In-beam evaluation of a medium-size Resistive-Plate WELL gaseous particle detector

L. Moleri, F. D. Amaro, L. Arazi, C. D.R. Azevedo, A. Breskin, A. E.C. Coimbra, E. Oliveri, F. A. Pereira, D. Shaked Renous, J. Schaarschmidt, J. M.F. Dos Santos, J. F.C.A. Veloso, S. Bressler

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In-beam evaluation of a fully-equipped medium-size 30 30 cm2 Resistive Plate WELL (RPWELL) detector is presented. It consists here of a single element gas-Avalanche multiplier with Semitron ESD225 resistive plate, 1 cm2 readout pads and APV25/SRS electronics. Similarly to previous results with small detector prototypes, stable operation at high detection efficiency (> 98%) and low average pad multiplicity (1:2) were recorded with 150 GeV muon and high-rate pion beams, in Ne=(5%CH4), Ar=(5%CH4) and Ar=(7%CO2). This is an important step towards the realization of robust detectors suitable for applications requiring large-Area coverage; among them Digital Hadron Calorimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP09013
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Calorimeter methods
  • Charge transport and multiplication in gas
  • Electron multipliers (gas)
  • Etc)
  • GEM
  • Ingrid
  • MHSP
  • Micromegas
  • Micropattern gaseous detectors (MSGC
  • Micropic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


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