4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Development of PROSPECT detectors for precision antineutrino studies

5 Aug 2015, 17:00
20m
Hussey (Michigan League)

Hussey

Michigan League

Neutrino Experiment Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Ms Danielle Norcini (Yale University)

Description

PROSPECT, the Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, will use two segmented detectors positioned 7-20m from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to measure the antineutrino spectrum of uranium-235 and perform a search for eV-scale sterile neutrinos. PROSPECT has developed Li-loaded liquid scintillator detectors for efficient identification of reactor antineutrinos and performed background studies near the HFIR. Multiple detectors have been built and characterized to understand the optical performance of the scintillator and pulse shape discrimination capabilities for enhanced background rejection. The results from this R&D effort will be discussed, in the context of the design and physics potential of PROSPECT.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Ms Danielle Norcini (Yale University)

Presentation Materials