Dr James A. Nikkel

  1. Article › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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    LUX Cryogenics and Circulation

    Bradley, A. W., Akerib, D. S., Bai, X., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Cahn, S. B., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Carr, D., Chapman, J. J., Clark, K., Classen, T., Coffey, T., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dragowsky, M., Druszkiewicz, E., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Gaitskell, R. J. & 47 others, Gibson, K. R., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Holbrook, B., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Lander, R., Larsen, N., Lee, C., Lesko, K., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D., Mei, D., Mock, J., Morii, M., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Nikkel, J. A., Pangilinan, M., Phelps, P., Cunha, J. P. D., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Skulski, W., Solovov, V. N., Sorensen, P., Spaans, J., Stiegler, T., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M. & Zhang, C., 2012, In : Physics Procedia, Volume 37, p. 1122-1130.. 37, p. 1122-1130

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    PIXeY - Liquid Xenon R&D at Yale

    Edwards, B., Bernard, E., Cahn, S., Larsen, N., Lyashenko, A., McKinsey, D., Nikkel, J., Shin, Y., Tennyson, B., Wahl, C., Destefano, N. & Gai, M., 1 Apr 2013, In : American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2013, April 13-16, 2013, abstract #K2.021. p. 2021

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  4. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
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    An ultra-low background PMT for liquid xenon detectors

    Chapman, J. J., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Gaitskell, R. J., Malling, D. C., Pangilinan, M., Verbus, J. R., Akerib, D. S., Bradley, A., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Clark, K., Coffey, T., Dragowsky, M., Gibson, K. R., Lee, C., Phelps, P., Shutt, T., Morii, M., Wlasenko, M., Bernstein, A. & 44 others, Carr, D., Kazkaz, K., Sorensen, P., De Viveiros, L., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Neves, F., Silva, C., Solovov, V. N., Bai, X., Hanhardt, M., Mannino, R., Stiegler, T., Webb, R., White, J. T., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Taylor, D., Holbrook, B., Mock, J., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Uvarov, S., Walsh, N., Woods, M., Nelson, H., Hall, C., Druszkiewicz, E., Skulski, W., Wolfs, F. L. H., Byram, D., Mei, D-M., Spaans, J., Zhang, C., Bernard, E., Cahn, S. B., Edwards, B., Kastens, L., Larsen, N., Lyashenko, A., McKinsey, D. N. & Nikkel, J. A., 1 Jan 2013, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 703, p. 1-6 6 p.

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    Calibration of liquid argon and neon detectors with ^{83}Kr^{m}

    Lippincott, W. H., Cahn, S. B., Gastler, D., Kastens, L. W., Kearns, E., McKinsey, D. N. & Nikkel, J. A., 8 Apr 2010, In : Physical Review C. 81, 4, p. 45803 1 p.

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    Data acquisition and readout system for the LUX dark matter experiment

    Akerib, D. S., Bai, X., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bradley, A., Cahn, S. B., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Carr, D., Chapman, J. J., Clark, K., Classen, T., Coffey, T., Curioni, A., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dragowsky, M., Druszkiewicz, E., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S. & 43 others, Gaitskell, R. J., Gibson, K. R., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Holbrook, B., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Lander, R., Larsen, N., Lee, C., Leonard, D., Lesko, K., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D., Mock, J., Morii, M., Nelson, H., Nikkel, J. A., Pangilinan, M., Phelps, P., Shutt, T., Skulski, W., Sorensen, P., Spaans, J., Stiegler, T., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M. & Zhang, C., 11 Mar 2012, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 668, 0, p. 1-8 8 p.

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  8. Published

    Demonstration of photomultiplier tube operation at 29 K

    Nikkel, J. A., Lippincott, W. H. & McKinsey, D. N., Nov 2007, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 2, p. - 6 p., P11004.

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    Detection and Imaging of He_{2} Molecules in Superfluid Helium

    Rellergert, W. G., Cahn, S. B., Garvan, A., Hanson, J. C., Lippincott, W. H., Nikkel, J. A. & McKinsey, D. N., 15 Jan 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 2, 4 p., 025301.

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    Energy resolution and gamma/neutron discrimination in xenon-doped liquid argon

    Wahl, C. G. C. G., Bernard, E. P. E. P., McKinsey, D. N. D. N., Nikkel, J. A. J. A. & Gozani, T. T., 1 Dec 2012, In : IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. p. 339-342 4 p.

