Liquid xenon scintillation calorimetry and Xe optical properties

A. Baldini, C. Bemporad, F. Cei, T. Doke, M. Grassi, T. Haruyama, S. Mihara, T. Mori, D. Nicolò, H. Nishiguchi, W. Ootani, K. Ozone, A. Papa, R. Pazzi, R. Sawada, F. Sergiampietri, G. Signorelli, S. Suzuki, K. Terasawa

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The optical properties of liquid xenon (LXe) in the vacuum ultra violet (VUV), determining the performance of a scintillation calorimeter, are discussed in detail. The available data, measured in a wider spectral region from visible to UV light, and in a large range of Xe densities, from gas to liquid, are examined. It is shown that this information can be used for deriving the LXe optical properties in the VUV. A comparison is made with the few direct measurements in LXe for VUV light resulting from the LXe excitation by ionizing particles. A useful relation is obtained which connects the Rayleigh scattering length to the refractive index in LXe.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1657967
Pages (from-to)547-555
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Liquid xenon
  • VUV light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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