Long-term performance of double gap resistive plate chambers under gamma irradiation

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

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In this paper, we describe a dedicated test to study possible long-term aging effects on Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs). A double gap detector was operated under gamma irradiation for a period approximately equal to 10 years of LHC in the CMS-barrel region: an integrated dose of about 1.6 Gy and a total charge of about 0.05 C/cm2 gap were accumulated on the chamber. The results show no relevant aging effect. Also the RPC sensitivity to 60Co gamma energies is measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Position-Sensitive Detectors PSD-5 1999 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sept 13 1999Sept 17 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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