Performance of GEM detectors in high intensity particle beams

Citation
S. Bachmann et al., Performance of GEM detectors in high intensity particle beams, NUCL INST A, 470(3), 2001, pp. 548-561
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
470
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
548 - 561
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010911)470:3<548:POGDIH>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
We describe extensive tests of Double Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) and Tri ple GEM detectors, including large size prototypes for the COMPASS experime nt, exposed to high intensity muon, proton and pion beams at the Paul Scher rer Institute and at CERN. The measurements aim at detecting problems possi bly appearing under these harsh operating conditions, the main concern bein g the occurrence of discharges induced by beam particles. Results for the d ependence of the probability for induced discharges on the experimental env ironment are presented and discussed, Implications for the application of G EM detectors in experiments at high luminosity colliders are illustrated. ( C), 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.