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Title: Background evaluation for the neutron sources in the Daya Bay experiment

Here, we present an evaluation of the background induced by 241Am–13C neutron calibration sources in the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. Furthermore, as a significant background for electron-antineutrino detection at 0.26 ± 0.12 detector per day on average, it has been estimated by a Monte Carlo simulation that was benchmarked by a special calibration data set. This dedicated data set also provides the energy spectrum of the background.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China). Dept. of Physics adn Astronomy
  2. Inst. of High Energy Physics, Beijing (China)
  3. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China). Dept. of Engineering Physics; Nankai Univ., Tianjin (China). School of Physics
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China); Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics
  5. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  6. Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, (China); College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113557-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; R&D Project: PO-022; KA2201020
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
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: 833; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (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; θ13; reactor neutrino; inverse-beta decay; 241AM-13C neutron source; background
OSTI Identifier:
1344239

Gu, W. Q., Cao, G. F., Chen, X. H., Ji, X. P., Li, G. S., Ling, J. J., Liu, J., Qian, X., and Wang, W.. Background evaluation for the neutron sources in the Daya Bay experiment. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.07.007.
Gu, W. Q., Cao, G. F., Chen, X. H., Ji, X. P., Li, G. S., Ling, J. J., Liu, J., Qian, X., & Wang, W.. Background evaluation for the neutron sources in the Daya Bay experiment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.07.007.
Gu, W. Q., Cao, G. F., Chen, X. H., Ji, X. P., Li, G. S., Ling, J. J., Liu, J., Qian, X., and Wang, W.. 2016. "Background evaluation for the neutron sources in the Daya Bay experiment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.07.007. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344239.
@article{osti_1344239,
title = {Background evaluation for the neutron sources in the Daya Bay experiment},
author = {Gu, W. Q. and Cao, G. F. and Chen, X. H. and Ji, X. P. and Li, G. S. and Ling, J. J. and Liu, J. and Qian, X. and Wang, W.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present an evaluation of the background induced by 241Am–13C neutron calibration sources in the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. Furthermore, as a significant background for electron-antineutrino detection at 0.26 ± 0.12 detector per day on average, it has been estimated by a Monte Carlo simulation that was benchmarked by a special calibration data set. This dedicated data set also provides the energy spectrum of the background.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2016.07.007},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 833,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
}