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Title: Neutron calibration sources in the Daya Bay experiment

We describe the design and construction of the low rate neutron calibration sources used in the Daya Bay Reactor Anti-neutrino Experiment. Such sources are free of correlated gamma-neutron emission, which is essential in minimizing induced background in the anti-neutrino detector. Thus, the design characteristics have been validated in the Daya Bay anti-neutrino detector.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7] ;  [2] ;  [6]
  1. Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai (China); California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)
  2. California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)
  3. California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai (China)
  5. California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)
  6. California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  7. California Insitute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1224782
Report Number(s):
BNL--108517-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; R&D Project: PO-022; KA2201020; TRN: US1600722
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
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: 797; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS neutron sources; 241Am-13C; reactor neutrinos; calibration; θ13; Daya Bay