A Scintillator Purification System for the Borexino Solar Neutrino DetectorNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (2008)
AbstractPurification of the 278 tons of liquid scintillator and 889 tons of buffer shielding for the Borexino solar neutrino detector was performed with a system that combined distillation, water extraction, gas stripping and filtration. The purification of the scintillator achieved unprecedented low backgrounds for the large scale liquid scintillation detector. This paper describes the principles of operation, design, construction and commissioning of the purification system, and reviews the requirements and methods to achieve system cleanliness and leak-tightness.
- liquid scintillator,
- low background detectors
Publication DateMarch 21, 2008
Citation InformationAndrea Pocar. "A Scintillator Purification System for the Borexino Solar Neutrino Detector" Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Vol. 587 Iss. 2-3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrea_pocar/5/