A. Sharma

"Gaseous Micropattern Detectors: High Energy Physics and Beyond"

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Multiwire gaseous detectors have matured in the last few decades with major implications in particle physics experiments. They have also been successfully refined for use in other fields: X-rays for medical imaging, UV and single photon detection, neutron and crystal diffraction studies etc. Their major limitation has been a modest rate capability (103/mm2). In the last decade several micropattern position sensitive gas devices have been introduced with an inherently improved rate capability (few MHz/mm2) and a localization accuracy of 40-50 Ám. They are being extensively pursued for their application in several fields. The state of the art of this new generation of gaseous detectors will be reviewed.

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Last modified: 9 April 2001, J. Schwiening.