A long-term aging test of a Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) was carried out with an intense gamma 137Cs source. The detector was operated in avalanche mode and had the bakelite surface treated with linseed oil. After the irradiation the estimated dose, charge and fluence were approximately equal to the expected values after 10 years of operation in the CMS barrel region. During and after the irradiation, the RPC performance was monitored with cosmic muons and showed no relevant aging effects. Moreover, no variation of the bakelite resistance was observed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2003|
|Event||Proceedings of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena (AGING 2001) - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: Oct 2 2001 → Oct 5 2001
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics