Performances of Anode-resistive Micromegas for HL-LHC
1 IRFU, CEA - Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
2 National Tecnical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
3 Inst. of Nuclear Physics, NSCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece
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Micromegas technology is a promising candidate to replace Atlas forward muon chambers -tracking and trigger- for future HL-LHC upgrade of the experiment. The increase on background and pile-up event probability requires detector performances which are currently under studies in intensive RD activities. We studied performances of four different resistive Micromegas detectors with different read-out strip pitches. These chambers were tested using ~120 GeV momentum pions, at H6 CERN-SPS beam line in autumn 2010. For a strip pitch 500μm we measure a resolution of ~90 μm and a efficiency of ~ 98%. The track angle effect on the efficiency was also studied. Our results show that resistive techniques induce no degradation on the efficiency or resolution, with respect to the standard Micromegas. In some configuration the resistive coating is able to reduce the discharge currents at least by a factor of 100.
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