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Performances of the RPC trigger system of the L3 forward-backward muon spectrometer

By A. Aloisio, M. G. Alviggi, G. Carlino, N. Cavallo, R. deAsmundis, V. Innocente, S. Lanzano, L. Lista, P. Paolucci, S. Patricelli, D. Piccolo, C. Sciacca and V. Soulimov

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In view of LEP200 physics, the L3 detector has been upgraded installing the Forward-Backward muon spectrometer to increase the angular acceptance in muon detection. We describe the trigger system for this spectrometer which makes use of Resistive Plate Counters (RPC) covering an area of 300 m(2). This system is the first large application in high energy physics of this kind of detectors and its operation will constitute an important test for their future use in the LHC experiments. The main features of the RPCs, the trigger architecture and the preliminary results from the 1994 LEP run are given

Year: 1995
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