Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) are gaseous detectors invented in the 1980s. Since then, they have undergone several generational upgrades while keeping the same basic features: simplicity, economicity, robustness, generous dimensions as well as high time resolution, achieved by exploiting fast discharge processes and cutting edge electronics.
The most recent generation of RPCs is aimed at the High Luminosity LHC upgrade of ATLAS and CMS, allowing the detectors to use low global warming potential gases.
Ideasquare offers facilities suitable for testing the new front end chip of latest generation RPCs, which are made with Silicon Germanium heterojunctions, a technology aiming to break the THz wall. The "untold" secret is that combining a great detector and great electronics does not guarantee results - the trick lies on another level: integration. This versatile technology has allowed for the exploitation in different experiments beyond the LHC, such as CODEX-B and Anubis aiming to chase Dark Matter interactions, by enclosing large volumes of space in a sort of sensitive bubble…
On top of prototyping and testing lab spaces, IdeaSquare is also the perfect space to host joint design sessions with scientists from the different Experiments