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60-liter liquid xenon time projection chamber (LXe-TPC) for study of radiative pion decay
Author(s): G. Carugno; Simonetta Cerdonio; E. Conti; A. Meneguzzo; R. Onofrio
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Paper Abstract

We present measurements on purity and long-term stability of a 60 l liquid Xenon TPC, showing electron lifetimes in the liquid higher than some milliseconds for a period of one month. The electron lifetime is measured with a monitor chamber inside the TPC. The method is based on the measurement of the number of electrons extracted from a photocathode and collected on the anode after the drift through an electric field. We also report on preliminary results of the calibration of the TPC with gamma-ray sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2305, Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Applications, (21 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187267
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G. Carugno, INFN, Sezione di Padova (Italy)
Simonetta Cerdonio, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
E. Conti, INFN, Sezione di Padova (Italy)
A. Meneguzzo, INFN, Sezione di Padova and Univ. di Padova (Italy)
R. Onofrio, INFN, Sezione di Padova and Univ. di Padova (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2305:
Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Applications
Elena Aprile, Editor(s)

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