RPC sensitivity to low energy neutrons and ? rays:preliminary results

S. P. Ratti, S. Altieri, V. Baratti, G. Belli, G. Bruno, R. Guida, E. Imbres, G. Musitelli, R. Nardò, C. Riccardi, P. Torre, A. Vicini, P. Vitulo, M. Abbrescia, A. Colaleo, G. Iaselli, F. Loddo, M. Maggi, B. Marangelli, S. NataliS. Nuzzo, G. Pugliese, A. Ranieri, F. Romano, F. Volpe

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A double gap Bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) with common readout has been exposed to the radiation emitted from a 252Cf source to measure its neutron and ? sensitivity. RPC signals were triggered by fission events detected using BaF2 scintillators. A GEANT 3.21 Monte Carlo code with MICAP interface estimated the ? and neutron contributions to the total number of collected RPC signals. A neutron sensitivity sn = 0.46 × 10-3 at ˜ 2 MeV and a ? sensitivity s? = 12.6 × 10-3 at ˜ 1.5 MeV have been measured for the double gap configuration.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, HEP 2001 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Jul 12 2001Jul 18 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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