Apr 7 – 9, 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Developing criteria for SNO+ Data Quality and Run Selection

Apr 8, 2014, 2:00 PM
Room E (Windsor Building)

Room E

Windsor Building

contributed talk The Neutrino Sector Parallel 1E


Ashley Back (Queen Mary, University of London)


The multi-purpose SNO+ detector, part of SNOLAB, is currently being filled with ultra-pure water, marking the first step before the addition of liquid scintillator and then Tellurium. While the level of water in the detector rises, the level of activity in preparation for commissioning is accordingly steadily increasing. Recent periods of continuous operation—each lasting of order two weeks—produced a wealth of “dark” data, which has already proved invaluable for testing critical systems. After presenting an overview of the SNO+ experiment, this presentation will focus on Front-end Calibrations, particularly Data Quality and Run Selection, based on analysis of the current “dark” data. An account of how the Data Quality Criteria were developed, is presented, followed by a discussion of how they are being verified and tuned using the recent SNO+ data.

Primary author

Ashley Back (Queen Mary, University of London)

Presentation materials