The gridpix detector: History and perspective

Harry van der Graaf, Tom Aarnink, Arno Aarts, Niels van Bakel, Edward Berbee, Ad Berkien, Martin van Beuzekom, Marten Bosma, Michael Campbell, Max Chefdeville, Paul Colas, Auke-Pieter Colijn, Alessandro Fomaini, Martin Fransen, Arnaud Giganon, Ioannis Giomataris, Wim Gotink, Nicolo de Groot, Fred Hartjes, Bas van der HeijdenNigel Hessey, Peter Jansweijer, Adriaan Konig, Wilco Koppert, Xavi Llopart, Lucie de Nooij, Sipho van der Putten, Joop Rövekamp, Cora Salm, David San Segundo Bello, Jurriaan Schmitz, Sander M. Smits, Jan Timmermans, Hans Verkooijen, Jan Visschers, Jan Visser, Thei Wijnen, Nicolas Wyrsch

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    In 2000, the requirements for a large TPC for experiments at a new linear collider were formulated. Both the GEMand Micromegas gas amplification systems had matured, such that they could be practically applied. With the Medipix chip, a pixel-segmented anode readout became possible, offering an unprecedented level of granularity and sensitivity. The single electron sensitive device is a digital detector capable to record and transfer all information of the primary ionization, provided that it can be made discharge proof.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13400211-13400217
    Number of pages7
    JournalModern Physics Letters A
    Issue number28-13
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2013


    • Micromegas
    • Pixel detector
    • TimePix
    • GridPix
    • Gaseous detector
    • 2023 OA procedure


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