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Title: High-resolution RPCs for large TOF systems
Authors: Fonte, P. 
Marques, R. Ferreira 
Pinhão, J. 
Carolino, N. 
Policarpo, A. 
Keywords: Gaseous detectors; Time resolution
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 449:1-2 (2000) 295-301
Abstract: Here, we report on a particular type of RPC that presents up to 99% efficiency for minimum ionizing particles and a very sharp time resolution, below 50 ps [sigma] in the most optimized conditions. Our 9 cm2 cells, made with glass and metal electrodes that form accurately spaced gaps of a few hundred micrometers, are operated at atmospheric pressure in non-flammable gases and can be economically produced in large quantities, opening perspectives for the construction of large area time-of-flight systems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/4531
DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(99)01299-1
Rights: openAccess
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