Apr 19 – 21, 2017
Trieste - Italia
Europe/Rome timezone
Proceedings: Il Nuovo Cimento C, Vol. 41, N. 1-2, 2018 : https://www.sif.it/riviste/sif/ncc/econtents/2018/041/01-02

Development of a new front-end electronics in Si and SiGe technology for the Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) detector for high rate experiments

Apr 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
Aula Magna - Edificio H3 (Trieste - Italia)

Aula Magna - Edificio H3

Trieste - Italia

Università degli Studi di Trieste Via Valerio nº 12/2 I-34127 Trieste (TS)
Poster contribution Sessione Nuove Tecnologie Archivio Poster


Luca Pizzimento (R)


The Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) detector front-end for high rate experiments is being developed. A mixed technology in Silicon and Silicon-Germanium is used in order to enhance its performances: a preamplifier in Silicon with a very low inner noise (1000 e- rms) and a new kind of discriminator in SiGe technology with a threshold of the order of 1 mV. The main feature of this new kind of front-end is the great ability to discriminate the signal from the noise with a minimum threshold of few femtoCoulomb. In this presentation the results of the simulation and the tests of the front-end will be shown, and the advantages and the huge rate capability gain that the RPC detector can achieve with this new front-end is discussed.

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