December 2, 2017
Stanford University
US/Pacific timezone

Studies of Pb-206 recoils in Liquid Xenon

Dec 2, 2017, 3:00 PM
20m
PAB 102/103 (Stanford University)

PAB 102/103

Stanford University

382 Via Pueblo Mall Stanford, CA 94305

Speaker

Mr Daniel Naim (UC Davis)

Description

The Davis Xenon R&D platform (DAX) is a dual-phase time projection chamber (TPC), which is being used as a test bed system for doing xenon detector studies at UC Davis. One of the primary goals of DAX is to characterize a common class of backgrounds in noble element dark matter detectors – heavy nuclei emitted as decay daughters of radon. This platform will help improve our understanding of low-energy nuclear recoils (NR), which is important for informing background models for future experiments. I will report on first measurements of Pb-206 recoils in DAX.
Session Works in Progress (15+5 min)

Primary author

Mr Daniel Naim (UC Davis)

Presentation materials