July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Near-Infrared Scintillation of Liquid Argon

Jul 31, 2017, 1:45 PM
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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Carlos Escobar (Fermilab and UNICAMP)


After briefly reviewing past attempts to observe and measure the scintillation of condensed noble gases in the near-infrared (NIR), we outline the prospects and advantages of using the NIR scintillation as the light signal in liquid argon time projection chambers. We conclude with preliminary results obtained at Fermilab's Proton Assembly Building cryogenic facilities.

Primary author

Carlos Escobar (Fermilab and UNICAMP)


Paul Rubinov (Fermilab)

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