Subcategory: Physics (not Nanoscience)
Kwyntero V. Kelso - Alabama A&M University
Co-Author(s): Matthias Grosse Perdekamp and IhnJea Choi, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
The Multi gas gap Resistive Plate Chamber (mRPC) is a precision time measuring device used in Nuclear Particle Physics. The mRPC is being used for time of flight measurements in various experiments. We will use these prototypes to perform the most precise timing measurement for charged particle radiation. We have developed multiple mRPC prototypes with cost effective materials. I built a 13 gas gap mRPCs with 125um gas gap width by using thin Mylar film as resistive plates. A stiff frame and strong wires needed to stretch the flexible thin Mylar layers. Using the cosmic ray muons, tests of the Mylar mRPC-25um were tested were started with the aim of measuring efficiency and time resolution.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): The University of Illinois Department of Physics REU program. The REU program is supported by NSF Grant PHY-1359126. Kevin and Toni Pitts.
Faculty Advisor: Vernessa M.Edwards,