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BOLEYN: A technology testbed at the Boulby Underground Laboratory

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Poster New neutrino technologies Poster


The Boulby Observatory LEC Experiment Yielding Neutrinos (BOLEYN) is a 30 tonne neutrino detector to be sited at the STFC Boulby Underground Laboratory in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. BOLEYN will act as a testbed for emerging neutrino detection technologies. These include next-generation photosensor options, such as Large Area Picosecond Photo-Detectors (LAPPDs) and wavelength shifting plates instrumented with SiPM strips along the edge(s). BOLEYN will also have the capability to deploy a variety of novel fill materials, including gadolinium-loaded water-based liquid scintillator, slow scintillator, and "LiquidO" opaque scintillator. The uniquely low levels of radon background at the Boulby Underground Laboratory make it an ideal location for BOLEYN; construction is expected to be completed next year (2023). This poster will give an overview of the BOLEYN detector, including the construction timetable and plans for its initial measurements.

Collaboration The BOLEYN Collaboration

Primary author

Matthew Malek (The University of Sheffield)

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