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dc.contributor.authorOlson, Sarah
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-29T20:22:49Z
dc.date.available2018-05-29T20:22:49Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24251
dc.description.abstractPICO500 is an upcoming dark matter experiment searching for Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter. The experiment is a 500L bubble chamber and is currently in the design phase. This thesis presents simulations of neutron backgrounds which will be incident on the PICO500 detector, the results of which indicate that the rate of single-bubble events caused by backgrounds will be <1.67 events/year in the case of internal backgrounds, and <2.18 events/year in the case of external backgrounds, assuming a muon veto efficiency of 80%. Also presented is a new piece of simulation code which allows for the consistent simulation of muon-induced-neutrons using Geant4 and an analysis of the efficiency of the simulated muon veto.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.subjectExperimental Physicsen_US
dc.subjectAstroparticle Physicsen_US
dc.subjectDark Matteren_US
dc.subjectPICOen_US
dc.subjectGeant4en_US
dc.subjectPICO500en_US
dc.subjectMuon-Induced-Neutronsen_US
dc.titleSimulations of the Muon Veto and Background Expectations for the PICO500 Dark Matter Experimenten_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorNoble, Tony
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics, Engineering Physics and Astronomyen_US


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