Neutron identification in the SoLid experiment

Simon Vercaemer

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The SoLid experiment aims to make a measurement of very short baseline neutrino
oscillations using reactor anti-neutrinos. For this purpose, a highly segmented
detector was build out of PVT cubes lined with a 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) layer.
Unlike neutrino experiments conducted deep underground, neutrino detectors used in
a reactor environment need to tolerate high levels of background radiation. Therefore,
a reliable distinction between the neutrons produced in inverse beta decay events and
signals caused by other background interactions is crucial.
This poster presents a unique neutron identification method used in the SoLid experiment:
The composite of scintillation material with different time constants enables the
efficient use of pulse-shape analysis to discriminate against electromagnetic signals.
Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftProceedings of Science
StatusPublished - 3 sep 2015


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