Pulse height fluctuations of integrated micromegas detectors

M.A. Chefdeville, H. van der Graaf, F. Hartjes, J. Timmermans, J. Timmermans, J. Visschers, V.M. Blanco Carballo, C. Salm, J. Schmitz, S.M. Smits, P. Colas, I. Giomataris

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    Recent publications report that Micromegas-based detectors exhibit very good energy resolution for gaseous radiation detectors. When made in microtechnology, the physical dimensions of such a detector can be controlled with micrometer precision over a large area. In this paper we report an energy resolution of 5.2% r.m.s. at 5.9 keV of such a detector (called InGrid) and present experimental and simulation results to explain and quantify the contributions to the gain fluctuations. Our results may be applicable also for other micropattern gas detectors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-150
    Number of pages4
    JournalNuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A : Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2008


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