Scintillation yield of liquid xenon at room temperature

K. Ueshima, K. Abe, T. Iida, M. Ikeda, K. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, A. Minamino, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakajima, H. Ogawa, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, M. Yamashita, K. Kaneyuki, T. DokeY. 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

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Abstract

The intensity of scintillation light emission from liquid xenon at room temperature was measured. The scintillation light yield at 1 {ring operator} C was measured to be 0.64 ± 0.02 (stat.) ± 0.06 (sys.) of that at - 100 {ring operator} C. Using the reported light yield at - 100 {ring operator} C (46 photons/keV), the measured light yield at 1 {ring operator} C corresponds to 29 photons/keV. This result shows that liquid xenon scintillator provides high light yield even at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume594
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Double beta decay
  • Liquid xenon
  • Scintillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Ueshima, K., Abe, K., Iida, T., Ikeda, M., Kobayashi, K., Koshio, Y., Minamino, A., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Nakajima, Y., Ogawa, H., Sekiya, H., Shiozawa, M., Suzuki, Y., Takeda, A., Takeuchi, Y., Yamashita, M., Kaneyuki, K., ... Moon, S. H. (2008). Scintillation yield of liquid xenon at room temperature. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 594(2), 148-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2008.06.017