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Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors

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Title: Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors
Authors: Argyriades, J
Arnold, R
Augier, C
Baker, J
Barabash, AS
Bongrand, M
Broudin-Bay, G
Brudanin, VB
Caffrey, AJ
Cebrian, S
Chapon, A
Chauveau, E
Dafni, T
Daraktchieva, Z
Diaz, J
Durand, D
Egorov, VG
Evans, JJ
Fatemi-Ghomi, N
Flack, R
Basharina-Freshville, A
Fushimi, K-I
Garrido, X
Gomez, H
Guillon, B
Holin, A
Holy, K
Horkley, JJ
Hubert, P
Hugon, C
Iguaz, FJ
Irastorza, IG
Ishihara, N
Jackson, CM
Jullian, S
Kanamaru, S
Kauer, M
Kochetov, OI
Konovalov, SI
Kovalenko, VE
Lalanne, D
Lang, K
Lemiere, Y
Lutter, G
Luzon, G
Mamedov, F
Marquet, C
Martin-Albo, J
Mauger, F
Monrabal, F
Nachab, A
Nasteva, I
Nemchenok, IB
Nguyen, CH
Nova, F
Novella, P
Ohsumi, H
Pahlka, RB
Perrot, F
Piquemal, F
Povinec, PP
Richards, B
Ricol, JS
Riddle, CL
Rodriguez, A
Saakyan, R
Sarazin, X
Sedgbeer, JK
Serra, L
Simard, L
Simkovic, F
Shitov, YA
Smolnikov, AA
Soldner-Rembold, S
Stekl, I
Sugaya, Y
Sutton, CS
Szklarz, G
Tamagawa, Y
Thomas, J
Thompson, R
Timkin, VV
Tretyak, VI
Tretyak, VI
Umatov, VI
Vala, L
Vanyushin, IA
Vasiliev, R
Vorobel, V
Vylov, T
Waters, D
Yahlali, N
Zukauskas, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We have constructed a GEANT4-based detailed software model of photon transport in plastic scintillator blocks and have used it to study the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO calorimeters employed in experiments designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. We compare our simulations to measurements using conversion electrons from a calibration source of 207Bi and show that the agreement is improved if wavelength-dependent properties of the calorimeter are taken into account. In this article, we briefly describe our modeling approach and results of our studies.
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2010
Date of Acceptance: 9-Sep-2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55264
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2010.09.027
ISSN: 0168-9002
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 20
End Page: 28
Journal / Book Title: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume: 625
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2010, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Sponsor/Funder: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Funder's Grant Number: PP/E000037/1
ST/H000577/1 SuperNEMO
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Instruments & Instrumentation
Nuclear Science & Technology
Physics, Nuclear
Physics, Particles & Fields
Plastic scintillators
Optical photon transport
Double beta decay
0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle And Plasma Physics
Nuclear & Particles Physics
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Physics
High Energy Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences