Andrea P Pocar



research areas
    -  search for neutrino-less double beta decay        
    -  solar neutrino spectroscopy
    -  direct search for particle dark matter (WIMPs)

selected publications

“Characterization of large area APDs for the EXO-200 detector”, EXO collaboration, R. Neilson et al.,     Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 608, 68 (2009)  (arXiv:0906.2499)

“A liquid xenon ionization chamber in an all-fluoropolymer vessel”, EXO collaboration, F. LePort et al., Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 578, 409 (2007)  (arXiv:physics/0611183)

“Systematic study of trace radioactive impurities in candidate construction materials for EXO”,  EXO collaboration,  D. Leonard et al. Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 591, 490 (2008) (arXiv:0709.4524)

“Discovery of underground argon with low level of radioactive 39Ar and possible applications to WIMP dark matter detectors”, D. Acosta-Kane et al. Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 587, 46 (2008)

“Direct Measurement of the 7Be Solar Neutrino Flux with 192 Days of Borexino Data”, Borexino Collaboration, C. Arpesella et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 091302 (2008)  (arXiv:0805.3843)

“Cosmogenic 11C production and sensitivity of organic scintillator detectors to pep and CNO neutrinos”, C. Galbiati, A. Pocar, D. Franco, A. Ianni, L. Cadonati, and S. Schönert,, Phys. Rev. C 71, 055805 (2005)  (arXiv:hep-ph/0411002)

“The nylon scintillator containment vessel for the Borexino solar neutrino experiment”, J. Benziger et al., Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 582, 509 (2007)  (arXiv:physcis/0702162)EXO.htmlBorexino.html

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