EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 174, 20184th International Conference on Micro Pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGD 2015)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||21 February 2018|
Development of Resistive Micromegas for Sampling Calorimetry
INPP, NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece
2 LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3, Annecy-Le-Vieux, France
3 IRFU, Saclay CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
a Corresponding author, e-mail: Theodoros.Geralis@cern.ch
Published online: 21 February 2018
Resistive micromegas is proposed as an active element for sampling calorimetry. Future linear collider experiments or the HL-LHC experiments can profit from those developments for Particle Flow Calorimetry. Micromegas possesses remarkable properties concerning gain stability, reduced ion feedback, response linearity, adaptable sensitive element granularity, fast response and high rate capability. Recent developments on Micromegas with a protective resistive layer present excellent results, resolving the problem of discharges caused by local high charge deposition, thanks to its RC-slowed charge evacuation. Higher resistivity though, may cause loss of the response linearity at high rates. We have scanned a wide range of resistivities and performed laboratory tests with X-rays that demonstrate excellent response linearity up to rates of (a few) times 10MHz/cm2, with simultaneous mitigation of discharges. Beam test studies at SPS/CERN with hadrons have also shown a remarkable stability of the resistive Micromegas and low currents for rates up to 15MHz/cm2. We present results from the aforementioned studies confronted with MC simulation
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