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Title: Design Studies for a TPC Readout Plane Using Zigzag Patterns With Multistage GEM Detectors

Abstract

Here, new design studies have been carried out for a readout plane for gas electron multiplier detectors using zigzag patterns that can significantly reduce the readout channel count while preserving excellent spatial resolution for tracking detectors. While zigzag patterns have been used in a number of applications, these studies were designed to investigate the fundamental limits of charge sharing between the electrodes to optimize the spatial resolution and minimize the nonuniformities across the readout plane, while exploring the limits of manufacturing capabilities for producing the readout board. Simulation studies were carried out to optimize the readout electrode structure, and readout boards were produced with similar zigzag designs that were tested in the laboratory using a scanning X-ray source. These studies were aimed at developing a readout board for the new time projection chamber for the sPHENIX experiment at relativistic heavy ion collider, but can readily be used in other applications, including various micropattern gas detectors, such as Micromegas.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Florida Inst. of Technology, Melbourne, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1466982
Report Number(s):
BNL-208011-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9499
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 65; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9499
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; chevron; gas detector; gas electron multiplier (GEM); MPGP; readout; time projection chamber (TPC); zigzag; spatial resolution; detectors; electrodes; geometry; signal to noise ratio; standards; two dimensional displays

Citation Formats

Azmoun, B., Garg, P., Hemmick, T. K., Hohlmann, M., Kiselev, A., Purschke, M. L., Woody, C., and Zhang, A. Design Studies for a TPC Readout Plane Using Zigzag Patterns With Multistage GEM Detectors. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/TNS.2018.2846403.
Azmoun, B., Garg, P., Hemmick, T. K., Hohlmann, M., Kiselev, A., Purschke, M. L., Woody, C., & Zhang, A. Design Studies for a TPC Readout Plane Using Zigzag Patterns With Multistage GEM Detectors. United States. doi:10.1109/TNS.2018.2846403.
Azmoun, B., Garg, P., Hemmick, T. K., Hohlmann, M., Kiselev, A., Purschke, M. L., Woody, C., and Zhang, A. Mon . "Design Studies for a TPC Readout Plane Using Zigzag Patterns With Multistage GEM Detectors". United States. doi:10.1109/TNS.2018.2846403. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1466982.
@article{osti_1466982,
title = {Design Studies for a TPC Readout Plane Using Zigzag Patterns With Multistage GEM Detectors},
author = {Azmoun, B. and Garg, P. and Hemmick, T. K. and Hohlmann, M. and Kiselev, A. and Purschke, M. L. and Woody, C. and Zhang, A.},
abstractNote = {Here, new design studies have been carried out for a readout plane for gas electron multiplier detectors using zigzag patterns that can significantly reduce the readout channel count while preserving excellent spatial resolution for tracking detectors. While zigzag patterns have been used in a number of applications, these studies were designed to investigate the fundamental limits of charge sharing between the electrodes to optimize the spatial resolution and minimize the nonuniformities across the readout plane, while exploring the limits of manufacturing capabilities for producing the readout board. Simulation studies were carried out to optimize the readout electrode structure, and readout boards were produced with similar zigzag designs that were tested in the laboratory using a scanning X-ray source. These studies were aimed at developing a readout board for the new time projection chamber for the sPHENIX experiment at relativistic heavy ion collider, but can readily be used in other applications, including various micropattern gas detectors, such as Micromegas.},
doi = {10.1109/TNS.2018.2846403},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
number = 7,
volume = 65,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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