24-28 February 2020
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

The Micromegas chambers for the ATLAS New Small Wheel upgrade

28 Feb 2020, 09:50
Contributed Oral Micropattern gas detectors Micropattern gas detectors


Dr Ivan Gnesi (CERN, Fermi Center)


The ATLAS collaboration at LHC has chosenthe resistive Micromegas technology, along with the small-strip Thin Gap Chambers (sTGC), for the high luminosity upgrade of the first muon station in the high-rapidity region, the so called New Small Wheel (NSW) project. After the R&D, design and prototyping phase, the series production Micromegas quadruplets are being constructed at the involved construction sites in France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Greece.At CERN, the final validation and the integration of the modules in Sectors are in progress.These are big steps forward for the installation of the first NSW, the NSW-A foreseen for the LHC long shutdown in 2020. The construction of the four types of large size quadruplets, all having trapezoidal shapes with surface areas between 2 and 3 m2, will be reviewed. The achievement of the requirements for these detectors revealed to be even more challenging than expected, when scaling from the small prototypes to the large dimensions. We will describe the encountered problems, to a large extent common to other micro-pattern gaseous detectors, and the adopted solutions. Final quality assessment and validation results on the achieved mechanical precision, on the High-Voltage stability during operation with and without irradiation will be presented together with the most relevant steps and results of the modules integration into sectors.

Primary authors

Dr Ivan Gnesi (CERN, Fermi Center) Muon Coll. ATLAS (ATLAS)

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