Development of a plasma panel muon detector

D. S. Levin*, R. Ball, J. R. Beene, Y. Benhammou, J. W. Chapman, T. Dai, E. Etzion, P. S. Friedman, M. Ben Moshe, Y. Silver, R. L. Varner, C. Weaverdyck, S. White, B. Zhou

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A radiation detector technology based on plasma display panels (PDPs), the underlying engine of panel plasma television displays, is being investigated. Emerging from this well-established television technology is the Plasma Panel Sensor (PPS), a novel variant of the micro-pattern radiation detector. The PPS is fundamentally a fast, high-resolution detector comprised of an array of plasma discharge cells, operating in a hermetically sealed gas mixture. We report on the PPS development effort, including proof-of-principle results of laboratory signal observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • Detectors
  • Gaseous
  • Micro-pattern
  • Muon
  • Radiation


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