Oct 15 – 22, 2009
Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN
Europe/Rome timezone

GEANT4 simulation of the Borexino solar neutrino experiment.

Oct 15, 2009, 5:25 PM
25m
Room "52" (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN)

Room "52"

Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN

Via S. Sofia 62, Catania (I)
Oral presentation Users Workshop Users' Workshop Parallel Session IV - Underground

Speaker

Igor Machulin (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow)

Description

The BOREXINO experiment measures the MeV and subMeV Solar neutrinos with the Borexino low background liquid scintillator detector at Gran Sasso National Laboratory. A GEANT4 based simulation was developed and used to model the physical characteristics of the Borexino detector. Object oriented structure of GEANT4 is very suitable to describe the full detector geometry and different physical processes in the Borexino detector . The code is used for debugging and inspection of energy and spatial reconstruction algorithms, simulation of neutrino and background effects , energy scale calibration. The code structure , it's performance and the comparison of the Monte-Carlo simulation results with the experimental data from the operating detector are presented.

Keymords

solar, neutrino, GEANT4, Borexino, simulation

Summary

The BOREXINO experiment measures the MeV and subMeV Solar neutrinos with the Borexino low background liquid scintillator detector. A GEANT4 based simulation was developed and used to model the physical characteristics of the Borexino detector and the backgrounds. Object oriented structure of GEANT4 is very suitable to describe the full detector geometry and different physical processes in the Borexino detector . The code structure , it's performance and the comparison of Monte-Carlo simulation results with the experimental data from the operating detector are presented.

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Primary author

Igor Machulin (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow)

Presentation materials