N-16 as a calibration source for Super-Kamiokande

Citation
E. Blaufuss et al., N-16 as a calibration source for Super-Kamiokande, NUCL INST A, 458(3), 2001, pp. 638-649
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
458
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
638 - 649
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20010211)458:3<638:NAACSF>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The decay of N-16 is used to cross check the absolute energy scale calibrat ion for solar neutrinos established by the electron linear accelerator (LIN AC). A deuterium-tritium neutron generator was employed to create N-16 via the (n,p) reaction on O-16 in the water of the detector. This technique is isotropic and has different systematic uncertainties than the LINAC. The re sults from this high-statistics data sample agree with the absolute energy scale of the LINAC to better than 1%. A natural source of N-16 from the cap ture of mu (-) on O-16, Which is collected as a background to the solar neu trino analysis, is also discussed. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All right s reserved.