8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Simulation of Reactors for Antineutrino Experiments Using DRAGON

12 Aug 2011, 11:10
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr Lindley Winslow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


From the discovery of the neutrino to the precision neutrino oscillation measurements in KamLAND, nuclear reactors have proven to be an important source of antineutrinos. As their power and our knowledge of neutrino physics has increased, more sensitive measurements have become possible. The next generation of reactor antineutrino experiments require more detailed simulation of the reactor core. Many of the reactor simulation codes are proprietary which makes detailed studies difficult. Here we present the results of the open source DRAGON code and compare it to other industry standards for reactor modeling. We use published data from the Takahama reactor to determine the quality of the simulations. The propagation of the uncertainty to the antineutrino flux is also discussed.

Primary author

Dr Lindley Winslow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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