Towards a two-dimensional readout of the improved CMS resistive plate chamber with a new front-end electronics

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As part of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment Phase-II upgrade program, new resistive plate chambers will be installed in the region at low angle with respect to the beam collision axis, in order to improve the detection of muons with a low transverse momentum. High background conditions are expected in this region during the high-luminosity phase of the Large Hadron Collider, therefore an improved-RPC design has been proposed with a new front-end electronics to sustain a higher particle rate capability and better time resolution. A new technology is used in the front-end electronics resulting in low achievable signal detection of 1–20 fC. Crucial in the design of the improved-RPC is the capability of a two-dimensional readout in order to improve the spatial resolution, mainly motivated by trigger requirements. In this work, the first performance results towards this two-dimensional readout are presented, based on data taken on a real-size prototype chamber with two embedded readout planes with orthogonal strips.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC04001
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Front-end electronics for detector readout
  • Gaseous detectors
  • Radiation-hard detectors
  • Resistive-plate chambers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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