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Low-diffusion Xe-He gas mixtures for rare-event detection: electroluminescence yield

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dc.contributor.author Fernandes, A.F.M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Henriques, C.A.O. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Mano, R.D.P. es_ES
dc.contributor.author González-Díaz, D. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Azevedo, C.D.R. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Silva, P.A.O.C. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gómez-Cadenas, J.J. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Freitas, E.D.C. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Fernandes, L.M.P. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Monteiro, C.M.B. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Adams, C. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Álvarez-Puerta, Vicente es_ES
dc.contributor.author Arazi, L. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Arnquist, I.J. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Bailey, K. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ballester Merelo, Francisco José es_ES
dc.contributor.author Esteve Bosch, Raul es_ES
dc.contributor.author Herrero Bosch, Vicente es_ES
dc.contributor.author Mora Mas, Francisco José es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez-Samaniego, Javier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Toledo Alarcón, José Francisco es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-14T03:33:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-14T03:33:23Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04-06 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/172308
dc.description.abstract [EN] High pressure xenon Time Projection Chambers (TPC) based on secondary scintillation (electroluminescence) signal amplification are being proposed for rare event detection such as directional dark matter, double electron capture and double beta decay detection. The discrimination of the rare event through the topological signature of primary ionisation trails is a major asset for this type of TPC when compared to single liquid or double-phase TPCs, limited mainly by the high electron diffusion in pure xenon. Helium admixtures with xenon can be an attractive solution to reduce the electron diffu- sion significantly, improving the discrimination efficiency of these optical TPCs. We have measured the electroluminescence (EL) yield of Xe-He mixtures, in the range of 0 to 30% He and demonstrated the small impact on the EL yield of the addition of helium to pure xenon. For a typical reduced electric field of 2.5 kV/cm/bar in the EL region, the EL yield is lowered by similar to 2%, 3%, 6% and 10% for 10%, 15%, 20% and 30% of helium concentration, respectively. This decrease is less than what has been obtained from the most recent simulation framework in the literature. The impact of the addition of helium on EL statistical fluctuations is negligible, within the experimental uncertainties. The present results are an important benchmark for the simulation tools to be applied to future optical TPCs based on Xe-He mixtures. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The NEXT Collaboration acknowledges support from the following agencies and institutions: the European Research Council (ERC) under the Advanced Grant 339787-NEXT; the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreements No. 674896, 690575 and 740055; the Ministerio de Economa y Competitividad of Spain under grants FIS2014-53371-C04, RTI2018-095979, the Severo Ochoa Program SEV-2014-0398 and the Mara de Maetzu Program MDM-2016-0692; the GVA of Spain under grants PROMETEO/2016/120 and SEJI/2017/011; the Portuguese FCT under project PTDC/FIS-NUC/2525/2014, under project UID/FIS/04559/2013 to fund the activities of LIBPhys, and under grants PD/BD/105921/2014, SFRH/BPD/109180/2015; the U.S. Department of Energy under contracts number DEAC02-06CH11357 (Argonne National Laboratory), DE-AC0207CH11359 (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), DE-FG02-13ER42020 (Texas A& M) and DE-SC0019223/DESC0019054 (University of Texas at Arlington); and the University of Texas at Arlington. DGD acknowledges Ramon y Cajal program (Spain) under contract number RYC-2015-18820. We also warmly acknowledge the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) and the Dark Side collaboration for their help with TPB coating of various parts of the NEXT-White TPC. Finally, we are grateful to the Laboratorio Subterraneo de Canfranc for hosting and supporting the NEXT experiment. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag es_ES
dc.relation DOE/DE-FG02-13ER42020 es_ES
dc.relation DOE/DE-AC02-07CH11359 es_ES
dc.relation DOE/DE-SC0019223 es_ES
dc.relation DOE/DE-SC0019054 es_ES
dc.relation MCIU/MDM-2016-0692 es_ES
dc.relation GVA/PROMETEO/2016/120 es_ES
dc.relation GVA/SEJI/2017/011 es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/RYC-2015-18820 es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/SEV-2014-0398 es_ES
dc.relation DOE/DEAC02-06CH11357 es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/FIS2012-37947-C04-04 es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/FIS2014-53371-C4-4-R-AR es_ES
dc.relation AEI/RTI2018-095979-B-C44-AR es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of High Energy Physics (Online) es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Particle correlations and fluctuations es_ES
dc.subject Photon production es_ES
dc.subject Dark Matter and Double Beta Decay (experiments) es_ES
dc.subject Rare decay es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA ELECTRONICA es_ES
dc.title Low-diffusion Xe-He gas mixtures for rare-event detection: electroluminescence yield es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/JHEP04(2020)034 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/339787/EU es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/674896/EU es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/690575/EU es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/740055/EU es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/141151/PT es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/PD/PD%2FBD%2F105921%2F2014/PT es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/POCI/48628/PT es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Instrumentación para Imagen Molecular - Institut d'Instrumentació per a Imatge Molecular es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica - Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Fernandes, A.; Henriques, C.; Mano, R.; González-Díaz, D.; Azevedo, C.; Silva, P.; Gómez-Cadenas, J.... (2020). Low-diffusion Xe-He gas mixtures for rare-event detection: electroluminescence yield. Journal of High Energy Physics (Online). (4):1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2020)034 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2020)034 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 18 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1029-8479 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\408224 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Commission es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Generalitat Valenciana es_ES
dc.contributor.funder U.S. Department of Energy es_ES
dc.contributor.funder AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION es_ES
dc.contributor.funder MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA es_ES
dc.contributor.funder University of Texas at Arlington es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal es_ES
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