XMASS detector calibration using a neutron source

XMASS Collaboration

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XMASS-I, the first phase of the XMASS implementation, is dedicated to direct dark matter detection using 832 kg of liquid xenon as target material. To understand the detector response to nuclear recoils, we performed a neutron calibration using a 252Cf source. In this presentation, we discuss the calibration setup and result. In particular we present the obtained scintillation decay time and scintillation efficiency. The MC reproducibility is also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC02034
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 11


  • Dark Matter detectors (WIMPs, axions, etc.)
  • Detector alignment and calibration methods (lasers, sources, particle-beams)
  • Simulation methods and programs; Noble liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization, double-phase)


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