The calibration of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory using uniformly distributed radioactive sources

Boudjemline, K. and Cai, B. and Cleveland, B. T. and Evans, H. C. and Ewan, G. T. and Farine, J. and Ford, R. J. and Guillian, E. and Hallin, A. L. and Hallman, E. D. and Howard, C. V. and Jagam, P. and Jelley, N. A. and Keeter, K. J. and Klein, J. R. and Kraus, C. and Krauss, C. B. and Lange, R. and Lawson, I. T. and Loach, J. C. and McDonald, A. B. and Mcgregor, G. and Noble, A. J. and O'Keeffe, Helen and Peeters, S. J. M. and Poon, A. W. P. and Reitzner, S. D. and Rielage, K. and Robertson, R. G. H. and Rusu, V. l. and Seibert, S. R. and Skensved, P. and Thomson, M. J. (2010) The calibration of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory using uniformly distributed radioactive sources. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 620 (2-3). pp. 171-181. ISSN 0168-9002

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Abstract

The production and analysis of distributed sources of 24Na and 222Rn in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) are described. These unique sources provided accurate calibrations of the response to neutrons, produced through photodisintegration of the deuterons in the heavy water target, and to low energy betas and gammas. The application of these sources in determining the neutron detection efficiency and response of the 3He proportional counter array, and the characteristics of background Cherenkov light from trace amounts of natural radioactivity is described.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 66735
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2013 10:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:38
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/66735

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