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Title: Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector

Abstract

The EXO-200 Collaboration is searching for neutrinoless double β decay using a liquid xenon (LXe) time projection chamber. This measurement relies on modeling the transport of charge deposits produced by interactions in the LXe to allow discrimination between signal and background events. In this paper, we present measurements of the transverse diffusion constant and drift velocity of electrons at drift fields between 20 V/cm and 615 V/cm using EXO-200 data. Finally, at the operating field of 380 V/cm EXO-200 measures a drift velocity of 1.705 +0.014 –0.010 mm/μs and a transverse diffusion coefficient of 55 ± 4 cm 2/s.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) (Switzerland); Inst. for Basic Science (IBS) (Korea, Republic of); Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) (Russian Federation); German Research Foundation) (DFG) (Germany); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (China); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
Contributing Org.:
EXO-200 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1353176
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1343784; OSTI ID: 1407957
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; NA0003180
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Albert, J. B., Barbeau, P. S., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Burenkov, A., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A., DeVoe, R., Didberidze, T., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Dunford, M., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Gornea, R., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Hughes, M., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnson, T. N., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Killick, R., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., Leonard, D. S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., MacLellan, R., Marino, M. G., Mong, B., Moore, D., Njoya, O., Nelson, R., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Piepke, A., Pocar, A., Prescott, C. Y., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Twelker, K., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Wood, J., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., and Zettlemoyer, J.. Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025502.
Albert, J. B., Barbeau, P. S., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Burenkov, A., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A., DeVoe, R., Didberidze, T., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Dunford, M., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Gornea, R., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Hughes, M., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnson, T. N., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Killick, R., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., Leonard, D. S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., MacLellan, R., Marino, M. G., Mong, B., Moore, D., Njoya, O., Nelson, R., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Piepke, A., Pocar, A., Prescott, C. Y., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Twelker, K., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Wood, J., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., & Zettlemoyer, J.. Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025502.
Albert, J. B., Barbeau, P. S., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Burenkov, A., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A., DeVoe, R., Didberidze, T., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Dunford, M., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Gornea, R., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Hughes, M., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnson, T. N., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Killick, R., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., Leonard, D. S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., MacLellan, R., Marino, M. G., Mong, B., Moore, D., Njoya, O., Nelson, R., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Piepke, A., Pocar, A., Prescott, C. Y., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Twelker, K., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Wood, J., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., and Zettlemoyer, J.. Tue . "Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025502. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353176.
@article{osti_1353176,
title = {Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector},
author = {Albert, J. B. and Barbeau, P. S. and Beck, D. and Belov, V. and Breidenbach, M. and Brunner, T. and Burenkov, A. and Cao, G. F. and Cen, W. R. and Chambers, C. and Cleveland, B. and Coon, M. and Craycraft, A. and Daniels, T. and Danilov, M. and Daugherty, S. J. and Daughhetee, J. and Davis, J. and Delaquis, S. and Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A. and DeVoe, R. and Didberidze, T. and Dilling, J. and Dolgolenko, A. and Dolinski, M. J. and Dunford, M. and Fairbank, W. and Farine, J. and Feyzbakhsh, S. and Fierlinger, P. and Fudenberg, D. and Gornea, R. and Graham, K. and Gratta, G. and Hall, C. and Hughes, M. and Jewell, M. J. and Johnson, A. and Johnson, T. N. and Johnston, S. and Karelin, A. and Kaufman, L. J. and Killick, R. and Koffas, T. and Kravitz, S. and Krücken, R. and Kuchenkov, A. and Kumar, K. S. and Lan, Y. and Leonard, D. S. and Licciardi, C. and Lin, Y. H. and MacLellan, R. and Marino, M. G. and Mong, B. and Moore, D. and Njoya, O. and Nelson, R. and Odian, A. and Ostrovskiy, I. and Piepke, A. and Pocar, A. and Prescott, C. Y. and Retière, F. and Rowson, P. C. and Russell, J. J. and Schubert, A. and Sinclair, D. and Smith, E. and Stekhanov, V. and Tarka, M. and Tolba, T. and Tsang, R. and Twelker, K. and Vuilleumier, J. -L. and Waite, A. and Walton, J. and Walton, T. and Weber, M. and Wen, L. J. and Wichoski, U. and Wood, J. and Yang, L. and Yen, Y. -R. and Zeldovich, O. Ya. and Zettlemoyer, J.},
abstractNote = {The EXO-200 Collaboration is searching for neutrinoless double β decay using a liquid xenon (LXe) time projection chamber. This measurement relies on modeling the transport of charge deposits produced by interactions in the LXe to allow discrimination between signal and background events. In this paper, we present measurements of the transverse diffusion constant and drift velocity of electrons at drift fields between 20 V/cm and 615 V/cm using EXO-200 data. Finally, at the operating field of 380 V/cm EXO-200 measures a drift velocity of 1.705+0.014–0.010 mm/μs and a transverse diffusion coefficient of 55 ± 4 cm2/s.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025502},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 2,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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