The Korean Physical Society 06130 22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 610 Representation : Tae Won NOH TEL: 02-556-4737 FAX: 02-554-1643 E-mail : Copyright(C) KPS, All rights reserved.
30 May 2022 to 4 June 2022
Virtual Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

Cosmogenic Muon Induced Backgrounds in the Water and Scintillator Phases of SNO+

Not scheduled
Virtual Seoul

Virtual Seoul

Poster Solar neutrinos Poster


Lorna Nolan (Queen Mary University of London)


The SNO+ detector is a multipurpose neutrino detector based at SNOLAB in the Creighton mine in Ontario, Canada. Due to the 6010m.w.e overburden at SNOLAB, SNO+ experiences an average of 3 high energy cosmogenic muons per hour passing through the 6m radius Acrylic Vessel. These muons can create spallation neutrons and long lived unstable isotopes that can present a background to the experiment’s solar neutrino searches. This poster will present the current status and future plans of tagging these muons, spallation neutrons, and long lived isotopes across both the current scintillator phase and the previous water phase of SNO+.

Collaboration SNO+

Primary authors

Lorna Nolan (Queen Mary University of London) Ms Katharine Dixon (KCL) Jeanne Wilson (KCL)

Presentation Materials

There are no materials yet.