A 185 Kg Nai[Tl] Detector For Observing The Charged-Current Neutrino Interaction On $^{127}$I

2018 Zenodo  
A 185 kg NaI[Tl] detector has been deployed to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to measure the charged-current neutrino interaction cross section on 127 ^{127} I. Results from an initial run will be shown, as well as improvements from a recent upgrade in which muon vetos were deployed to reduce backgrounds. In addition to measuring the charged-current interaction, the 185 kg detector is also measuring low energy backgrounds in the region of interest
more » ... observing coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering of 23 ^{23} Na nuclei. A tonne-scale version of the detector is currently being developed with the capability to simultaneously observe these two interactions.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1300649 fatcat:jupknafckne65hyxlqj45ujjdy