Yields and production rates of cosmogenic Li-9 and He-8 measured with the Double Chooz near and far detectors

dc.contributor.authorde Kerret, H.en
dc.contributor.authorAbrahao, T.en
dc.contributor.authorAlmazan, H.en
dc.contributor.authordos Anjos, J. C.en
dc.contributor.authorAppel, S.en
dc.contributor.authorBarriere, J. C.en
dc.contributor.authorBekman, I.en
dc.contributor.authorBezerra, T. J. C.en
dc.contributor.authorBezrukhov, Leonid B.en
dc.contributor.authorBlucher, E.en
dc.contributor.authorBrugiere, T.en
dc.contributor.authorBuck, C.en
dc.contributor.authorBusenitz, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCabrera, A.en
dc.contributor.authorCerrada, M.en
dc.contributor.authorChauveau, E.en
dc.contributor.authorChimenti, P.en
dc.contributor.authorCorpace, O.en
dc.contributor.authorDawson, J. V.en
dc.contributor.authorDjurcic, Zelimiren
dc.contributor.authorEtenko, A.en
dc.contributor.authorFranco, D.en
dc.contributor.authorFuruta, H.en
dc.contributor.authorGil-Botella, I.en
dc.contributor.authorGivaudan, A.en
dc.contributor.authorGomez, H.en
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez, L. F. G.en
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, M. C.en
dc.contributor.authorHara, T.en
dc.contributor.authorHaser, J.en
dc.contributor.authorHellwig, D.en
dc.contributor.authorHourlier, A.en
dc.contributor.authorIshitsuka, M.en
dc.contributor.authorJochum, J.en
dc.contributor.authorJollet, C.en
dc.contributor.authorKale, K.en
dc.contributor.authorKaneda, M.en
dc.contributor.authorKarakac, M.en
dc.contributor.authorKawasaki, T.en
dc.contributor.authorKemp, E.en
dc.contributor.authorKryn, D.en
dc.contributor.authorKuze, M.en
dc.contributor.authorLachenmaier, Tobiasen
dc.contributor.authorLane, C. E.en
dc.contributor.authorLasserre, T.en
dc.contributor.authorLastoria, C.en
dc.contributor.authorLhuillier, D.en
dc.contributor.authorLima, H. P., Jr.en
dc.contributor.authorLindner, M.en
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Castano, J. M.en
dc.contributor.authorLoSecco, J. M.en
dc.contributor.authorLubsandorzhiev, B. K.en
dc.contributor.authorMaeda, J.en
dc.contributor.authorMariani, Camilloen
dc.contributor.authorMaricic, Jelenaen
dc.contributor.authorMartino, J.en
dc.contributor.authorMatsubara, T.en
dc.contributor.authorMention, G.en
dc.contributor.authorMeregaglia, A.en
dc.contributor.authorMiletic, T.en
dc.contributor.authorMilincic, R.en
dc.contributor.authorNavas-Nicolás, D.en
dc.contributor.authorNovella, P.en
dc.contributor.authorNunokawa, H.en
dc.contributor.authorOberauer, L.en
dc.contributor.authorObolensky, M.en
dc.contributor.authorOnillon, A.en
dc.contributor.authorOralbaev, A.en
dc.contributor.authorPalomares, C.en
dc.contributor.authorPepe, I. M.en
dc.contributor.authorPronost, G.en
dc.contributor.authorReichenbacher, J.en
dc.contributor.authorReinhold, B.en
dc.contributor.authorSettimo, M.en
dc.contributor.authorSchoenert, S.en
dc.contributor.authorSchoppmann, S.en
dc.contributor.authorScola, L.en
dc.contributor.authorSharankova, R.en
dc.contributor.authorSibille, V.en
dc.contributor.authorSinev, V.en
dc.contributor.authorSkorokhvatov, Mikhail D.en
dc.contributor.authorSoldin, P.en
dc.contributor.authorStahl, A.en
dc.contributor.authorStancu, Ionen
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Lee F. F.en
dc.contributor.authorSuekane, F.en
dc.contributor.authorSukhotin, S.en
dc.contributor.authorSumiyoshi, T.en
dc.contributor.authorSun, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorTonazzo, A.en
dc.contributor.authorVeyssiere, C.en
dc.contributor.authorViaud, B.en
dc.contributor.authorVivier, M.en
dc.contributor.authorWagner, S.en
dc.contributor.authorWiebusch, C.en
dc.contributor.authorWurm, M.en
dc.contributor.authorYang, G.en
dc.contributor.authorYermia, F.en
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Neutrino Physicsen
