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Title: Soudan Low Background Counting Facility (SOLO)

Abstract

The Soudan Low Background Counting Facility (SOLO) has been in operation at the Soudan Mine, MN since March 2003. In the past two years, we have gamma-screened samples for the Majorana, CDMS and XENON experiments. With individual sample exposure times of up to two weeks we have measured sample contamination down to the 0.1 ppb level for 238U / 232Th, and down to the 0.25 ppm level for 40K.

Authors:
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  1. Brown University, Providence RI 02912 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20719249
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 785; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2004: Topical workshop on low radioactivity techniques, Sudbury, ON (Canada), 12-14 Dec 2004; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2060455; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CONTAMINATION; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; GE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; MEASURING METHODS; MINES; POTASSIUM 40; THORIUM 232; URANIUM 238

Citation Formats

Attisha, Michael, Viveiros, Luiz de, Gaitksell, Richard, and Thompson, John-Paul. Soudan Low Background Counting Facility (SOLO). United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2060455.
Attisha, Michael, Viveiros, Luiz de, Gaitksell, Richard, & Thompson, John-Paul. Soudan Low Background Counting Facility (SOLO). United States. doi:10.1063/1.2060455.
Attisha, Michael, Viveiros, Luiz de, Gaitksell, Richard, and Thompson, John-Paul. 2005. "Soudan Low Background Counting Facility (SOLO)". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2060455.
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abstractNote = {The Soudan Low Background Counting Facility (SOLO) has been in operation at the Soudan Mine, MN since March 2003. In the past two years, we have gamma-screened samples for the Majorana, CDMS and XENON experiments. With individual sample exposure times of up to two weeks we have measured sample contamination down to the 0.1 ppb level for 238U / 232Th, and down to the 0.25 ppm level for 40K.},
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