LArTPC Document 528-v2

Space Charge in Ionization Detectors

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LARTPC-doc-528-v2
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Kirk McDonald
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Kirk McDonald
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02 Feb 2010, 11:12
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28 Aug 2014, 01:53
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28 Aug 2014, 01:53
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Abstract:
A simple model is given for the steady-state distribution of positive-ion space charge in a noble liquid time projection chamber. The electron drift velocity in a large, unshielded chamber at the Earth's surface could be adversely affected, if convective flow of the liquid were small enough.
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Typos fixed in eq. 10
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