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Title: The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector

Abstract

Borexino is a 300 ton sub-MeV liquid scintillator solar neutrino detector which has been running at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy) since 2007. Thanks to its unprecedented radio-purity, it was able to measure the flux of 7Be, 8B, pp, and pep solar neutrinos and to detect geo-neutrinos. A reliable simulation of the detector is an invaluable tool for all Borexino physics analyses. The simulation accounts for the energy loss of particles in all the detector components, the generation of the scintillation photons, their propagation within the liquid scintillator volume, and a detailed simulation of the electronics chain. A novel efficient method for simulating the external background which survives the Borexino passive shield was developed. This technique allows to reliably predict the effect of the contamination in the peripheral construction materials. The techniques developed to simulate the Borexino detector and their level of refinement are of possible interest to the neutrino and dark matter communities, especially for current and future large-volume liquid scintillator experiments.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Inst. for Nuclear Physics (‎INFN) (Italy); National Science Foundation (NSF); German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); German Research Foundation (DFG); Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF); The Max Planck Society (MPG) (Germany); Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR); National Science Centre of Poland (NCN)
Contributing Org.:
Borexino Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1599316
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-17-707-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; oai:inspirehep.net:1777712
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; 16-02-01026 A; 15-02-02117 A; 16-29-13014 o m; 17-02-00305 A; UMO 2013/10/E/ST2/00180
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1342; Journal Issue: C17-07-24; Conference: XV.International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics , Sudbury, ON (Canada), 24–28 Jun 2017; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Marcocci, S., Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., Basilico, D., Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Caccianiga, B., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Caprioli, S., Carlini, M., Cavalcante, P., Chepurnov, A., Choi, K., Collica, L., D’Angelo, D., Davini, S., Derbin, A., Ding, X. F., Ludovico, A. Di, Noto, L. Di, Drachnev, I., Fomenko, K., Formozov, A., Franco, D., Gabriele, F., Galbiati, C., Ghiano, C., Giammarchi, M., Goretti, A., Gromov, M., Guffanti, D., Hagner, C., Houdy, T., Hungerford, E., Ianni, Aldo, Ianni, Andrea, Jany, A., Jeschke, D., Kobychev, V., Korablev, D., Korga, G., Kryn, D., Laubenstein, M., Litvinovich, E., Lombardi, F., Lombardi, P., Ludhova, L., Lukyanchenko, G., Lukyanchenko, L., Machulin, I., Manuzio, G., Martyn, J., Meroni, E., Meyer, M., Miramonti, L., Misiaszek, M., Muratova, V., Neumair, B., Oberauer, L., Opitz, B., Orekhov, V., Ortica, F., Pallavicini, M., Papp, L., Penek, Ö., Pilipenko, N., Pocar, A., Porcelli, A., Ranucci, G., Razeto, A., Re, A., Redchuk, M., Romani, A., Roncin, R., Rossi, N., Schönert, S., Semenov, D., Skorokhvatov, M., Smirnov, O., Sotnikov, A., Stokes, L. F. F., Suvorov, Y., Tartaglia, R., Testera, G., Thurn, J., Toropova, M., Unzhakov, E., Vishneva, A., Vogelaar, R. B., Feilitzsch, F. von, Wang, H., Weinz, S., Wojcik, M., Wurm, M., Yokley, Z., Zaimidoroga, O., Zavatarelli, S., Zuber, K., and Zuzel, G. The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1342/1/012035.
