In this study, we developed a time projection chamber (TPC) prototype with gas electron multipliers (GEM) to evaluate the basic performance of the GEM-based TPC for the rare-isotope beam experiments to be conducted at the RAON heavy-ion facility. The TPC prototype has a drift volume of 10×10×15 cm3, and we operated it in an Ar/CH4 gas mixture (90/10). The TPC data acquisition system collected 256 pad signals in full-readout mode using cosmic-ray muons and α particles from an 241Am source. The measured spatial resolutions on the pad plane and along the drift direction were 350μm and 250μm, respectively. We also discussed the tracking performance of the future active target TPC with a 20 AMeV 12Be beam.
|Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
|Published - 2020 May 11
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grant No. 2017R1A2B2011334 ), Korea University Future Research Grant, and the TJ Park Science Fellowship of POSCO TJ Park Foundation, Republic of Korea .
© 2020 Elsevier B.V.
- Alpha decay
- Gas electron multiplier
- Time projection chamber
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics