Studies of prototype CsI(Tl) crystal scintillators for low-energy neutrino experiments

Y. Liu, C. P. Chen, H. B. Li, C. H. Tang, C. Y. Chang, L. Hou, W. P. Lai, J. Li, S. T. Lin, C. S. Luo, J. F. Qiu, H. Y. Sheng, C. C. Wang, M. Z. Wang, S. C. Wang, H. T. Wong, B. Xin, Q. Yue, D. X. Zhao, S. Q. ZhaoZ. Y. Zhou, B. A. Zhuang

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Abstract

Crystal scintillators provide potential merits for the pursuit of low-energy low-background experiments. A CsI(Tl) scintillating crystal detector is being constructed to study low-energy neutrino physics at a nuclear reactor, while projects are underway to adopt this technique for Dark Matter searches. The choice of the geometrical parameters of the crystal modules, as well as the optimization of the readout scheme, are the results of an R & D program. Crystals 40 cm in length were developed. The detector requirements and the achieved performance of the prototypes are presented. Future prospects for this technique are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-143
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume482
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Apr 2002

Keywords

  • Neutrions
  • Scintillation detectors

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