• Background neutron in the endcap and barrel regions of resistive plate chamber for compact muon solenoid/large hadron collider using GEANT4

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      Resistive plate chamber; background radiation; Monte Carlo simulation.

    • Abstract


      In this study the performance of double gap RPC has been tested by GEANT4 Monte Carlo simulation code. The detector response calculations taken as a function of the neutron energy in the range of 0.01 eV–1 GeV have been simulated through RPC set-up. In order to evaluate the response of detector in the LHC background environment, the neutron spectrum expected in the CMS muon endcap and barrel region were taken into account. A hit rate of about 165.5 Hz cm-2, 34 Hz cm-2, 33.6 Hz cm-2, and 27.0 Hz cm-2 due to an isotropic neutron source is calculated using GEANT4 standard electromagnetic package for a $20 \times 20$ cm2 RPC in the ME1, ME2, ME3 and ME4, respectively. While for the same neutron source and using GEANT4 package a hit rate of about 0.42 Hz cm-2, 0.7182 Hz cm-2 was measured for the MB1 and MB4 stations respectively. Similar characteristics of hit rates have been observed for GEANT4 low electromagnetic package.

    • Author Affiliations


      J T Rhee1 M Jamil1 Christopher Joen2 Bingzhu Yin3 Y J Jeon4

      1. Institute for Advanced Physics, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea
      2. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ballarat University, Victoria 3353, Australia
      3. Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Yanbian University, Yanji 133002, China
      4. Department of Chemistry, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea
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