16N as a calibration source for Super-Kamiokande

E. Blaufuss, G. Guillian, Y. Fukuda, S. Fukuda, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, K. Kobayashi, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, Y. Obayashi, A. Okada, K. Okumura, N. SakuraiM. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, H. Takeuchi, Y. Takeuchi, T. Toshito, Y. Totsuka, S. Yamada, M. Earl, A. Habig, E. Kearns, M. D. Messier, K. Scholberg, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, C. W. Walter, M. Goldhaber, T. Barszczak, D. Casper, W. Gajewski, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, L. R. Price, M. Smy, H. W. Sobel, M. R. Vagins, K. S. Ganezer, W. E. Keig, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, A. Kibayashi, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, D. Takemori, Y. Hayato, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, K. Nakamura, Y. Oyama, A. Sakai, M. Sakuda, O. Sasaki, S. Echigo, M. Kohama, A. T. Suzuki, T. Inagaki, K. Nishikawa, T. J. Haines, B. K. Kim, R. Sanford, R. Svoboda, M. L. Chen, J. A. Goodman, G. W. Sullivan, J. Hill, C. K. Jung, K. Martens, M. Malek, C. Mauger, C. McGrew, E. Sharkey, B. Viren, C. Yanagisawa, M. Kirisawa, S. Inaba, C. Mitsuda, K. Miyano, H. Okazawa, C. Saji, M. Takahashi, M. Takahata, Y. Nagashima, K. Nitta, M. Takita, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, M. Etoh, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue

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Abstract

The decay of 16N is used to cross check the absolute energy scale calibration for solar neutrinos established by the electron linear accelerator (LINAC). A deuterium-tritium neutron generator was employed to create 16N via the (n,p) reaction on 16O in the water of the detector. This technique is isotropic and has different systematic uncertainties than the LINAC. The results from this high-statistics data sample agree with the absolute energy scale of the LINAC to better than 1%. A natural source of 16N from the capture of μ- on 16O, which is collected as a background to the solar neutrino analysis, is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-649
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume458
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Blaufuss, E., Guillian, G., Fukuda, Y., Fukuda, S., Ishitsuka, M., Itow, Y., Kajita, T., Kameda, J., Kaneyuki, K., Kobayashi, K., Kobayashi, Y., Koshio, Y., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Nakayama, S., Obayashi, Y., Okada, A., Okumura, K., ... Inoue, K. (2001). 16N as a calibration source for Super-Kamiokande. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 458(3), 638-649. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(00)00900-1