Results on Monte Carlo simulations of a microstrip gas counter

Jurriaan Schmitz*

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Results from Monte Carlo studies of the operation of a microstrip gas counter are presented. The Monte Carlo was tuned on data from test beam measurements using minimum ionising particles and DME/CO2 60/40 as a counter gas. We determined the position resolution of the detector for minimum ionising particles in different geometries and as a function of the incoming angle of the particle. It is made plausible that a position resolution of about 20 μm can be obtained by increasing the gas gap and/or reducing the anode pitch. The performance of a thin gap MSGC is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-644
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes


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