The MICROMEGEM detector Academic Article uri icon


  • This article introduces the MICROMEGEM detector, a position-sensitive proportional gas counter produced using advanced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) technology. The detector is equipped with a Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) foil placed 50 m above a plane of pick-up strips. The GEM produces a first gas amplification which is extended below the GEM foil by applying a strong electric field between the strips and the lower electrode of the GEM. The array of strips is used for read-out to obtain 1-D positional information. We present results on the gas gain, the energy resolution and the rate capability. The behaviour in an intense beam of 300 MeV/c pions in presence of heavily ionizing particles has also been investigated.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Bouhali, O., De Lentdecker, G., Dewze, S., Udo, F., Van Doninck, W., Vander Velde, C., ... Daubie, E.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Bouhali, O||De Lentdecker, G||Dew├Ęze, S||Udo, F||Van Doninck, W||Vander Velde, C||Van Lancker, L||Zhukov, V||Boulogne, I||Daubie, E

publication date

  • February 2001