Neutron capture-induced silicon nuclear recoils for dark matter and CEνNS
Following neutron capture in a material, there will be prompt nuclear recoils in addition to the gamma cascade. The nuclear recoils that are left behind in materials are generally below 1 keV and therefore in the range of interest for dark matter experiments and CE ν NS studies—both as backgrounds and calibration opportunities. Here we obtain the spectrum of prompt nuclear recoils following neutron capture for silicon.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- April 2023
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- Nuclear Experiment
- 8 pages, 9 figures, 1 table