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Event Classification in Liquid Scintillator Using PMT Hit Patterns : for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Searches / by Jack Dunger.

Author/Creator:
Dunger, Jack. author., Author,
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
Series:
Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (XVII, 223 pages) : 166 illustrations, 102 illustrations in color.
Subjects:
Particle acceleration.
Signal processing.
Image processing.
Speech processing systems.
Statistics.
Physical measurements.
Measurement.
Local subjects:
Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics. (search)
Signal, Image and Speech Processing. (search)
Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences. (search)
Measurement Science and Instrumentation. (search)
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Summary:
The search for neutrinoless double beta decay is one of the highest priority areas in particle physics today; it could provide insights to the nature of neutrino masses (currently not explained by the Standard Model) as well as how the universe survived its early stages. One promising experimental approach involves the use of large volumes of isotope-loaded liquid scintillator, but new techniques for background identification and suppression must be developed in order to reach the required sensitivity levels and clearly distinguish the signal. The results from this thesis constitute a significant advance in this area, laying the groundwork for several highly effective and novel approaches based on a detailed evaluation of state-of-the-art detector characteristics. This well written thesis includes a particularly clear and comprehensive description of the theoretical motivations as well as impressively demonstrating the effective use of diverse statistical techniques. The professionally constructed signal extraction framework contains clever algorithmic solutions to efficient error propagation in multi-dimensional space. In general, the techniques developed in this work will have a notable impact on the field.
Contents:
Theory
The SNO+ Experiment
Reconstruction
Backgrounds
Pulse Shape Discrimination for Internal Backgrounds
Pulse Shape Discrimination of External Backgrounds
The OXO Signal Extraction Framework
0νββ Extraction
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Slow Scintillator
Conclusions
Appendices.
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SpringerLink (Online service)
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ISBN:
978-3-030-31616-7
9783030316167
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-31616-7 doi
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