Performance Studies of Bulk Micromegas of Different Design Parameters

10 May 2016  ·  Bhattacharya Purba, Bhattacharya Sudeb, Majumdar Nayana, Mukhopadhyay Supratik, Sarkar Sandip, Colas Paul, Attie David ·

The present work involves the comparison of various bulk Micromegas detectors having different design parameters. Six detectors with amplification gaps of $64,~128,~192,~220 ~\mu\mathrm{m}$ and mesh hole pitch of $63,~78 ~\mu\mathrm{m}$ were tested at room temperature and normal gas pressure... Two setups were built to evaluate the effect of the variation of the amplification gap and mesh hole pitch on different detector characteristics. The gain, energy resolution and electron transmission of these Micromegas detectors were measured in Argon-Isobutane (90:10) gas mixture while the measurements of the ion backflow were carried out in P10 gas. These measured characteristics have been compared in detail to the numerical simulations using the Garfield framework that combines packages such as neBEM, Magboltz and Heed. read more

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