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Internal Backgrounds in the Water Phase of SNO+


  • Mr. Ian LAM

Primary authors

Authorship annotation

for the SNO+ collaboration

Session and Location

Monday Session, Poster Wall #46 (Auditorium Gallery Right)

Abstract content

SNO+ is a neutrinoless double-beta decay ($0\nu\beta\beta$) search experiment using 780 tonnes of tellurium-loaded liquid scintillator. The experiment is currently collecting data in the first of three planned phases, in which the detector is filled with ultrapure water. During this phase, the cleanliness of the water can be assayed using in situ measurements of $^{214}$Bi and $^{208}$Tl (daughter nuclei of $^{238}$U and $^{232}$Th, respectively). These results will both inform preparation for scintillator fill and support water phase physics analyses like the search for invisible nucleon decay modes. Preliminary results will be presented.

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