Test beam studies of the GasPixel transition radiation detectorprototype. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Volume 706, 1 April 2013, Pages 59-64

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Контактные данные автора публикации Hartjes, F.a, Hessey, N.a, Fransen, M.a, Konovalov, S.b, Koppert, W.a, Morozov, S.c, Romaniouk, A.cd , Tikhomirov, V.b, Van Der Graaf, H.a a Physics Department, NIKHEF, Amsterdam, Netherlands b P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy
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A combination of a pixel chip and a gas chamber opens new opportunities for particle detectors. These GasPix detectors have vector tracking features offering at the same time a L1 track trigger and a particle identification using transition radiation and dE/dX measurements. Test-beam and MC studies of tracking and particle identification properties have been performed with a GasPix prototype. The properties of the detector very much depend on the gas mixture. For one layer of the GasPix detector one can obtain a spatial accuracy down to 11μm and a vector angular accuracy of about 10 mrad for a beam incident angle of 10°. For particle identification studies the detector was filled with a Xe/CO2 (70/30) mixture. A block of transition radiation radiator of 19 cm was installed in front of the detector. The pion rejection power using both cluster counting and full dE/dX methods was studied. It was shown that for 5 GeV particles a single layer of the detector gives a pion suppression by about a factor of 7at an electron efficiency of 90%. Two layers of this detector provide a pion rejection factor of 50 at 90% electron efficiency. A comparison of the data and MC results is presented. ©2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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High rate; Inner tracker; L1 track trigger; Micropattern detectors; TRD
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Engineering controlled terms: Elementary particles; Mixtures
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