XXth International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
A.Hamer for the SNO Collaboration
Calibration of the SNO Detector
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is a heavy water (D2O)
Cherenkov detector designed to detect 8B solar neutrinos. This is done
via the charged-current, neutral-current, and neutrino-electron
elastic scattering interactions with the target D2O. Success of the
experiment necessitates an extensive calibration programme for
characterizing and testing the SNO detector's response to Cherenkov
light producing particles as well as backgrounds. This has required
the development of a variety of specialized calibration devices which
includes sources of isotropic light, gamma-rays, neutrons,and
beta-particles. A detailed description of these devices along with
their application in the SNO experiment will be given.
"The 16N Calibration for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory,"
NIMA, vol 481/1-3 pp 259-271.
"The 8Li calibration Source for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory",
NIM, to be published
"Measurement of the rate of nu_e + d --> p + p + e^- interactions
produced by 8B solar neutrinos at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory,"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 071301