High-resolution RPCs for large TOF systems

Citation
P. Fonte et al., High-resolution RPCs for large TOF systems, NUCL INST A, 449(1-2), 2000, pp. 295-301
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
449
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
295 - 301
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20000711)449:1-2<295:HRFLTS>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Here, we report on a particular type of RPC that presents up to 99% efficie ncy for minimum ionizing particles and a very sharp time resolution, below 50 ps sigma in the most optimized conditions. Our 9 cm(2) cells, made with glass and metal electrodes that form accurately spaced gaps of a few hundre d micrometers, are operated at atmospheric pressure in non-flammable gases and can be economically produced in large quantities, opening perspectives for the construction of large area time-of-flight systems. (C) 2000 Elsevie r Science B.V. All rights reserved.