We have developed a gating foil for the time projection chamber envisaged as a central tracker for the international linear collider experiment. It has a structure similar to the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) with a higher optical aperture ratio and functions as an ion gate without gas amplification. The transmission rate for electrons was measured in a counting mode for a wide range of the voltages applied across the foil using an 55Fe source and a laser in the absence of a magnetic field. The upper limit of the transmission rate for positive ions was estimated to be 3.36 ± 0.05 (stat. only)) × 10-4 from the measured electron transmission at a relatively low reverse bias voltage applied to the foil (ΔV =-15.5 V). The blocking power of the gating foil was confirmed to be high enough to suppress the influence of ion backflow.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jun 11|
|Event||6th International Conference on Micro Pattern Gaseous Detectors, MPGD 2019 - La Rochelle, France|
Duration: 2019 May 5 → 2019 May 10
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)