Neutron background and possibility for shallow experiments

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Abstract

As a possible design of a future geoneutrino detector, a KamLAND-type, monolithic, liquid scintillator detector with a thicker veto and a method for particle identification to reject neutron and 9Li background from cosmic-ray muon spallation is considered. Assuming such a detector, the possibility for geoneutrino observation at a depth of around 300 meters of water equivalent is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-273
Number of pages9
JournalEarth, Moon and Planets
Volume99
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Geoneutrino
  • Muon
  • Neutrino
  • Spallation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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