The charge readout of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) is implemented in the ARGO-YBJ experiment to measure the charged particle density of the shower front up to 10(4)/m(2), enabling the study of the primary cosmic rays with energies in the "knee" region. As the first time for RPCs being used this way, a telescope with RPCs and scintillation detectors is setup to calibrate the number of charged particles hitting a RPC versus its charge readout. Air shower particles are taken as the calibration beam. The telescope was tested at sea level and then moved to the ARGO-YBJ site for coincident operation with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. The charge readout shows good linearity with the particle density in the dynamic range (up to 200/m(2)). (C) 2010 Elsevier BY. All rights reserved.

Calibration of the RPC charge readout in the ARGO-YBJ experiment / Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 661:(2012), pp. S56-S59. [10.1016/j.nima.2010.09.066]

Calibration of the RPC charge readout in the ARGO-YBJ experiment

Iuppa, Roberto;
2012

Abstract

The charge readout of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) is implemented in the ARGO-YBJ experiment to measure the charged particle density of the shower front up to 10(4)/m(2), enabling the study of the primary cosmic rays with energies in the "knee" region. As the first time for RPCs being used this way, a telescope with RPCs and scintillation detectors is setup to calibrate the number of charged particles hitting a RPC versus its charge readout. Air shower particles are taken as the calibration beam. The telescope was tested at sea level and then moved to the ARGO-YBJ site for coincident operation with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. The charge readout shows good linearity with the particle density in the dynamic range (up to 200/m(2)). (C) 2010 Elsevier BY. All rights reserved.
Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration
Calibration of the RPC charge readout in the ARGO-YBJ experiment / Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 661:(2012), pp. S56-S59. [10.1016/j.nima.2010.09.066]
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