Towards smaller gap microbulks

D Attié, L Boilevin-Kayl, T Dafni, E Ferrer-Ribas, S Ferry, Y Giomataris, D C Herrera, F J Iguaz, I G Irastorza, M Kebbiri, T Papaevangelou, R de Oliveira (+2 others)
2014 Journal of Instrumentation  
Small gap Micromegas detectors (< 50 µm) are expected to be optimal for high pressure applications. Combining the microbulk manufacturing technique with a small gap can result in attractive detectors for rare event detection, in particular double beta decay or dark matter searches. We present novel results obtained with small gap microbulks (25 and 12.5 µm) that have been manufactured recently. For the first time for this type of detectors, we show experimentally that for each amplification gap
more » ... there is an optimal pressure and that smaller gaps are more suitable for higher pressures.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/04/c04013 fatcat:tqidp76vnzhmrknih65ofngwdu