A 83Krm Source for Use in Low-background Liquid Xenon Time Projection Chambers

  title={A 83Krm Source for Use in Low-background Liquid Xenon Time Projection Chambers},
  author={L. W. Kastens and Sourpouhi Bedikian and Sydney B. Cahn and Angel Manzur and D. N. Mckinsey},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
We report the testing of a charcoal-based Kr-83m source for use in calibrating a low background two-phase liquid xenon detector. Kr-83m atoms produced through the decay of Rb-83 are introduced into a xenon detector by flowing xenon gas past the Rb-83 source. 9.4 keV and 32.1 keV transitions from decaying 83Krm nuclei are detected through liquid xenon scintillation and ionization. The characteristics of the Kr-83m source are analyzed and shown to be appropriate for a low background liquid xenon… 
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