Aug 20 – 26, 2023
Natural Science Lecture Center (building-28), Seoul National University, Korea
Asia/Seoul timezone

Combine measurement of θ13 using reactor antineutrino events rates with neutron capture on hydrogen and Gadolinium at RENO

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20m
Natural Science Lecture Center (building-28), Seoul National University, Korea

Natural Science Lecture Center (building-28), Seoul National University, Korea

Natural Science Lecture Center Seoul National University Building-28, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Poster WG1: Neutrino Oscillation Physics

Speaker

Dr Sang Yong KIM (Chonnam National University)

Description

The RENO Collaboration reports a measured value of the smallest neutrino mixing angle ($\theta_{13}$) based on ~2800 days of reactor electron antineutrino events with a delayed signal of neutron capture on hydrogen (H). The neutron captures on H emitting a 2.2 MeV $\gamma$-ray are not easily detected because of high environmental radioactivity below 3.5 MeV, Due to satisfactory purification of liquid scintillator, use of low–radioactivity photomultiplier tube (PMT) glass, and effective selection criteria, it is possible to extract the reactor neutrino signal against the high backgrounds and observe a clear deficit of the reactor neutrino rate. Based on a rate-only analysis, we obtain $\sin^{2}2\theta_{13}$ = 0.082 $\pm$ 0.006(stat) $\pm$ 0.011(syst). This corresponds to a more precisely measured θ13 value of the n-H IBD candidates than the previous measurement from 1500 days of data. With the increased data sample, the statistical error of this measurement is reduced by roughly 40%. Based on improved background uncertainties and additional removal of PMT noise events, the systematic error is reduced by roughly 60%. We also measured the $\sin^{2}2\theta_{13}$ value from the n-H analysis is combined with that from the most recent n-Gd measurement at RENO. A combined result is obtained by a simultaneous fit of the n-H and n-Gd data sets. Correlations between the two analyses are estimated for the uncertainties of detection efficiencies, backgrounds, $\Delta m_{ee}^{2}$, and reactor-related part. The combined result uncertainty is ~7% lower than the n-Gd rate only result. Furthermore, the ratio of $\sin^{2}2\theta_{13}$ between the n-H and n-Gd rate-only analyses is also reported.

Primary author

Dr Sang Yong KIM (Chonnam National University)

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