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Title: Initial results on energy resolution of the NEXT-White detector

Abstract

One of the major goals of the NEXT-White (NEW) detector is to demonstrate the energy resolution that an electroluminescent high pressure xenon TPC can achieve for high energy tracks. For this purpose, energy calibrations with 137Cs and 232Th sources have been carried out as a part of the long run taken with the detector during most of 2017. This paper describes the initial results obtained with those calibrations, showing excellent linearity and an energy resolution that extrapolates to approximately 1% FWHM at Q$$_{\beta\beta}$$.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP); European Research Council (ERC); European Union (EU); Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
NEXT Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1484854
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1478053; OSTI ID: 1550814
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1808.01804; FERMILAB-PUB-18-395-CD-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; 148587
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-07CH11359; 339787-NEXT; 674896; 690575; 740055; FIS2014-53371-C04; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Analysis and statistical methods; Double-beta decay detectors; Large detector-systems performance; Time projection chambers; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Renner, J., Ferrario, P., Martínez-Lema, G., Monrabal, F., Para, A., Gómez-Cadenas, J. J., Adams, C., Álvarez, V., Arazi, L., Azevedo, C. D. R., Bailey, K., Ballester, F., Benlloch-Rodríguez, J. M., Borges, F. I. G. M., Botas, A., Cárcel, S., Carrión, J. V., Cebrián, S., Conde, C. A. N., Díaz, J., Diesburg, M., Escada, J., Esteve, R., Felkai, R., Fernandes, A. F. M., Fernandes, L. M. P., Ferreira, A. L., Freitas, E. D. C., Generowicz, J., Goldschmidt, A., González-Díaz, D., Guenette, R., Gutiérrez, R. M., Hafidi, K., Hauptman, J., Henriques, C. A. O., Hernandez, A. I., Morata, J. A. Hernando, Herrero, V., Johnston, S., Jones, B. J. P., Kekic, M., Labarga, L., Laing, A., Lebrun, P., López-March, N., Losada, M., Mano, R. D. P., Martín-Albo, J., Martínez, A., McDonald, A. D., Monteiro, C. M. B., Mora, F. J., Vidal, J. Muñoz, Musti, M., Nebot-Guinot, M., Novella, P., Nygren, D. R., Palmeiro, B., Pérez, J., Psihas, F., Querol, M., Repond, J., Riordan, S., Ripoll, L., Rodríguez, J., Rogers, L., Romo-Luque, C., Santos, F. P., Santos, J. M. F. dos, Simón, A., Sofka, C., Sorel, M., Stiegler, T., Toledo, J. F., Torrent, J., Veloso, J. F. C. A., Webb, R., White, J. T., and Yahlali, N. Initial results on energy resolution of the NEXT-White detector. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/10/P10020.
Renner, J., Ferrario, P., Martínez-Lema, G., Monrabal, F., Para, A., Gómez-Cadenas, J. J., Adams, C., Álvarez, V., Arazi, L., Azevedo, C. D. R., Bailey, K., Ballester, F., Benlloch-Rodríguez, J. M., Borges, F. I. G. M., Botas, A., Cárcel, S., Carrión, J. V., Cebrián, S., Conde, C. A. N., Díaz, J., Diesburg, M., Escada, J., Esteve, R., Felkai, R., Fernandes, A. F. M., Fernandes, L. M. P., Ferreira, A. L., Freitas, E. D. C., Generowicz, J., Goldschmidt, A., González-Díaz, D., Guenette, R., Gutiérrez, R. M., Hafidi, K., Hauptman, J., Henriques, C. A. O., Hernandez, A. I., Morata, J. A. Hernando, Herrero, V., Johnston, S., Jones, B. J. P., Kekic, M., Labarga, L., Laing, A., Lebrun, P., López-March, N., Losada, M., Mano, R. D. P., Martín-Albo, J., Martínez, A., McDonald, A. D., Monteiro, C. M. B., Mora, F. J., Vidal, J. Muñoz, Musti, M., Nebot-Guinot, M., Novella, P., Nygren, D. R., Palmeiro, B., Pérez, J., Psihas, F., Querol, M., Repond, J., Riordan, S., Ripoll, L., Rodríguez, J., Rogers, L., Romo-Luque, C., Santos, F. P., Santos, J. M. F. dos, Simón, A., Sofka, C., Sorel, M., Stiegler, T., Toledo, J. F., Torrent, J., Veloso, J. F. C. A., Webb, R., White, J. T., & Yahlali, N. Initial results on energy resolution of the NEXT-White detector. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/13/10/P10020
