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Calibration of the NEXT-White detector using $^{83m}\mathrm{Kr}$ decays

Martínez-Lema, G.; Morata, J. A. Hernando; Palmeiro, B.; Botas, A.; Ferrario, P.; Monrabal, F.; Laing, A.; Renner, J.; Simón, A.; Gómez-Cadenas, J. J.; ...
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  • Published: 05 Apr 2018
The NEXT-White (NEW) detector is currently the largest radio-pure high-pressure xenon gas time projection chamber with electroluminescent readout in the world. NEXT-White has been operating at Laboratorio Subterr\'aneo de Canfranc (LSC) since October 2016. This paper describes the calibrations performed with $^{83m}\mathrm{Kr}$ decays during a long run taken from March to November 2017 (Run II). Krypton calibrations are used to correct for the finite drift-electron lifetime as well as for the dependence of the measured energy on the event position which is mainly caused by variations in solid angle coverage. After producing calibration maps to correct for both e...
free text keywords: Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, High Energy Physics - Experiment
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