28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
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Europe/Prague timezone

Development of structural self-vetoing scintillators for low background experiments

30 Jul 2020, 12:00
virtual conference

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Talk 13. Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques


Mrs Brennan Hackett (University of Tennessee)


The polyester poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalate) (PEN) is an attractive candidate as a low-background material for future rare event physics experiments. The polyester exhibits ideal mechanical, electrical, and scintillation properties permitting its use not only as an active shield but also a structural component. Recent formulations have been developed which greatly improve optical clarity, reducing radio impurities, and aiding in production of complex geometries. In this presentation, we will provide an update on synthesis, characterization, and potential applications of PEN and PEN derivatives for low-background experiments. Examples will be provided on applications for future germanium-based ton-scale 0νββ experiments.

Primary author

Dr Michael Febbraro (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)


Mrs Brennan Hackett (University of Tennessee) Dr Luis Manzanillas (Max Planck Institute) Mr Felix Fischer (Max Planck Institute) Prof. Bela Majorovits (Max Planck Institute) Prof. Daniel Muenstermann (Lancaster University) Prof. Yuri Efremenko (University of Tennessee) Dr Oliver Schulz (Max Planck Institute) Mr Rami Rouhana (TU Dortmund) Dr Markus Pohl (TU Dortmund) Mrs Maria Corominas (Max Planck Institute)

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