The RPC detectors in the L3 experiment at LEP work as a trigger system for the Forward-Backward Muon Spectrometer. It consists of 192 bi-gap RPCs working in streamer mode. We monitored the behaviour of the system over seven years of data taking at LEP. To investigate the ageing of the RPCs after this long-term operation, we report the main results obtained from 1994 to 2000, together with the results of tests performed on some RPC chambers in our test site in Napoli with cosmic rays after the dismantling of L3. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Results on long-term performances and laboratory tests of the L3 RPC system at LEP

ALVIGGI, MARIAGRAZIA;DELLA VOLPE, DOMENICO;PATRICELLI, SERGIO;SCIACCA, CRISOSTOMO;
2003

Abstract

The RPC detectors in the L3 experiment at LEP work as a trigger system for the Forward-Backward Muon Spectrometer. It consists of 192 bi-gap RPCs working in streamer mode. We monitored the behaviour of the system over seven years of data taking at LEP. To investigate the ageing of the RPCs after this long-term operation, we report the main results obtained from 1994 to 2000, together with the results of tests performed on some RPC chambers in our test site in Napoli with cosmic rays after the dismantling of L3. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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