Development of a time projection chamber using gas electron multipliers (GEM-TPC)

Susumu Oda, Hideki Hamagaki, Kyoichiro Ozawa, Masahide Inuzuka, Takao Sakaguchi, Tada Aki Isobe, Taku Gunji, Shota Saito, Yuhei Morino, Yorito Yamaguchi, Shin'ya Sawada, Satoshi Yokkaichi

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Abstract

A prototype of time projection chambers using gas electron multipliers (GEM-TPC) has been developed for relativistic heavy ion collision experiments. The performance of the GEM-TPC was investigated using particle beams at KEK with 3 kinds of gases (Ar(90%)-CH4(10%), Ar(70%)-C2H 6(30%) and CF4). N.B.Detection efficiency of 99%, spatial resolution of 80 μm in the padrow direction and double track resolution of 12 mm in the drift direction were achieved. The test results show that the GEM-TPC meets requirements of relativistic heavy ion collision experiments. This paper describes the configuration and performance of the GEM-TPC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record -Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Pages940-944
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventNuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005 IEEE - , Puerto Rico
Duration: Oct 23 2005Oct 29 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

OtherNuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005 IEEE
CountryPuerto Rico
Period10/23/0510/29/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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