|High rate applications of Micromegas and prospects|
Micromegas is presently in use by many experiments providing enhanced performance when used in high particle environment. Compared with other solid-state detectors or conventional gas counters Micromegas is robust and radiation hard. Recent improvements in the design and fabrication of low-cost Micromegas have led to a significant step for readout of large volume detectors. A novel Cherenkov counter with Micromegas photodetector readout is proposed for on-line particle identification and trigger at high rates.