NTC, NuLat, and miniTimeCube: The Development of Compact, Mobile, Neutral Particle Detectors

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2019
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Dorrill, Ryan Christopher
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Learned, John G.
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Physics
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"Neutrinos remain a subject of fascination and mystery in the field of particle physics. Their masses are still unknown, it's uncertain whether they are their own anti-particles, and it is still possible that there is a fourth 'sterile' neutrino. On top of this, they are one of nature's most difficult phenomena to detect, often passing through ordinary matter without leaving a trace. Nonetheless, these particles have been undergoing investigation since their discovery in 1956 and detector technology has been steadily improving since then. Most traditional detectors are very large structures such as Super-K or Ice Cube, but a new generation of compact detectors is being developed to allow for investigation of these and other particles at new baselines and in new locations. Here we describe miniTimeCube (mTC), NuLat, and NTC, three compact particle detectors developed by UH with collaborators across the globe."
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Particle physics, Nuclear physics and radiation, Detector, Experiment, Instrumentation, Neutrino, Neutron, Particle
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159 pages
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