A long-term aging test of a Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) was carried out with an intense gamma Cs-137 source. The detector was operated in avalanche mode and had the bakelite surface treated with linseed oil. After the irradiation the estimated dose, charge and fluence were approximately equal to the expected values after 10 years of operation in the CMS barrel region. During and after the irradiation, the RPC performance was monitored with cosmic muons and showed no relevant aging effects. Moreover, no variation of the bakelite resistance was observed. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Aging study for resistive plate chambers of the CMS muon trigger detector|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2003.09.021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|