Pressure correction study for the CMS iRPC detector

CMS muon group

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The improved Resistive Plate Chambers (iRPC) are designed using thin low resistivity High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) gaps. They are proposed to equip the very forward region of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector, as they can stand rates ∼2kHz/cm2. To withstand 3 times higher rates than the installed CMS RPC chambers, the HPL electrode thickness was reduced from 2 mm to 1.4 mm. The gas gain of the detector is dependent on the gas pressure and temperature which requires correcting for the applied voltage to keep detector operational characteristics such as efficiency, cluster size and noise rate constant. Herein, we study the pressure correction at constant temperature for CMS iRPC and compare its correction coefficient with the one for the 2 mm RPC gap technology. Pressure correction parameters for both technologies are found compatible.

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  • CMS
  • Improved RPC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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