Scintillation efficiency of nuclear recoil in liquid xenon

F. Arneodo, B. Baiboussinov, A. Badertscher, P. Benetti, E. Bernardini, A. Bettini, A. Borio Di Tiogliole, R. Brunetti, A. Bueno, E. Calligarich, M. Campanelli, C. Carpanese, D. Cavalli, F. Cavanna, P. Cennini, S. Centro, A. Cesana, D. Cline, I. De Mitri, R. DolfiniA. Ferrari, A. Gigli Berzolari, C. Matthey, F. Mauri, D. Mazza, L. Mazzone, G. Meng, C. Montanari, G. Nurzia, S. Otwinowski, O. Palamara, D. Pascoli, A. Pepato, S. Petrera, L. Periale, G. Piano Mortari, A. Piazzoli, P. Picchi, F. Pietropaolo, T. Rancati, A. Rappoldi, G. L. Raselli, D. Rebuzzi, J. P. Revo, J. Rico, M. Rossella, C. Rossi, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, P. Sala, D. Scannicchio, F. Sergiampietri, S. Suzuki, M. Terrani, W. Tian, S. Ventura, C. Vignoli, H. Wang, J. Woo, Z. Xu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We present the results of a test done with a Liquid Xenon (LXe) detector for 'Dark Matter' search, exposed to a neutron beam to produce nuclear recoil events simulating those which would be generated by WIMP's elastic scattering. The aim of the experiment was to measure directly the scintillation efficiency of nuclear recoil. The nuclear recoil considered in the test was in the tens of keV range. The ratio of measured visible energy over the true recoil energy was evaluated to be about 20%, in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume449
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Scintillation efficiency of nuclear recoil in liquid xenon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Arneodo, F., Baiboussinov, B., Badertscher, A., Benetti, P., Bernardini, E., Bettini, A., Borio Di Tiogliole, A., Brunetti, R., Bueno, A., Calligarich, E., Campanelli, M., Carpanese, C., Cavalli, D., Cavanna, F., Cennini, P., Centro, S., Cesana, A., Cline, D., De Mitri, I., ... Xu, Z. (2000). Scintillation efficiency of nuclear recoil in liquid xenon. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 449(1), 147-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(99)01300-5