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Alvarez, V.; Borges, FIG.; Carcel, S.; Cebrian, S.; Cervera, A.; Conde, CAN.; Dafni, T.... (2013). Ionization and scintillation response of high-pressure xenon gas to alpha particles. Journal of Instrumentation. 8(5):1-35. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/8/05/P05025

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Title: Ionization and scintillation response of high-pressure xenon gas to alpha particles
Author: Alvarez, V. Borges, F. I. G. Carcel, S. Cebrian, S. Cervera, A. Conde, C. A. N. Dafni, T. Diaz, J. Egorov, M. Esteve Bosch, Raul Marí Romero, Antonio Francisco Mora Mas, Francisco José Palma, R. Pérez Aparicio, José Luis Toledo Alarcón, José Francisco
UPV Unit: Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica - Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica
Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Instrumentación para Imagen Molecular - Institut d'Instrumentació per a Imatge Molecular
Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Mecánica de los Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras - Departament de Mecànica dels Medis Continus i Teoria d'Estructures
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High-pressure xenon gas is an attractive detection medium for a variety of applications in fundamental and applied physics. In this paper we study the ionization and scintillation detection properties of xenon gas at 10 ...[+]
Subjects: Charge transport , Multiplication and electroluminescence in rare gases and liquids , Gaseous detectors , Double-beta decay detectors , Ionization and excitation processes
Copyrigths: Reserva de todos los derechos
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Journal of Instrumentation. (issn: 1748-0221 )
DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/8/05/P05025
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IOP Publishing: Hybrid Open Access
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/8/05/P05025
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info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/112272/PT/High Pressure Xenon Doped Mixtures for the NEXT Collaboration/
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info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/112272/PT/High Pressure Xenon Doped Mixtures for the NEXT Collaboration/
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//FPA2009-13697-C04-04/ES/Fisica Experimental De Neutrinos En El Ific/
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/103860/PT/Participation in the international collaboration/
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/DOE//DE-AC02-05CH11231/
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/DOE//DE-FC52-08NA28752/
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//CSD2008-00037/ES/Canfranc Underground Physics/
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This work was supported by the following agencies and institutions: the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad under grants CONSOLIDER-Ingenio 2010 CSD2008-0037 (CUP) and FPA2009-13697-C04-04; the Portuguese FCT ...[+]
Type: Artículo

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