In this paper, we describe a dedicated test to study possible long-term aging effects on Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs). A double gap detector was operated under gamma irradiation for a period approximately equal to 10 years of LHC in the CMS-barrel region: an integrated dose of about 1.6 Gy and a total charge of about 0.05 C/cm2 gap were accumulated on the chamber. The results show no relevant aging effect. Also the RPC sensitivity to 60Co gamma energies is measured.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 21 2002|
|Event||5th International Conference on Position-Sensitive Detectors PSD-5 1999 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: Sep 13 1999 → Sep 17 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics