Subcategory: Physics (not Nanoscience)
Abasi Brown - North Carolina Central University
Co-Author(s): Dr. Diane Markoff, North Carolina Central University
A 185-kg sodium iodide (NaI[Tl]) scintillating detector has been deployed to the basement of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in order to observe, and measure, the cross-section of charged-current neutrino interactions on I-137. Muons are expected to be the predominate source of background for charge-current interactions at the energy scale of neutrinos produced by the SNS. A muon veto system has been developed to reduce background, and will be deployed in the fall. Details regarding the hardware and software for the muon veto system will be discussed.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF-HRD1601174
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diane Markoff, email@example.com
Role: Scintillating detector deployment and test.