Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Low background Counting Facilities at SNOLAB: Current and Future

Jul 26, 2018, 5:50 PM
20m
117 (MacMillian)

117

MacMillian

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Low Background Techniques 4.5 Direct Detection

Speaker

Chris Jillings (SNOLAB)

Description

SNOLAB is working with several collaborations to develop low-background techniques and assay systems. The sensitivity of current systems and their applicability to experiments will be discussed. Sample preparation techniques, such as ashing of acrylic, will be explained. New and more sensitive tools such as an XIA alpha detector and an ultra-low background radon emanation system are under construction. Proposals for future development and SNOLAB's community consultation efforts towards new technologies are presented.

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