10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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The SNO+ Calibration Program

14 Jun 2018, 14:45
SUB 224 (cap. 50) (Dalhousie University)

SUB 224 (cap. 50)

Dalhousie University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) R3-3 Particle Physics X (PPD) | Physique des particules X (PPD)


Ryan Bayes (Laurentian University)


With a 6 km water equivalent overburden in the Canadian Shield, SNO+
plans to make a competitive measurement of neutrinoless double beta
decay in Tellurium doped liquid organic scintillator. Additionally,
the detector has the capacity to make measurements of reactor,
supernova, solar and geoneutrinos. Since December 2016, the detector
is taking data as a water Cherenkov detector to set limits on nucleon
decay and determine the external backgrounds. SNO+ requires a detailed
calibration program to determine the optical and energy response of
the detector. This presentation will describe the calibration hardware
as well as the calibration program in the water phase of SNO+ and how
these calibrations affect the systematics of upcoming measurements.

Primary author

Ryan Bayes (Laurentian University)

Presentation Materials