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Title: Particle Detection in Superfluid Helium: R&D for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos

Abstract

This report presents a summary of the results from R&D conducted as a feasibility study in the Department of Physics of Brown University for detection of low energy solar neutrinos utilizing a superfluid helium target. The report outlines the results in several areas: 1) development of experimental facilities, 2) energy deposition by electrons and alphas in superfluid helium, 3) development of wafer and metallic magnetic calorimeters, 4) background studies, 5) coded apertures and conceptual design, 6) Detection of single electrons and 7) a simulation of expected performance of a full scale device. Recommendations for possible future work are also presented. A bibliography of published papers and unpublished doctoral theses is included.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brown University, Providence, RI
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
878465
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/40452
TRN: US200712%%300
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-88ER40452
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; APERTURES; CALORIMETERS; DESIGN; DETECTION; ELECTRONS; HELIUM; PERFORMANCE; PHYSICS; RECOMMENDATIONS; SIMULATION; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; solar neutrinos, superfluid helium, coded aperture, low energy neutrinos

Citation Formats

Lanou, Robert E., Jr. Particle Detection in Superfluid Helium: R&D for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/878465.
Lanou, Robert E., Jr. Particle Detection in Superfluid Helium: R&D for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos. United States. doi:10.2172/878465.
Lanou, Robert E., Jr. Fri . "Particle Detection in Superfluid Helium: R&D for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos". United States. doi:10.2172/878465. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/878465.
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title = {Particle Detection in Superfluid Helium: R&D for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos},
author = {Lanou, Robert E., Jr.},
abstractNote = {This report presents a summary of the results from R&D conducted as a feasibility study in the Department of Physics of Brown University for detection of low energy solar neutrinos utilizing a superfluid helium target. The report outlines the results in several areas: 1) development of experimental facilities, 2) energy deposition by electrons and alphas in superfluid helium, 3) development of wafer and metallic magnetic calorimeters, 4) background studies, 5) coded apertures and conceptual design, 6) Detection of single electrons and 7) a simulation of expected performance of a full scale device. Recommendations for possible future work are also presented. A bibliography of published papers and unpublished doctoral theses is included.},
doi = {10.2172/878465},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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