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A Detector to Track Antineutrinos

B. R. Safdi and B. Suerfu, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015) Slicing and dicing. In a proposed detector design, an antineutrino (green track) triggers inverse beta decay in a target layer, creating a neutron (yellow) and a positron (purple) that generate signals in adjacent capture layers. Connecting the dots makes it possible to deduce the antineutrino’s trajectory.

B. R. Safdi and B. Suerfu, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015)
Slicing and dicing. In a proposed detector design, an antineutrino (green track) triggers inverse beta decay in a target layer, creating a neutron (yellow) and a positron (purple) that generate signals in adjacent capture layers. Connecting the dots makes it possible to deduce the antineutrino’s trajectory.

A proposed detector for low-energy antineutrinos would reveal the particles’ trajectories, potentially allowing more detailed studies of Earth’s radioactivity and of nuclear reactors….
… Read more at http://physics.aps.org/articles/v8/15

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