Breakdown features of various microstrip-type gas counter designs and their improvements

Peskov V., Ramsey B., Fonte P.

1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, New Mexico, United States Of America, 9 - 15 November 1997, pp.291-295 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: New Mexico
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-295
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Breakdown mechanisms and spurious pulses, the precursors to some breakdowns, were studied experimentally for both uncoated and coated Microstrip Gas Counters (MSGC's) of different geometries, as well as for MicroGap Counters (MGC's) and for the "Compteur A Trou" (CAT). It was found that in all cases the breakdowns occurred through surface streamers, although the exact mechanism of streamer formation depended on the particular detector design.