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    First Results from the LUX Dark Matter Experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility

    Akerib, D. S., Araújo, H. M., Bai, X., Bailey, A. J., Balajthy, J., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bolozdynya, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Chan, C., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A. A., Chiller, C., Clark, K., Coffey, T., Currie, A. & 83 others, Curioni, A., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dobson, J., Dragowsky, E. M., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Flores, C., Gaitskell, R. J., Gehman, V. M., Ghag, C., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M. G. D., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Hertel, S. A., Horn, M., Huang, D. Q., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Kyre, S., Lander, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Leonard, D. S., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D-M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morad, J., Morii, M., Murphy, A. S. J., Nehrkorn, C., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Nikkel, J. A., Ott, R. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Reichhart, L., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Skulski, W., Sofka, C. J., Solovov, V. N., Sorensen, P., Stiegler, T., O'Sullivan, K., Sumner, T. J., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Tennyson, B., Tiedt, D. R., Tripathi, M., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., White, D., Witherell, M. S., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., Zhang, C. & LUX Collaboration, N. V., 7 Mar 2014, In : Physical Review Letters. 112, 9, 7 p.

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  12. Published

    Improving photoelectron counting and particle identification in scintillation detectors with Bayesian techniques

    Akashi-Ronquest, M., Amaudruz, P-A., Batygov, M., Beltran, B., Bodmer, M., Boulay, M. G., Broerman, B., Buck, B., Butcher, A., Cai, B., Caldwell, T., Chen, M., Chen, Y., Cleveland, B., Coakley, K., Dering, K., Duncan, F. A., Formaggio, J. A., Gagnon, R., Gastler, D. & 62 others, Giuliani, F., Gold, M., Golovko, V. V., Gorel, P., Graham, K., Grace, E., Guerrero, N., Guiseppe, V., Hallin, A. L., Harvey, P., Hearns, C., Henning, R., Hime, A., Hofgartner, J., Jaditz, S., Jillings, C. J., Kachulis, C., Kearns, E., Kelsey, J., Klein, J. R., Kuzniak, M., LaTorre, A., Lawson, I., Li, O., Lidgard, J. J., Liimatainen, P., Linden, S., McFarlane, K., McKinsey, D. N., MacMullin, S., Mastbaum, A., Mathew, R., McDonald, A. B., Mei, D-M., Monroe, J., Muir, A., Nantais, C., Nicolics, K., Nikkel, J. A., Noble, T., O'Dwyer, E., Olsen, K., Orebi Gann, G. D., Ouellet, C., Palladino, K., Pasuthip, P., Perumpilly, G., Pollmann, T., Rau, P., Retiere, F., Rielage, K., Schnee, R., Seibert, S., Skensved, P., Sonley, T., Vazquez-Jauregui, E., Veloce, L., Walding, J., Wang, B., Wang, J., Ward, M. & Zhang, C., May 2015, In : Astroparticle Physics. 65, p. 40–54 15 p.

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    Index of refraction, Rayleigh scattering length, and Sellmeier coefficients in solid and liquid argon and xenon

    Grace, E., Butcher, A., Monroe, J. & Nikkel, J. A., 21 Sep 2017, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 867, p. 204-208 5 p.

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    Liquefied Noble Gas (LNG) detectors for detection of nuclear materials

    Nikkel, J. A., McKinsey, D. N., Shin, Y., Gozani, T., Brown, C., Kwong, J., Kane, S., Gary, C. & Firestone, M., 1 Mar 2012, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 7, 3

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    Liquefied Noble Gas Detectors for Detection of Nuclear Materials

    Kwong, J., Brown, C., Gozani, T., King, M. J., Kane, S., Gary, C., Firestone, M. I., Nikkel, J. A. & McKinsey, D. N., 1 Apr 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 60, issue 2, pp. 652-657. 60, p. 652-657

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    LUXSim: A component-centric approach to low-background simulations

    Akerib, D. S., Bai, X., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bradley, A., Cahn, S. B., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Carr, D., Chapman, J. J., Clark, K., Classen, T., Coffey, T., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dragowsky, M., Druszkiewicz, E., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S. & 44 others, Gaitskell, R. J., Gibson, K. R., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Holbrook, B., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Lander, R., Larsen, N., Lee, C., Leonard, D., Lesko, K., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D-M., Mock, J., Morii, M., Nelson, H., Nikkel, J. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Phelps, P., Shutt, T., Skulski, W., Sorensen, P., Spaans, J., Stiegler, T., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M. & Zhang, C., 21 May 2012, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 675, 0, p. 63-77 15 p.

