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LET dependence of scintillation yields in liquid argon

Abstract

Scintillation yields (scintillation intensity per unit absorbed energy) in liquid argon for ionizing particles are reviewed as a function of LET for the particles. The maximum scintillation yield, which is obtained for relativistic heavy ions from Ne to La, is about 1.2 times larger than that for gamma rays in NaI(Tl) crystal. In the low LET region, the scintillation yields for relativistic electrons, protons and He ions are 10-20% lower than the maximum yield. This tendency can be explained by taking into account the existence of the electrons which have escaped from their parent ions. In the high LET region, a quenching effect due to high ionization density is observed for alpha particles, fission fragments and relativistic Au ions.
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1988
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NLN-88-004460; EDB-88-142747
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res.; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 269:1
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; LIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; LET; ALPHA DETECTION; ARGON; ELECTRON DETECTION; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; FISSION FRAGMENT DETECTION; GAMMA DETECTION; ION DETECTION; PROTON DETECTION; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; RESPONSE FUNCTIONS; SCINTILLATIONS; CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION; DETECTION; EFFICIENCY; ELEMENTS; ENERGY RANGE; ENERGY TRANSFER; FLUIDS; FUNCTIONS; GASES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NONMETALS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; RARE GASES; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; 440103* - Radiation Instrumentation- Nuclear Spectroscopic Instrumentation
OSTI ID:
6958736
Research Organizations:
Waseda Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Science and Engineering Research Lab.; California Univ., Berkeley (USA). Space Sciences Lab.; Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA); Saitama Coll. of Health, Urawa (Japan); Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Saitama (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NIMRD
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
Pages: 291-296
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Doke, Tadayoshi, Hitachi, Akira, Kikuchi, Jun, Crawford, H J, Lindstrom, P J, Masuda, Kimiaki, Shibamura, Eido, and Takahashi, Tan. LET dependence of scintillation yields in liquid argon. Netherlands: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.1016/0168-9002(88)90892-3.
Doke, Tadayoshi, Hitachi, Akira, Kikuchi, Jun, Crawford, H J, Lindstrom, P J, Masuda, Kimiaki, Shibamura, Eido, & Takahashi, Tan. LET dependence of scintillation yields in liquid argon. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0168-9002(88)90892-3.
Doke, Tadayoshi, Hitachi, Akira, Kikuchi, Jun, Crawford, H J, Lindstrom, P J, Masuda, Kimiaki, Shibamura, Eido, and Takahashi, Tan. 1988. "LET dependence of scintillation yields in liquid argon." Netherlands. doi:10.1016/0168-9002(88)90892-3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0168-9002(88)90892-3.
@misc{etde_6958736,
title = {LET dependence of scintillation yields in liquid argon}
author = {Doke, Tadayoshi, Hitachi, Akira, Kikuchi, Jun, Crawford, H J, Lindstrom, P J, Masuda, Kimiaki, Shibamura, Eido, and Takahashi, Tan}
abstractNote = {Scintillation yields (scintillation intensity per unit absorbed energy) in liquid argon for ionizing particles are reviewed as a function of LET for the particles. The maximum scintillation yield, which is obtained for relativistic heavy ions from Ne to La, is about 1.2 times larger than that for gamma rays in NaI(Tl) crystal. In the low LET region, the scintillation yields for relativistic electrons, protons and He ions are 10-20% lower than the maximum yield. This tendency can be explained by taking into account the existence of the electrons which have escaped from their parent ions. In the high LET region, a quenching effect due to high ionization density is observed for alpha particles, fission fragments and relativistic Au ions.}
doi = {10.1016/0168-9002(88)90892-3}
journal = {Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res.; (Netherlands)}
volume = {269:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1988}
month = {Jun}
}