Aging study for resistive plate chambers of the CMS muon trigger detector

M. Abbrescia, A. Colaleo, G. Iaselli, F. Loddo, M. Maggi, B. Marangelli, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, G. Pugliese, A. Ranieri, F. Romano, S. Altieri, G. Belli, G. Bruno, R. Guida, S. P. Ratti, C. Riccardi, P. Torre, P. Vitulo

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A long-term aging test of a Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) was carried out with an intense gamma 137Cs source. The detector was operated in avalanche mode and had the bakelite surface treated with linseed oil. After the irradiation the estimated dose, charge and fluence were approximately equal to the expected values after 10 years of operation in the CMS barrel region. During and after the irradiation, the RPC performance was monitored with cosmic muons and showed no relevant aging effects. Moreover, no variation of the bakelite resistance was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-347
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena (AGING 2001) - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Oct 2 2001Oct 5 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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