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The PROSPECT Experiment



Hans Pieter Mumm


The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, PROSPECT, is designed to both perform a reactor-model independent search for eV-scale sterile neutrino oscillations at meter-long baselines and to make a precise measurement of the antineutrino spectrum from a highly-enriched uranium reactor. To meet these goals, PROSPECT must be realized as a compact detector able to operate with little overburden in a high background environment. As such, PROSPECT also serves as an excellent test case for near- field reactor monitoring. This proceeding briefly describes the design, first data, and characterization of the PROSPECT antineutrino detector from the monitoring perspective.
Proceedings Title
Applied Antineutrino Physics 2018 Proceedings
Conference Dates
October 10-11, 2018
Conference Location
Livermore, CA, US
Conference Title
14th Applied Antineutrino Physics Workshop


Applied antineutrino physics, antineutrinos, reactor monitoring, 235U neutrino spectrum


Mumm, H. (2021), The PROSPECT Experiment, Applied Antineutrino Physics 2018 Proceedings, Livermore, CA, US, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created December 14, 2021, Updated July 27, 2022