Prospects for barium tagging in gaseous xenon

Journal Article

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Sinclair, D; Rollin, E; Smith, J; Mommers, A; Ackeran, N; Aharmin, B; Auger, M; Barbeau, PS; Benitez-Medina, C; Breidenbach, M; Burenkov, A; Cook, S; Coppens, A; Daniels, T; De Devoe, R; Dobi, A; Dolinski, MJ; Donato, K; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Giroux, G; Gornea, G; Graham, K; Gratta, G; Green, M; Hagemann, C; Hall, C; Hall, K; Hallman, D; Hargrove, C; Herrin, S; Kaufman, LK; Leonard, DS; Leport, F; MacKay, D; MacLennan, R; Mong, B; Díez, M; Müller, R; Neilson, R; Niner, E; Odian, A; O'Sullivan, K; Ouellet, C; Piepke, A; Pocar, A; Prescott, CY; Pushkin, K; Rowson, PC; Slutsky, S; Stekhanov, V; Twelker, K; Voskanian, N; Vuilleumier, JL; Wichoski, U; Wodin, J; Yang, L; Yen, YR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 309 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-6596

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1742-6588

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1742-6596/309/1/012005

Citation Source

  • Scopus