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Mass testing of Large-PMT electronics at Kunshan for the JUNO experiment

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Poster Reactor neutrinos Poster


Beatrice Jelmini (Università degli Studi di Padova & INFN Padova)


The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a neutrino medium baseline experiment under construction in southern China, expecting to begin data taking in 2023.
The experiment has been proposed with the main goals of determining the neutrino mass ordering and measuring three oscillation parameters with sub-percent precision.
To reach these goals, JUNO is located about 53$\,$km from two nuclear power plants and will detect electron antineutrinos from reactors through inverse beta decay.
Furthermore, an unprecedented energy resolution of 3$\,$% at 1$\,$MeV is required.
The JUNO detector consists of 20$\,$kt of liquid scintillator contained in a 35.4$\,$m diameter acrylic vessel, which is instrumented with a system of about 18000 20-inch Large-PMTs and 25600 3-inch small-PMTs, with a total photocoverage greater than 75$\,$%.

The front-end electronics for the Large-PMT system consists of a Global Central Unit (GCU), which performs the analog-to-digital conversion of the waveforms a few meters away from the PMT, thus providing a good performance in terms of signal-to-noise ratio.
The mass production of the Large-PMT electronics is currently ongoing in Kunshan, China.
At the production site, several tests are performed to assess the integrity and the performances of the GCUs; the integration with the back-end electronics is also tested.

This contribution will focus on the test protocol that has been developed for the mass testing of the Large-PMT electronics at Kunshan.
Results of the tests will also be presented.

Collaboration JUNO

Primary authors

Beatrice Jelmini (Università degli Studi di Padova & INFN Padova) Vanessa Cerrone Alberto Coppi Andrea Serafini (University of Padua) Riccardo Triozzi Katharina von Sturm (Uni Padova)

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