Optical study of the features of the streamer images in RPC

K. Abe, Y. Hoshi, K. Kumagai, T. Nagamine, K. Neichi, K. Onodera, N. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, A. Yamaguchi, H. Yuta

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Optical images of the streamer from a Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) are observed using a transparent high-voltage electrode in the operation of streamer mode. The optical images are measured using CCD camera system in mixture Ar/C4H10 with and without C2H2F4. Area of typical streamer image is approximately 12 mm2 in both gas mixtures with its surrounding halo of 2-4 mm in diameter. We also observed the quenching effect of C4H10 and C2H2F4 on the optical image in the chamber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Resistive P (RPC 2001) - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 2001 Nov 262001 Nov 27


  • CCD camera
  • CHF
  • RPC
  • Streamer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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