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Title: Particle detection by evaporation from superfluid helium

Abstract

There is a growing need for detection methods which can measure small energy deposits in a large mass of clean material; a particular example is the detection of low energy neutrinos from the sun. The authors report results from the first experiments to utilize superfluid helium as the material. Alpha particles and gamma rays have been detected via evaporation from a 2 liter volume of liquid helium. Evaporation is induced by energetic phonons and rotons generated by the incident radiation. Details of measurements made in these early experiments will be presented.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
243899
Report Number(s):
CONF-9304297-
Journal ID: BAPSA6; ISSN 0003-0503; TRN: 96:002199-0424
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-88ER40452
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bulletin of the American Physical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: 1993 joint meeting of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, Washington, DC (United States), 12-15 Apr 1993; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; NEUTRINOS; RADIATION DETECTION; GAMMA RADIATION; ALPHA PARTICLES; HELIUM; EVAPORATION; SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Lanou, R E. Particle detection by evaporation from superfluid helium. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lanou, R E. Particle detection by evaporation from superfluid helium. United States.
Lanou, R E. Thu . "Particle detection by evaporation from superfluid helium". United States.
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abstractNote = {There is a growing need for detection methods which can measure small energy deposits in a large mass of clean material; a particular example is the detection of low energy neutrinos from the sun. The authors report results from the first experiments to utilize superfluid helium as the material. Alpha particles and gamma rays have been detected via evaporation from a 2 liter volume of liquid helium. Evaporation is induced by energetic phonons and rotons generated by the incident radiation. Details of measurements made in these early experiments will be presented.},
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journal = {Bulletin of the American Physical Society},
number = 2,
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {4}
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