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 - 2008 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Double beta decay
  • Liquid xenon
  • Scintillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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