Characteristics of multigap timing resistive plate chambers in the avalanche mode operation

Min Sang Ryu, Byungsik Hong, Kyong Sei Lee

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Abstract

We have built prototype multigap timing resistive plate chambers made of normal glass plates and a strip readout plane. We have investigated the characteristics of the prototype chambers in avalanche-mode operation by using cosmic ray muons. The efficiency is larger than 90 % and the time resolution is about 90 ps in the operational high-voltage plateau region, which extends at least 400 V. The fraction of the non-Gaussian tail in the time spectra is about 2 %, which has a negligible effect on the performance of the time-of-flight measurement. The results demonstrate that the current design of the multigap resistive plate chambers can be utilized for charged particle identification in collision experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1748-1753
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume52
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Avalanche mode
  • Efficiency
  • Multigap RPC
  • Time of flight
  • Time resolution

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Characteristics of multigap timing resistive plate chambers in the avalanche mode operation. / Ryu, Min Sang; Hong, Byungsik; Lee, Kyong Sei.

In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 52, No. 6, 01.06.2008, p. 1748-1753.

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