Title

Radio-assay of Titanium samples for the LUX Experiment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

We report on the screening of samples of titanium metal for their radio-purity. The screening process described in this work led to the selection of materials used in the construction of the cryostats for the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment. Our measurements establish titanium as a highly desirable material for low background experiments searching for rare events. The sample with the lowest total long-lived activity was measured to contain

Comments

Lead author: Daniel S. Akerib

Corresponding author: Mani Tripathi

Collaboration: LUX