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Title: Preliminary study of the inclusion of Water-based Liquid Scintillator in the WATCHMAN Detector

Abstract

This note summarizes an effort to characterize the effects of adding water-based liquid scintillator to the WATCHMAN detector. A detector model was built in the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit, and the position reconstruction of positrons within the detector was compared with and without scintillator. This study highlights the need for further modeling studies and small-scale experimental studies before inclusion into a large-scale detector, as the benefits compared to the associated costs are unclear.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1171659
Report Number(s):
SAND2015-1256R
567150
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Sweany, Melinda, Feng, Patrick L., and Marleau, Peter. Preliminary study of the inclusion of Water-based Liquid Scintillator in the WATCHMAN Detector. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1171659.
Sweany, Melinda, Feng, Patrick L., & Marleau, Peter. Preliminary study of the inclusion of Water-based Liquid Scintillator in the WATCHMAN Detector. United States. doi:10.2172/1171659.
Sweany, Melinda, Feng, Patrick L., and Marleau, Peter. Sun . "Preliminary study of the inclusion of Water-based Liquid Scintillator in the WATCHMAN Detector". United States. doi:10.2172/1171659. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1171659.
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author = {Sweany, Melinda and Feng, Patrick L. and Marleau, Peter},
abstractNote = {This note summarizes an effort to characterize the effects of adding water-based liquid scintillator to the WATCHMAN detector. A detector model was built in the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit, and the position reconstruction of positrons within the detector was compared with and without scintillator. This study highlights the need for further modeling studies and small-scale experimental studies before inclusion into a large-scale detector, as the benefits compared to the associated costs are unclear.},
doi = {10.2172/1171659},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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