High radiation tests of the MWPCs for the LHCb Muon System

M. Anelli, S. Baccaro, P. Campana, E. Dané, C. Forti, G. Lanfranchi, G. Penso, D. Pinci, R. Rosellini, M. Santoni, A. Saputi, A. Sarti, A. Sciubba

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The MultiWire Proportional Chambers (MWPCs) for the LHCb Muon Detector were subjected to an ageing test, performed in the high-radiation environment of the Calliope Gamma Facility of the ENEA-Casaccia Research Centre. The test showed that the MWPCs can safely operate for many years in a high intensity particle flux. An additional test, performed with the CERN Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF), confirmed these conclusions. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171 - 175
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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