R&D of gas filled detectors for high energy physics experiments
Bose Institute is Asia’s first modern research centre devoted to interdisciplinary research and bears a century old tradition of research excellence. In the experimental high-energy physics (EHEP) detector laboratory of Bose Institute, Kolkata, we are working on the R&D of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), straw tube detector for future heavy ion physics experiments and also developing low resistive bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC), keeping in mind high particle rate handling capacity. The main goal of our research program is the stability study and ageing study of gaseous detectors mentioned above. In this review article, the details of the R&D program of GEM detector, straw tube and RPC detectors carried out during the last five years is reported.