15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Characterization of PICASSO/PICO detectors using University of Montreal Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator

19 Jun 2014, 09:00
15m
C-304 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)

C-304

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Student, Not in Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), pas dans la compétition) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (R1-3) Ion Beam Analysis and Modification - DCMMP / Analyse et modification de faisceaux d'ions - DPMCM

Speaker

Mathieu Laurin (Université de Montréal)

Description

Low energetic, elastic neutron scattering is an ideal tool to characterize dark matter detectors. At University of Montreal, we use our Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator to calibrate superheated liquid detectors of the PICASSO/PICO dark matter search experiment. Mono-energetic neutrons are produced via the 51V(p,n)51Cr nuclear reaction at well-defined resonance energies in the range of 4 to 120 keV. We discuss the accelerator operation and how neutrons are used to investigate our superheated liquid detectors.

Primary author

Mathieu Laurin (Université de Montréal)

Presentation Materials