December 2, 2017
Stanford University
US/Pacific timezone

Noble Element Simulation Technique v2

Dec 2, 2017, 11:20 AM
PAB 102/103 (Stanford University)

PAB 102/103

Stanford University

382 Via Pueblo Mall Stanford, CA 94305


Jacob Cutter (UC Davis)


The Noble Element Simulation Technique (NEST) software package provides a method for calculating light and ionization yields in noble element-based detectors. Since its introduction in 2011, results from various experiments have enabled improvements to NEST's underlying models. This talk introduces NEST2, a new version that implements these upgraded models, along with software improvements for better functionality and accessibility. This talk validates NEST2 against several experiments and highlights its usefulness for optimizing detector parameters and cross-checking analysis efforts. NEST2 will soon be available with a variety of interaction types in xenon, for recoils from 0.1-5,000 keV and electric fields from 0-5,000 V/cm.
Session Works in Progress (15+5 min)

Primary author

Jacob Cutter (UC Davis)

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