The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector

  title={The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector},
  author={Matteo Agostini and Konrad Altenmuller and Sabrina Appel and V S Atroshchenko and Zara Bagdasarian and Davide Basilico and Gianpaolo Bellini and Jay B. Benziger and Daniel Bick and Giuseppe Bonfini and L. Borodikhina and David Bravo and Barbara Caccianiga and Frank P. Calaprice and Alessio Caminata and Silvia Caprioli and Marco Carlini and Paolo Cavalcante and Alexander Chepurnov and K. Choi and D. D'angelo and Stefano Davini and Alexander Derbin and X. F. Ding and Lea Di Noto and I. S. Drachnev and K. A. Fomenko and Andrey Formozov and D. Franco and Francis Froborg and F Gabriele and Cristiano Galbiati and Chiara Ghiano and Marco Giammarchi and Marianne Goeger-Neff and Augusto Goretti and Maxim Gromov and Caren Hagner and Th. Houdy and Ed. V. Hungerford and Aldo Ianni and Andrea Ianni and Anna Jany and D. Jeschke and V. V. Kobychev and Denis Korablev and George Korga and D. Kryn and Matthias Laubenstein and E. A. Litvinovich and Francesco Lombardi and Paolo Lombardi and L. Ludhova and G. A. Lukyanchenko and I. N. Machulin and G. E. Manuzio and Simone Marcocci and John Martyn and Emanuela Meroni and Michael Meyer and Lino Miramonti and M. Misiaszek and Viktorina N. Muratova and Birgit Neumair and Lothar Oberauer and B. Opitz and Fausto Ortica and Marco Pallavicini and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Papp and Andrea Pocar and G. Ranucci and Alessandra Carlotta Re and Aldo Romani and R. Roncin and Nicola Rossi and Stefan Schonert and Dmitri Semenov and P. Shakina and M. D. Skorokhvatov and O. Yu. Smirnov and Albert Sotnikov and L. F. F. Stokes and Yura Suvorov and Roberto Tartaglia and Gemma Testera and John D. Thurn and M. A. Toropova and E. V. Unzhakov and A. V. Vishneva and Robert Bruce Vogelaar and F. v. Feilitzsch and H. G. Wang and S. Weinz and M. Wojcik and Michael Wurm and Zachary W. Yokley and Oleg Antonovich Zaimidoroga and S Zavatarelli and Kai Zuber and Grzegorz Zuzel},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},
Borexino is a 300 ton sub-MeV liquid scintillator solar neutrino detector which has been running at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy) since 2007. Thanks to its unprecedented radio-purity, it was able to measure the flux of 7Be, 8B, pp, and pep solar neutrinos and to detect geo-neutrinos. A reliable simulation of the detector is an invaluable tool for all Borexino physics analyses. The simulation accounts for the energy loss of particles in all the detector components, the… Expand
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