Tagging events with the coincident detection of a barium ion would greatly reduce the background for a neutrino-less double beta decay search in xenon. This paper describes progress towards realizing this goal. It outlines a source that can produce large quantities of Ba++ in gas, shows that this can be extracted to vacuum, and demonstrates a mechanism by which the Ba ++ can be efficiently converted to Ba+ as required for laser identification.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - 2011|
|Event||5th Symposium on Large TPCs for Low Energy Rare Event Detection and Workshop on Neutrinos from Supernovae - Paris, France|
Duration: Dec 14 2010 → Dec 17 2010
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)