A measurement of the mean electronic excitation energy of liquid xenon

  title={A measurement of the mean electronic excitation energy of liquid xenon},
  author={L. Baudis and Patricia Sanchez-Lucas and Kevin Thieme},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C},
Detectors using liquid xenon as target are widely deployed in rare event searches. Conclusions on the interacting particle rely on a precise reconstruction of the deposited energy which requires calibrations of the energy scale of the detector by means of radioactive sources. However, a microscopic calibration, i.e. the translation from the number of excitation quanta into deposited energy, also necessitates good knowledge of the energy required to produce single scintillation photons or… Expand
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