Development of a method for liquid xenon purification using a cryogenic centrifugal pump

S. Mihara, T. Haruyama, T. Iwamoto, Y. Uchiyama, W. Ootani, K. Kasami, R. Sawada, Kazuhiro Terasawa, T. Doke, H. Natori, H. Nishiguchi, A. Maki, T. Mori, S. Yamada

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Abstract

We are developing a new type of photon detector for an experiment to search for muons decaying into a positron and a gamma ray. In this experiment, the photon detector will utilize liquid xenon (Xe) as the scintillation material. Good transparency of the liquid Xe is required in order to gain the highest performance out of the detector. Impurities like water and oxygen must be removed efficiently for this purpose. We have developed a new purification system, dedicated to removing water from liquid Xe, by employing a cryogenic centrifugal pump and molecular sieves. The performance of the system is described in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-693
Number of pages6
JournalCryogenics
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Centrifugal pump
  • Liquid xenon
  • Low-temperature fluid
  • Purification

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mihara, S., Haruyama, T., Iwamoto, T., Uchiyama, Y., Ootani, W., Kasami, K., ... Yamada, S. (2006). Development of a method for liquid xenon purification using a cryogenic centrifugal pump. Cryogenics, 46(9), 688-693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryogenics.2006.04.003

Development of a method for liquid xenon purification using a cryogenic centrifugal pump. / Mihara, S.; Haruyama, T.; Iwamoto, T.; Uchiyama, Y.; Ootani, W.; Kasami, K.; Sawada, R.; Terasawa, Kazuhiro; Doke, T.; Natori, H.; Nishiguchi, H.; Maki, A.; Mori, T.; Yamada, S.

In: Cryogenics, Vol. 46, No. 9, 09.2006, p. 688-693.

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Mihara, S, Haruyama, T, Iwamoto, T, Uchiyama, Y, Ootani, W, Kasami, K, Sawada, R, Terasawa, K, Doke, T, Natori, H, Nishiguchi, H, Maki, A, Mori, T & Yamada, S 2006, 'Development of a method for liquid xenon purification using a cryogenic centrifugal pump', Cryogenics, vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 688-693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryogenics.2006.04.003
Mihara S, Haruyama T, Iwamoto T, Uchiyama Y, Ootani W, Kasami K et al. Development of a method for liquid xenon purification using a cryogenic centrifugal pump. Cryogenics. 2006 Sep;46(9):688-693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryogenics.2006.04.003
Mihara, S. ; Haruyama, T. ; Iwamoto, T. ; Uchiyama, Y. ; Ootani, W. ; Kasami, K. ; Sawada, R. ; Terasawa, Kazuhiro ; Doke, T. ; Natori, H. ; Nishiguchi, H. ; Maki, A. ; Mori, T. ; Yamada, S. / Development of a method for liquid xenon purification using a cryogenic centrifugal pump. In: Cryogenics. 2006 ; Vol. 46, No. 9. pp. 688-693.
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