SINE2020 - LIP Activities
"A SINE2020 team is working on developing Resistive Plate Chambers for neutron detectors."
Resistive plate chambers (RPCs) are widely used for large area detectors (over 100m2), as for instance, in High Energy Physics to study the nature of the particles that constitute matter or in Astroparticle physics to observe cosmic rays. These detectors, due to their simple structure, are not expensive, which make them very suitable for large area applications. Despite the simplicity, they provide very good spatial resolution and very fast timing. Researchers from LIP Coimbra, Portugal, are investigating the use of RPCs for neutron scattering detectors in the framework of the SINE2020 Detectors work-package.