20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

The Muon ATLAS MicroMegas Activity

22 Jul 2011, 17:45
Lesdiguières (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Detector R & D and data handling Detector R & D and Data Handling


Georgios Tsipolitis (National Technical University of Athens)


The luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (sLHC) foresees a luminosity increase by a factor five compared to the LHC. To cope with the corresponding increase in background rates, the Muon System of the ATLAS experiment at CERN will likely need major changes in the very forward/backward regions. The Muon ATLAS MicroMegas Activity (MAMMA) is focused on the development and testing of large-area muon detectors based on the bulk-Micromegas technology as candidates for such an upgrade. In order to overcome the spark problem a novel protection scheme using resistive strips above the readout electrode has been developed. This technology has undergone extensive tests with hadron beams at the CERN-SPS, X-rays in the lab, as well as tests in a neutron beam at the TANDEM accelerator of the N.C.S.R. “Demokritos’. In addition a set of prototype chambers have been installed in the ATLAS cavern and are taking data in real LHC conditions. Results on the performance of these chambers will be presented.

Primary author

Georgios Tsipolitis (National Technical University of Athens)

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