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

, SNO+ Collaboration and Kormos, L. L. and O'Keeffe, H. M. and Parnell, M. J. (2021) Development, characterisation, and deployment of the SNO+ liquid scintillator. Journal of Instrumentation, 16. 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+.

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Journal of Instrumentation
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This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Journal of Instrumentation. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at doi:10.1088/1748-0221/16/05/P05009
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12 May 2021 08:30
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