The gridpix detector: History and perspective

H. van der Graaf, Antonius A.I. Aarnink, A. Aarts, N. van Bakel, E. Berbee, A. Berkien, M. van Beuzekom, M. Bosma, M. Campbell, M.A. Chefdeville, P. Colas, A.P. Colijn, A. Fomaini, M. Fransen, A. Giganon, I. Giomataris, W. Gotink, N. de Groot, F. Hartjes, B. van der HeijdenN. Hessey, P. Jansweijer, A. Konig, W. Koppert, X. Llopart, L. de Nooij, S. van der Putten, J. Rövekamp, Cora Salm, D. San Segundo Bello, Jurriaan Schmitz, Sander M. Smits, J. Timmermans, H. Verkooijen, J. Visschers, J. Visser, T. Wijnen, N. 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 languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)13400211-13400217
    Number of pages7
    JournalModern physics letters. A
    Issue number28-13
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2013


    • GridPixTimePixMicromegasgaseous detectorpixel detector
    • Pixel detector
    • TimePix
    • EWI-23786
    • IR-87424
    • GridPix
    • METIS-300050
    • Gaseous detector

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