/ General Physics arXiv:0909.2152

Characterization of a Nd-loaded organic liquid scintillator for neutrinoless double beta decay search of Nd-150 with a 10-ton scale detector

Barabanov, I. (Moscow, INR) ; Bezrukov, L. (Moscow, INR) ; Cattadori, C. (INFN, Milan Bicocca) ; Danilov, N. (Moscow, Inst. Chem. Phys.) ; Di Vacri, A. (Gran Sasso) ; Ianni, A. (Gran Sasso) ; Nisi, S. (Gran Sasso) ; Ortica, F. (INFN, Perugia) ; Romani, A. (INFN, Perugia) ; Salvo, C. (Gran Sasso) ; Smirnov, O. (Dubna, JINR) ; Yanovich, E. (Moscow, INR)

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Abstract: Several liters of an organic liquid scintillator (LS) loaded with Nd have been made. We report on performances of this scintillator in terms of optical properties, radiopurity and light yield for a Nd concentration of 6.5 g/l. A possible application to search for the 150Nd neutrinoless double beta decay with a 10-ton scale LS detector is discussed together with further improvements.

Keyword(s): neutrino ; double beta decay ; metal-loaded scintillators

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