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    Measurement of scintillation efficiency for nuclear recoils in liquid argon

    Gastler, D., Kearns, E., Hime, A., Stonehill, L. C., Seibert, S., Klein, J., Lippincott, W. H., McKinsey, D. N. & Nikkel, J. A., 27 Jun 2012, In : Physical Review C. 85, 6, 8 p., 065811.

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    Measurement of scintillation efficiency for nuclear recoils in liquid argon

    Gastler, D., Kearns, E., Hime, A., Stonehill, L. C., Seibert, S., Klein, J., Lippincott, W. H., McKinsey, D. N. & Nikkel, J. A., 1 Jun 2012, In : Physical Review C, vol. 85, Issue 6, id. 065811. 85, p. 65811

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    Metastable Helium Molecules as Tracers in Superfluid 4He

    Guo, W., Wright, J. D., Cahn, S. B., Nikkel, J. A. & McKinsey, D. N., 12 Jun 2009, In : Physical Review Letters. 102, 23, 4 p., 235301.

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    Observation of Single Compton-Electron Tracks in Superfluid Helium-4 and Trace Detection of Metastable Helium Molecules by Laser-Induced-Fluorescence Imaging

    Wright, J. D., Rellergert, W. G., Cahn, S. B., Curioni, A., Nikkel, J. A. & McKinsey, D. N., Jan 2010, In : Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 158, 1-2, p. 331-338 8 p.

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    Pulse-shape discrimination and energy resolution of a liquid-argon scintillator with xenon doping

    Wahl, C. G., Bernard, E. P., Lippincott, W. H., Nikkel, J. A., Shin, Y. & McKinsey, D. N., 1 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 9, 6, P06013.

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    Radon backgrounds in the DEAP-1 liquid-argon-based Dark Matter detector

    -A. Amaudruz, P., Batygov, M., Beltran, B., Boudjemline, K., G. Boulay B. Cai T. Caldwell, M., Chen, M., Chouinard, R., T. Cleveland, B., Contreras, D., Dering, K., Duncan, F., Ford, R., Gagnon F. Giuliani, R., Gold V. V. Golovko, M., Gorel, P., Graham, K., R. Grant, D., Hakobyan, R., L. Hallin, A., Harvey, P. & 31 others, Hearns, C., J. Jillings, C., Kuźniak, M., Lawson, I., Li, O., Lidgard, J., Liimatainen, P., H. Lippincott, W., Mathew, R., B. McDonald, A., McElroy, T., McFarlane, K., McKinsey, D., Muir, A., Nantais, C., Nicolics, K., Nikkel, J., Noble, T., O'Dwyer, E., S. Olsen, K., Ouellet, C., Pasuthip, P., Pollmann, T., Rau, W., Retiere, F., Ronquest, M., Skensved, P., Sonley, T., Vázquez-Jáuregui, E., Veloce, L. & Ward, M., Mar 2015, In : Astroparticle Physics. 62, p. 178-194 17 p.

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    Scintillation and charge yield from the tracks of energetic electrons in superfluid helium-4

    Guo, W., Dufault, M., Cahn, S. B., Nikkel, J. A., Shin, Y. & McKinsey, D. N., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Instrumentation. 7, 1, P01002.

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    Scintillation of liquid neon from electronic and nuclear recoils

    Nikkel, J. A., Hasty, R., Lippincott, W. H. & McKinsey, D. N., Apr 2008, In : Astroparticle Physics. 29, 3, p. 161-166 6 p.

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    Scintillation time dependence and pulse shape discrimination in liquid argon

    Lippincott, W. H., Coakley, K. J., Gastler, D., Hime, A., Kearns, E., McKinsey, D. N., Nikkel, J. A. & Stonehill, L. C., 2 Sep 2008, In : Physical Review C. 78, 3, 12 p., 035801.

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    Scintillation yield and time dependence from electronic and nuclear recoils in liquid neon

    Lippincott, W. H., McKinsey, D. N., Nikkel, J. A., Coakley, K. J., Gastler, D. & Kearns, E., 18 Jul 2012, In : Physical Review C. 86, 1

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  27. Published

    Simulations of Multi-Gamma Coincidences From Neutron-Induced Fission in Special Nuclear Materials

    Kane, S., Gozani, T., King, M. J., Kwong, J., Brown, C., Gary, C., Firestone, M. I., Nikkel, J. A. & McKinsey, D. N., 1 Apr 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 60, issue 2, pp. 533-538. 60, p. 533-538

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