SoLID Document 131-v1

PVDIS GEM backgrounds from GEM copper

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Richard S. Holmes
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09 Oct 2018, 15:40
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Optimization of the thickness of the GEM planes has been a subject of ongoing investigation. In particular, the copper layers of the cathode, GEM foils, and readout planes are potentially a significant background source. This report discusses GEM thickness and contributions of GEM copper to PVDIS background rates and strip occupancies.
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