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The Sydney underground solar neutrino detector

Bakich, A.M., Cederblad, R.C., Gerhardy, P.R., Malos, J., Omori, M., Peak, L.S., Sheerman, C.J., and Soler, P. (1988) The Sydney underground solar neutrino detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 273 (2-3). pp. 853-857. ISSN 0168-9002 (doi:10.1016/0168-9002(88)90107-6)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(88)90107-6

Abstract

The prototype detector module of the Sydney University solar neutrino experiment has been installed at a depth of 1230 m in a mine at Broken Hill in Australia. This module has a fiducial target of approximately 10 tonnes of pure water and is designed to detect the Cherenkov radiation from electrons which are elastically scattered by the solar neutrinos. The present phase of the experiment is intended to assess the viability of the technique used, as well as to evaluate the background signal, as a prelude to the construction of further modules which will expand the experiment to its functional size of at least 100 tonnes fiducial target mass. We report here the design parameters and construction of this prototype.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Prof Paul
Authors: Bakich, A.M., Cederblad, R.C., Gerhardy, P.R., Malos, J., Omori, M., Peak, L.S., Sheerman, C.J., and Soler, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
ISSN:0168-9002

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