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Title: The Muon System of the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment

The Daya Bay experiment consists of functionally identical antineutrino detectors immersed in pools of ultrapure water in three well-separated underground experimental halls near two nuclear reactor complexes. These pools serve both as shields against natural, low-energy radiation, and as water Cherenkov detectors that efficiently detect cosmic muons using arrays of photomultiplier tubes. Each pool is covered by a plane of resistive plate chambers as an additional means of detecting muons. Design, construction, operation, and performance of these muon detectors are described. (auth)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159735
Report Number(s):
BNL--105315-2014-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; R&D Project: PO-022; KA2201020; TRN: US1600719
Grant/Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 773; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Daya Bay Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; NEUTRINOS; MUONS; UNDERGROUND water shield; cosmic ray