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Title: Measurement of the ion fraction and mobility of 218Po produced in 222Rn decays in liquid argon

Abstract

Here, we report measurements of the charged daughter fraction of $$^{218}$$Po as a result of the $$^{222}$$Rn alpha decay, and the mobility of $$^{218}$$Po$^+$ ions, using radon-polonium coincidences from the $$^{238}$$U chain identified in 532 live-days of DarkSide-50 WIMP-search data. The fraction of $$^{218}$$Po that is charged is found to be 0.37$$\pm$$0.03 and the mobility of $$^{218}$$Po$^+$ is (8.6$$\pm$$0.1)$$\times$$10$$^{-4}$$$\frac{\text{cm}^2}{\text{Vs}}$$.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
DARKSIDE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1558441
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1907.09332; FERMILAB-PUB-19-435-AE-ND-PPD-SCD
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; oai:inspirehep.net:1744857
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; FG02- 91ER40671
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Dark Matter detector (WIMPS, ax ions, etc.); noble liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization, double-phase); time projection chambers

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Agnes, P., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Alexander, T., Alton, A. K., Ave, M., Back, H. O., Batignani, G., Biery, K., Bocci, V., Bonfini, G., Bonivento, W. M., Bottino, B., Bussino, S., Cadeddu, M., Cadoni, M., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Canci, N., Candela, A., Caravati, M., Cariello, M., Carlini, M., Carpinelli, M., Catalanotti, S., Cataudella, V., Cavalcante, P., Cavuoti, S., Chepurnov, A., Cicalò, C., Cocco, A. G., Covone, G., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., Candia, A. De, Cecco, S. De, Deo, M. De, Filippis, G. De, Rosa, G. De, Derbin, A. V., Devoto, A., Eusanio, F. Di, D'Incecco, M., Pietro, G. Di, Dionisi, C., Downing, M., D'Urso, D., Edkins, E., Empl, A., Fiorillo, G., Fomenko, K., Franco, D., Gabriele, F., Galbiati, C., Ghiano, C., Giagu, S., Giganti, C., Giovanetti, G. K., Gorchakov, O., Goretti, A. M., Granato, F., Grobov, A., Gromov, M., Guan, M., Guardincerri, Y., Gulino, M., Hackett, B. R., Herner, K., Hosseini, B., Hughes, D., Humble, P., Hungerford, E. V., Ianni, Al., Ianni, An., Ippolito, V., Johnson, T. N., Keeter, K., Kendziora, C. L., Kochanek, I., Koh, G., Korablev, D., Korga, G., Kubankin, A., Kuss, M., Commara, M. La, Lai, M., Li, X., Lissia, M., Longo, G., Machado, A. A., Machulin, I. N., Mandarano, A., Mapelli, L., Mari, S. M., Maricic, J., Martoff, C. J., Messina, A., Meyers, P. D., Milincic, R., Monte, A., Morrocchi, M., Muratova, V. N., Musico, P., Agasson, A. Navrer, Nozdrina, A. O., Oleinik, A., Orsini, M., Ortica, F., Pagani, L., Pallavicini, M., Pandola, L., Pantic, E., Paoloni, E., Pelczar, K., Pelliccia, N., Picciau, E., Pocar, A., Pordes, S., Poudel, S. S., Qian, H., Ragusa, F., Razeti, M., Razeto, A., Renshaw, A. L., Rescigno, M., Riffard, Q., Romani, A., Rossi, B., Rossi, N., Sablone, D., Samoylov, O., Sands, W., Sanfilippo, S., Savarese, C., Schlitzer, B., Segreto, E., Semenov, D. A., Shchagin, A., Sheshukov, A., Singh, P. N., Skorokhvatov, M. D., Smirnov, O., Sotnikov, A., Stanford, C., Stracka, S., Suvorov, Y., Tartaglia, R., Testera, G., Tonazzo, A., Trinchese, P., Unzhakov, E. V., Verducci, M., Vishneva, A., Vogelaar, R. B., Wada, M., Waldrop, T. J., Wang, H., Wang, Y., Watson, A. W., Westerdale, S., Wojcik, M. M., Xiang, X., Xiao, X., Yang, C., Ye, Z., Zhu, C., and Zuzel, G. Measurement of the ion fraction and mobility of 218Po produced in 222Rn decays in liquid argon. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/11/P11018.
