Distillation of liquid xenon to remove krypton

K. Abe, J. Hosaka, T. Iida, M. Ikeda, K. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, A. Minamino, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakajima, T. Namba, H. Ogawa, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ueshima, M. YamashitaK. Kaneyuki, Y. Ebizuka, J. Kikuchi, A. Ota, S. Suzuki, T. Takahashi, H. Hagiwara, T. Kamei, K. Miyamoto, T. Nagase, S. Nakamura, Y. Ozaki, T. Sato, Y. Fukuda, T. Sato, K. Nishijima, M. Sakurai, T. Maruyama, D. Motoki, Y. Itow, H. Ohsumi, S. Tasaka, S. B. Kim, Y. D. Kim, J. I. Lee, S. H. Moon, Y. Urakawa, M. Uchino, Y. Kamioka

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Abstract

A high performance distillation system to remove krypton from xenon was constructed, and a purity level of Kr/Xe = ∼3 × 10-12 was achieved. This development is crucial in facilitating high-sensitivity low-background experiments such as the search for dark matter in the universe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-296
Number of pages7
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 29.40.Mc
  • 81.20.Ym
  • 95.35.+d
  • Dark matter
  • Krypton removal
  • Liquid xenon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Abe, K., Hosaka, J., Iida, T., Ikeda, M., Kobayashi, K., Koshio, Y., Minamino, A., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Nakajima, Y., Namba, T., Ogawa, H., Sekiya, H., Shiozawa, M., Suzuki, Y., Takeda, A., Takeuchi, Y., Ueshima, K., ... Kamioka, Y. (2009). Distillation of liquid xenon to remove krypton. Astroparticle Physics, 31(4), 290-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.02.006