dc.description.abstractThe yields and production rates of the radioisotopes Li-9 and He-8 created by cosmic muon spallation on C-12, have been measured by the two detectors of the Double Chooz experiment. The identical detectors are located at separate sites and depths, which means that they are subject to different muon spectra. The near (far) detector has an overburden of approximate to 120 m.w.e. (approximate to 300 m.w.e.) corresponding to a mean muon energy of 32.1 +/- 2.0 GeV (63.7 +/- 5.5 GeV). Comparing the data to a detailed simulation of the Li-9 and He-8 decays, the contribution of the He-8 radioisotope at both detectors is found to be compatible with zero. The observed Li-9 yields in the near and far detectors are 5.51 +/- 0.51 and 7.90 +/- 0.51, respectively, in units of 10(-8-1)g(-1)cm(2). The shallow overburdens of the near and far detectors give a unique insight when combined with measurements by KamLAND and Borexino to give the first multi-experiment, data driven relationship between the Li-9 yield and the mean muon energy according to the power law and Y-0 = (0.43 +/- 0.11) x 10(-8-1)g(-1)cm(2). This relationship gives future liquid scintillator based experiments the ability to predict their cosmogenic Li-9 background rates.en
dc.description.notesWe thank the French electricity company EDF; the European fund FEDER; the Region de Champagne Ardenne; the Departement des Ardennes; and the Communaute de Communes Ardenne Rives de Meuse. We acknowledge the support of the CEA, CNRS/IN2P3, the computer centre CC-IN2P3, and LabEx UnivEarthS in France; the Max Planck Gesellschaft, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TR27, the excellence cluster "Origin and Structure of the Universe", and the Maier-Leibnitz-Laboratorium Garching in Germany; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in Japan; the Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad (SEIDI-MINECO) under grants FPA2016-77347-C2-1-P and MdM-2015-0509 in Spain; the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy in the United States; the Russian Academy of Science, the Kurchatov Institute, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in Russia; the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP), the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq), the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and the Brazilian Network for High Energy Physics (RE-NAFAE) in Brazil.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean fund FEDERen
dc.description.sponsorshipCEA in Franceen
dc.description.sponsorshipCNRS/IN2P3 in Franceen
dc.description.sponsorshipcomputer centre CC-IN2P3 in Franceen
dc.description.sponsorshipLabEx UnivEarthS in Franceen
dc.description.sponsorshipMax Planck Gesellschaft in Germanyen
dc.description.sponsorshipDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG in Germanyen
dc.description.sponsorshipTransregional Collaborative Research Center TR27 in Germanyen
dc.description.sponsorshipexcellence cluster "Origin and Structure of the Universe" in Germanyen
dc.description.sponsorshipMaier-Leibnitz-Laboratorium Garching in Germanyen
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) in Japanen
dc.description.sponsorshipJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in Japanen
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad (SEIDI-MINECO) in Spain [FPA2016-77347-C2-1-P, MdM-2015-0509]en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Energy in the United Statesen
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation in the United Statesen
dc.description.sponsorshipRussian Academy of Science in Russiaen
dc.description.sponsorshipKurchatov Institute in Russiaen
dc.description.sponsorshipRussian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in Russiaen
dc.description.sponsorshipBrazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) in Brazilen
dc.description.sponsorshipFinanciadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP) in Brazilen
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq) in Brazilen
dc.description.sponsorshipSao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazilen
dc.description.sponsorshipBrazilian Network for High Energy Physics (RE-NAFAE) in Brazilen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.subjectNeutrino Detectors and Telescopes (experiments)en
dc.titleYields and production rates of cosmogenic Li-9 and He-8 measured with the Double Chooz near and far detectorsen
dc.title.serialJournal of High Energy Physicsen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
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