Performance of the liquid xenon detector for the MEG experiment

Yasuhiro Nishimura, Hiroaki Natori

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Abstract

A 900-l liquid xenon (LXe) detector was constructed for the MEG experiment to look for μ→eγ. With proper calibration and monitoring the detector was successfully operated during the first physics data taking for three months in 2008. We evaluated the performance of the LXe detector around the signal-γ energy of 52.8 MeV by using 54.9-MeV photons obtained from π0 decays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume628
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Lepton flavor violation
  • Liquid xenon scintillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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