3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Precision Measurement of the Reactor Antineutrino Spectrum with PROSPECT

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Xianyi Zhang (Illinois Institute of Technology)


PROSPECT, the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, is a multiphase short baseline reactor antineutrino experiment that aims to probe eV-scale sterile neutrinos and precisely measure the antineutrino spectrum generated from a Highly Enriched U-235 (HEU) reactor. In Phase-I, a 3-ton movable optically segmented Li-6 loaded liquid scintillator detector will be deployed at the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory at baselines ranging from 7-12m. With an energy resolution of < 4.5% at 1 MeV and a daily interaction rate of about 700 antineutrinos/day PROSPECT will make the highest precision measurement of an HEU reactor spectrum. In this poster, we describe PROSPECT's spectral measurement and its ability to shed light on the recently observed spectral discrepancies observed in the θ13 experiments.

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Xianyi Zhang (Illinois Institute of Technology)

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