GEM detectors for safety and environmental applications
Submitted by: P. Martinengo and A. Di Mauro
This project proposes to develop two prototypes of resistive thick GEM sensors. The first one will be UV-sensitive, contained in a sealed gas vessel, to be used as high sensitivity / low cost indoor detector of flames, sparks and dangerous gases for safety applications. The second one will be sensitive to α emitting elements (such as natural Radon), to be used for environmental monitoring applications (and possibly for early earthquake prediction).