7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Scatter, Scatter, Scintillation Photons in Solid and Liquid Argon, Xenon, and Krypton

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Windsor Building (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Windsor Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham Hill, Surrey TW20 0EX
poster Poster Session


Emily Grace (R)


The speed and path traveled of light in vacuum is well known and easy to predict. Once light travels though a medium, the speed changes and the light becomes likely to scatter. The speed change and scattering is directly related to the wavelength of the light and thermodynamical properties of the medium in which it travels. This is of particular interest to those using argon, xenon, or krypton scintillating detectors under different thermodynamic conditions for proper optical modeling. Using previously published data on the temperature dependent index of refraction of liquid and solid argon, xenon, and krypton and the Sellmeier equation, we have extrapolated the index of refracation at the scintillation wavelength and used this to calculate the Rayleigh scattering length at this wavelength.

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