Production and optical properties of liquid scintillator for the JSNS2 experiment

J. S. Park, S. Y. Kim, C. Rott, D. H. Lee, D. Jung, F. Suekane, H. Furuta, H. I. Jang, H. K. Jeon, I. Yu, J. H. Choi, J. S. Jang, K. K. Joo, K. W. Ju, M. Pac, P. J. Gwak, S. B. Kim, S. Hasegawa, S. H. Jeon, T. MaruyamaR. Ujiie, Y. Hino, Y. S. Park

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Abstract

The JSNS2 (J-PARC Sterile Neutrino Search at J-PARC Spallation Neutron Source) experiment will search for neutrino oscillations over a 24 m short baseline at J-PARC. The JSNS2 inner detector will be filled with 17 tons of gadolinium-loaded liquid scintillator (LS) with an additional 31 tons of unloaded LS in the intermediate γ-catcher and outer veto volumes. JSNS2 has chosen Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) as an organic solvent because of its chemical properties. The unloaded LS was produced at a refurbished facility, originally used for scintillator production by the RENO experiment. JSNS2 plans to use ISO tanks for the storage and transportation of the LS. In this paper, we describe the LS production, and present measurements of its optical properties and long term stability. Our measurements show that storing the LS in ISO tanks does not result in degradation of its optical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberT09010
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 24

Keywords

  • Liquid detectors
  • Neutrino detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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