10-12 April 2013
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
Europe/Rome timezone

A Micromegas detector for 222Rn emanations measurements

11 Apr 2013, 15:00
1h 20m
E. Fermi auditorium (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)

E. Fermi auditorium

INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso

SS 17 bis, km 18 + 910, 67100 Assergi (AQ), Italy
poster Screening facilities and low background detectors Poster session


Mr Juan Antonio Garcia Pascual (Universidad de Zaragoza)


The 222Rn emanation has significant contribution in the overall background for rare event searches experiment, in order to measure this emanations a high sensitivity detector have been designed with the aim of a minimum detectable activity of 100 μBq. The detection method is the electrostatic collection of the 222Rn daughters on a Micromegas detector. Using a chamber with a volume of 21.2 l for the collection of 218Po and 214Po progeny of 222Rn and a 12 x 12 cm2 pixelized Micromegas for the α detection. The advantages of the Micromegas detectors are the low intrinsic radioactivity and the track reconstruction of α, having excellent capabilities for event discrimination.

Primary author

Mr Juan Antonio Garcia Pascual (Universidad de Zaragoza)

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