A study of a MICROMEGAS detector with a new readout scheme

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Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 505,1-2 (2003) 215-218;


A new MICROMEGAS detector readout scheme that protects the readout electronics from damage caused by discharge initiated by large gas amplification has been studied. In the new method, the signal is produced by a readout plane placed below the MICROMEGAS detector anodes. The ratio of the signal amplitude on the readout plane was more than 65% of the signal amplitude on the cathode of the MICROMEGAS. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


micromegas;; discharge

Date of this Version

January 2003

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