Experimental results on RPC neutron sensitivity

M. Abbrescia, S. Altieri, V. Baratti, O. Barnabà, G. Belli, G. Bruno, A. Colaleo, C. De Vecchi, R. Guida, G. Iaselli, E. Imbres, F. Loddo, M. Maggi, B. Marangelli, G. Musitelli, R. Nardò, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, G. Pugliese, A. RanieriS. Ratti, C. Riccardi, F. Romano, P. Torre, A. Vicini, P. Vitulo

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RPC neutron sensitivity has been studied during two tests done with different neutrons energies. In the first test, neutrons from spontaneous fission events of 252Cf were used (average energy 2 MeV); while in the second test neutrons were produced using a 50 MeV deuteron beam on a 1 cm thick beryllium target (average energy 20 MeV). Preliminary results show that the neutron sensitivity in double gap mode is (0.52±0.03) × 10-3 at about 2 MeV and (5.3±0.5) × 10-3 at about 20 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Resistive P (RPC 2001) - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: Nov 26 2001Nov 27 2001


  • Compact muon solenoid
  • Gamma sensitivity
  • Neutron sensitivity
  • Resistive plate chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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