A 20-Liter Test Stand with Gas Purification for Liquid Argon Research

4 Feb 2016  ·  Yichen Li, Craig Thorn, Wei Tang, Jyoti Joshi, Xin Qian, Milind Diwan, Steve Kettell, William Morse, Triveni Rao, James Stewart, Thomas Tsang, Lige Zhang ·

We describe the design of a 20-liter test stand constructed to study fundamental properties of liquid argon (LAr). This system utilizes a simple, cost-effective gas argon (GAr) purification to achieve high purity, which is necessary to study electron transport properties in LAr... An electron drift stack with up to 25 cm length is constructed to study electron drift, diffusion, and attachment at various electric fields. A gold photocathode and a pulsed laser are used as a bright electron source. The operational performance of this system is reported. read more

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Instrumentation and Detectors High Energy Physics - Experiment