A double gap Bakelite Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) with common readout has been exposed to the radiation emitted from a 252Cf source to measure its neutron and ? sensitivity. RPC signals were triggered by fission events detected using BaF2 scintillators. A GEANT 3.21 Monte Carlo code with MICAP interface estimated the ? and neutron contributions to the total number of collected RPC signals. A neutron sensitivity sn = 0.46 × 10-3 at ˜ 2 MeV and a ? sensitivity s? = 12.6 × 10-3 at ˜ 1.5 MeV have been measured for the double gap configuration.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||2001 International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, HEP 2001 - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: Jul 12 2001 → Jul 18 2001
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