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Lithium-loaded Liquid Scintillator Production for the PROSPECT experiment

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Author(s)

Hans Pieter Mumm, Denis E. Bergeron, Mark Tyra, Svetlana Nour, Jerome LaRosa

Abstract

This work reports the production and characterization of lithium-loaded liquid scintillators (LiLS) for the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT). Fifty-nine 90 L batches of LiLS (6Li mass fraction 0.082%0.001%) were produced and samples from all batches were characterized by measuring their optical absorbance relative to air, light yield relative to a pure liquid scintillator reference, and pulse shape discrimination capability. Fifty-seven batches passed the quality assurance criteria and were used for detector filling.
Citation
Journal of Instrumentation

Keywords

Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators), Neutrino detectors, Neutron detectors (cold, thermal, fast neutrons), Liquid detectors

Citation

, H. , , D. , Tyra, M. , Nour, S. and LaRosa, J. (2019), Lithium-loaded Liquid Scintillator Production for the PROSPECT experiment, Journal of Instrumentation, [online], https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/14/03/P03026, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927275 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created March 26, 2019, Updated May 3, 2021