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Title: Detection of charged particles in superfluid helium

Abstract

This thesis is concerned with the use of a large superfluid helium detector for the detection of solar neutrinos. A small-scale prototype of this type of detector has been constructed and tested. In this thesis the author discussed in detail the design of the apparatus, the experiments which have been carried out, and what has been learned about the important physical processes involved in this type of detector. These processes include the anisotropic generation of phonons and rotons by the recoiling particle, the propagation of the phonons and rotons in the liquid, the evaporation process at the liquid surface, and the adsorption of the helium atoms onto the wafers. In addition he discusses the generation and detection of fluorescent photons from recoiling particles. The implications of these results to the design of a full-scale detector of neutrinos are discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States). Dept. of Physics
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
10115891
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/40452-11
ON: DE95007354; TRN: 95:001625
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-88ER40452
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Thesis (Ph.D.); PBD: Dec 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE TESTING; SUPERFLUIDITY; HELIUM; SCALE MODELS; 661300; OTHER ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Bandler, Simon R. Detection of charged particles in superfluid helium. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Bandler, Simon R. Detection of charged particles in superfluid helium. United States.
Bandler, Simon R. Thu . "Detection of charged particles in superfluid helium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10115891.
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abstractNote = {This thesis is concerned with the use of a large superfluid helium detector for the detection of solar neutrinos. A small-scale prototype of this type of detector has been constructed and tested. In this thesis the author discussed in detail the design of the apparatus, the experiments which have been carried out, and what has been learned about the important physical processes involved in this type of detector. These processes include the anisotropic generation of phonons and rotons by the recoiling particle, the propagation of the phonons and rotons in the liquid, the evaporation process at the liquid surface, and the adsorption of the helium atoms onto the wafers. In addition he discusses the generation and detection of fluorescent photons from recoiling particles. The implications of these results to the design of a full-scale detector of neutrinos are discussed.},
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