Jul 3 – 7, 2011
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Overview of the R&D program on liquid Argon TPC's under development at the University of Bern

Jul 4, 2011, 4:05 PM
HG E7 (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)


ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Poster presentation High Energy Physics & Astronomy Poster Mini Talks II


Mr Marcel Zeller (LHEP University of Bern)


The liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) technique is a promising technology for future large-size neutrino detectors. At LHEP of the University of Bern (Switzerland) R&D projects towards large detectors are going on. The main goal is to prove the feasibility of very large detectors (>50kt) with long drift path, more than 10 meters. Therefore we build a liquid Argon TPC with 5 m drift distance. Many other aspects of the liquid Argon TPC technology are also under investigation, as a new device to generate high voltage in liquid Argon, a recirculation filtering system and the multi-photon ionization of liquid Argon with DUV laser has been measured. In the talk two types of detectors will be presented: A small size prototype liquid Argon TPC for specific detector technology studies and ARGONTUBE, a 5 m long liquid Argon TPC.

Primary author

Mr Marcel Zeller (LHEP University of Bern)

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