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Demonstrator Detection System for the Active Target and Time Projection Chamber (ACTAR TPC) project

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

The design, realization and operation of a prototype or “demonstrator” version of an active target and time projection chamber (ACTAR TPC) for experiments in nuclear physics is presented in detail. The heart of the detection system features a micromegas gas amplifier coupled to a high-density pixelated pad plane with square pad sizes of 2 × 2 mm2. The detector has been thoroughly tested with several different gas mixtures over a wide range of pressures and using a variety of sources of ionizing radiation including laser light, an α-particle source and heavy-ion beams of  24Mg and  58Ni accelerated to energies of 4.0 MeV/u. Results from these tests and characterization of the detector response over a wide range of operating conditions will be described. These developments have served as the basis for the design of a larger detection system that is presently under construction.
Journal: Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment
ISSN: 0168-9002
Volume: 895
Pages: 126 - 134
Publication year:2018
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education