Construction and Performance Studies of Large Resistive Micromegas Quadruplets
2 Universita e INFN, Pavia (IT)
3 Bayerische Julius Max. Universitaet Wuerzburg (DE)
4 Universita e INFN, Napoli (IT)
5 Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz (DE)
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Published online: 21 February 2018
In view of the use of Micromegas detectors for the upgrade of the ATLAS muon system, two detector quadruplets with an area of 0.3 m2 per plane serving as prototypes for future ATLAS chambers have been constructed. They are based on the resistive-strip technology and thus spark tolerant. The detectors were built in a modular way. The quadruplets consist of two double-sided readout panels and three support (or drift) panels equipped with the micromesh and the drift electrode. The panels are bolted together such that the detector can be opened and cleaned, if required. Two of the readout planes are equipped with readout strips inclined by 1.5 degree. In this talk, we present the results of detailed performance studies based on X-Ray and cosmic ray measurements as well as measurements with 855 MeV electrons at the MAMI accelerator. In particular, results on reconstruction efficiencies, track resolution and gain homogeneity is presented.
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