Development, characterisation, and deployment of the SNO+ liquid scintillator

Back, A R, Clark, K J, Earle, A D, Falk, E, Hartnell, J, Lefeuvre, G M, Leming, E J, Mills, C, Mlejnek, M, Mottram, M J, Nirkko, M, Peeters, S J M, Rigan, M, Sinclair, J R, Stringer, M I, Waterfield, J, White, R F, SNO+ collaboration, and others, (2021) Development, characterisation, and deployment of the SNO+ liquid scintillator. Journal of Instrumentation, 16. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1748-0221

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Abstract

A liquid scintillator consisting of linear alkylbenzene as the solvent and 2,5-diphenyloxazole as the fluor was developed for the SNO+ experiment. This mixture was chosen as it is compatible with acrylic and has a competitive light yield to pre-existing liquid scintillators while conferring other advantages including longer attenuation lengths, superior safety characteristics, chemical simplicity, ease of handling, and logistical availability. Its properties have been extensively characterized and are presented here. This liquid scintillator is now used in several neutrino physics experiments in addition to SNO+.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2021 07:17
Last Modified: 18 May 2021 07:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/99215

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