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Title: Low background techniques applied in the BOREXINO experiment

The BOREXINO detector, located in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, has been designed for real-time spectroscopy of low-energy solar neutrinos. Within the experiment several novel background reduction and assay techniques have been established. In many cases they are still the most sensitive world-wide. Developed methods and apparatus provided tools for a strict quality control program during the construction phase of the BOREXINO detector, which was the key to meet the background requirements. Achievement of extremely low background rate opened the possibility to probe in realtime almost entire spectrum of the solar neutrinos.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Jagiellonian University Institute of Physics, Lojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Krakow (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488720
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1672; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2015: 5. international workshop in low radioactivity techniques, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-20 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BORON 11; DESIGN; ENERGY SPECTRA; ITALY; LIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; PROBES; QUALITY CONTROL; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES