Charge distribution dependency on gap thickness of CMS endcap RPC

S.K. Park, M.H. Kang, K.S. Lee
2016 Journal of Instrumentation  
We report a systematic study of charge distribution dependency of CMS Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) on gap thickness. Prototypes of double-gap RPCs with six different gap thickness ranging from from 1.0 to 2.0 mm in 0.2-mm steps have been built with 2-mm-thick phenolic high-pressure-laminated plates. The efficiencies of the six gaps are measured as a function of the effective high voltages. We report that the strength of the electric fields of the gap is decreased as the gap thickness is
more » ... ed. The distributions of charges in six gaps are measured. The space charge effect is seen in the charge distribution at the higher voltages. The logistic function is used to fit the charge distribution data. Smaller charges can be produced within smaller gas gap. But the digitization threshold should be also lowered to utilize these smaller charges.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/11/c11034 fatcat:bs35c6w3m5eorindi6nkyq2unu