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Scintillation efficiency of liquid argon in low energy neutron-argon scattering


Creus, W; Allkofer, Y; Amsler, C; Ferella, A D; Rochet, J; Scotto-Lavina, L; Walter, M (2015). Scintillation efficiency of liquid argon in low energy neutron-argon scattering. Journal of Instrumentation, 10(08):P08002.

Abstract

Experiments searching for weak interacting massive particles with noble gases such as liquid argon require very low detection thresholds for nuclear recoils. A determination of the scintillation efficiency is crucial to quantify the response of the detector at low energy. We report the results obtained with a small liquid argon cell using a monoenergetic neutron beam produced by a deuterium-deuterium fusion source. The light yield relative to electrons was measured for six argon recoil energies between 11 and 120 keV at zero electric drift field.

Abstract

Experiments searching for weak interacting massive particles with noble gases such as liquid argon require very low detection thresholds for nuclear recoils. A determination of the scintillation efficiency is crucial to quantify the response of the detector at low energy. We report the results obtained with a small liquid argon cell using a monoenergetic neutron beam produced by a deuterium-deuterium fusion source. The light yield relative to electrons was measured for six argon recoil energies between 11 and 120 keV at zero electric drift field.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:18 Feb 2016 09:36
Last Modified:31 Aug 2016 00:00
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:1748-0221
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/10/08/P08002
Other Identification Number:arXiv:1504.07878v2

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