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Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors

Abstract : We have constructed a GEANT4-based detailed software model of photon transport in plastic scintillator blocks and have used it to study the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO calorimeters employed in experiments designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. We compare our simulations to measurements using conversion electrons from a calibration source of ^207Bi and show that the agreement is improved if wavelength-dependent properties of the calorimeter are taken into account. In this article, we briefly describe our modeling approach and results of our studies.
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J. Argyriades, R. Arnold, C. Augier, J. Baker, A.S. Barabash, et al.. Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Elsevier, 2011, 625, pp.20-28. ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2010.09.027⟩. ⟨in2p3-00531392⟩



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