Direct measurement of topological information for Cherenkov lights using HUNI-ZICOS detector

Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Shigetaka Moriyama, Katsuki Hiraide, Izumi Ogawa, Takahiro Gunji, Ryohei Hayami, Satoru Tsukada, Shunsuke Kurosawa

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The topological information of Cherenkov light emitted from low energy electron was directly measured by HUNI-ZICOS detector. A 1.484 MeV electron with fixed direction to the center of hemispherical surface of the detector was generated by Compton back scattering with 100 degree from 88Y 1.836 MeV gamma. The observed averaged angle of Cherenkov light emitted from this electron was clustered around 40 degree assuming the vertex position to be at the center of truncated icosahedron photomultiplier jig. It was not Cherenkov angle around 47 degree as obtained by old simulation and the vertex to be the center of light yield for hitted photomultiplier. According to the HUNI-ZICOS simulation, the averaged angle of Cherenkov light was also clustered around 40 degree. On the other hands, the simulated averaged angle of scintillation was clustered around 49 degree, which is consistent with the averaged value of angle between the direction to center of hemisphere surface and each photomultiplier from the center of the jig. The obtained hitmap seemed to have same non flat structure as that of simulation due to Cherenkov ring. This is an evidence that Cherenkov lights emitted from 1.484 MeV electron should really have their topology. Therefore, we concluded that we will be able to reduce 208Tl background using the averaged angle for 96Zr neutrinoless double beta decay search.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012116
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 21
Event17th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Aug 262021 Sept 3

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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