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ID: 63220.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Neutrino Physics
Light propagation in a large volume liquid scintillator
Authors:Alimonti, G.; Arpesella, C.; Balata, M.; Bellini, G.; Benziger, J.; Bonetti, S.; Caccianiga, B.; Cadonati, L.; Calaprice, F.; Cecchet, G.; Chen, M.; Darton, N.; De Bari, A.; Deutsch, M.; Elisei, F.; von Feilitzsch, F.; Galbiati, C.; Gatti, F.; Giammarchi, M. G.; Giugni, D.; Goldbrunner, T.; Golubchikov, A.; Goretti, A.; Hagner, T.; Hartmann, F. X.; von Hentig, R.; Heusser, G.; Ianni, A.; Johnson, M.; Laubenstein, M.; Lombardi, P.; Magni, S.; Malvezzi, S.; Maneira, J.; Manno, I.; Manuzio, G.; Masetti, F.; Mazzucato, U.; Meroni, E.; Neff, M.; Oberauer, L.; Perotti, A.; Raghavan, R. S.; Ranucci, G.; Resconi, E.; Salvo, C.; Scardaoni, R.; Schönert, S.; Smirnov, O.; Tartaglia, R.; Testera, G.; Vogelaar, R. B.; Vitale, S.; Zaimidoroga, O.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2000-02-01
Title of Journal:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A
Journal Abbrev.:Nucl. Instr. & Methodes A
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:360
End Page:371
Copyright:Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The fluorescence light propagation in a large volume detector based on organic liquid scintillators is discussed. In particular, the effects of the fluor radiative transport and solvent Rayleigh scattering are emphasized. These processes have been modelled by a ray-tracing Monte Carlo method and have been experimentally investigated in the Borexino prototype which was a 4.3 ton, 4small pi, Greek sensitive detector. The comparison between the model prediction and the experimental data shows a satisfactory agreement indicating that the main aspects of these processes are well understood. Some features of the experimental time response of the detector are still under study.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group H. J. Völk/Neutrino Astrophysics (W. Hampel)
MPI für Kernphysik/Independent Research Group S. Schönert/Neutrino Physics
External Affiliations:Max Planck Inst Kernphys, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany; Max Planck Inst Kernphys, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany; Lab Nazl Gran Sasso, I-67010 Assergi, Italy; Virginia Polytech Inst & State Univ, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA; Coll France, F-75231 Paris, France; Univ Milan, Dept Phys, I-20133 Milan, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, I-20133 Milan, Italy; Princeton Univ, Dept Chem Engn, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA; Princeton Univ, Dept Phys, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA; Univ Pavia, Dept Phys, I-27100 Pavia, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, I-27100 Pavia, Italy; Queens Univ, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada; Univ Genoa, Dept Phys, I-16146 Genoa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, I-16146 Genoa, Italy; Joint Inst Nucl Res, Dubna 141980, Russia; MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA; Univ Perugia, Dept Chem, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Kurchatov Inst, Moscow 123182, Russia; Tech Univ Munich, D-85747 Garching, Germany; Inst Reference Mat & Measurements, B-2440 Geel, Belgium; Res Inst Particle & Nucl Phys, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary; Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA; Joint Res Ctr EU, Inst Environm, I-21020 Ispra, Italy; Jagiellonian Univ, PL-30059 Krakow, Poland
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