The Borexino experiment liquid scintillator purification and containment system

Borexino collaboration

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Borexino is a large volume, real-time, liquid scintillator detector located at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. The principal objective of the detector is to measure mono energetic (862 keV) 7Be neutrinos from the sun present with a count rate of several tens of events per day. Measurement at this level requires an extremely low internal background due to natural radioactivity present in the detector components. In this paper the techniques used by Borexino to purify the scintillator and to build the nylon containment vessels are described. The unprecedented high radiopurity reached by Borexino permitted for the first time the realtime detection of 7Be neutrinos from the sun[1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052036
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPart 5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event10th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2007 - Sendai , Japan
Duration: Sep 11 2007Sep 15 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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