Neutron background in large-scale xenon detectors for dark matter searches

@article{Carson2004NeutronBI,
  title={Neutron background in large-scale xenon detectors for dark matter searches},
  author={Michael Carson and J. Christopher Davies and Edward J. Daw and Roger Hollingworth and V. A. Kudryavtsev and T. B. Lawson and P. K. Lightfoot and J. E. Mcmillan and Ben Morgan and Sean Paling and Matthew R. Robinson and N. J. C. Spooner and D. R. Tovey},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={667-687}
}
Abstract Simulations of the neutron background for future large-scale particle dark matter detectors are presented. Neutrons were generated in rock and detector elements via spontaneous fission and (α,n) reactions, and by cosmic-ray muons. The simulation techniques and results are discussed in the context of the expected sensitivity of a generic liquid xenon dark matter detector. Methods of neutron background suppression are investigated. A sensitivity of 10 −9 –10 −10 pb to WIMP-nucleon… Expand
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