Beta cage: A new, large-area multi-wire screening detector for surface beta contamination

T. Shutt, C. E. Dahl, L. DeViveiros, R. J. Gaitskell, R. W. Schnee

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Abstract

We report on a design study for a new, dedicated, low-radioactive- background screening detector for low-energy beta-emitting contamination on surfaces. The detector, a large-area gaseous detector with multi-wire proportional readout, has sufficient sensitivity to screen materials at the level needed for the proposed SuperCDMS 1 ton dark matter experiment. Such capability does not currently exist. This detector would have additional applications in low-radioactive-background physics experiments, and radioactive trace analysis, such as 14C dating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES
Subtitle of host publicationLRT 2004
Pages79-83
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 8 2005
EventTOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004 - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Duration: Dec 12 2004Dec 14 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume785
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherTOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004
CountryCanada
CitySudbury, Ontario
Period12/12/0412/14/04

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contamination
screening
wire
detectors
dating
readout
dark matter
physics
sensitivity
energy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Shutt, T., Dahl, C. E., DeViveiros, L., Gaitskell, R. J., & Schnee, R. W. (2005). Beta cage: A new, large-area multi-wire screening detector for surface beta contamination. In TOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004 (pp. 79-83). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 785). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2060456
Shutt, T. ; Dahl, C. E. ; DeViveiros, L. ; Gaitskell, R. J. ; Schnee, R. W. / Beta cage : A new, large-area multi-wire screening detector for surface beta contamination. TOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004. 2005. pp. 79-83 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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Shutt, T, Dahl, CE, DeViveiros, L, Gaitskell, RJ & Schnee, RW 2005, Beta cage: A new, large-area multi-wire screening detector for surface beta contamination. in TOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004. AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 785, pp. 79-83, TOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 12/12/04. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2060456

Beta cage : A new, large-area multi-wire screening detector for surface beta contamination. / Shutt, T.; Dahl, C. E.; DeViveiros, L.; Gaitskell, R. J.; Schnee, R. W.

TOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004. 2005. p. 79-83 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 785).

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Shutt T, Dahl CE, DeViveiros L, Gaitskell RJ, Schnee RW. Beta cage: A new, large-area multi-wire screening detector for surface beta contamination. In TOPICAL WORKSHOP ON LOW RADIOACTIVITY TECHNIQUES: LRT 2004. 2005. p. 79-83. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2060456