Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Michael Heffner

Executive Summary

We will explore detection schemes and a novel xenon production technique for use in next-generation experiments to uncover the underlying physics behind rare and subtle neutrino interactions. This research will have applications in nuclear reactor monitoring projects, forensics detection technology, and cross-section measurements relevant to national goals to reduce global nuclear security threats.

Publications and Presentations

J. Brodsky, et al. 2018. "Study of Silicon Photomultiplier Performance in External Electric Fields." Journal of Instrumentation. LLNL-JRNL-759457.

——— . 2018. "Imaging individual Ba atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO." Nature. LLNL-JRNL-759458.

——— . 2018. "VUV-sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers for Xenon Scintillation Light Detection in nEXO." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. LLNL-JRNL-759459.

——— . 2018. "Characterization of an Ionization Readout Tile for nEXO." Journal of Instrumentation. LLNL-JRNL-759460.