The transparent microstrip gas counter

Hiroyuki Takahashi, Kaoru Fujita, Takeshi Fujiwara, Hisako Niko, Bruno Guerard, Francisco Fraga, Naoko Iyomoto

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Conventional MSGCs are made of metal electrodes that might absorb or reflect optical photons. If the electrodes are made of transparent material like ITO, we could take advantage of optical readout. A gas scintillation proportional counter made of ITO MSGC is fabricated and tested where both optical and charge signals are obtained. We have selected a multi-grid structure that can avoid charge-up problem with normal transparent glass substrate. Test results with Ar and CF4 gas mixture showed a stable gas gain of ∼2800 and ∼110 optical photons for 6 keV X-rays. Position sensing with PSPMT has successfully been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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