A large liquid scintillator detector for a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment

P. Border, P. Cushman, K. Heller, D. Maxam, J. K. Nelson, K. Ruddick, R. Rusack, R. Schwienhorst, T. Berg, T. Chase, M. Hansen, C. Bower, R. Hatcher, R. Heinz, L. Miller, S. Mufson

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Abstract

We present the concept and design of a liquid scintillator detector for a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Neutrinos interact in 2.5 cm thick steel plates alternating with 2.0 cm thick planes of liquid scintillator. The scintillator is contained in multicell PVC extrusions containing individual 2 cm × 3 cm cells up to 8 m long. Readout of the scintillation light is via wavelength-shifting fibers which transport light to pixellated photodetectors at one end of the cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-204
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume463
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2001

Keywords

  • Liquid scintillation detectors
  • Long baseline neutrino oscillation
  • Neutrino detectors

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