Muon and Cosmogenic Neutron Detection in Borexino

@inproceedings{Bellini2011MuonAC,
  title={Muon and Cosmogenic Neutron Detection in Borexino},
  author={Borexino Collaboration G. Bellini and Jay B. Benziger and M. D. Skorokhvatov and Sara Bonetti and Margherita Buizza Avanzini and Barbara Caccianiga and Laura Cadonati and Frank Calaprice and Carlo Carraro and An. Ianni and Alexander Chepurnov and D. d'Angelo and Stefano Davini and A. V. Derbin and Alexander Etenko and Franz von Feilitzsch and K. Fomenko and Daniel H. T. Franco and C. Galbiati and S. Gazzana and C. Ghiano and Marco Giammarchi and Marianne Goeger-Neff and A. M. Goretti and Elena Guardincerri and Sylvia Hardy and Andrea Ianni and Michele E. Joyce and V. V. Kobychev and Yusuke Koshio and D. Korablev and George Korga and Didier Kryn and Matthias Laubenstein and Christian Lendvai and F. von Feilitzsch and Elizabeth Litvinovich and Ben Loer and Francesco Lombardi and Paul Lombardi and Livia Ludhova and I. N. Machulin and Szymon Manecki and Werner Maneschg and Giulio Manuzio and Quirin Meindl and Emanuela Meroni and Lino Miramonti and Marcin Misiaszek and David Montanari and V. N. Muratova and Lothar J. N. Oberauer and Marguerite Anne Beatrice Obolensky and Fausto Ortica and Marco Pallavicini and Laszlo Papp and L. Perasso and S. Perasso and Andrea Pocar and R. S. Raghavan and G. Ranucci and Gioacchino Ranucci and Alessandro Re and Aldo Romani and D. Rountree and A. V. Sabelnikov and Richard Saldanha and C. Vinacua Salvo and Stefan Schonert and Hardy Simgen and Andrii Sotnikov and S. V. Sukhotin and Yury Suvorov and R. Tartaglia and Gemma Testera and Daniel Vignaud and Robert Bruce Vogelaar and J{\"u}rgen Winter and Michael Wojcik and Alexander Wright and Lothar Oberauer and Jilei Xu and O. A. Zaimidoroga and Sandra Zavatarelli},
  year={2011}
}
Borexino, a liquid scintillator detector at LNGS, is designed for the detection of neutrinos and antineutrinos from the Sun, supernovae, nuclear reactors, and the Earth. The feeble nature of these signals requires a strong suppression of backgrounds below a few MeV. Very low intrinsic radiogenic contamination of all detector components needs to be accompanied by the efficient identification of muons and of muon-induced backgrounds. Muons produce unstable nuclei by spallation processes along… CONTINUE READING

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