A novel approach to building micromegas detectors enabled by precision manufacturing

J. Holmes, E. Galyaev, R. Alarcon, R. Acuna, D. Blyth, B. Fox, N. Mullins, K. Scheuer

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Abstract

Micromegas detectors are a relatively modern design concept for micropattern gas detectors, designed to handle high particle flux while providing high gain, high spatial resolution, and fast response times for a variety of radiation detection applications. Due to the advancement of industry, building a micromegas detector without advanced in-house capabilities is now possible. In this work, we present an innovative method to build micromegas detectors utilizing precision manufacturers to fabricate the core components. Two detectors were built using the newly described method and are experimentally validated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberT05001
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Heavy-ion detectors
  • Micropattern gaseous detectors (MSGC, GEM, THGEM, RETHGEM, MHSP, MICROPIC, MICROMEGAS, InGrid, etc)
  • Time projection Chambers (TPC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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