We present an update on the development of techniques to adapt Single Molecule Fluorescent Imaging for the tagging of individual barium ions in high pressure xenon gas detectors, with the goal of realizing a background-free neutrinoless double beta decay technology. Previously reported progress is reviewed, including the recent demonstration of single barium dication sensitivity using SMFI. We then describe two important advances: 1) the development of a new class of custom barium sensing fluorescent dyes, which exhibit a significantly stronger response to barium than commercial calcium sensing compounds in aqueous solution; 2) the first demonstration of a dry-phase chemosensor for barium ions. This proceeding documents work presented at the 9th Symposium on Large TPCs for Rare Event Detection in Paris, France.
Journal of Physics Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- September 2019
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors;
- Nuclear Experiment
- Proceeding for the 9th Symposium on Large TPCs for Rare Event Detection in Paris, France