The ASACUSA Micromegas Tracker (AMT; ASACUSA: Atomic Spectroscopy and Collisions Using Slow Antiprotons) was designed to be able to reconstruct antiproton-nucleon annihilation vertices in three dimensions. The goal of this device is to study antihydrogen formation processes in the ASACUSA cusp trap, which was designed to synthesise a spin-polarised antihydrogen beam for precise tests of Charge, Parity, and Time (CPT) symmetry invariance. This paper discusses the structure and technical details of an AMT detector built into such an environment, its data acquisition system and the first performance with cosmic rays.
The ASACUSA Micromegas Tracker: A cylindrical, bulk Micromegas detector for antimatter research
B. Radics, Y. Nagata, Y. Yamazaki, S. Ishikawa, N. Kuroda, Y. Matsuda, M. Anfreville, S. Aune, M. Boyer, F. Chateau, M. Combet, R. Granelli, P. Legou, I. Mandjavidze, S. Procureur, M. Riallot, B. Vallage, M. Vandenbroucke; The ASACUSA Micromegas Tracker: A cylindrical, bulk Micromegas detector for antimatter research. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 August 2015; 86 (8): 083304. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4927685
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