The ATLAS muon micromegas R&D project: Towards large-size chambers for the s-LHC

T. Alexopoulos, A. Altintas, M. Alviggi, M. Arik, A. Cetin, V. Chernyatine, E. Cheu, D. Della Volpe, M. Dris, D. Fassouliotis, 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. Müller, K. Nikolopoulos, W. Park, S. Persembe, C. Petridou, R. Petti, V. Polychronakos, V. Purohit, D. Sampsonidis, G. Sekhniaidze, M. Shao, J. Sun, G. Tsipolitis, R. Veenhof, L. Wang, J. Wotschack, X. Wu, T. Zhao, G. Zhao

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Detectors based on the bulk-Micromegas technology exhibit position resolution better than 100 μm at counting rates of up to several tens of kHz/cm2, along with trigger capabilities. These characteristics, combined with the detector's mechanical robustness and the possibility for cost-effective industrial production, makes them a promising candidate for the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer upgrade in a future luminosity enhancement of the LHC. The R&D project status will be presented together with the obtained results in the effort to define the baseline system specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP12015
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2009


  • Muon spectrometers; Micropattern gaseous detectors (MSGC, GEM, THGEM, RETHGEM, MICROMEGAS, InGrid, etc)
  • Particle tracking detectors (Gaseous detectors)
  • Trigger detetectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


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