Performance of MPGD-based TPC prototypes for the linear collider experiment

M. Kobayashi, T. Araki, D. C. Arogancia, A. M. Bacala, K. Boudjemline, D. Burke, P. Colas, M. Dixit, K. Fujii, H. Fujishima, A. Giganon, I. Giomataris, H. C. Gooc, M. Habu, T. Higashi, K. Ikematsu, K. Kadomatsu, Y. Kato, H. Kuroiwa, V. LepeltierT. Matsuda, S. Matsushita, K. Nakamura, O. Nitoh, J. Pouthas, R. L. Reserva, P. Rosier, R. D. Settles, A. Sugiyama, T. Takahashi, Y. Tanaka, T. Watanabe, A. Yamaguchi, T. Yamamoto, H. Yamaoka, T. Zerguerras

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We conducted a series of beam tests of prototype TPCs for the International Linear Collider (ILC) experiment, equipped with an MWPC, a MicroMEGAS, or GEMs as a readout device. The prototype operated successfully in a test beam at KEK under an axial magnetic field of up to 1 T. The analysis of data is now in progress and some of the preliminary results obtained with GEMs and MicroMEGAS are presented along with our interpretation. Also given is the extrapolation of the obtained spatial resolution to that of a large TPC expected as the central tracker of the ILC experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes


  • GEM
  • ILC
  • MicroMEGAS
  • Spatial Resolution
  • TPC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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