The 8Li Calibration Source for the Sudbury Neutrino Obervatory

  title={The 8Li Calibration Source for the Sudbury Neutrino Obervatory},
  author={N. Tagg and A. Hamer and B. Sur and E. D. Earle and R. Helmer and G. Jonkmans and B. A. Moffat and J. Simpson},
  • N. Tagg, A. Hamer, +5 authors J. Simpson
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • A calibration source employing 8Li (t_1/2 = 0.838s) has been developed for use with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). This source creates a spectrum of beta particles with an energy range similar to that of the SNO 8B solar neutrino signal. The source is used to test the SNO detector's energy response, position reconstruction and data reduction algorithms. The 8Li isotope is created using a deuterium-tritium neutron generator in conjunction with a 11B target, and is carried to a decay… CONTINUE READING