Journal article

Modeling pulse characteristics in Xenon with NEST

J Mock, N Barry, K Kazkaz, D Stolp, M Szydagis, M Tripathi, S Uvarov, M Woods, N Walsh

Journal of Instrumentation | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2014


A comprehensive model for describing the characteristics of pulsed signals, generated by particle interactions in xenon detectors, is presented. An emphasis is laid on two-phase time projection chambers, but the models presented are also applicable to single phase detectors. In order to simulate the pulse shape due to primary scintillation light, the effects of the ratio of singlet and triplet dimer state populations, as well as their corresponding decay times, and the recombination time are incorporated into the model. In a two phase time projection chamber, when simulating the pulse caused by electroluminescence light, the ionization electron mean free path in gas, the drift velocity, sing..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by U.S. Department of Energy at the University of California, Davis

Awarded by DOE

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by U.S. Department of Energy grant DE-FG02-91ER40674 at the University of California, Davis, as well as supported by DOE grant DE-NA0000979, which funds the seven universities involved in the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium.