Measurement of the specific activity of 39Ar in natural argon

@article{Benetti2006MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the specific activity of 39Ar in natural argon},
  author={P. Benetti and F. Calaprice and E. Calligarich and M. Cambiaghi and F. Carbonara and F. Cavanna and A. Cocco and F. Pompeo and N. Ferrari and G. Fiorillo and C. Galbiati and L. Grandi and G. Mangano and C. Montanari and L. Pandola and A. Rappoldi and G. Raselli and M. Roncadelli and M. Rossella and C. Rubbia and R. Santorelli and A. Szelc and C. Vignoli and Y. Zhao},
  journal={Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment},
  year={2006},
  volume={574},
  pages={83-88}
}
  • P. Benetti, F. Calaprice, +21 authors Y. Zhao
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
  • Abstract We report on the measurement of the specific activity of 39 Ar in natural argon. The measurement was performed with a 2.3-l two-phase (liquid and gas) argon drift chamber. The detector was developed by the WARP Collaboration as a prototype detector for WIMP Dark Matter searches with argon as a target. The detector was operated for more than two years at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy, at a depth of 3400 m w.e. The specific activity measured for 39 Ar is 1.01 ± 0.02 ( stat… CONTINUE READING
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