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Publication - Dr Paolo Baesso

    A readout system for a cosmic ray telescope using Resistive Plate Chambers

    Citation

    Cussans, D, Baesso, P, Burns, J, Quillin, S, Steer, C, Thomay, C & Velthuis, J, 2013, ‘A readout system for a cosmic ray telescope using Resistive Plate Chambers’. Journal of Instrumentation, vol 8.

    Abstract

    Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) are widely used in high energy physics for both tracking and triggering purposes. They have good time resolution and with finely segmented readout can also give a spatial resolution of better than 1 mm. RPCs can be produced cost-effectively on large scales, are of rugged build, and have excellent detection efficiency for charged particles. Our group has successfully built a Muon Scattering Tomography (MST) prototype, using 12 RPCs to obtain tracking information of muons going through a target volume of similar to 50cm x 50cm x 70cm, reconstructing both the incoming and outgoing muon tracks. We describe a readout system for fine-pitch RPCs using MAROC3 readout chips capable of scaling to a large system.

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