Measuring muon-induced neutrons with liquid scintillation detector at Soudan mine

  title={Measuring muon-induced neutrons with liquid scintillation detector at Soudan mine},
  author={C. Zhang and Dongming Mei},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We report a direct detection of muon-induced high energy neutrons with a 12-liter neutron detector fabricated with EJ-301 liquid scintillator operating at Soudan Mine for about two years. The detector response to energy from a few MeV up to $\sim$ 20 MeV has been calibrated using radioactive sources and cosmic-ray muons. Subsequently, we have calculated the scintillation efficiency for nuclear recoils, up to a few hundred MeV, using Birks' law in the Monte Carlo simulation. Data from an… 

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