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Title: Characterization of 3 mm glass electrodes and development of RPC detectors for INO-ICAL experiment
Authors: Kaur D.
Kumar A.
Gaur A.
Kumar P.
Hasbuddin M.
Mishra S.
Kumar P.
Naimuddin M.
Published in: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Abstract: India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is a multi-institutional facility, planned to be built up in South India. The INO facility will host a 51 kton magnetized Iron CALorimeter (ICAL) detector to study atmospheric muon neutrinos. Iron plates have been chosen as the target material whereas Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) have been chosen as the active detector element for the ICAL experiment. Due to the large number of RPCs needed (~28,000 of 2 m×2 m in size) for ICAL experiment and for the long lifetime of the experiment, it is necessary to perform a detailed R&D such that each and every parameter of the detector performance can be optimized to improve the physics output. In this paper, we report on the detailed material and electrical properties studies for various types of glass electrodes available locally. We also report on the performance studies carried out on the RPCs made with these electrodes as well as the effect of gas composition and environmental temperature on the detector performance. We also lay emphasis on the usage of materials for RPC electrodes and the suitable environmental conditions applicable for operating the RPC detector for optimal physics output at INO-ICAL experiment. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment(2015), 774(): 74-81
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.035
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/4785
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: GLASS
ICAL
INO
RPC
ISSN: 1689002
Author Scopus IDs: 40461487400
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Author Affiliations: Kaur, D., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Kumar, A., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Gaur, A., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Kumar, P., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Hasbuddin, M., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Mishra, S., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Kumar, P., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Naimuddin, M., Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
Funding Details: We would like to thank the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, and University of Delhi R & D Grants for providing the financial support. Daljeet Kaur would like to thank Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, for providing the financial support. We would also like to thank the INO group at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) for providing some of the raw materials for detector construction. Our sincere thanks to Prof. J.P. Singh of IIT Delhi for his help in getting AFM scans at IIT Delhi.
Corresponding Author: Naimuddin, M.; Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of DelhiIndia
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