Agnes, P., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Alexander, T., Alton, A. K., Ave, M., Back, H. O., Batignani, G., Biery, K., Bocci, V., Bonfini, G., Bonivento, W. M., Bottino, B., Bussino, S., Cadeddu, M., Cadoni, M., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Canci, N., Candela, A., Caravati, M., Cariello, M., Carlini, M., Carpinelli, M., Catalanotti, S., Cataudella, V., Cavalcante, P., Cavuoti, S., Chepurnov, A., Cicalò, C., Cocco, A. G., Covone, G., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., Candia, A. De, Cecco, S. De, Deo, M. De, Filippis, G. De, Rosa, G. De, Derbin, A. V., Devoto, A., Eusanio, F. Di, D'Incecco, M., Pietro, G. Di, Dionisi, C., Downing, M., D'Urso, D., Edkins, E., Empl, A., Fiorillo, G., Fomenko, K., Franco, D., Gabriele, F., Galbiati, C., Ghiano, C., Giagu, S., Giganti, C., Giovanetti, G. K., Gorchakov, O., Goretti, A. M., Granato, F., Grobov, A., Gromov, M., Guan, M., Guardincerri, Y., Gulino, M., Hackett, B. R., Herner, K., Hosseini, B., Hughes, D., Humble, P., Hungerford, E. V., Ianni, Al., Ianni, An., Ippolito, V., Johnson, T. N., Keeter, K., Kendziora, C. L., Kochanek, I., Koh, G., Korablev, D., Korga, G., Kubankin, A., Kuss, M., Commara, M. La, Lai, M., Li, X., Lissia, M., Longo, G., Machado, A. A., Machulin, I. N., Mandarano, A., Mapelli, L., Mari, S. M., Maricic, J., Martoff, C. J., Messina, A., Meyers, P. D., Milincic, R., Monte, A., Morrocchi, M., Muratova, V. N., Musico, P., Agasson, A. Navrer, Nozdrina, A. O., Oleinik, A., Orsini, M., Ortica, F., Pagani, L., Pallavicini, M., Pandola, L., Pantic, E., Paoloni, E., Pelczar, K., Pelliccia, N., Picciau, E., Pocar, A., Pordes, S., Poudel, S. S., Qian, H., Ragusa, F., Razeti, M., Razeto, A., Renshaw, A. L., Rescigno, M., Riffard, Q., Romani, A., Rossi, B., Rossi, N., Sablone, D., Samoylov, O., Sands, W., Sanfilippo, S., Savarese, C., Schlitzer, B., Segreto, E., Semenov, D. A., Shchagin, A., Sheshukov, A., Singh, P. N., Skorokhvatov, M. D., Smirnov, O., Sotnikov, A., Stanford, C., Stracka, S., Suvorov, Y., Tartaglia, R., Testera, G., Tonazzo, A., Trinchese, P., Unzhakov, E. V., Verducci, M., Vishneva, A., Vogelaar, R. B., Wada, M., Waldrop, T. J., Wang, H., Wang, Y., Watson, A. W., Westerdale, S., Wojcik, M. M., Xiang, X., Xiao, X., Yang, C., Ye, Z., Zhu, C., & Zuzel, G. Measurement of the ion fraction and mobility of 218Po produced in 222Rn decays in liquid argon. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/11/P11018.
