The Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) sensitivity to neutrons has been simulated using GEANT code with MICAP and FLUKA interfaces. The calculations have been performed as a function of the neutrons energy in the range 0.02 eV- 1 GeV. To evaluate the response of the detector in the LHC background environment, the neutron energy spectrum expected in the CMS muon barrel has been taken into account; a hit rate due to neutrons of about 0.6 Hz cm(-2) has been estimated for a 250 x 250 cm(2) RPC in the RBL station. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Simulation of resistive plate chamber sensitivity to neutrons|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0168-9002(00)01160-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|