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Title: Effect of low electric fields on alpha scintillation light yield in liquid argon

Measurements were made of scintillation light yield of alpha particles from the $$^{222}$$Rn decay chain within the DarkSide-50 liquid argon time projection chamber. Furthermore, the light yield was found to increase as the applied electric field increased, with alphas in a 200 V/cm electric field exhibiting a 2% increase in light yield compared to alphas in no field.
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Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-513-AE-PPD; arXiv:1611.00241; PNNL-SA-127592; LLNL-JRNL-738597
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; 1495464
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; AC05-76RL01830; AC52-07NA27344; NA0003180
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); The Regents of the Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Nuclear Science and Security Consortium
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development (NA-22)
Contributing Orgs:
The DarkSide Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Time projection chambers; Large detector systems for particle and astroparticle physics; Dark Matter detectors (WIMPs, axions, etc.)
OSTI Identifier:
1346380
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372957; OSTI ID: 1395505; OSTI ID: 1405150