MICROMEGAS Signal: Numerical Simulation Based on Neon-Isobutane and Neon-DME


Recent years, we have seen the development of many fields of gas detectors. The MICROMEGAS (Micro-Mesh Gas Structure) appeared as the very promising detector. It is a major family of position detectors in High Energy Physics. This work is done in normal (NTP) based gas mixtures: neon are noble gas and isobutane and DME (dimethyl-ether) as moderators gas (quenchers), using 55Fe as a radiation source (X-ray 5.9 keV). To address the modeling of MICROMEGAS detector, a descriptive model of different physical and geometrical phenomena MICROMEGAS was established by developing a simulation program to spreading the detector response. After, an analytical calculation of the potential and the electric field distributions has been presented briefly, to better estimate electrical and geometric configuration. Finally, simulation results of electrical signals based on gas mixtures (Neon-isobutane, Neon-DME) produced by MICROMEGAS were presented and analyzed in order to improve the MICROMEGAS performance (spatial (12 μm) and temporal (0.7 ns) resolutions).

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Mounir, H. and Bri, S. (2015) MICROMEGAS Signal: Numerical Simulation Based on Neon-Isobutane and Neon-DME. Modern Instrumentation, 4, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/mi.2015.41001.

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