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Basics of numerical simulations of the signals from GEM detector
Author(s): Karol Malinowski; Maryna Chernyshova; Tomasz Czarski; Ewa Kowalska-Strzęciwilk; Paweł Linczuk; Andrzej Wojeński
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Paper Abstract

The Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) is a detector used to register ionizing radiation, e.g., soft X-rays. The detector of this type, built and developed at the IPPLM institute, allows registering X-rays in the energy range of 2-20keV and determining its intensity in time, as well as its spatial position and energy. Simulating the work of such a detector, performed in parallel to experimental research, and sometimes preceding it, allows for optimization of construction and operation parameters of this detector with respect to the requirements set in the experiment, and allows for a better understanding of the physical processes occurring in the detector. The paper presents how simulations are performed, i.e. describes applied programs, main stages of simulation such as the construction of a three-dimensional model of the detector for calculations, the efficiency of X-ray detection, its conversion to primary electrons and the process of avalanche formation. Finally, the results obtained in this way are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11176, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2019, 111764G (6 November 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2537950
Show Author Affiliations
Karol Malinowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Maryna Chernyshova, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Tomasz Czarski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Ewa Kowalska-Strzęciwilk, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Paweł Linczuk, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Wojeński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11176:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2019
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Maciej Linczuk, Editor(s)

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