Performance of glass RPC operated in streamer mode with SF6 gas mixture

K. Abe, F. Handa, I. Higuchi, Y. Hoshi, N. Kawamura, Y. Mikami, T. Nagamine, S. Narita, K. Neichi, M. Ueki, M. Yamaga, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yusa, H. Yuta

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We have tested the performance of glass RPC operated in streamer mode with the gas mixture containing SF6 instead of freon, HFC-134a. By using a small amount of SF6, we could operate the RPCs at a much lower high voltage with comparable performance to the HFC-134a mixture except for having a narrower efficiency plateau. The feasibility for using the SF6 mixture is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-404
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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