A study of film and foil materials for the GEM detector proposed for the CMS muon system upgrade

D. Abbaneo, M. Abbrescia, M. Abi Akl, C. Armaingaud, P. Aspell, Y. Assran, S. Bally, Y. Ban, S. Banerjee, P. Barria, L. Benussi, V. Bhopatkar, S. Bianco, J. Bos, O. Bouhali, J. Cai, C. Calabria, M. Caponero, A. Castaneda, S. CauwenberghA. Celik, J. Christiansen, S. Colafranceschi, A. Colaleo, A. Conde Garcia, G. De Lentdecker, R. De Oliveira, G. De Robertis, S. Dildick, M. Ferrini, S. Ferry, W. Flanagan, A. V. Franchi, J. Gilmore, A. Gutierrez, K. Hoepfner, M. Hohlmann, T. Kamon, P. E. Karchin, V. Khotilovich, S. Krutelyov, F. Loddo, T. Maerschalk, G. Magazzu, M. Maggi, Y. Maghrbi, A. Marchioro, A. Marinov, N. Majumdar, J. A. Merlin, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Nuzzo, E. Oliveri, L. Passamonti, B. Philipps, D. Piccolo, D. Pierluigi, H. Postema, A. Radi, R. Radogna, G. Raffone, A. Ranieri, A. Rodrigues, L. Ropelewski, A. Russo, A. Safonov, A. Sakharov, S. Salva, G. Saviano, A. Sharma, A. Tatarinov, H. Teng, N. Turini, J. Twigger, M. Tytgat, M. Van Stenis, E. Verhagen, M. Valente, Y. Yang, N. Zaganidis, F. Zenoni

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During the next shutdown of the LHC at CERN, the CMS experiment plans to start installing GEM detectors in the endcap (high pseudorapidity) region. These muon detectors have excellent spatial and temporal resolution as well as a high chemical stability and radiation hardness. A report is given on preliminary results of materials studies that aimed to fully characterize the GEM detector components before and after the exposure to a high-radiation environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC04022
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Detection of defects
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials for gaseous detectors
  • Muon spectrometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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    Abbaneo, D., Abbrescia, M., Akl, M. A., Armaingaud, C., Aspell, P., Assran, Y., Bally, S., Ban, Y., Banerjee, S., Barria, P., Benussi, L., Bhopatkar, V., Bianco, S., Bos, J., Bouhali, O., Cai, J., Calabria, C., Caponero, M., Castaneda, A., ... Zenoni, F. (2014). A study of film and foil materials for the GEM detector proposed for the CMS muon system upgrade. Journal of Instrumentation, 9(4), [C04022]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/9/04/C04022