Test and characterization of a new triple-GEM detector
Author(s)Burns, Laurie Davenport
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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In my thesis project, I provide a description of the entire process of materials preparation, assembly, testing, and characterization of several triple-GEM (Gas-Electron Multiplier) prototype detectors. GEM detectors represent one of the latest developments in a new style of gaseous particle detectors. They have become well-known and widely used. Improvements in foil production are important for future applications of the detectors to large scale tracking devices. One function of this thesis project is to compare the performances of GEM foils produced by different sources when installed in identical prototype triple-GEM detectors.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-84).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology