Performance of timing Resistive Plate Chambers with protons from 200 to 800 MeV
Journal article, 2015

A prototype composed of four resistive plate chamber layers has been exposed to quasi-monoenergetic protons produced from a deuteron beam of varying energy (200 to 800 AMeV) in experiment S406 at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany. The aim of the experiment is to characterize the response of the prototype to protons in this energy range, which deposit from 1.75 to 6 times more energy than minimum ionizing particles. Each layer, with an active area of about 2000 × 500 mm 2 , is made of modules containing the active gaps, all in multigap construction. Each gap is defined by 0.3 mm nylon mono-filaments positioned between 2.85 mm thick float glass electrodes. The modules are operated in avalanche mode with a non-flammable gas mixture composed of 90% C 2 H 2 F 4 and 10% SF 6 . The signals are readout by a pick-up electrode formed by 15 copper strips (per layer), spaced at a pitch of 30 mm, connected at both sides to timing front end electronics. Results show an uniform efficiency close to 100% along with a timing resolution of around 60 ps on the entire 2000 × 500 mm 2 area.

Resistive-plate chambers

Instrumentation and methods for time-of-flight (TOF) spectroscopy

Particle detectors


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K. Boretzky

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L. Cartegni

R. Ferreira Marques

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J. Fruehauf

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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Andreas Martin Heinz

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

M. Holl

A. Ignatov

J. Isaak

Håkan T Johansson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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C. Lederer

Simon Lindberg

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Thomas Nilsson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

V. Panin

S. Paschalis

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R. Plag

M. Pohl

G. Rastrepina

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T. P. Reinhardt

M. Röder

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H. Scheit

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D. Stach

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Ronja Thies

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

A. Wagner

F. Wamers

M. Weigand

Journal of Instrumentation

17480221 (eISSN)

Vol. 10 1 C01043- C01043

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