Volume 322 - 5th International Conference on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors (MPGD2017) - Main session
Test beam results of a Cylindrical GEM detector for BESIII experiment
G. Mezzadri,* M. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, R. Baldini Ferroli, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, F. Bianchi, A. Calcaterra, N. Canale, M. Capodiferro, V. Carassiti, S. Cerioni, J. Chai, S. Chiozzi, G. Cibinetto, F. Cossio, A. Cotta Ramusino, F. De Mori, M. De Stefanis, J. Dong, F. Evangelisti, R. Farinelli, L. Fava, G. Felici, E. Fioravanti, I. Garzia, M. Gatta, M. Greco, L. Lavezzi, C. Leng, H. Li, M. Maggiora, R. Malaguti, A. Mangoni, S. Marcello, M. Melchiorri, M. Mignone, G. Morello, S. Pacetti, P. Patteri, J. Pellegrino, A. Pelosi, A. Rivetti, M.D. Da Rocha Rolo, M. Savrie, M. Scodeggio, E. Soldani, S. Sosio, S. Spataro, E. Tskhadadze, S. Verma, R. Wheadon, L. Yan
*corresponding author
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Abstract
Gas detector are very light instrument used in high energy physics to measure the particle properties: position and momentum.
Through high electric field is possible to use the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) technology to detect the charged particles and to exploit their properties to construct a large area detector, such as the new IT for BESIII. The state of the art in the GEM production allows to create very large area GEM foils (up to 50x100 $\mathrm{cm}^2$) and thanks to the small thickness of these foils is it possible to shape it to the desired form: a Cylindrical Gas Electron Multiplier (CGEM) is then proposed.

The innovative construction technique based on Rohacell, a PMI foam, will give solidity to cathode and anode with a very low impact on material budget. The entire detector is sustained by Permaglass rings glued at the edges. These rings are used to assembly the CGEM, together with a dedicated Vertical Insertion System and moreover they host the On-Detector electronic. The anode has been improved w.r.t. the state of the art through a jagged readout that minimize the inter-strip capacitance.

The mechanical challenge of this detector requires a precision of the entire geometry within few hundreds of microns in the whole area.
In this contribution an overview of the construction technique, the validation of this technique through the realization of a CGEM, and its first tests will be presented.
These activities are performed within the framework of the BESIIICGEM Project (645664), funded by the European Commission in the action H2020-RISE-MSCA-2014.
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