2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Ionization yield measurements for NEWS-G

Jun 5, 2019, 11:45 AM
HC 126 (Simon Fraser University)

HC 126

Simon Fraser University

Oral Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition orale (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Applied Physics and Instrumentation / Physique appliquée et de l'instrumentation (DAPI / DPAI) W1-7 Detectors for Particle Physics (DAPI/PPD) | Détecteurs pour la physique des particules (DPAI/PPD)


Marie Vidal


NEWS-G (New Experiments With Spheres-Gas) is a rare event search experiment using Spherical Proportional Counters (SPCs). Primarily designed for the direct detection of dark matter, this technology also has appealing features for Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering (CE$\nu$NS) studies using nuclear power plants as a neutrino source.
For both applications, an important property of the gas to characterize is the ionization yield, or quenching factor, defined as the ratio of the measured energy induced by a nuclear recoil and an electronic recoil of the same energy. Quenching factor measurements in Neon based gas mixtures are being performed at TUNL (Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory) using a neutron beam and an array of backing detectors. We will present the set-up and techniques for quenching factor measurements and the most recent results obtained from two measurement campaigns.

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Marie Vidal

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