Low Radioactivity Techniques Workshop - LRT2013

from Wednesday, 10 April 2013 (08:50) to Friday, 12 April 2013 (18:00)
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (E. Fermi auditorium)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
10 Apr 2013
11 Apr 2013
12 Apr 2013
AM
08:50 --- Workshop registration ---
09:20
Official Workshop opening and welcome (until 09:30) (E. Fermi auditorium)
09:30
Session 1: Overview of global radioactivity measurement facilities -Dr Fedor Danevich (Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, Ukraine) (until 09:55) (E. Fermi auditorium)
09:30 Review of underground facilities worldwide - Dr Tony Noble (Queen's University and SNOLAB)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:55
Session 2 - Screening facilities and low background detectors -Dr Vitaly Kudryavtsev (University of Sheffield) (until 11:00) (E. Fermi auditorium)
09:55 Overview of the screening activities with HPGe detectors - Matthias Laubenstein (INFN - LNGS)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:20 GIOVE, a new low-background Ge-spectrometer at MPI-K - Dr Gerd Heusser (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:40 A Fast Neutron Spectrometer for Underground Science - Thomas Langford (University of Maryland)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
11:00 --- Coffee break ---
11:30
Session 2 - Screening facilities and low background detectors -Dr Vitaly Kudryavtsev (University of Sheffield) (until 12:10) (E. Fermi auditorium)
11:30 Low Background Counting Techniques At SNOLAB - Dr Ian Lawson (SNOLAB)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
11:50 Low Background Counting at the LBNL Low Background Facility - Keenan Thomas (UC Berkeley- Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, LBNL - NSD)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:00
Address by the LNGS Director (until 09:05) (E. Fermi auditorium)
09:05
Session 5: Purification/control techniques from radioactive noble gases -Dr Gerd Heusser (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik) (until 10:50) (E. Fermi auditorium)
09:05 Radon assay and purification techniques - Dr Hardy Simgen (MPIK - Heidelberg)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:30 Krypton in XENON - Mr Sebastian Lindemann (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:50 Measurement and reduction of low-level radon background in the KATRIN experiment - Florian Fraenkle (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:10 Radon adsorption in nanoporous carbon materials - Prof. Jose Busto (CPPM / SuperNEMO Collaboration)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:30 Construction and measurements of a vacuum-swing-adsorption radon mitigation system - Prof. Richard Schnee (Syracuse University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:50 --- Coffee break ---
11:20
Session 6: Cosmogenic activation and low background techniques in experiments - Matthias Laubenstein (LNGS) (until 13:30) (E. Fermi auditorium)
11:20 Cosmogenic activation - Dr SUSANA CEBRIAN (UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
11:45 The COUPP detector and the acoustic alpha background discrimination technique. - Dr Manuel Bou-Cabo (UPV)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:05 Background suppression in the EDELWEISS-III experiment - Dr Xavier-François NAVICK (CEA de Saclay)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:25 Low-background tracker development for the SuperNEMO experiment - Mr James Mott (UCL)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:45 Background characterization for the GERDA experiment - Mrs Neslihan Becerici-Schmidt (MSc. Physics)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
13:05 The Ultra Pure Titanium for the low background experiments. - Dr Alexander Chepurnov (Moscow State University) Dr Yury Suvorov (Ucla & INFN - LNGS)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:00
Session 7: Low background purification and growth techniques for liquids and solids -Prof. Priscilla Cushman (University) (until 11:15) (E. Fermi auditorium)
09:00 Crystal scintillators for low background measurements - Maria Antonella Incicchitti (INFN Roma)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:25 Purification of liquid scintillators - Prof. Frank Calaprice (Princeton University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
09:50 Purification of KamLAND-Zen liquid scintillator - Dr Haruo Ikeda (Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:15 Development of radiopure cadmium tungstate crystal scintillators from enriched 106Cd and 116Cd to search for double beta decay - Dr Fedor Danevich (Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, Ukraine)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:35 Short-lived Rn-222 daughters in cryogenic liquids - Mr Krzysztof Pelczar (Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
10:55 Water Purification in Borexino - Marco Giulio Giammarchi (MI)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
11:15 --- Coffee break ---
11:45
Session 8: Background studies, models, and simulations -Prof. Frank Calaprice (Princeton University) (until 13:10) (E. Fermi auditorium)
11:45 Review of Monte Carlo simulations and muon-induced neutrons - Marco Selvi (INFN Bologna)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:10 Measurement and simulation of the muon-induced neutron yield in lead - Ms Lea Reichhart (University of Edinburgh)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:30 Background Considerations for SuperCDMS - Dr Jodi Cooley (SMU)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:50 A Comprehensive Comparison for Simulations of Cosmic Ray Muons Underground - Dr Anthony Villano (University of Minnesota)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
PM
12:10
Session 3 - Low background counting techniques -Dr Richard Ford (SNOLAB) (until 13:30) (E. Fermi auditorium)
12:10 Radiopurity control in the NEXT-100 double beta decay experiment - Dr SUSANA CEBRIAN (UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:30 The Prototype BetaCage: A prototype time-projection chamber material screener for radioisotope surface contamination - Dr Robert Nelson (Caltech)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
12:50 Pattern recognition techniques to reduce backgrounds in the search for the 136Xe double beta decay with gaseous TPCs - Dr Francisco Jose Iguaz Gutierrez (University of Zaragoza)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
13:10 GERDA Phase II detectors: behind the production and characterisation at low background conditions - Werner Maneschg (Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
13:30 --- Lunch break ---
15:00
Session 3 - Low background counting techniques -Dr Richard Ford (SNOLAB) (until 16:00) (E. Fermi auditorium)
