Feb 18 – 26, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Recent achievements in the hybrid detector development program for THEIA

Feb 24, 2021, 12:05 PM
Room 1 (https://unipd.link/NeuTel-ParallelRoom1)

Room 1


Parallel Flash talk Neutrino Masses and Mixings Data Science and Detector R&D


Tanner Kaptanoglu


New developments in liquid scintillators, high-efficiency, sub-nanosecond photon sensors, and chromatic photon sorting have opened up the possibility to realize large-scale neutrino detectors that can discriminate between Cherenkov and scintillation signals. A hybrid detector could exploit the two distinct signals to reconstruct particle direction and species using Cherenkov light while also having the excellent energy resolution and low threshold of a scintillator detector. Situated in a deep underground laboratory, and utilizing new techniques in computing and reconstruction techniques, a hybrid detector could achieve unprecedented levels of background rejection, thus enabling a rich physics program in long-baseline neutrino oscillations and the observation of astrophysical neutrinos.

This talk describes Theia, a detector design that incorporates these new technologies in a practical and affordable way. Moreover, it highlights the most recent achievements in the development of suitable scintillation materials and novel photo sensors.

Collaboration name THEIA Proto-Collaboration

Primary author

Dr Hans Theodor Josef Steiger (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+)

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