Electron drift properties in high pressure gaseous xenon

A. Simón, R. Felkai, G. Martínez-Lema, F. Monrabal, D. González-Díaz, M. Sorel, J. A.Hernando Morata, J. J. Gómez-Cadenas, C. Adams, V. Álvarez, L. Arazi, C. D.R. Azevedo, K. Bailey, F. Ballester, J. M. Benlloch-Rodríguez, F. I.G.M. Borges, A. Botas, S. Cárcel, J. V. Carrión, S. CebriánC. A.N. Conde, J. Díaz, M. Diesburg, J. Escada, R. Esteve, L. M.P. Fernandes, P. Ferrario, A. L. Ferreira, E. D.C. Freitas, J. Generowicz, A. Goldschmidt, R. Guenette, R. M. Gutiérrez, K. Hafidi, J. Hauptman, C. A.O. Henriques, A. I. Hernandez, V. Herrero, S. Johnston, B. J.P. Jones, M. Kekic, L. Labarga, A. Laing, P. Lebrun, N. López-March, M. Losada, J. Martín-Albo, A. Martínez, A. McDonald, C. M.B. Monteiro, F. J. Mora, J. Muñoz Vidal, M. Musti, M. Nebot-Guinot, P. Novella, D. R. Nygren, B. Palmeiro, A. Para, J. Pérez, M. Querol, J. Renner, J. Repond, S. Riordan, L. Ripoll, J. Rodríguez, L. Rogers, C. Romo-Luque, F. P. Santos, J. M.F.Dos Santos, C. Sofka, T. Stiegler, J. F. Toledo, J. Torrent, J. F.C.A. Veloso, R. Webb, J. T. White, N. Yahlali

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Gaseous time projection chambers (TPC) are a very attractive detector technology for particle tracking. Characterization of both drift velocity and diffusion is of great importance to correctly assess their tracking capabilities. NEXT-White is a High Pressure Xenon gas TPC with electroluminescent amplification, a 1:2 scale model of the future NEXT-100 detector, which will be dedicated to neutrinoless double beta decay searches. NEXT-White has been operating at Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC) since December 2016. The drift parameters have been measured using 83mKr for a range of reduced drift fields at two different pressure regimes, namely 7.2 bar and 9.1 bar. The results have been compared with Magboltz simulations. Agreement at the 5% level or better has been found for drift velocity, longitudinal diffusion and transverse diffusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP07013
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 18 2018


  • Charge transport and multiplication in gas
  • Charge transport, multiplication and electroluminescence in rare gases and liquids
  • Double-beta decay detectors
  • Gaseous imaging and tracking detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics


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