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The Micro Trench Gas Counter. A novel approach to high luminosity tracking in HEP

Technical Report:

Abstract

A novel design is presented for a gas avalanche chamber with micro-strip gas readout. While existing gaseous microstrip detectors (Micro-strip Gas Counters, Knife edge chambers) have a minimum anode pitch of the order of 100 {mu}m, the pitch of the discussed Micro Trench Gas Counter goes down to 30-50 {mu}m. This leads to a better position resolution and two track separation, and a higher radiation resistivity. Its efficiency and signal speed are expected to be the same as the Microstrip Gas Counter. The energy resolution of the device is expected to be equal to or better than 10 percent for the {sup 55}Fe peak. Since the anode strip dimensions are larger than those in a MSGC, the device may be not as sensitive to discharges and mechanical damage. In this report production of the device is briefly described, and predictions on its operation are made based on electric field calculations and experience with the Microstrip Gas Counter. The authors restrict themselves to the application in High Energy Physics. (author). 10 refs.; 9 figs.
Authors:
Schmitz, J [1] 
  1. Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica (NIKHEF), Amsterdam (Netherlands). Sectie H
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NIKHEF-H-91-14
Reference Number:
SCA: 440104; PA: AIX-23:012247; SN: 92000638221
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1991
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; DIAGRAMS; ENERGY RESOLUTION; SPECIFICATIONS; 440104; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION
OSTI ID:
10111447
Research Organizations:
Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica (NIKHEF), Amsterdam (Netherlands). Sectie H
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92613878; TRN: NL91C0874012247
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
14 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Schmitz, J. The Micro Trench Gas Counter. A novel approach to high luminosity tracking in HEP. Netherlands: N. p., 1991. Web.
Schmitz, J. The Micro Trench Gas Counter. A novel approach to high luminosity tracking in HEP. Netherlands.
Schmitz, J. 1991. "The Micro Trench Gas Counter. A novel approach to high luminosity tracking in HEP." Netherlands.
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title = {The Micro Trench Gas Counter. A novel approach to high luminosity tracking in HEP}
author = {Schmitz, J}
abstractNote = {A novel design is presented for a gas avalanche chamber with micro-strip gas readout. While existing gaseous microstrip detectors (Micro-strip Gas Counters, Knife edge chambers) have a minimum anode pitch of the order of 100 {mu}m, the pitch of the discussed Micro Trench Gas Counter goes down to 30-50 {mu}m. This leads to a better position resolution and two track separation, and a higher radiation resistivity. Its efficiency and signal speed are expected to be the same as the Microstrip Gas Counter. The energy resolution of the device is expected to be equal to or better than 10 percent for the {sup 55}Fe peak. Since the anode strip dimensions are larger than those in a MSGC, the device may be not as sensitive to discharges and mechanical damage. In this report production of the device is briefly described, and predictions on its operation are made based on electric field calculations and experience with the Microstrip Gas Counter. The authors restrict themselves to the application in High Energy Physics. (author). 10 refs.; 9 figs.}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1991}
month = {Jul}
}