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Multiple Detectors for a Short-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Search Near Reactors

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Author(s)

Hans Pieter Mumm, Karsten Heeger

Abstract

Reactor antineutrino experiments have the ability to search for neutrino oscillations independent of reactor flux predictions using a relative measurement of the neutrino flux and spectrum across a range of baselines. The range of accessible oscillation parameters are determined by the baselines of the detector arrangement. We examine the sensitivity of short-baseline experiments with more than one detector and discuss the optimization of a second, far detector. The extended reach in baselines of a 2-detector experiment will improve sensitivity to short-baseline neutrino oscillations while also increasing the ability to distinguish between 3+1 mixing and other non-standard models.
Citation
Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)

Keywords

neutrino, sterile, oscillation

Citation

, H. and Heeger, K. (2013), Multiple Detectors for a Short-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Search Near Reactors, Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=914532 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created July 10, 2013, Updated April 21, 2021