Response of the XENON100 Dark Matter Detector to Nuclear Recoils

XENON, Collaboration; Schumann, Marc (2013). Response of the XENON100 Dark Matter Detector to Nuclear Recoils. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 88(1), 012006. Melville, N.Y.: American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.012006

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Results from the nuclear recoil calibration of the XENON100 dark matter detector installed underground at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy are presented. Data from measurements with an external AmB(241)e neutron source are compared with a detailed Monte Carlo simulation which is used to extract the energy-dependent charge-yield Q(y) and relative scintillation efficiency L-eff. A very good level of absolute spectral matching is achieved in both observable signal channels-scintillation S1 and ionization S2-along with agreement in the two-dimensional particle discrimination space. The results confirm the validity of the derived signal acceptance in earlier reported dark matter searches of the XENON100 experiment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Schumann, Marc

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Stettler

Date Deposited:

11 Sep 2014 11:26

Last Modified:

24 Feb 2016 11:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.88.012006

Web of Science ID:

000322588700002

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58472

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58472

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