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 - 2009 May
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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