Electron drift velocities have been measured in liquid krypton, pure and mi
xed with methane at different concentrations (1-10% in volume) versus elect
ric held strength, and a possible effect of methane on electron lifetime ha
s been investigated. While no effect on lifetime could be detected, since l
ifetimes were in all cases longer than what measurable, a very large increa
se in drift velocity (up to a factor 6) has been measured. (C) 1999 Elsevie
r Science B.V. All rights reserved.