15:00 Evaluation of Ultra-Low Background Materials for U and Th using ICP-MS - Eric Hoppe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:20 ICP MS measurement of natural radioactivity at LNGS - Stefano Nisi (INFN - LNGS)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:40 Low-level measuring techniques for neutrons: high accuracy neutron source strength determination and fluence rate measurement at an underground laboratory - Andreas Zimbal (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB))   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
16:00
Session 4 - Fabrication methods and surface contamination control - Lino Miramonti (MI) (until 16:45) (E. Fermi auditorium)
16:00 Overview of wash-off, leaching and surface cleaning techniques - Dr Oleg Chkvorets (Laurentian University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
16:25 Radon induced surface contaminations in low background experiments - Dr Luca Maria Pattavina (Milano Bicocca University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
16:45 --- Coffee break ---
17:15
Session 4 - Fabrication methods and surface contamination control - Lino Miramonti (MI) (until 18:15) (E. Fermi auditorium)
17:15 Low background techniques from XMASS - Dr Hiroshi Ogawa (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research University of Tokyo)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
17:35 Control of Radon-Induced Contamination in the DEAP-3600 Acrylic Vessel - Dr Chris Jillings (SNOLAB/Laurentian University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
17:55 BiPo: A dedicated radiopurity detector for the SuperNEMO experiment - Dr HECTOR GOMEZ (Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire (LAL-Orsay))   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
18:15
Session 1: Overview of global radioactivity measurement facilities -Dr Fedor Danevich (Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, Ukraine) (until 18:55) (E. Fermi auditorium)
18:15 AARM: Integrative Infrastructure for Low Background Techniques - Prof. Priscilla Cushman (University of Minnesota)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
18:35 A Community Material Assay Database - Dr James Loach (Shanghai Jiaotong University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
13:30 --- Lunch break ---
15:00
Poster session (until 16:20) (E. Fermi auditorium)
15:00 A Micromegas detector for 222Rn emanations measurements - Mr Juan Antonio Garcia Pascual (Universidad de Zaragoza)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Acoustic studies for alpha background rejection in dark matter bubble chambers detectors - Dr Manuel Bou-Cabo (UPV)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Background studies for NaI(Tl) detectors in the ANAIS dark matter project - Dr SUSANA CEBRIAN (UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Calibration of an Ultra-Low-Background Proportional Counter for Measuring Ar-37 - Dr Allen Seifert (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Demonstration and Details of the Community Material Assay Database - Dr Jodi Cooley (Southern Methodist University) Dr James Loach (LBNL/Majorana)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 GAMMA3 : A GAMMA/ELECTRON SPECTROMETRY SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL FISSION PRODUCTS TRACES - Dr GUILHEM DOUYSSET (CEA)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 HEROICA: a fast screening facility for the characterization of germanium detectors - Dr Erica Andreotti (Universitat Tubingen)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Initial Characterization of Unequal-Length, Low-Background Proportional Counters for Absolute Gas-Counting Applications - Emily Mace (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Low background HPGe spectrometer in investigations of 2β decay - Ms Ekaterina Rukhadze (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics CTU, Prague)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Low background techniques in SuperNEMO - Mr Frédéric Perrot (CENBG)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Low-Background Gamma-Ray Spectrometry in the Garching Underground Laboratory - Moritz v. Sivers (Technische Universität München) Dr Martin Hofmann (TU Munich)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Measurement and modeling of muon-induced neutrons in LSM in application for direct Dark Matter searches - Dr Valentin Kozlov (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Measurement of the neutron yield induced by muons in liquid scintillator and iron at LNGS with the LVD experiment - Rino Persiani (BO)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Measurement of very low Rn activities and Rn diffusion in thin foils. Apparatus for measurement of Rn emanation - Mr Fadahat Mamedov (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Measurements of Cosmic Ray Correlated Events at the Soudan Underground Laboratory - Dr Anthony Villano (University of Minnesota)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
15:00 Modeling surface alpha backgrounds from radon progeny plate-out - Vincente Guiseppe (University of South Dakota)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 New setup for low Radon emanation rate measurements - Benjamin Soulé (Centre d'études nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG))   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Pixel detectors in double beta decay experiments, a new approach for background reduction - Mr Joshy Mjose (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
15:00 Positronium discrimination in liquid scintillators - Dr Stefano Perasso (APC)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Purification of lanthanides for double beta decay experiments - Dr Oksana Polishchuk (ROMA1; Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, Ukraine)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Radiopurity measurement of acrylic for DEAP-3600 - Ms Corina Nantais (Queen's University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Removal of long-lived 222Rn daughters by electropolishing thin layers of stainless steel - Prof. Richard Schnee (Syracuse University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 Screening Materials with the XIA UltraLo Alpha Particle Counter at Southern Methodist University - Mayisha Nakib (SMU)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Slides
15:00 Simulation of low-level tritium and radon background in the KATRIN main spectrometer - Mr Benjamin Leiber (Institute for Nuclear Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
15:00 The BetaCage, an Ultra-sensitive Screener for Surface Contamination - Dr Raymond Bunker (Syracuse University)   (E. Fermi auditorium)
Poster
16:20 --- Visit to the underground laboratory ---
13:10 Discussion about LRT2015   (E. Fermi auditorium)
13:25
Workshop close-out (until 13:30) (E. Fermi auditorium)
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