul Scherrer institute. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2001 ; Vol. 471, No. 3. pp. 380-391.
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