Further studies of proportional electroluminescence in two-phase argon

A. Bondar, A. Buzulutskov, A. Dolgov, E. Frolov, V. Nosov, V. Oleynikov, L. Shekhtman, E. Shemyakina, A. Sokolov

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Abstract

A study of proportional electroluminescence in two-phase argon is relevant in the field of noble-gas liquid detectors for dark matter search and low-energy neutrino experiments. In this work, we continued to study proportional electroluminescence (EL) in two-phase argon doped with a minor (9 ppm) admixture of nitrogen, in the VUV, UV and visible spectral ranges. We confirmed the effect of enhancement of the EL yield, as well as the presence of a non-VUV component in addition to that of VUV, in proportional electroluminescence in two-phase Ar. On the other hand, the contribution of the non-VUV component determined here within the model of N2 emission in the UV, turned out to be insufficient to explain the enhancement of the EL yield. Hence, the problem of proportional electroluminescence in two-phase Ar remains unresolved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05016
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2017

Keywords

  • Charge transport, multiplication and electroluminescence in rare gases and liquids
  • Dark Matter detectors (WIMPs, axions, etc.)
  • Noble liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization, double-phase)
  • Dark Matter detectors (WIMPs, axions, etc,)
  • YIELD
  • SCINTILLATION-COUNTER
  • NITROGEN
  • RARE-EVENT EXPERIMENTS
  • EMISSION
  • SPECTRA
  • LIQUID ARGON

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