Synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles for liquid scintillators used in the detection of neutrinoless double beta decay

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Abstract

We synthesized liquid scintillators incorporating ZrO2 nanoparticles for application in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. ZrO2 nanoparticles of less than 10 nm in size were synthesized with sub- and supercritical hydrothermal methods. The Zr concentrations in the liquid scintillators were determined to be up to 1.4 wt% with inductively coupled plasma analysis, and the liquid scintillators were transparent to scintillation. These results indicate that these methods are applicable for the preparation of liquid scintillators for neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-615
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume314
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Liquid scintillator
  • Nanoparticles
  • Neutrinoless double beta decay
  • Supercritical hydrothermal synthesis
  • ZrO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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