A microscopic Monte Carlo approach to modeling of Resistive Plate Chambers

Danko Bošnjaković, Zoran Petrović, Saša Dujko

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We present a “microscopic” approach in modeling of Resistive Plate Chambers where individual electrons and their collisions with the gas molecules are followed using a Monte Carlo simulation technique. Timing resolutions and efficiencies are calculated for a specific timing RPC with 0.3 mm gas gap and gas mixture of 85% C2H2F4 + 5% iso-C4H10 + 10% SF6. Calculations are performed for different sets of cross sections for electron scattering in C2H2F4 and primary cluster size distributions. Results of calculations are compared with those obtained in experimental measurements. Electron avalanche fluctuations are also studied and compared with analytical models.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP09012
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 22 Sept 2014


  • Gaseous detectors
  • Resistive-plate chambers
  • Charge transport and multiplication in gas
  • Detector modelling and simulations II
  • multiplication and induction
  • pulse formation
  • charge transport


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