Development of very-thick transparent GEMs with wavelength-shifting capability for noble element TPCs

Kuźniak, M. and González-Díaz, D. and Amedo, P. and Azevedo, C.D.R. and Fernández-Posada, D.J. and Kuźwa, M. and Leardini, S. and Leonhardt, A. and Łȩcki, T. and Manzanillas, L. and Muenstermann, D. and Nieradka, G. and de Oliveira, R. and Pollmann, T.R. and Saá Hernández, A. and Sworobowicz, T. and Türkoğlu, C. and Williams, S. (2021) Development of very-thick transparent GEMs with wavelength-shifting capability for noble element TPCs. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 81 (7). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A new concept for the simultaneous detection of primary and secondary scintillation in time projection chambers is proposed. Its core element is a type of very-thick GEM structure supplied with transparent electrodes and machined from a polyethylene naphthalate plate, a natural wavelength shifter. Such a device has good prospects for scalability and, by virtue of its genuine optical properties, it can improve on the light collection efficiency, energy threshold and resolution of conventional micropattern gas detectors. This, together with the intrinsic radiopurity of its constituting elements, offers advantages for noble gas and liquid based time projection chambers, used for dark matter searches and neutrino experiments. Production, optical and electrical characterization, and first measurements performed with the new device are reported.

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Journal Article
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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157744
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29 Jul 2021 12:15
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Yes
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Published
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06 Oct 2021 08:23