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Antineutrino Detection and Neutron Directionality Studies with the miniTimeCube the World's Smallest Neutrino Detector.

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Title:Antineutrino Detection and Neutron Directionality Studies with the miniTimeCube the World's Smallest Neutrino Detector.
Authors:Koblanski, John R.
Contributors:Physics (department)
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:With neutrino detectors continuously becoming larger and more expensive
every day it is vital that the next generation of scientists work against this
tide to make smaller and smarter neutrino detectors where it is possible.
Of course ultimately long distance neutrino detection requires large instruments,
but near reactor detectors can be small and prove out techniques for
later larger applications. In this spirit we present to you the miniTimeCube
(mTC), a prototype for a small compact portable antineutrino detector with
directional capability. While we did not achieve everything we had hoped on
our rst attempt, our group has a set a precedent in the eld of a dozen competitors.
We present a unique model for tting neutron directionality which
produces an agreement between the average truth and tted directional vector
of cos( ) = .998 +/-.002, an impressive result considering neutron directionality
has never been achieved in a single hard volume target. We will
discuss the detector construction, our simulations and reconstructions, our
results from our neutrino experiment at the test reactor at NIST, and our
neutron directionality test here at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62682
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