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Title: Measurement of the muon-induced neutron yield in liquid scintillator and stainless steel at LNGS with the LVD experiment

We describe the measurement of the muon-induced neutron yield in liquid scintillator and stainless steel (SS) at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS), with the LVD experiment. The Large Volume Detector (LVD) is located in Hall A of the LNGS and is made of 1000 t of liquid scintillator and 1000 t of SS. Using an independent measurement to evaluate the background and with the support of a full Monte Carlo simulation based on Geant4, we measured a neutron yield of (2.9±0.6)×10{sup −4} and (1.5±0.3)×10{sup −3} in liquid scintillator and in stainless steel, respectively.
Authors:
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  1. University of Bologna and INFN-Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218189
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1549; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2013: 4. international workshop on low radioactivity techniques, Assergi (Italy), 10-12 Apr 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COSMIC MUONS; G CODES; LIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; MUON REACTIONS; NEUTRON DETECTION; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; STAINLESS STEELS