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3D simulation of electron and ion transmission of GEM-based detectors

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Author(s):
Bhattacharya, Purba ; Mohanty, Bedangadas ; Mukhopadhyay, Supratik ; Majumdar, Nayana ; da Luz, Hugo Natal
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SP; v. 870, p. 64-72, OCT 21 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Time Projection Chamber (TPC) has been chosen as the main tracking system in several high-flux and high repetition rate experiments. These include on-going experiments such as ALICE and future experiments such as PANDA at FAIR and ILC. Different R\&D activities were carried out on the adoption of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) as the gas amplification stage of the ALICE-TPC upgrade version. The requirement of low ion feedback has been established through these activities. Low ion feedback minimizes distortions due to space charge and maintains the necessary values of detector gain and energy resolution. In the present work, Garfield simulation framework has been used to study the related physical processes occurring within single, triple and quadruple GEM detectors. Ion backflow and electron transmission of quadruple GEMs, made up of foils with different hole pitch under different electromagnetic field configurations (the projected solutions for the ALICE TPC) have been studied. Finally a new triple GEM detector configuration with low ion backflow fraction and good electron transmission properties has been proposed as a simpler GEM-based alternative suitable for TPCs for future collider experiments. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/17405-3 - Development of gaseous chambers based on Micropattern gaseous detectors for tests of a new ASIC within the international collaboration ALICE
Grantee:Pedro Hugo Ferreira Natal da Luz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate