Induced charge profile in a glass RPC operated in avalanche mode

S. Narita, Y. Hoshi, K. Neichi, Akira Yamaguchi

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We measured the spatial distribution of induced charges in resistive plate chambers (RPCs) using thin readout wires. The RPC was operated in avalanche mode with gas mixtures containing SF6, C4 H10, and C2 H2 F4. We found that the maximum spread of 4-9 mm was dependent on the time window of the signal acquisition. The spatial distribution is defined mainly by the induced charge spread. It also has a time dependent component, which may result from the charge transmission effect on the carbon electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6661426
Pages (from-to)4656-4659
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


  • Avalanche mode
  • induced charge profile
  • readout wires
  • resistive plate chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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