Particle Physics Seminar

"New Scintillating Water for Large Physics Experiments"

Presented by Minfang Yeh, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

A new detection medium of scintillating liquid based on water has been developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory by the Chemistry and Physics Departments. The concept, preparation, and properties of this liquid, and how it could be used for a very large, but economical detector will be discussed in the talk. The applications of such a detector range from fundamental physics such as nucleon decay and neutrino physics to physics with broader application such as neutron detection. Two formulas have been successful developed for their potential uses in large proton-decay and in metal-loaded neutrino physics, such as double-beta decay or antineutrino detection. The scientific requirements of these applications and how they can be satisfied by this new material will be briefly described.

Hosted by: Marc-Andre Pleier

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