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Resistive Gaseous Detectors: Designs, Performance, and Perspectives

Resistive Gaseous Detectors: Designs, Performance, and Perspectives

Marcello Abbrescia, Vladimir Peskov, Paulo Fonte

ISBN: 978-3-527-34076-7

Apr 2018

400 pages

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Description

This first book to critically summarize the latest achievements and emerging applications within this interdisciplinary topic focuses on one of the most important types of detectors for elementary particles and photons: resistive plate chambers (RPCs).
In the first part, the outstanding, international team of authors comprehensively describes and presents the features and design of single and double-layer RPCs before covering more advanced multi-layer RPCs. The second part then focuses on the application of RPCs in high energy physics, materials science, medicine and security.
Throughout, the experienced authors adopt a didactic approach, with each subject presented in a simple way, increasing in complexity step by step.
INTRODUCTION
Main feature of gaseous detectors with resistive electrodes-spark quenching

HISTORY OF GASEOUS DETECTORS WITH RESISTIVE ELECTRODES
Iarrocci streamer tubes
Multi-wire proportional counters with resistive electrodes
""Pestov"" RPC
""Santonico"" RPC
Timing RPC
Multigap RPCs
High position resolution RPCs

SINGLE LAYER RPCs
Features of single layer RPCs: designs, construction features, oil treatment and operation
Physics of spark protection
Spark and streamer modes
Signal developments and position information
Time resolution
Choice of gases and resistive materials

DOUBLE LAYER RPCs
Designs, construction features, materials
Dark current, noise pulses
Choice of resistive materials (melamine, Bakelite, glass)
Rate characteristics
Gases and gas systems

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Basic principle of multilayer RPCs operation
Time resolution
Space charge effect
Noise pulses
High rate RPCs
Materials
Chinese /
Pestov glass ceramics
High position resolution RPCs

RPC OPERATION IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS
L3 experiment
SLAC BaBar RPCs, problems and solutions
LHC: CMS, ATLAS, ALICE experiments
Gain monitoring and stability
HADES-TOF

ASTROPHYSICS EXPERIMENTS
OPERA detector
ARGO experiment
Extreme energy and others large-scale experiments

UPGRADE DETECTORS;
NEW EXPERIMENTS
LHC detectors upgrades
BESIII-ETOF upgrade
BGO-EGG at LEPS2
SBN-TOF
R3B-FAIR

NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Hybrid designs: Paulo detectors, high pos. resol. detectors for CMS
Micro-pattern detectors with resistive electrodes

APPLICATIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
RPC for time of flight PET
Resistive MICROMEGAS in ATLAS
Neutrons detection
Imaging calorimetry-DHCAL
Homeland security-muon tomography
Mammographic scanner
Prototypes of Rn and Po detectors
Prototypes of flame and spark detectors

CONCLUSIONS
The place of RPCs among present alternative detectors and perspectives