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.

Fast neutrons

Thermal

Resistive-plate chambers

Neutron detectors cold

Particle detectors

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

Author

A. Blanco

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

J. Adamczewski-Musch

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

K. Boretzky

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

P. Cabanelas

University of Lisbon

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

L. Cartegni

University of Lisbon

R. Ferreira Marques

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

Universidade de Coimbra

P. Fonte

Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particles Physics, Coimbra

Polytechnical Institute of Coimbra

J. Fruehauf

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

D. Galaviz

University of Lisbon

M. Heil

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

A. Henriques

University of Lisbon

G. Ickert

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

D. Körper

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

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

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

H. Simon

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

P. Teubig

University of Lisbon

M. Traxler

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

P. Velho

University of Lisbon

S. Altstadt

Goethe University Frankfurt

L. Atar

Technische Universität Darmstadt

T. Aumann

Technische Universität Darmstadt

D. Bemmerer

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

C. Caesar

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Alexandre Charpy

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Z. Elekes

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

E. Fiori

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

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

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Håkan T Johansson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

A. Kelic-Heil

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

C. Lederer

Goethe University Frankfurt

Simon Lindberg

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

B. Loher

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

J. Machado

Nova University of Lisbon

University of Lisbon

J. Marganiec

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

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

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

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

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

H. Scheit

Technische Universität Darmstadt

P. Schrock

Technische Universität Darmstadt

J. Silva

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

D. Stach

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Fredrik Strannerdahl

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Ronja Thies

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

A. Wagner

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

F. Wamers

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

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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