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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2015, volume 16, issue 4, pages 337-342.
Section: Nuclear Physics.
Received: 28.09.2015; Accepted: 10.12.2015; Published online: 12.02.2016.
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LEETECH facility as a flexible source of low energy electrons

D. Attie1, S. Barsuk2, O. Bezshyyko3, L. Burmistrov2, A. Chaus1, P. Colas1, O. Fedorchuk3, L. Golinka-Bezshyyko3,*, I. Kadenko3, V. Krylov2,3, V. Kubytskyi2, R. Lopez4, H. Monard2, V. Rodin3, M. Titov1, D. Tomassini4, A. Variola2

1 Commissariat a lenergie atomique, Institut de Recherche sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (CEA IRFU), Saclay, France
2 Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire (LAL, IN2P3/CNRS and Paris-Sud University), Orsay, France
3 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
4 CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: A new versatile facility LEETECH for detector R&D, tests and calibration is designed and constructed. It uses electrons produced by the photoinjector PHIL at LAL, Orsay and provides a powerful tool for wide range R&D studies of different detector concepts delivering mono-chromatic samples of low energy electrons with adjustable energy and intensity. Among other innovative instrumentation techniques, LEETECH will be used for testing various gaseous tracking detectors and studying new Micromegas/InGrid concept which has very promising characteristics of spatial resolution and can be a good candidate for particle tracking and identification. In this paper the importance and expected characteristics of such facility based on detailed simulation studies are addressed.

Keywords: Micromegas/InGrid, PHIL photoinjector, gaseous tracking systems, Geant4, mono-chromatic electrons.


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