Development and applications of the gas electron multiplier

Citation
S. Bachmann et al., Development and applications of the gas electron multiplier, NUCL INST A, 471(1-2), 2001, pp. 115-119
Citations number
23
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
471
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
115 - 119
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010921)471:1-2<115:DAAOTG>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
The Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) has been recently developed to cope with the severe requirements of high luminosity particle physics experimentation . With excellent position accuracy and very high rate capability, GEM devic es are robust and easy to manufacture. The possibility of cascading two or more multipliers permits to achieve larger gains and more stable operation. We discuss major performances of the new detectors, particularly in view o f possible use for high rate portal imaging and medical diagnostics. (C) 20 01 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.