Renner, J., Ferrario, P., Martínez-Lema, G., Monrabal, F., Para, A., Gómez-Cadenas, J. J., Adams, C., Álvarez, V., Arazi, L., Azevedo, C. D. R., Bailey, K., Ballester, F., Benlloch-Rodríguez, J. M., Borges, F. I. G. M., Botas, A., Cárcel, S., Carrión, J. V., Cebrián, S., Conde, C. A. N., Díaz, J., Diesburg, M., Escada, J., Esteve, R., Felkai, R., Fernandes, A. F. M., Fernandes, L. M. P., Ferreira, A. L., Freitas, E. D. C., Generowicz, J., Goldschmidt, A., González-Díaz, D., Guenette, R., Gutiérrez, R. M., Hafidi, K., Hauptman, J., Henriques, C. A. O., Hernandez, A. I., Morata, J. A. Hernando, Herrero, V., Johnston, S., Jones, B. J. P., Kekic, M., Labarga, L., Laing, A., Lebrun, P., López-March, N., Losada, M., Mano, R. D. P., Martín-Albo, J., Martínez, A., McDonald, A. D., Monteiro, C. M. B., Mora, F. J., Vidal, J. Muñoz, Musti, M., Nebot-Guinot, M., Novella, P., Nygren, D. R., Palmeiro, B., Pérez, J., Psihas, F., Querol, M., Repond, J., Riordan, S., Ripoll, L., Rodríguez, J., Rogers, L., Romo-Luque, C., Santos, F. P., Santos, J. M. F. dos, Simón, A., Sofka, C., Sorel, M., Stiegler, T., Toledo, J. F., Torrent, J., Veloso, J. F. C. A., Webb, R., White, J. T., and Yahlali, N. Mon . "Initial results on energy resolution of the NEXT-White detector". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/13/10/P10020. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484854.
@article{osti_1484854,
title = {Initial results on energy resolution of the NEXT-White detector},
author = {Renner, J. and Ferrario, P. and Martínez-Lema, G. and Monrabal, F. and Para, A. and Gómez-Cadenas, J. J. and Adams, C. and Álvarez, V. and Arazi, L. and Azevedo, C. D. R. and Bailey, K. and Ballester, F. and Benlloch-Rodríguez, J. M. and Borges, F. I. G. M. and Botas, A. and Cárcel, S. and Carrión, J. V. and Cebrián, S. and Conde, C. A. N. and Díaz, J. and Diesburg, M. and Escada, J. and Esteve, R. and Felkai, R. and Fernandes, A. F. M. and Fernandes, L. M. P. and Ferreira, A. L. and Freitas, E. D. C. and Generowicz, J. and Goldschmidt, A. and González-Díaz, D. and Guenette, R. and Gutiérrez, R. M. and Hafidi, K. and Hauptman, J. and Henriques, C. A. O. and Hernandez, A. I. and Morata, J. A. Hernando and Herrero, V. and Johnston, S. and Jones, B. J. P. and Kekic, M. and Labarga, L. and Laing, A. and Lebrun, P. and López-March, N. and Losada, M. and Mano, R. D. P. and Martín-Albo, J. and Martínez, A. and McDonald, A. D. and Monteiro, C. M. B. and Mora, F. J. and Vidal, J. Muñoz and Musti, M. and Nebot-Guinot, M. and Novella, P. and Nygren, D. R. and Palmeiro, B. and Pérez, J. and Psihas, F. and Querol, M. and Repond, J. and Riordan, S. and Ripoll, L. and Rodríguez, J. and Rogers, L. and Romo-Luque, C. and Santos, F. P. and Santos, J. M. F. dos and Simón, A. and Sofka, C. and Sorel, M. and Stiegler, T. and Toledo, J. F. and Torrent, J. and Veloso, J. F. C. A. and Webb, R. and White, J. T. and Yahlali, N.},
abstractNote = {One of the major goals of the NEXT-White (NEW) detector is to demonstrate the energy resolution that an electroluminescent high pressure xenon TPC can achieve for high energy tracks. For this purpose, energy calibrations with 137Cs and 232Th sources have been carried out as a part of the long run taken with the detector during most of 2017. This paper describes the initial results obtained with those calibrations, showing excellent linearity and an energy resolution that extrapolates to approximately 1% FWHM at Q$_{\beta\beta}$.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/13/10/P10020},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 10,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Schematic of the detector and source configuration in this study (not drawn to scale). The 137Cs source was placed at the lateral entrance port of the pressure vessel, and the 232Th source was placed on top of the pressure vessel.

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