The antineutrino detectors in the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment are liquid scintillator detectors designed to detect low energy particles from antineutrino interactions with high efficiency and low backgrounds. Since the antineutrino detector will be installed in a water Cherenkov cosmic ray veto detector and will run for 3 to 5 years, ensuring water tightness is critical to the successful operation of the antineutrino detectors. We choose a special method to seal the detector. Three leak checking methods have been employed to ensure the seal quality. This paper will describe the sealing method and leak testing results.
arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and DetectorsHigh Energy Physics::ExperimentPhysics::Geophysics
free text keywords: Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, High Energy Physics - Experiment, Nuclear Experiment, General Engineering, General Materials Science, Cherenkov radiation, Leakage (electronics), Scintillator, Electron, Nuclear physics, Daya bay, Physics, Leakage test, Detector, Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment