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Title: Final Report for DUSEL R&D: BetaCage: A Screener of Ultra-Low-Level Radioactive Surface Contamination

The eventual full-size, radiopure BetaCage will be a low-background, atmospheric-pressure neon drift chamber with unprecedented sensitivity to emitters of low-energy electrons and alpha particles. We expect that the prototype BetaCage already developed will be an excellent screener of alpha particles. Both the prototype and final BetaCage will provide new infrastructure for rare-event science.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. California Institute of Technology
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1111582
Report Number(s):
DOE-CALTECH-41481-4
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-07ER41481
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE SC Office of High Energy Physics (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS