|Titolo:||An active electron polarized scintillating GSO target for neutrino physics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Abstract:||The feasibility of an electron-polarized, active target to be used as detector in neutrino scattering experiments, suggested by several theoretical papers, has been investigated. We report on the properties of the paramagnetic crystal Gd 2SiO 5 (GSO), in which 7.7% of the total number of electrons present can be polarized by lowering the temperature and applying an intense external magnetic field.The material magnetic susceptibility has been measured down to cryogenic temperatures showing that for H=5. T and T=4. K about 80% of the maximum allowed magnetization can be attained. Also the spectral and time response of the crystal have been characterized and the scintillation process has been studied using a photomultiplier to measure the response to gamma rays irradiation and cosmic rays operating the GSO crystal at 13.5. K. An avalanche photodiode (APD) readout of the scintillation signal from the GSO crystal has also been performed, since the magnetic field-independent response of this device allows it to be placed close to the crystal in the cryogenic environment.|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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