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author = {Solovov, VN and Belov, VA and Akimov, DY and Araujo, HM and Barnes, EJ and Burenkov, AA and Chepel, V and Currie, A and DeViveiros, L and Edwards, B and Ghag, C and Hollingsworth, A and Horn, M and Kalmus, GE and Kobyakin, AS and Kovalenko, AG and Lebedenko, VN and Lindote, A and Lopes, MI and Luescher, R and Majewski, P and Murphy, ASJ and Neves, F and Paling, SM and Pinto, da Cunha J and Preece, R and Quenby, JJ and Reichhart, L and Scovell, PR and Silva, C and Smith, NJT and Smith, PF and Stekhanov, VN and Sumner, TJ and Thorne, C and Walker, RJ},
doi = {10.1109/TNS.2012.2221742},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
pages = {3286--3293},
title = {Position Reconstruction in a Dual Phase Xenon Scintillation Detector},
url = {},
volume = {59},
year = {2012}

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AB - We studied the application of statistical reconstruction algorithms, namely maximum likelihood and least squares methods, to the problem of event reconstruction in a dual phase liquid xenon detector. An iterative method was developed for in-situ reconstruction of the PMT light response functions from calibration data taken with an uncollimated γ -ray source. Using the techniques described, the performance of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector was studied for 122 keV γ-rays. For the inner part of the detector (R <; 100 mm) , spatial resolutions of 13 mm and 1.6 mm FWHM were measured in the horizontal plane for primary and secondary scintillation, respectively. An energy resolution of 8.1% FWHM was achieved at that energy. The possibility of using this technique for improving performance and reducing cost of scintillation cameras for medical applications is currently under study.
AU - Solovov,VN
AU - Belov,VA
AU - Akimov,DY
AU - Araujo,HM
AU - Barnes,EJ
AU - Burenkov,AA
AU - Chepel,V
AU - Currie,A
AU - DeViveiros,L
AU - Edwards,B
AU - Ghag,C
AU - Hollingsworth,A
AU - Horn,M
AU - Kalmus,GE
AU - Kobyakin,AS
AU - Kovalenko,AG
AU - Lebedenko,VN
AU - Lindote,A
AU - Lopes,MI
AU - Luescher,R
AU - Majewski,P
AU - Murphy,ASJ
AU - Neves,F
AU - Paling,SM
AU - Pinto,da Cunha J
AU - Preece,R
AU - Quenby,JJ
AU - Reichhart,L
AU - Scovell,PR
AU - Silva,C
AU - Smith,NJT
AU - Smith,PF
AU - Stekhanov,VN
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Thorne,C
AU - Walker,RJ
DO - 10.1109/TNS.2012.2221742
EP - 3293
PY - 2012///
SN - 1558-1578
SP - 3286
TI - Position Reconstruction in a Dual Phase Xenon Scintillation Detector
T2 - IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
UR -
UR -
VL - 59
ER -