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dc.contributor.advisor Oberlack, Uwe
dc.creatorVargas, Omar
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:05:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:05:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17739
dc.description.abstract A setup for the realization of dual-phase experiments using xenon as the active medium in a radiation detector has been built. The setup consists of a gas purification system capable of achieving a purity of the gas in the ppb level and a chamber system consisting of an ionization chamber containing the sensitive elements and a cooling component used to reach cryogenic temperatures inside the chamber in the range of liquid xenon temperature. The main goal of the dual-phase experiments is the operation of gas electron multipliers (GEM) in a cryogenic environment similar to the conditions found in experiments aimed to detect the most promising candidate for dark matter, i.e. the lightest supersymmetric particle known as neutralino or WIMPS.
dc.format.extent 58 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAstronomy
Astrophysics
Radiation
Particle physics
Elementary particles
High energy physics
dc.title Experimental setup for the operation of gas electron multipliers in liquid-gas xenon detectors
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Vargas, Omar. "Experimental setup for the operation of gas electron multipliers in liquid-gas xenon detectors." (2004) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17739.


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