Development of large size Micromegas detector for the upgrade of the ATLAS Muon system

T. Alexopoulos, A. A. Altintas, M. Alviggi, M. Arik, S. A. Cetin, V. Chernyatine, E. Cheu, D. Della Volpe, M. Dris, D. Fassouliotis, E. N. Gazis, R. Giordano, V. Gratchev, L. Guan, P. Iengo, P. Ioannou, C. Li, K. Johns, V. Kaushik, A. KhodinovC. Kourkoumelis, S. Maltezos, K. Mermigka, H. Muller, K. Nikolopoulos, W. Park, S. Persembe, C. Petridou, R. Petti, V. Polychronakos, M. V. Purohit, D. Sampsonidis, G. Sekhniaidze, M. Shao, Y. J. Sun, G. Tsipolitis, R. Veenhof, X. L. Wang, J. Wotschack, S. X. Wu, T. Zhao, Z. G. Zhao

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With the luminosity upgrade of the LHC machine (SLHC, Super-LHC), the Muon system of the ATLAS experiment at CERN will also need a detector upgrade in the highest rapidity region. MAMMA, Muon ATLAS Micromegas Activity, is an ongoing R&D activity with the aim to develop large detectors based on the bulk-Micromegas technology for use in the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer. Micromegas is a good potential candidate for the construction of large muon chambers that combine trigger and tracking capability and can sustain high particle rates expected at the SLHC. A medium size Micromegas prototype, in scale 1:10 of the final chambers, has been built and evaluated in the laboratory and in beam tests at CERN. Results from the analysis of test-beam data are presented. The results indicate that large size Micromegas is a viable candidate for ATLAS Muon upgrade

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 11 2010


  • ATLAS experiment
  • Gas detectors
  • Micromegas
  • Muon system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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