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

Keywords

  • Beta decay
  • Dark matter
  • Low radioactive background screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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