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Title: Separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights in linear alkyl benzene

Abstract

To separate scintillation and Cherenkov lights in water-based liquid scintillator detectors is a desired feature for future neutrino and proton decay experiments. Linear alkyl benzene (LAB) is one important ingredient of a water-based liquid scintillator currently under development. In this paper we report on the separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights observed in an LAB sample. The rise and decay times of the scintillation light are measured to be (7.7±3.0)ns and (36.6±2.4)ns, respectively, while the full width [–3σ, 3σ] of the Cherenkov light is 12 ns and is dominated by the time resolution of the photomultiplier tubes. Here, the scintillation light yield was measured to be(1.01±0.12)×103photons/MeV.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1331067
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1342408
Report Number(s):
BNL-113164-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; R&D Project: CO001; KB0401022
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC00112704; AC02-98CH10886
Resource 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: 830; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Li, Mohan, Guo, Ziyi, Yeh, Minfang, Wang, Zhe, and Chen, Shaomin. Separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights in linear alkyl benzene. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.132.
Li, Mohan, Guo, Ziyi, Yeh, Minfang, Wang, Zhe, & Chen, Shaomin. Separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights in linear alkyl benzene. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.132
Li, Mohan, Guo, Ziyi, Yeh, Minfang, Wang, Zhe, and Chen, Shaomin. Sun . "Separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights in linear alkyl benzene". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.132. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331067.
@article{osti_1331067,
title = {Separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights in linear alkyl benzene},
author = {Li, Mohan and Guo, Ziyi and Yeh, Minfang and Wang, Zhe and Chen, Shaomin},
abstractNote = {To separate scintillation and Cherenkov lights in water-based liquid scintillator detectors is a desired feature for future neutrino and proton decay experiments. Linear alkyl benzene (LAB) is one important ingredient of a water-based liquid scintillator currently under development. In this paper we report on the separation of scintillation and Cherenkov lights observed in an LAB sample. The rise and decay times of the scintillation light are measured to be (7.7±3.0)ns and (36.6±2.4)ns, respectively, while the full width [–3σ, 3σ] of the Cherenkov light is 12 ns and is dominated by the time resolution of the photomultiplier tubes. Here, the scintillation light yield was measured to be(1.01±0.12)×103photons/MeV.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.132},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 830,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}

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