Production and properties of the liquid scintillators used in the STEREO reactor neutrino experiment
The electron antineutrino spectrum in the STEREO reactor experiment (ILL Grenoble) is measured via the inverse beta decay signals in an organic liquid scintillator. The six target cells of the STEREO detector are filled with about 1800 litres of Gd-loaded liquid scintillator optimised for the requirements of the experiment. These target cells are surrounded by similar cells containing liquid scintillator without the Gd-loading. The development and characteristics of these scintillators are reported. In particular, the transparency, light production and pulse shape discrimination capabilities of the organic liquids are discussed.
Journal of Instrumentation
- Pub Date:
- January 2019
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors
- 10 pages, 4 figures