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Title: Lithium-loaded liquid scintillator production for the PROSPECT experiment

Abstract

This work reports here the production and characterization of lithium-loaded liquid scintillator (LiLS) for the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) . Fifty-nine 90 liter batches of LiLS (6Li mass fraction 0.082%±0.001%) were produced and samples from all batches were characterized by measuring their optical absorbance relative to air, light yield relative to a pure liquid scintillator reference, and pulse shape discrimination capability. Fifty-seven batches passed the quality assurance criteria and were used for the PROSPECT experiment.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Contributing Org.:
PROSPECT collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1504384
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1526877; OSTI ID: 1564213
Report Number(s):
BNL-211480-2019-JAAM; LLNL-JRNL-764537
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; AC52-07NA27344; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; scintillation; emission; neutrino; detectors

Citation Formats

Ashenfelter, J., Balantekin, A. B., Band, H. R., Bass, C. D., Bergeron, D. E., Berish, D., Bignell, L. J., Bowden, N. S., Brodsky, J. P., Bryan, C. D., Reyes, C. Camilo, Campos, S., Cherwinka, J. J., Classen, T., Conant, A. J., Davee, D., Dean, D., Deichert, G., Perez, R. Diaz, Diwan, M. V., Dolinski, M. J., Erickson, A., Febbraro, M., Foust, B. T., Gaison, J. K., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Gilbert, C. E., Hackett, B. T., Hans, S., Hansell, A. B., Hayes, B., Heeger, K. M., Insler, J., Jaffe, D. E., Jones, D. C., Kyzylova, O., Lane, C. E., Langford, T. J., LaRosa, J., Littlejohn, B. R., Lu, X., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Matta, J. T., McKeown, R. D., Mendenhall, M. P., Mueller, P. E., Mumm, H. P., Napolitano, J., Neilson, R., Nikkel, J. A., Norcini, D., Nour, S., Pushin, D. A., Qian, X., Romero-Romero, E., Rosero, R., Sarenac, D., Surukuchi, P. T., Tyra, M. A., Varner, R. L., Viren, B., White, C., Wilhelmi, J., Wise, T., Yeh, M., Yen, Y. -R., Zhang, A., Zhang, C., and Zhang, X. Lithium-loaded liquid scintillator production for the PROSPECT experiment. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/03/P03026.
Ashenfelter, J., Balantekin, A. B., Band, H. R., Bass, C. D., Bergeron, D. E., Berish, D., Bignell, L. J., Bowden, N. S., Brodsky, J. P., Bryan, C. D., Reyes, C. Camilo, Campos, S., Cherwinka, J. J., Classen, T., Conant, A. J., Davee, D., Dean, D., Deichert, G., Perez, R. Diaz, Diwan, M. V., Dolinski, M. J., Erickson, A., Febbraro, M., Foust, B. T., Gaison, J. K., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Gilbert, C. E., Hackett, B. T., Hans, S., Hansell, A. B., Hayes, B., Heeger, K. M., Insler, J., Jaffe, D. E., Jones, D. C., Kyzylova, O., Lane, C. E., Langford, T. J., LaRosa, J., Littlejohn, B. R., Lu, X., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Matta, J. T., McKeown, R. D., Mendenhall, M. P., Mueller, P. E., Mumm, H. P., Napolitano, J., Neilson, R., Nikkel, J. A., Norcini, D., Nour, S., Pushin, D. A., Qian, X., Romero-Romero, E., Rosero, R., Sarenac, D., Surukuchi, P. T., Tyra, M. A., Varner, R. L., Viren, B., White, C., Wilhelmi, J., Wise, T., Yeh, M., Yen, Y. -R., Zhang, A., Zhang, C., & Zhang, X. Lithium-loaded liquid scintillator production for the PROSPECT experiment. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/03/P03026.
Ashenfelter, J., Balantekin, A. B., Band, H. R., Bass, C. D., Bergeron, D. E., Berish, D., Bignell, L. J., Bowden, N. S., Brodsky, J. P., Bryan, C. D., Reyes, C. Camilo, Campos, S., Cherwinka, J. J., Classen, T., Conant, A. J., Davee, D., Dean, D., Deichert, G., Perez, R. Diaz, Diwan, M. V., Dolinski, M. J., Erickson, A., Febbraro, M., Foust, B. T., Gaison, J. K., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Gilbert, C. E., Hackett, B. T., Hans, S., Hansell, A. B., Hayes, B., Heeger, K. M., Insler, J., Jaffe, D. E., Jones, D. C., Kyzylova, O., Lane, C. E., Langford, T. J., LaRosa, J., Littlejohn, B. R., Lu, X., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Matta, J. T., McKeown, R. D., Mendenhall, M. P., Mueller, P. E., Mumm, H. P., Napolitano, J., Neilson, R., Nikkel, J. A., Norcini, D., Nour, S., Pushin, D. A., Qian, X., Romero-Romero, E., Rosero, R., Sarenac, D., Surukuchi, P. T., Tyra, M. A., Varner, R. L., Viren, B., White, C., Wilhelmi, J., Wise, T., Yeh, M., Yen, Y. -R., Zhang, A., Zhang, C., and Zhang, X. Tue . "Lithium-loaded liquid scintillator production for the PROSPECT experiment". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/03/P03026. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1504384.
@article{osti_1504384,
title = {Lithium-loaded liquid scintillator production for the PROSPECT experiment},
author = {Ashenfelter, J. and Balantekin, A. B. and Band, H. R. and Bass, C. D. and Bergeron, D. E. and Berish, D. and Bignell, L. J. and Bowden, N. S. and Brodsky, J. P. and Bryan, C. D. and Reyes, C. Camilo and Campos, S. and Cherwinka, J. J. and Classen, T. and Conant, A. J. and Davee, D. and Dean, D. and Deichert, G. and Perez, R. Diaz and Diwan, M. V. and Dolinski, M. J. and Erickson, A. and Febbraro, M. and Foust, B. T. and Gaison, J. K. and Galindo-Uribarri, A. and Gilbert, C. E. and Hackett, B. T. and Hans, S. and Hansell, A. B. and Hayes, B. and Heeger, K. M. and Insler, J. and Jaffe, D. E. and Jones, D. C. and Kyzylova, O. and Lane, C. E. and Langford, T. J. and LaRosa, J. and Littlejohn, B. R. and Lu, X. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and Matta, J. T. and McKeown, R. D. and Mendenhall, M. P. and Mueller, P. E. and Mumm, H. P. and Napolitano, J. and Neilson, R. and Nikkel, J. A. and Norcini, D. and Nour, S. and Pushin, D. A. and Qian, X. and Romero-Romero, E. and Rosero, R. and Sarenac, D. and Surukuchi, P. T. and Tyra, M. A. and Varner, R. L. and Viren, B. and White, C. and Wilhelmi, J. and Wise, T. and Yeh, M. and Yen, Y. -R. and Zhang, A. and Zhang, C. and Zhang, X.},
abstractNote = {This work reports here the production and characterization of lithium-loaded liquid scintillator (LiLS) for the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) . Fifty-nine 90 liter batches of LiLS (6Li mass fraction 0.082%±0.001%) were produced and samples from all batches were characterized by measuring their optical absorbance relative to air, light yield relative to a pure liquid scintillator reference, and pulse shape discrimination capability. Fifty-seven batches passed the quality assurance criteria and were used for the PROSPECT experiment.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/14/03/P03026},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 3,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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