The scintillator solvent procurement for the Borexino solar neutrino detector M.G. Giammarchi, P.L. Gandolfo, P. Lombardi, L. Miramonti, F. Ortica, S. Parmeggiano, A. Romani, C. Salvo, P. Tronci NIM-A Volume 648, Issue 1, 21 August 2011, Pages 100-108 Abstract This paper
The design of Borexino, the various facilities essential to its operation, its spectroscopic and background suppression capabilities and a prognosis of the impact of its results towards resolving the solar neutrino problem. Borexino will also address several other frontier questions in particle physics, astrophysics and geophysics.
A large-scale low-background liquid scintillation detector: the Counting Test Facility at Gran Sasso Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 406, Issue 3, 11 April 1998, Pages 411-426 doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00018-7 [local copy] Abstract
Measurement of the 14C abundance in a low-background liquid scintillator Physics Letters B Volume 422, Issues 1–4, 12 March 1998, Pages 349-358 doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01565-7 [local copy] Abstract The 14C/12C ratio in 4.8 m3 of high-purity liquid scintillator was measured at (1.94±0.09)×10−18, the lowest 14C
CTF achieved records in the domain of ultra-low background, large volume detectors. These encouraging results point towards the feasibility of detectors like Borexino.
The water purification system for the low background counting test facility of the Borexino experiment at Gran Sasso M. Balata, L. Cadonati, M. Laubenstein, G. Heusser, M.G. Giammarchi, R. Scardaoni, V. Torri, G. Cecchet, A. de Bari, A. Perotti Nuclear