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The properties of glass resistive plate chambers made of different glasses

Abstract : Glass resistive plate chambers (GRPCs) have been proposed as the basic element for the JUNO top tracker detector. With good uniform performance and low cost, GRPCs are well suited for large area experiments. Glass RPCs used in underground experiments require specially designed cassette and gas flow systems, since the glass is fragile and easily corroded by acid generated by water entering the gas-filled chamber. High-strength and chemical-resistant glasses have been proposed for underground experiments. We present here the test results of four GRPC chambers made of different glasses: normal thin glass, two high-strength glasses, and a chemical-resistant glass. The chemical-resistant and high-strength glasses have good surface quality, but their volume resistivities are higher. Higher resistivities lead to a higher required voltage to reach plateau operation, meaning that these glasses can only work in a very low rate experiment.
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R. Han, Z. Shi, I. Laktineh, Y. Chen, J. Zhang, et al.. The properties of glass resistive plate chambers made of different glasses. 2th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors, Feb 2014, Beijing, China. pp.C09009, ⟨10.1088/1748-0221/9/09/C09009⟩. ⟨in2p3-01112282⟩



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