Study of spatial resolution of coordinate detectors based on Gas Electron Multipliers

V. N. Kudryavtsev, T. V. Maltsev, L. I. Shekhtman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


Spatial resolution of GEM-based tracking detectors is determined in the simulation and measured in the experiments. The simulation includes GEANT4 implemented transport of high energy electrons with careful accounting of atomic relaxation processes including emission of fluorescent photons and Auger electrons and custom post-processing with accounting of diffusion, gas amplification fluctuations, distribution of signals on readout electrodes, electronics noise and particular algorithm of final coordinate calculation (center of gravity). The simulation demonstrates that the minimum of spatial resolution of about 10 μm can be achieved with a gas mixture of Ar−CO2 (75–25 %) at a strips pitch from 250 μm to 300 μm. At a larger pitch the resolution quickly degrades reaching 80–100 μm at a pitch of 460–500 μm. Spatial resolution of low-material triple-GEM detectors for the DEUTERON facility at the VEPP-3 storage ring is measured at the extracted beam facility of the VEPP-4 M collider. One-coordinate resolution of the DEUTERON detector is measured with electron beam of 500 MeV, 1 GeV and 3.5 GeV energies. The determined value of spatial resolution varies in the range from approximately 35 μm to 50 μm for orthogonal tracks in the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2017


  • Gas Electron Multiplier
  • Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors


Dive into the research topics of 'Study of spatial resolution of coordinate detectors based on Gas Electron Multipliers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this