Sep 12 – 17, 2021
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone

High rate capability studies of triple-GEM detectors for the ME0 upgrade of the CMS muon spectrometer

Sep 13, 2021, 12:05 PM
Teaching and Learning Building (University of Birmingham)

Teaching and Learning Building

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston Campus University of Birmingham B15 2TT UK
talk Gas-based Detectors Gas-based Detectors 1


Luis Felipe Ramirez Garcia (Universidad de Antioquia (CO))


The high-luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) upgrade sets a new challenge for particle detector technologies. In the CMS muon system gaseous detectors, the increase in luminosity will produce a particle background ten times higher than at the LHC. To cope with the high rate environment and maintain performance, the triple-Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) technology was chosen for the high-rate capable detectors for the CMS ME0 upgrade project in the innermost region of the forward muon spectrometer. An intense $R\&D$ and prototype phase is ongoing to verify that such technology meets the stringent performance requirements of highly efficient particle detection in the harsh background environment expected in the innermost ME0 region. We describe recent rate capability studies on triple-GEM detectors operated with an $Ar/CO_2 \, (70/30)$ gas mixture at an effective gas gain of $2 \times 10^4$ by using a high-intensity $22 \, \rm{keV}$ X-ray generator. In light of these rate capability studies, a novel foil design for the ME0 detectors was developed based on double-sided segmented GEM-foils and a high voltage distribution and filtering system. We describe the impact of the new design on detector performance and present a summary of ongoing R&D activities.

Nationality Colombian
Your name Luis Felipe Ramirez Garcia
Institute Universidad de Antioquia

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Luis Felipe Ramirez Garcia (Universidad de Antioquia (CO))


Michele Bianco (CERN) Dr Francesco Fallavollita (CERN) Davide Fiorina (Universita & INFN Pavia) Antonello Pellecchia (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT)) Nicole Rosi (Universita and INFN (IT))

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