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Photon burst mass spectrometry for the measurement of 85Kr at ambient levels
Author(s): William M. Fairbank; Chris S. Hansen; Robert D. LaBelle; X. J. Pan; Yilu Zhang; E. P. Chamberlin; Nicholas S. Nogar; Charles M. Miller; Bryan L. Fearey; Hank Oona
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Paper Abstract

Photon burst mass spectrometry has been used to measure 85Kr in a sample with an abundance of 6 X 10-9. Improvements in detection efficiency by the use of avalanche photodiodes cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature are reported, which should make possible measurement of 85Kr at the ambient atmospheric abundance of 10-11.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3270, Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection, (15 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308376
Show Author Affiliations
William M. Fairbank, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Chris S. Hansen, Southern Adventist Univ. (United States)
Robert D. LaBelle, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
X. J. Pan, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Yilu Zhang, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
E. P. Chamberlin, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Nicholas S. Nogar, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Charles M. Miller, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Bryan L. Fearey, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Hank Oona, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3270:
Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection
Bryan L. Fearey, Editor(s)

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