16 N as a calibration source for Super-Kamiokande

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The decay of 16 N is used to cross check the absolute energy scale calibration for solar neutrinos established by the electron linear accelerator (LINAC). A deuterium-tritium neutron generator was employed to create 16 N via the (n,p) reaction on 16 O in the water of the detector. This technique is isotropic and has different systematic uncertainties than the LINAC. The results from this high-statistics data sample agree with the absolute energy scale of the LINAC to better than 1%. A natural source of 16 N from the capture of μ - on 16 O, which is collected as a background to the solar neutrino analysis, is also discussed.

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  • Blaufuss, E; Guillian, G; Fukuda, Y; Fukuda, S; Ishitsuka, M; Itow, Y; Kajita, T; Kameda, J; Kaneyuki, K; Kobayashi, K; Kobayashi, Y; Koshio, Y; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Nakayama, S; Obayashi, Y; Okada, A; Okumura, K; Sakurai, N; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeuchi, H; Takeuchi, Y; Toshito, T; Totsuka, Y; Yamada, S; Earl, M; Habig, A; Kearns, E; Messier, MD; Scholberg, K; Stone, JL; Sulak, LR; Walter, CW; Goldhaber, M; Barszczak, T; Casper, D; Gajewski, W; Kropp, WR; Mine, S; Price, LR; Smy, M; Sobel, HW; Vagins, MR; Ganezer, KS; Keig, WE; Ellsworth, RW; Tasaka, S; Kibayashi, A; Learned, JG; Matsuno, S; Takemori, D; Hayato, Y; Ishii, T; Kobayashi, T; Nakamura, K; Oyama, Y; Sakai, A; Sakuda, M; Sasaki, O; Echigo, S; Kohama, M; Suzuki, AT; Inagaki, T; Nishikawa, K; Haines, TJ; Kim, BK; Sanford, R; Svoboda, R; Chen, ML; Goodman, JA; Sullivan, GW; Hill, J; Jung, CK; Martens, K; Malek, M; Mauger, C; McGrew, C; Sharkey, E; Viren, B; Yanagisawa, C; Kirisawa, M; Inaba, S; Mitsuda, C; Miyano, K; Okazawa, H; Saji, C; Takahashi, M; Takahata, M; Nagashima, Y; Nitta, K; Takita, M; Yoshida, M; Kim, SB; Etoh, M; Gando, Y; Hasegawa, T; Inoue, K

Published Date

  • February 11, 2001

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Volume / Issue

  • 458 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 638 - 649

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0168-9002(00)00900-1

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  • Scopus