The ATLAS muon micromegas R&D project: towards large-size chambers for the s-LHC
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KünyeALEXOPOULOS, T., ALTINTAŞ, A.A., ALVIGGI, M., ARIK, M., ÇETİN, S.A., CHERNYATINE, V., [et al.] (2009). The ATLAS muon micromegas R&D project: towards large-size chambers for the s-LHC. Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 4, 12p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/4/12/P12015.
Detectors based on the bulk-Micromegas technology exhibit position resolution better than 100 m m at counting rates of up to several tens of kHz/cm(2), along with trigger capabilities. These characteristics, combined with the detector's mechanical robustness and the possibility for cost-effective industrial production, makes them a promising candidate for the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer upgrade in a future luminosity enhancement of the LHC. The R&D project status will be presented together with the obtained results in the effort to define the baseline system specifications.