Development of a liquid xenon scintillation detector for a new experiment to search for μ → eγ decays

T. Doke, T. Haruyama, T. Ishida, A. Maki, T. Mashimo, S. Mihara, T. Mitsuhashi, T. Mori, H. Nishiguchi, W. Ootani, S. Orito, K. Ozone, R. Sawada, S. Suzuki, K. Terasawa, M. Yamashita, J. Yashima, T. Yoshimura

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Abstract

A novel gamma-ray detector based on a liquid xenon scintillator is under development for a new experiment to search for the lepton flavor violating process μ+ → e+γ at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). The experiment is designed to have a sensitivity down to 10-14 branching ratio. We constructed a prototype detector with an active volume of 69l to demonstrate the performance of the proposed detector for high-energy gamma rays of around 50 MeV. After a test of the cryogenic system for the prototype detector, we have begun studies with the prototype using a gamma-beam up to 40 MeV from the laser Compton backscattering facility at the TERAS electron storage ring of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume505
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the tenth Symposium on Radiation - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Duration: 2002 May 212002 May 23

Keywords

  • Calorimeter
  • GUT
  • LFV
  • Liquid xenon
  • PMT
  • SUSY
  • Scintillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Doke, T., Haruyama, T., Ishida, T., Maki, A., Mashimo, T., Mihara, S., Mitsuhashi, T., Mori, T., Nishiguchi, H., Ootani, W., Orito, S., Ozone, K., Sawada, R., Suzuki, S., Terasawa, K., Yamashita, M., Yashima, J., & Yoshimura, T. (2003). Development of a liquid xenon scintillation detector for a new experiment to search for μ → eγ decays. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 505(1-2), 199-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(03)01051-9