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Modeling pulse characteristics in Xenon with NEST

J Mock; N Barry; K Kazkaz; D Stolp; M Szydagis; M Tripathi; S Uvarov; M Woods; N Walsh;
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  • Published: 03 Apr 2014
A comprehensive model for describing the characteristics of pulsed signals, generated by particle interactions in xenon detectors, is presented. An emphasis is laid on two-phase time projection chambers, but the models presented are also applicable to single phase detectors. In order to simulate the pulse shape due to primary scintillation light, the effects of the ratio of singlet and triplet dimer state populations, as well as their corresponding decay times, and the recombination time are incorporated into the model. In a two phase time projection chamber, when simulating the pulse caused by electroluminescence light, the ionization electron mean free path in...
arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and Detectors
free text keywords: Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, Instrumentation, Mathematical Physics, Electroluminescence, Singlet state, Physics, Scintillator, Drift velocity, Optics, business.industry, business, Xenon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Ionization, Scintillation, Detector, Atomic physics
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publication . Preprint . Article . 2014

Modeling pulse characteristics in Xenon with NEST

J Mock; N Barry; K Kazkaz; D Stolp; M Szydagis; M Tripathi; S Uvarov; M Woods; N Walsh;