Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with relativistic neutrons from 300 to 1500 MeV
Journal article, 2015

A prototype composed of four resistive plate chamber layers has been exposed to quasi-monoenergetic neutrons produced from a deuteron beam of varying energy (300 to 1500 AMeV) in experiment S406 at GSI, Darmstad, Germany. Each layer, with an active area of about 2000 × 500 mm2, 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% C2H2F4 and 10% SF6. 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. Measurements of the time of flight jitter of neutrons, in the mentioned energy range, point to a contribution of the resistive plate chamber in the order of 150 ps, independent of the neutron energy.

Particle detectors

Thermal

Neutron detectors cold

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

Resistive-plate chambers

Fast neutrons

Author

A. Blanco

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

J. Adamczewski-Musch

Helmholtz

K. Boretzky

Helmholtz

P. Cabanelas

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

University of Lisbon

L. Cartegni

University of Lisbon

R. Ferreira Marques

Universidade de Coimbra

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

P. Fonte

Polytechnical Institute of Coimbra

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

J. Fruehauf

Helmholtz

D. Galaviz

University of Lisbon

M. Heil

Helmholtz

A. Henriques

University of Lisbon

G. Ickert

Helmholtz

D. Körper

Helmholtz

L. Lopes

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

M. Palka

Jagiellonian University in Kraków

A. Pereira

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

D. Rossi

Helmholtz

H. Simon

Helmholtz

P. Teubig

University of Lisbon

M. Traxler

Helmholtz

P. Velho

University of Lisbon

S. Altstadt

Goethe University Frankfurt

L. Atar

Technische Universität Darmstadt

T. Aumann

Technische Universität Darmstadt

D. Bemmerer

Helmholtz

C. Caesar

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Alexandre Charpy

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Z. Elekes

Helmholtz

E. Fiori

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Helmholtz

I. Gasparic

Technische Universität Darmstadt

J. Gerbig

Goethe University Frankfurt

K. Gobel

Goethe University Frankfurt

T. Heftrich

Goethe University Frankfurt

M. Heine

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Andreas Martin Heinz

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

M. Holl

Technische Universität Darmstadt

A. Ignatov

Technische Universität Darmstadt

J. Isaak

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Helmholtz

Håkan T Johansson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

A. Kelic-Heil

Helmholtz

C. Lederer

Goethe University Frankfurt

Simon Lindberg

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

B. Loher

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Helmholtz

J. Machado

University of Lisbon

Nova University of Lisbon

J. Marganiec

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Helmholtz

Mikael Mårtensson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Thomas Nilsson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

V. Panin

Technische Universität Darmstadt

S. Paschalis

Technische Universität Darmstadt

M. Petri

Technische Universität Darmstadt

R. Plag

Helmholtz

M. Pohl

Goethe University Frankfurt

G. Rastrepina

Goethe University Frankfurt

R. Reifarth

Goethe University Frankfurt

T. P. Reinhardt

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

M. Röder

Technische Universität Dresden

D. Savran

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Helmholtz

H. Scheit

Technische Universität Darmstadt

P. Schrock

Technische Universität Darmstadt

J. Silva

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Helmholtz

D. Stach

Helmholtz

Fredrik Strannerdahl

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Ronja Thies

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

A. Wagner

Helmholtz

F. Wamers

Helmholtz

M. Weigand

Goethe University Frankfurt

Journal of Instrumentation

1748-0221 (ISSN)

Vol. 10 2 C02034

Subject Categories

Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Chemical Engineering

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1088/1748-0221/10/02/C02034

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