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Title: Liquid Scintillator Production for the NOvA Experiment

The NOvA collaboration blended and delivered 8.8 kt (2.72M gal) of liquid scintillator as the active detector medium to its near and far detectors. The composition of this scintillator was specifically developed to satisfy NOvA's performance requirements. A rigorous set of quality control procedures was put in place to verify that the incoming components and the blended scintillator met these requirements. The scintillator was blended commercially in Hammond, IN. The scintillator was shipped to the NOvA detectors using dedicated stainless steel tanker trailers cleaned to food grade.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [5] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [6]
  1. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  2. Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  4. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD (United States)
  5. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  6. Renkert Oil, Morgantown, WV (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1212757
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--15-048-ND-PPD
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1504.04035
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
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: 799; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY