Measurement of emission spectrum for gaseous argon electroluminescence in visible light region from 300 to 600 nm

Kazutaka Aoyama, Masato Kimura, Hiroyuki Morohoshi, Tomomasa Takeda, Masashi Tanaka*, Kohei Yorita

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A double-phase Ar detector can efficiently identify particles and reconstruct their positions. However, the properties of electroluminescence (EL) for secondary light emission in the gas phase are not fully understood. Earlier studies have explained the EL process using an ordinary EL mechanism because of an Ar excimer; however, this mechanism does not predict the emission of visible light (VL). Recent measurements have demonstrated VL components in Ar gas EL, to explain which a new mechanism called neutral bremsstrahlung (NBrS) was proposed. In this study, we investigated gaseous Ar EL in the VL region from 300 to 600 nm at room temperature and normal pressure using a gaseous time projection chamber (TPC). The secondary emission light from the TPC luminescence region was dispersed using a spectrometer. The observed spectrum was interpreted using the ordinary EL and NBrS models, and the effect of nitrogen impurities is discussed herein.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 器械工学

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