Marcocci, S., Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., Basilico, D., Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Caccianiga, B., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Caprioli, S., Carlini, M., Cavalcante, P., Chepurnov, A., Choi, K., Collica, L., D’Angelo, D., Davini, S., Derbin, A., Ding, X. F., Ludovico, A. Di, Noto, L. Di, Drachnev, I., Fomenko, K., Formozov, A., Franco, D., Gabriele, F., Galbiati, C., Ghiano, C., Giammarchi, M., Goretti, A., Gromov, M., Guffanti, D., Hagner, C., Houdy, T., Hungerford, E., Ianni, Aldo, Ianni, Andrea, Jany, A., Jeschke, D., Kobychev, V., Korablev, D., Korga, G., Kryn, D., Laubenstein, M., Litvinovich, E., Lombardi, F., Lombardi, P., Ludhova, L., Lukyanchenko, G., Lukyanchenko, L., Machulin, I., Manuzio, G., Martyn, J., Meroni, E., Meyer, M., Miramonti, L., Misiaszek, M., Muratova, V., Neumair, B., Oberauer, L., Opitz, B., Orekhov, V., Ortica, F., Pallavicini, M., Papp, L., Penek, Ö., Pilipenko, N., Pocar, A., Porcelli, A., Ranucci, G., Razeto, A., Re, A., Redchuk, M., Romani, A., Roncin, R., Rossi, N., Schönert, S., Semenov, D., Skorokhvatov, M., Smirnov, O., Sotnikov, A., Stokes, L. F. F., Suvorov, Y., Tartaglia, R., Testera, G., Thurn, J., Toropova, M., Unzhakov, E., Vishneva, A., Vogelaar, R. B., Feilitzsch, F. von, Wang, H., Weinz, S., Wojcik, M., Wurm, M., Yokley, Z., Zaimidoroga, O., Zavatarelli, S., Zuber, K., & Zuzel, G. The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1342/1/012035
Marcocci, S., Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., Basilico, D., Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Caccianiga, B., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Caprioli, S., Carlini, M., Cavalcante, P., Chepurnov, A., Choi, K., Collica, L., D’Angelo, D., Davini, S., Derbin, A., Ding, X. F., Ludovico, A. Di, Noto, L. Di, Drachnev, I., Fomenko, K., Formozov, A., Franco, D., Gabriele, F., Galbiati, C., Ghiano, C., Giammarchi, M., Goretti, A., Gromov, M., Guffanti, D., Hagner, C., Houdy, T., Hungerford, E., Ianni, Aldo, Ianni, Andrea, Jany, A., Jeschke, D., Kobychev, V., Korablev, D., Korga, G., Kryn, D., Laubenstein, M., Litvinovich, E., Lombardi, F., Lombardi, P., Ludhova, L., Lukyanchenko, G., Lukyanchenko, L., Machulin, I., Manuzio, G., Martyn, J., Meroni, E., Meyer, M., Miramonti, L., Misiaszek, M., Muratova, V., Neumair, B., Oberauer, L., Opitz, B., Orekhov, V., Ortica, F., Pallavicini, M., Papp, L., Penek, Ö., Pilipenko, N., Pocar, A., Porcelli, A., Ranucci, G., Razeto, A., Re, A., Redchuk, M., Romani, A., Roncin, R., Rossi, N., Schönert, S., Semenov, D., Skorokhvatov, M., Smirnov, O., Sotnikov, A., Stokes, L. F. F., Suvorov, Y., Tartaglia, R., Testera, G., Thurn, J., Toropova, M., Unzhakov, E., Vishneva, A., Vogelaar, R. B., Feilitzsch, F. von, Wang, H., Weinz, S., Wojcik, M., Wurm, M., Yokley, Z., Zaimidoroga, O., Zavatarelli, S., Zuber, K., and Zuzel, G. Mon . "The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1342/1/012035. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1599316.
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abstractNote = {Borexino is a 300 ton sub-MeV liquid scintillator solar neutrino detector which has been running at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy) since 2007. Thanks to its unprecedented radio-purity, it was able to measure the flux of 7Be, 8B, pp, and pep solar neutrinos and to detect geo-neutrinos. A reliable simulation of the detector is an invaluable tool for all Borexino physics analyses. The simulation accounts for the energy loss of particles in all the detector components, the generation of the scintillation photons, their propagation within the liquid scintillator volume, and a detailed simulation of the electronics chain. A novel efficient method for simulating the external background which survives the Borexino passive shield was developed. This technique allows to reliably predict the effect of the contamination in the peripheral construction materials. The techniques developed to simulate the Borexino detector and their level of refinement are of possible interest to the neutrino and dark matter communities, especially for current and future large-volume liquid scintillator experiments.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/1342/1/012035},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = C17-07-24,
volume = 1342,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}

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