High resolution micro-pattern gaseous tracking detectors

Citation
S. Bachmann et al., High resolution micro-pattern gaseous tracking detectors, NUCL PHYS A, 663, 2000, pp. 1069C-1072C
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
ISSN journal
0375-9474 → ACNP
Volume
663
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1069C - 1072C
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-9474(20000131)663:<1069C:HRMGTD>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
Micro-strip gas chambers have excellent localization properties, high rate capability and good granularity, and have been adopted for may experimental set-ups. Two recurrent problems hower have been reported: slow degradation under sustained irradiation, and damaging accidental discharges. New breed s of detectors aim at improving on these crucial points, CAT, micromegas, g as electron multiplier are examples. Very performing, they are more robust and reliable. Two-stage devices, making use of a gas electron multiplier as first element, permit to sustain larger gains in presence of high rates an d heavily ionizing tracks.