Properties of discharge in the narrow gap glass RPC

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Abstract

Properties of discharges in a 2 mm glass Resistive Plate Chamber were investigated using the light amplifier for optical pictures and the digital scope for waveforms of induced pick-up signals. Multiple discharges were observed for different tetrafluoroethane-based gas mixtures both in `avalanche' and `streamer' modes. Multiple discharges substantially increase the spatial size of the initial discharge caused by a through-going particle ionization. Average spatial characteristics and typical optical pictures are presented. Space-time relationships for the streamer do not show any prominent dependence.

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Semak, A., Ammosov, V., Gapienko, V., Ivanilov, A., Koreshev, V., Kulemzin, A., … Somov, S. (2000). Properties of discharge in the narrow gap glass RPC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 456(1–2), 50–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(00)00961-X

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