Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with protons from 200 to 800MeV

J. Machado, J. Adamczewski-Musch, A. Blanco, K. Boretzky, P. Cabanelas, L. Cartegni, R. Ferreira Marques, P. Fonte, J. Fruehauf, D. Galaviz, M. Heil, A. Henriques, G. Ickert, D. Körper, L. Lopes, M. Palka, A. Pereira, D. Rossi, H. Simon, P. TeubigM. Traxler, P. Velho, S. Altstadt, L. Atar, T. Aumann, D. Bemmerer, C. Caesar, A. Charpy, Z. Elekes, E. Fiori, I. Gasparic, J. Gerbig, K. Göbel, T. Heftrich, M. Heine, A. Heinz, M. Holl, A. Ignatov, J. Isaak, H. Johansson, A. Kelic-Heil, C. Lederer, S. Lindberg, B. Löher, J. Marganiec, M. Martensson, T. Nilsson, V. Panin, S. Paschalis, M. Petri, R. Plag, M. Pohl, G. Rastrepina, R. Reifarth, T. P. Reinhardt, M. Roder, D. Savran, H. Scheit, P. Schrock, J. Silva, D. Stach, F. Strannerdahl, R. Thies, A. Wagner, F. Wamers, M. Weigand

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Abstract

A prototype composed of four resistive plate chamber layers has been exposed to quasi-monoenergetic protons produced from a deuteron beam of varying energy (200 to 800 AMeV) in experiment S406 at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany. The aim of the experiment is to characterize the response of the prototype to protons in this energy range, which deposit from 1.75 to 6 times more energy than minimum ionizing particles. 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. Results show an uniform efficiency close to 100% along with a timing resolution of around 60 ps on the entire 2000 × 500 mm2 area.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC01043
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 27 2015

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Keywords

  • Instrumentation and methods for time-of-flight (TOF) spectroscopy
  • Particle detectors
  • Resistive-plate chambers

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  • Mathematical Physics

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Machado, J., Adamczewski-Musch, J., Blanco, A., Boretzky, K., Cabanelas, P., Cartegni, L., ... Weigand, M. (2015). Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with protons from 200 to 800MeV. Journal of Instrumentation, 10(1), [C01043]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/01/C01043

Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with protons from 200 to 800MeV. / Machado, J.; Adamczewski-Musch, J.; Blanco, A.; Boretzky, K.; Cabanelas, P.; Cartegni, L.; Ferreira Marques, R.; Fonte, P.; Fruehauf, J.; Galaviz, D.; Heil, M.; Henriques, A.; Ickert, G.; Körper, D.; Lopes, L.; Palka, M.; Pereira, A.; Rossi, D.; Simon, H.; Teubig, P.; Traxler, M.; Velho, P.; Altstadt, S.; Atar, L.; Aumann, T.; Bemmerer, D.; Caesar, C.; Charpy, A.; Elekes, Z.; Fiori, E.; Gasparic, I.; Gerbig, J.; Göbel, K.; Heftrich, T.; Heine, M.; Heinz, A.; Holl, M.; Ignatov, A.; Isaak, J.; Johansson, H.; Kelic-Heil, A.; Lederer, C.; Lindberg, S.; Löher, B.; Marganiec, J.; Martensson, M.; Nilsson, T.; Panin, V.; Paschalis, S.; Petri, M.; Plag, R.; Pohl, M.; Rastrepina, G.; Reifarth, R.; Reinhardt, T. P.; Roder, M.; Savran, D.; Scheit, H.; Schrock, P.; Silva, J.; Stach, D.; Strannerdahl, F.; Thies, R.; Wagner, A.; Wamers, F.; Weigand, M.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 10, No. 1, C01043, 27.01.2015.

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Machado, J, Adamczewski-Musch, J, Blanco, A, Boretzky, K, Cabanelas, P, Cartegni, L, Ferreira Marques, R, Fonte, P, Fruehauf, J, Galaviz, D, Heil, M, Henriques, A, Ickert, G, Körper, D, Lopes, L, Palka, M, Pereira, A, Rossi, D, Simon, H, Teubig, P, Traxler, M, Velho, P, Altstadt, S, Atar, L, Aumann, T, Bemmerer, D, Caesar, C, Charpy, A, Elekes, Z, Fiori, E, Gasparic, I, Gerbig, J, Göbel, K, Heftrich, T, Heine, M, Heinz, A, Holl, M, Ignatov, A, Isaak, J, Johansson, H, Kelic-Heil, A, Lederer, C, Lindberg, S, Löher, B, Marganiec, J, Martensson, M, Nilsson, T, Panin, V, Paschalis, S, Petri, M, Plag, R, Pohl, M, Rastrepina, G, Reifarth, R, Reinhardt, TP, Roder, M, Savran, D, Scheit, H, Schrock, P, Silva, J, Stach, D, Strannerdahl, F, Thies, R, Wagner, A, Wamers, F & Weigand, M 2015, 'Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with protons from 200 to 800MeV', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 10, no. 1, C01043. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/01/C01043
Machado J, Adamczewski-Musch J, Blanco A, Boretzky K, Cabanelas P, Cartegni L et al. Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with protons from 200 to 800MeV. Journal of Instrumentation. 2015 Jan 27;10(1). C01043. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/01/C01043
Machado, J. ; Adamczewski-Musch, J. ; Blanco, A. ; Boretzky, K. ; Cabanelas, P. ; Cartegni, L. ; Ferreira Marques, R. ; Fonte, P. ; Fruehauf, J. ; Galaviz, D. ; Heil, M. ; Henriques, A. ; Ickert, G. ; Körper, D. ; Lopes, L. ; Palka, M. ; Pereira, A. ; Rossi, D. ; Simon, H. ; Teubig, P. ; Traxler, M. ; Velho, P. ; Altstadt, S. ; Atar, L. ; Aumann, T. ; Bemmerer, D. ; Caesar, C. ; Charpy, A. ; Elekes, Z. ; Fiori, E. ; Gasparic, I. ; Gerbig, J. ; Göbel, K. ; Heftrich, T. ; Heine, M. ; Heinz, A. ; Holl, M. ; Ignatov, A. ; Isaak, J. ; Johansson, H. ; Kelic-Heil, A. ; Lederer, C. ; Lindberg, S. ; Löher, B. ; Marganiec, J. ; Martensson, M. ; Nilsson, T. ; Panin, V. ; Paschalis, S. ; Petri, M. ; Plag, R. ; Pohl, M. ; Rastrepina, G. ; Reifarth, R. ; Reinhardt, T. P. ; Roder, M. ; Savran, D. ; Scheit, H. ; Schrock, P. ; Silva, J. ; Stach, D. ; Strannerdahl, F. ; Thies, R. ; Wagner, A. ; Wamers, F. ; Weigand, M. / Performance of timing resistive plate chambers with protons from 200 to 800MeV. In: Journal of Instrumentation. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 1.
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