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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:
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
OSTI Identifier:
1159735
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1247600

An, F. P., Hackenburg, R. W., Brown, R. E., Chasman, C., Dale, E., Diwan, M. V., Gill, R., Hans, S., Isvan, Z., Jaffe, D. E., Kettell, S. H., Littenberg, L., Pearson, C. E., Qian, X., Theman, H., Viren, B., Worcester, E., Yeh, M., and Zhang, C.. The Muon System of the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.070.
An, F. P., Hackenburg, R. W., Brown, R. E., Chasman, C., Dale, E., Diwan, M. V., Gill, R., Hans, S., Isvan, Z., Jaffe, D. E., Kettell, S. H., Littenberg, L., Pearson, C. E., Qian, X., Theman, H., Viren, B., Worcester, E., Yeh, M., & Zhang, C.. The Muon System of the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.070.
An, F. P., Hackenburg, R. W., Brown, R. E., Chasman, C., Dale, E., Diwan, M. V., Gill, R., Hans, S., Isvan, Z., Jaffe, D. E., Kettell, S. H., Littenberg, L., Pearson, C. E., Qian, X., Theman, H., Viren, B., Worcester, E., Yeh, M., and Zhang, C.. 2014. "The Muon System of the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.070. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159735.
@article{osti_1159735,
title = {The Muon System of the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment},
author = {An, F. P. and Hackenburg, R. W. and Brown, R. E. and Chasman, C. and Dale, E. and Diwan, M. V. and Gill, R. and Hans, S. and Isvan, Z. and Jaffe, D. E. and Kettell, S. H. and Littenberg, L. and Pearson, C. E. and Qian, X. and Theman, H. and Viren, B. and Worcester, E. and Yeh, M. and Zhang, C.},
abstractNote = {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)},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.070},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = ,
volume = 773,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {10}
}