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Title: The Status and Background Considerations of XMASS Experiment

Abstract

The XMASS project utilizes ultrapure liquid xenon and aims to detect pp and 7Be solar neutrinos by means of {nu}e+ e scattering and also the WIMP dark matter particles. It requires ultra-low background, less than 10-5 count/(keV kg day). By using a 100 kg prototype detector, we have confirmed its feasibility to realize low background and low threshold. We have begun to design an 800 kg liquid xenon detector mainly for a WIMP search experiment. In this report, Monte-Carlo simulations about the expected background rates are described.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Physics Department, Sejong University, Seoul, 143-747 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21055032
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 897; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2006: Topical workshop on low radioactivity techniques, Aussois (France), 1-4 Oct 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2722072; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BERYLLIUM 7; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; KEV RANGE; LIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINO REACTIONS; NEUTRINO-ELECTRON INTERACTIONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SCATTERING; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; WEAK INTERACTIONS; XENON

Citation Formats

Kim, Y. D. The Status and Background Considerations of XMASS Experiment. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2722072.
Kim, Y. D. The Status and Background Considerations of XMASS Experiment. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2722072.
Kim, Y. D. Wed . "The Status and Background Considerations of XMASS Experiment". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2722072.
@article{osti_21055032,
title = {The Status and Background Considerations of XMASS Experiment},
author = {Kim, Y. D.},
abstractNote = {The XMASS project utilizes ultrapure liquid xenon and aims to detect pp and 7Be solar neutrinos by means of {nu}e+ e scattering and also the WIMP dark matter particles. It requires ultra-low background, less than 10-5 count/(keV kg day). By using a 100 kg prototype detector, we have confirmed its feasibility to realize low background and low threshold. We have begun to design an 800 kg liquid xenon detector mainly for a WIMP search experiment. In this report, Monte-Carlo simulations about the expected background rates are described.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2722072},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 897,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 28 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed Mar 28 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}