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Title: Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200

Abstract

Here, we report results from a systematic measurement campaign conducted to identify low radioactivity materials for the construction of the EXO-200 double beta decay experiment. Partial results from this campaign have already been reported in a 2008 paper by the EXO collaboration. Here we release the remaining data, collected since 2007, to the public. The data reported were obtained using a variety of analytic techniques. The measurement sensitivities are among the best in the field. We concluded the construction of the EXO-200 detector and Phase-I data was taken from 2011 to 2014. The detector’s extremely low background implicitly verifies the measurements and the analysis assumptions made during construction and reported in this paper.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
EXO Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1408521
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 871; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Radiopurity; Ultra-trace analysis; Neutron activation analysis; Mass spectrometry; Mass spectroscopy; Germanium counting; Alpha counting; Low background; Double beta decay; EXOEXO-200

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Leonard, D. S., Auty, D. J., Didberidze, T., Gornea, R., Grinberg, P., MacLellan, R., Methven, B., Piepke, A., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Albert, J. B., Anton, G., Badhrees, I., Barbeau, P. S., Bayerlein, R., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Cree, W., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Mesrobian-Kabakian, A. Der, DeVoe, R., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Herrin, S., Hoessl, J., Hufschmidt, P., Hughes, M., Jamil, A., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., LePort, F., Li, S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., Mackay, D., Marino, M. G., Michel, T., Mong, B., Moore, D., Murray, K., Neilson, R., Nelson, R., Njoya, O., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Pocar, A., Pushkin, K., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Wagenpfeil, M., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Wamba, K., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Wodin, J., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., Zettlemoyer, J., and Ziegler, T.. Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.049.
Leonard, D. S., Auty, D. J., Didberidze, T., Gornea, R., Grinberg, P., MacLellan, R., Methven, B., Piepke, A., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Albert, J. B., Anton, G., Badhrees, I., Barbeau, P. S., Bayerlein, R., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Cree, W., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Mesrobian-Kabakian, A. Der, DeVoe, R., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Herrin, S., Hoessl, J., Hufschmidt, P., Hughes, M., Jamil, A., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., LePort, F., Li, S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., Mackay, D., Marino, M. G., Michel, T., Mong, B., Moore, D., Murray, K., Neilson, R., Nelson, R., Njoya, O., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Pocar, A., Pushkin, K., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Wagenpfeil, M., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Wamba, K., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Wodin, J., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., Zettlemoyer, J., & Ziegler, T.. Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.049.
Leonard, D. S., Auty, D. J., Didberidze, T., Gornea, R., Grinberg, P., MacLellan, R., Methven, B., Piepke, A., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Albert, J. B., Anton, G., Badhrees, I., Barbeau, P. S., Bayerlein, R., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Cree, W., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Mesrobian-Kabakian, A. Der, DeVoe, R., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Herrin, S., Hoessl, J., Hufschmidt, P., Hughes, M., Jamil, A., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., LePort, F., Li, S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., Mackay, D., Marino, M. G., Michel, T., Mong, B., Moore, D., Murray, K., Neilson, R., Nelson, R., Njoya, O., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Pocar, A., Pushkin, K., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Wagenpfeil, M., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Wamba, K., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Wodin, J., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., Zettlemoyer, J., and Ziegler, T.. Mon . "Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.049. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1408521.
@article{osti_1408521,
title = {Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200},
author = {Leonard, D. S. and Auty, D. J. and Didberidze, T. and Gornea, R. and Grinberg, P. and MacLellan, R. and Methven, B. and Piepke, A. and Vuilleumier, J. -L. and Albert, J. B. and Anton, G. and Badhrees, I. and Barbeau, P. S. and Bayerlein, R. and Beck, D. and Belov, V. and Breidenbach, M. and Brunner, T. and Cao, G. F. and Cen, W. R. and Chambers, C. and Cleveland, B. and Coon, M. and Craycraft, A. and Cree, W. and Daniels, T. and Danilov, M. and Daugherty, S. J. and Daughhetee, J. and Davis, J. and Delaquis, S. and Mesrobian-Kabakian, A. Der and DeVoe, R. and Dilling, J. and Dolgolenko, A. and Dolinski, M. J. and Fairbank, W. and Farine, J. and Feyzbakhsh, S. and Fierlinger, P. and Fudenberg, D. and Graham, K. and Gratta, G. and Hall, C. and Herrin, S. and Hoessl, J. and Hufschmidt, P. and Hughes, M. and Jamil, A. and Jewell, M. J. and Johnson, A. and Johnston, S. and Karelin, A. and Kaufman, L. J. and Koffas, T. and Kravitz, S. and Krücken, R. and Kuchenkov, A. and Kumar, K. S. and Lan, Y. and LePort, F. and Li, S. and Licciardi, C. and Lin, Y. H. and Mackay, D. and Marino, M. G. and Michel, T. and Mong, B. and Moore, D. and Murray, K. and Neilson, R. and Nelson, R. and Njoya, O. and Odian, A. and Ostrovskiy, I. and Pocar, A. and Pushkin, K. 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 Wagenpfeil, M. and Waite, A. and Walton, J. and Walton, T. and Wamba, K. and Weber, M. and Wen, L. J. and Wichoski, U. and Wodin, J. and Yang, L. and Yen, Y. -R. and Zeldovich, O. Ya. and Zettlemoyer, J. and Ziegler, T.},
abstractNote = {Here, we report results from a systematic measurement campaign conducted to identify low radioactivity materials for the construction of the EXO-200 double beta decay experiment. Partial results from this campaign have already been reported in a 2008 paper by the EXO collaboration. Here we release the remaining data, collected since 2007, to the public. The data reported were obtained using a variety of analytic techniques. The measurement sensitivities are among the best in the field. We concluded the construction of the EXO-200 detector and Phase-I data was taken from 2011 to 2014. The detector’s extremely low background implicitly verifies the measurements and the analysis assumptions made during construction and reported in this paper.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.049},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 871,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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