Gas microstrip chambers Conference Paper uri icon


  • The gas microstrip chamber has been developed from concept to experimental system during the past three years. A pattern of anode and grid lines are microfabricated onto a dielectric substrate and configured as a high-resolution MWPC. Four recent developments are described: suitable plastic substrates and lithography techniques for large-area chambers; non-planar silicon-based chambers for 20 μm resolution; integrated on-board synchronous front-end electronics and data buffering; and a porous silicon active cathode for enhanced efficiency and time response. The microstrip chamber appears to be a promising technology for applications in microvertex, tracking spectrometer, muon spectrometer, and transition radiation detection. © 1992.

author list (cited authors)

  • Barasch, E. F., Bowcook, T., Demroff, H. P., Elliott, S. M., Howe, M. R., Lee, B., ... Vanstaaelen, G.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • May 1992