First measurements with ARGONTUBE, a 5m long drift Liquid Argon TPC

Zeller, Marcel; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Hsu, Ching-Cheng; Janos, Stefan; Kreslo, Igor; Messina, Marcello; Rudolf von Rohr, Christoph; Rossi, Biagio; Strauss, Thomas; Weber, Michael (2013). First measurements with ARGONTUBE, a 5m long drift Liquid Argon TPC. Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A - accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 718, pp. 454-458. North-Holland 10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.181

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The Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) technique is a promising technology for future neutrino detectors. At LHEP of the University of Bern (Switzerland), an R&D program towards large detectors are on-going. The main goal is to show the feasibility of long drift paths over many meters. Therefore, a liquid Argon TPC with 5m of drift distance was constructed. Many other aspects of the liquid Argon TPC technology are also investigated, such as a new device to generate high voltage in liquid Argon (Greinacher circuit), a recirculation filtering system and the multi-photon ionization of liquid Argon with a UV laser. Two detectors are built: a medium size prototype for specific detector technology studies, and ARGONTUBE, a 5m long device.

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08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

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Zeller, Marcel, Ereditato, Antonio, Haug, Sigve, Hsu, Ching-Cheng, Janos, Stefan, Kreslo, Igor, Messina, Marcello, Rudolf von Rohr, Christoph, Rossi, Biagio, Strauss, Thomas, Weber, Michele


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Elena Kirillova

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