A time projection chamber with GEM-based readout

David Attié, Ties Behnke, Alain Bellerive, Oleg Bezshyyko, Deb Sankar Bhattacharya, Purba Bhattacharya, Sudeb Bhattacharya, Stefano Caiazza, Paul Colas, Gilles De Lentdecker, Klaus Dehmelt, Klaus Desch, Ralf Diener, Madhu Dixit, Ivor Fleck, Keisuke Fujii, Takahiro Fusayasu, Serguei Ganjour, Yuanning Gao, Philippe GrosPeter Hayman, Vincent Hedberg, Katsumasa Ikematsu, Leif Jönsson, Jochen Kaminski, Yukihiro Kato, Shin ichi Kawada, Martin Killenberg, Claus Kleinwort, Makoto Kobayashi, Vladyslav Krylov, Bo Li, Yulan Li, Björn Lundberg, Michael Lupberger, Nayana Majumdar, Takeshi Matsuda, Rashid Mehdiyev, Ulf Mjörnmark, Felix Müller, Astrid Münnich, Supratik Mukhopadhyay, Tomohisa Ogawa, Anders Oskarsson, Lennart Österman, Daniel Peterson, Marc Riallot, Christoph Rosemann, Stefan Roth, Peter Schade, Oliver Schäfer, Ronald Dean Settles, Amir Noori Shirazi, Oxana Smirnova, Akira Sugiyama, Tohru Takahashi, Junping Tian, Jan Timmermans, Maksym Titov, Dimitra Tsionou, Annika Vauth, Wenxin Wang, Takashi Watanabe, Ulrich Werthenbach, Yifan Yang, Zhenwei Yang, Ryo Yonamine, Klaus Zenker, Fan Zhang

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For the International Large Detector concept at the planned International Linear Collider, the use of time projection chambers (TPC) with micro-pattern gas detector readout as the main tracking detector is investigated. In this paper, results from a prototype TPC, placed in a 1. T solenoidal field and read out with three independent Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) based readout modules, are reported. The TPC was exposed to a 6. GeV electron beam at the DESY II synchrotron. The efficiency for reconstructing hits, the measurement of the drift velocity, the space point resolution and the control of field inhomogeneities are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-118
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Early online date2016 Nov 18
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
  • Subatomic Physics

Free keywords

  • Gas electron multipliers (GEM)
  • International Large Detector (ILD)
  • International Linear Collider (ILC)
  • Micropattern gaseous detectors (MPGD)
  • Time projection chambers (TPC)


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