A small drift chamber was read out by means of a MediPix2 readout chip as a direct anode. A Micromegas foil was placed 50micrometer above the chip, and electron multiplication occurred in the gap. With a He/isobutane 80/20 mixture, gas multiplication factors up to tens of thousands were achieved, resulting in an efficiency for detecting single electrons of better than 90%. We recorded many frames containing 2D images with tracks from cosmic muons. Along these tracks, electron clusters were observed, as well as ?-rays.
- Single electron