Development of tin-loaded liquid scintillator for the double beta decay experiment

M. J. Hwang, Y. J. Kwon, H. J. Kim, J. W. Kwak, S. C. Kim, S. K. Kim, T. Y. Kim, S. Y. Kim, H. S. Lee, J. Lee, M. J. Lee, S. S. Myung, Y. D. Kim, J. I. Lee, W. G. Kang, I. S. Hahn

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Abstract

Tin-loaded liquid scintillator offers some advantages as a detector for double beta decay experiment. A research program was carried out with the objective of developing such scintillators. Several organometals were loaded into pseudocumene-based liquid scintillator (LS) and light output variation was studied. Up to 50% of tetramethyltin (32.6% w of tin) was successfully loaded into LS and light output was as high as 57% of unloaded LS. We have studied the characteristics and stability of the one liter tin-loaded LS contained in a Teflon vessel. Several γ-ray radioactive sources were used for energy calibration and calibration data were compared with Monte Carlo simulation. Data-taking at the 700 m underground laboratory in Yangyang is ongoing for the search of 0 ν β β decay of 124Sn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume570
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Hwang, M. J., Kwon, Y. J., Kim, H. J., Kwak, J. W., Kim, S. C., Kim, S. K., Kim, T. Y., Kim, S. Y., Lee, H. S., Lee, J., Lee, M. J., Myung, S. S., Kim, Y. D., Lee, J. I., Kang, W. G., & Hahn, I. S. (2007). Development of tin-loaded liquid scintillator for the double beta decay experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 570(3), 454-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.100