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/cm(2) gap were accumulated on the chamber. The results show no relevant aging effect. Also the RPC sensitivity to Co-60 gamma energies is measured. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Long-term performance of double gap resistive plate chambers under gamma irradiation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(01)01860-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|