Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2019
Volume 64, Number 3
Saturday–Tuesday, April 13–16, 2019; Denver, Colorado
Session G15: Neutrino Mass and Coherent Scattering
8:30 AM–10:30 AM,
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sheraton Room: Plaza Court 4
Sponsoring Units: DNP DPF
Chair: Noah Oblath, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Abstract: G15.00008 : PPC Germanium Detectors for Measuring CEvNS at the SNS*
9:54 AM–10:06 AM
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Connor M Awe
Connor M Awe
The COHERENT Collaboration
P-type point contact germanium detectors (PPCs) are a powerful tool for radiation detection, offering good energy resolution, low noise, and small energy thresholds. The COHERENT Collaboration plans to commission a 15-kg array of high purity, low background PPC detectors to measure coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) at the Spallation Neutron Source. Germanium will contribute an intermediate data point between cesium and argon in the ongoing measurement of the predicted N2 cross section dependence for CEvNS. The superior energy resolution of PPCs will also allow for the precise measurement of the CEvNS recoil spectrum. I discuss efforts to design and construct the array within the collaboration.
*We are grateful to the Department of Energy Division of High Energy Physics for funding support.
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