Use of activated charcoal for the purification of neon in the CLEAN experiment

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Passage of neon gas through activated charcoal is planned to be the primary method of removing impurities from the liquid neon scintillator in the CLEAN experiment. In order to quantify this technique, the breakout curves for hydrogen, nitrogen, argon and krypton impurities in neon-saturated activated charcoal were measured. Adsorption coefficients and the number of theoretical stages were measured for hydrogen in the temperature range between 300 and 80 K, nitrogen between 300 and 200 K, and argon between 300 and 190 K. The adsorption coefficient for krypton was measured at 300 K. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Harrison, M. K., Lippincott, W. H., McKinsey, D. N., & Nikkel, J. A. (2007). Use of activated charcoal for the purification of neon in the CLEAN experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 570(3), 556–560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.135

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