Agnes, P., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Alexander, T., Alton, A. K., Ave, M., Back, H. O., Batignani, G., Biery, K., Bocci, V., Bonfini, G., Bonivento, W. M., Bottino, B., Bussino, S., Cadeddu, M., Cadoni, M., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Canci, N., Candela, A., Caravati, M., Cariello, M., Carlini, M., Carpinelli, M., Catalanotti, S., Cataudella, V., Cavalcante, P., Cavuoti, S., Chepurnov, A., Cicalò, C., Cocco, A. G., Covone, G., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., Candia, A. De, Cecco, S. De, Deo, M. De, Filippis, G. De, Rosa, G. De, Derbin, A. V., Devoto, A., Eusanio, F. Di, D'Incecco, M., Pietro, G. Di, Dionisi, C., Downing, M., D'Urso, D., Edkins, E., Empl, A., Fiorillo, G., Fomenko, K., Franco, D., Gabriele, F., Galbiati, C., Ghiano, C., Giagu, S., Giganti, C., Giovanetti, G. K., Gorchakov, O., Goretti, A. M., Granato, F., Grobov, A., Gromov, M., Guan, M., Guardincerri, Y., Gulino, M., Hackett, B. R., Herner, K., Hosseini, B., Hughes, D., Humble, P., Hungerford, E. V., Ianni, Al., Ianni, An., Ippolito, V., Johnson, T. N., Keeter, K., Kendziora, C. L., Kochanek, I., Koh, G., Korablev, D., Korga, G., Kubankin, A., Kuss, M., Commara, M. La, Lai, M., Li, X., Lissia, M., Longo, G., Machado, A. A., Machulin, I. N., Mandarano, A., Mapelli, L., Mari, S. M., Maricic, J., Martoff, C. J., Messina, A., Meyers, P. D., Milincic, R., Monte, A., Morrocchi, M., Muratova, V. N., Musico, P., Agasson, A. Navrer, Nozdrina, A. O., Oleinik, A., Orsini, M., Ortica, F., Pagani, L., Pallavicini, M., Pandola, L., Pantic, E., Paoloni, E., Pelczar, K., Pelliccia, N., Picciau, E., Pocar, A., Pordes, S., Poudel, S. S., Qian, H., Ragusa, F., Razeti, M., Razeto, A., Renshaw, A. L., Rescigno, M., Riffard, Q., Romani, A., Rossi, B., Rossi, N., Sablone, D., Samoylov, O., Sands, W., Sanfilippo, S., Savarese, C., Schlitzer, B., Segreto, E., Semenov, D. A., Shchagin, A., Sheshukov, A., Singh, P. N., Skorokhvatov, M. D., Smirnov, O., Sotnikov, A., Stanford, C., Stracka, S., Suvorov, Y., Tartaglia, R., Testera, G., Tonazzo, A., Trinchese, P., Unzhakov, E. V., Verducci, M., Vishneva, A., Vogelaar, R. B., Wada, M., Waldrop, T. J., Wang, H., Wang, Y., Watson, A. W., Westerdale, S., Wojcik, M. M., Xiang, X., Xiao, X., Yang, C., Ye, Z., Zhu, C., and Zuzel, G. Thu . "Measurement of the ion fraction and mobility of 218Po produced in 222Rn decays in liquid argon". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/11/P11018.
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title = {Measurement of the ion fraction and mobility of 218Po produced in 222Rn decays in liquid argon},
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abstractNote = {Here, we report measurements of the charged daughter fraction of $^{218}$Po as a result of the $^{222}$Rn alpha decay, and the mobility of $^{218}$Po$^+$ ions, using radon-polonium coincidences from the $^{238}$U chain identified in 532 live-days of DarkSide-50 WIMP-search data. The fraction of $^{218}$Po that is charged is found to be 0.37$\pm$0.03 and the mobility of $^{218}$Po$^+$ is (8.6$\pm$0.1)$\times$10$^{-4}$$\frac{\text{cm}^2}{\text{Vs}}$.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/14/11/P11018},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 11,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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