GEMGrid: a wafer post-processed GEM-like radiation detector


Blanco Carballo, V.M. and Bilevych, Y. and Chefdeville, M.A. and Fransen, M. and Graaf, H. van der and Salm, C. and Schmitz, J. and Timmermans, J. (2009) GEMGrid: a wafer post-processed GEM-like radiation detector. Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research. Section A: Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 608 (1). pp. 86-91. ISSN 0168-9002

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Abstract:This paper presents a new wafer post-processed micropatterned gaseous radiation detector called GEMGrid.The device consists of a GEM-like structure fabricated with SU-8 photo resist directly on top of a Timepix chip with zero gap distance.
The detector characteristics have been studied in several gas mixtures. The device is capable of tracking minimum ionizing particles and exhibits good energy resolution on 55Fe decays.
We further show a strongly improved mechanical robustness of these GEM-like structures as compared to a pillar-supported integrated Micromegas.
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