Charge amplitude distribution of the Gossip gaseous pixel detector

V.M. Blanco Carballo, M.A. Chefdeville, P. Colas, Y. Giomataris, H. van der Graaf, V. Gromov, F. Hartjes, R. Kluit, E. Koffeman, C. Salm, J. Schmitz, S.M. Smits, J. Timmermans, J.L. Visschers

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    The Gossip gaseous pixel detector is being developed for the detection of charged particles in extreme high radiation environments as foreseen close to the interaction point of the proposed super LHC. The detecting medium is a thin layer of gas. Because of the low density of this medium, only a few primary electron/ion pairs are created by the traversing particle. To get a detectable signal, the electrons drift towards a perforated metal foil (Micromegas) whereafter they are multiplied in a gas avalanche to provide a detectable signal. The gas avalanche occurs in the high field between the Micromegas and the pixel readout chip (ROC). Compared to a silicon pixel detector, Gossip features a low material budget and a low cooling power. An experiment using X-rays has indicated a possible high radiation tolerance exceeding 1016 hadrons/cm2.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)42-48
    Number of pages7
    JournalNuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A : Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2007


    • SC-RID: Radiation Imaging detectors
    • EWI-11608
    • METIS-245877
    • IR-62068
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    • Gaseous detector


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