Bulk micromegas detectors for large TPC applications

J. Bouchez, D. R. Burke, Ch Cavata, P. Colas, X. De La Broise, A. Delbart, A. Giganon, I. Giomataris, P. Graffin, J. Ph Mols, F. Pierre, J. L. Ritou, A. Sarrat, E. Virique, M. Zito, E. Radicioni, R. De Oliveira, J. Dumarchez, N. Abgrall, P. BeneA. Blondel, A. Cervera, D. Ferrere, F. Maschiocchi, E. Perrin, J. P. Richeux, R. Schroeter, G. Jover, T. Lux, A. Y. Rodriguez, F. Sanchez

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Abstract

A large volume TPC will be used in the near future in a variety of experiments including T2K. The bulk Micromegas detector for this TPC is built using a novel production technique particularly suited for compact and robust low mass detectors. The capability to pave a large surface with a simple mounting solution and small dead space between modules is of particular interest for these applications. We have built several large bulk Micromegas detectors (27 × 26 cm2) and we have tested them in the former HARP field cage setup with a magnetic field. Cosmic ray data have been acquired in a variety of experimental conditions. Good detector performances and space point resolution have been achieved. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-432
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume574
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2007

Keywords

  • Micromegas
  • TPC

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