Testing of a newly developed position sensitive high count rate microstrip gas chamber (MSGC) detector at high count rate operation has been carried out at the Dutch-Belgian x-ray scattering beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) with a high intensity x-ray beam. The measurements show local count rate capabilities up to similar to -4.5x105 counts/s/channel. Experimental data taken with this detector are also shown. These tests show that both time resolution down to 1.5 ms/frame and a reliable operation at high counting rates can be achieved.

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Dolbnya, I.P, Alberda, H.P, Hartjes, F.G, Udo, F, Bakker, R.E, Konijnenburg, M, … Bras, W. (2002). A fast position sensitive microstrip-gas-chamber detector at high count rate operation. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 73, 3754–3758.