Jun 13 – 15, 2012
LAL Orsay
Europe/Paris timezone

Detection of single photons with hybrid ThickGEM-based counters

Jun 14, 2012, 3:30 PM
Hall (LAL Orsay)


LAL Orsay

Poster Posters B


Stefano Levorato (INFN Trieste)


Architectures based on multiple layers of THick-Gas Electron Multipliers (THGEM) represent a possible answer to the quest for novel gaseous counters with single photon detection capability able to overcome all the limitations of the present generation of gaseous photon detectors. A systematic R&D programme has been performed to achieve a deep understanding of the THGEM characteristics and to optimise their parameters in view of the photon detection application. Recently a new hybrid approach has been considered: an architecture where the last multiplication stage is obtained by using a Micromegas stage. The R&D studies are summarised and some preliminary results obtained with the hybrid architecture prototypes are reported.

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Stefano Levorato (INFN Trieste)

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