Light yield in DarkSide-10: A prototype two-phase argon TPC for dark matter searches

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  title={Light yield in DarkSide-10: A prototype two-phase argon TPC for dark matter searches},
  author={Thomas Alexander and D. Alton and Tropchenko Alexander and Henning Olling Back and Ph. Beltrame and Jay B. Benziger and Giuseppe Bonfini and A. Brigatti and J. P. Brodsky and Laura Cadonati and Nadezhda Pilipenko and Andrea Ram{\'o}n Candela and Hao Cao and S. Bussino and An. Ianni and Alexander Chepurnov and David B. Cline and Guillaume Gr{\'e}goire and Catriona Condon and Marcin Misiaszek and Stefano Davini and E. de Haas and A. V. Derbin and Giorgio di Pietro and I. S. Dratchnev and Dan J. Durben and A Empl and Alexander Etenko and Massimo Carpinelli and Giuliana Fiorillo and L. Lukyanchenko and E. V. Hungerford and Cristiano Galbiati and S. Gazzana and C. Ghag and C. Ghiano and Augusto Goretti and Luca Grandi and Michael Gromov and Melody Y. Guan and Chaoying Guo and G. Guray and Ed. V. Hungerford and A. S. Kayunov and K. J. Keeter and Chris Kendziora and S. Kidner and V. V. Kobychev and Gary Koh and Gunther Korschinek and Emily Shields and Pingxiang Li and Ben Loer and Paolo Lombardi and C. Love and Livia Ludhova and Austin P. Lund and K. Lung and Yu-gang Ma and I. N. Machulin and Jelena Mari{\vc}i{\'c} and Charles Jeff Martoff and Yujia Meng and Erika Meroni and P. D. Meyers and Tanaz Angelina Mohayai and David Montanari and Michele Montuschi and P. Cavalcante and Brianna J. Mount and Viktorina N. Muratova and Austin Nelson and A. Nemtzow and N. N. Nurakhov and P. Trinchese and A. E. Chavarria and Marco Pallavicini and Emilija Pantic and S. Parmeggiano and Robert Parsells and G. Di Pietro and Rumya S. Raghavan and Francesco Perfetto and Larry Pinsky and R. S. Raghavan and Stephen H. Pordes and Giusy Ranucci and Gioacchino Ranucci and Aldo Romani and Nicola Rossi and Paola Saggese and Richard Saldanha and C A Salvo and W. R. Sands and Marc S. Seigar and Dmitry A. Semenov and M. D. Skorokhvatov and Andrii Sotnikov and S. V. Sukhotin and Yuly Suvorov and R. Tartaglia and Danilo Montanari and Angela Gligorova and Artin Teymourian and John F. Thompson and Samuel Maina Mari and Robert Bruce Vogelaar and Hui-gang Wang and Sarah Westerdale and Michał M W{\'o}jcik and Alexander Wright and Jin-quan Xu and Christopher Yang and S. Zavatarelli and M. Zehfus and Wei Zhong and O. A. Zaimidoroga},
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As part of the DarkSide program of direct dark matter searches using two-phase argon TPCs, a prototype detector with an active volume containing 10 kg of liquid argon, DarkSide-10, was built and operated underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. A critically important parameter for such devices is the scintillation light yield, as photon statistics limits the rejection of electron-recoil backgrounds by pulse shape discrimination. We have measured the light yield of DarkSide-10… CONTINUE READING
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