Uniformity studies in large area triple-GEM based detectors Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2016 Elsevier B.V. Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) based detectors have been used in many applications since their introduction in 1997. Large areas, e.g. exceeding 30×30 cm2, of GEM detectors are foreseen in future experiments which puts stringent requirements on the uniformity of response across the detection area. We investigate the effect of small variations of several parameters that could affect the uniformity. Parameters such as the anode pitch, the gas gap, the size and the shape of the holes are investigated. Simulation results are presented and compared to previous experimental data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Akl, M. A., Bouhali, O., Castaneda, A., Maghrbi, Y., & Mohamed, T.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • October 2016