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Active Shielding for Future Large-Scale Dark Matter Experiments

Heuermann, Geertje



Abstract (englisch): This work presents two shielding concepts to reduce muon-induced and ambient background sources in future cryogenic dark matter experiments below 1 event/tonne/year: a water Cherenkov detector and a Gd-loaded liquid scintillator. Both veto systems were designed and optimized through GEANT4 Monte Carlo simulations. In this context, an accurate model of the light collection in WCDs was implemented and validated via prototype measurements.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000053007
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-530078
KITopen ID: 1000053007
HGF-Programm 51.03.05; LK 01
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 29.01.2016
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
Schlagworte dark matter, background, neutron, Monte Carlo simulation, GEANT4, water Cherenkov detector, Gd-loaded scintillator, EURECA
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