The Floating Strip Micromegas Detector

Versatile Particle Detectors for High-Rate Applications

  • Jonathan Bortfeldt

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 231-256

About this book


This book discusses a novel and high-rate-capable micro pattern gaseous detector of the Micromegas (MICRO-MEsh GAS detector) type. It provides a detailed characterization of the performance of Micromegas detectors on the basis of measurements and simulations, along with an in-depth examination of analysis and reconstruction methods. The accurate and efficient detection of minimum ionizing particles in high-rate background environments is demonstrated. The excellent performance determined here for these lightweight detectors will make possible the live medical imaging of a patient during ion-beam treatment.


High-rate capable tracking detector Ion transmission radiography Low material budget detector Micro pattern gaseous detector Micromegas detector uTPC reconstruction

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Bortfeldt
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  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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