The Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) sensitivity to neutrons has been simulated using GEANT code with MICAP and FLUKA interfaces. The calculations have been performed as a function of the neutrons energy in the range 0.02 eV- 1 GeV. To evaluate the response of the detector in the LHC background environment, the neutron energy spectrum expected in the CMS muon barrel has been taken into account; a hit rate due to neutrons of about 0.6 Hz cm(-2) has been estimated for a 250 x 250 cm(2) RPC in the RBL station. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Simulation of resistive plate chamber sensitivity to neutrons

ABBRESCIA, Marcello;NUZZO, Salvatore Vitale
2001

Abstract

The Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) sensitivity to neutrons has been simulated using GEANT code with MICAP and FLUKA interfaces. The calculations have been performed as a function of the neutrons energy in the range 0.02 eV- 1 GeV. To evaluate the response of the detector in the LHC background environment, the neutron energy spectrum expected in the CMS muon barrel has been taken into account; a hit rate due to neutrons of about 0.6 Hz cm(-2) has been estimated for a 250 x 250 cm(2) RPC in the RBL station. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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