Performance of a full scale prototype detector at the BR2 reactor for the SoLid experiment

  title={Performance of a full scale prototype detector at the BR2 reactor for the SoLid experiment},
  author={Yamiel Abreu and Y. Amhis and Lukas On Arnold and Gilles Ban and W. P. Beaumont and Mathieu Bongrand and Delphine Boursette and B. C. Castle and K. Clark and B. Coup'e and David G Cussans and A. De Roeck and Jorgen D'Hondt and Dominique Durand and Muriel Fallot and L. Ghys and Lydie Giot and Beno{\^i}t Guillon and Sakari Ihantola and X. Janssen and Silva Kalcheva and Leonidas Kalousis and Edgar Koonen and Mathieu L. M. Labare and Gr{\'e}gory Lehaut and Luis Manzanillas and J. Mermans and Ianthe Michiels and Celine Moortgat and D. M. Newbold and J. Park and Valentin Pestel and Konstantinos Petridis and I.Pinera and G. Pommery and Lucia Popescu and G. Pronost and Jonas Rademacker and Dirk Ryckbosch and N. C. Ryder and Daniel Martin Saunders and Marie Helene Schune and Laurent Simard and Antonin Vacheret and Stephen Van Dyck and Petra Van Mulders and Nick Van Remortel and Simon Vercaemer and Maja Verstraeten and Alfons Weber and Fr'ed'eric Yermia},
  journal={Journal of Instrumentation},
The SoLid collaboration has developed a new detector technology to detect electron anti-neutrinos at close proximity to the Belgian BR2 reactor at surface level. A 288 kg prototype detector was deployed in 2015 and collected data during the operational period of the reactor and during reactor shut-down. Dedicated calibration campaigns were also performed with gamma and neutron sources. This paper describes the construction of the prototype detector with a high control on its proton content and… Expand
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