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Title: Liquid scintillator tiles for calorimetry

Future experiments in high energy and nuclear physics may require large, inexpensive calorimeters that can continue to operate after receiving doses of 50 Mrad or more. Also, the light output of liquid scintillators suffers little degradation under irradiation. However, many challenges exist before liquids can be used in sampling calorimetry, especially regarding developing a packaging that has sufficient efficiency and uniformity of light collection, as well as suitable mechanical properties. We present the results of a study of a scintillator tile based on the EJ-309 liquid scintillator using cosmic rays and test beam on the light collection efficiency and uniformity, and some preliminary results on radiation hardness.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States). Department of Physics
  2. Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States). Department of Physics
  3. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Department of Physics
  4. Baylor Univ., Waco, TX (United States). Department of Physics
  5. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  6. Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States). Dept. of Physics ; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  7. Elmer Sharp Engineering, Springfield, VA (United States)
  8. Institute for Basic Science, Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research, Yuseong-gu (South Korea). Department of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-624-CMS
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; 1501824; TRN: US1701204
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; SC0010072; SC0014088
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Calorimeters; Liquid detectors; Radiation-hard detectors; Scintillators and scintillating fibres and light guides
OSTI Identifier:
1339139