3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with the PROSPECT Detector

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

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Karin Gilje (Illinois Institute of Technology)


PROSPECT, the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, is a phased experiment at the High Flux Isotope Reactor in Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Phase I will consist of a movable 3-ton Li-6 loaded liquid scintillator detector with a baseline coverage from 7 to 12 meters from the reactor core. A larger, second detector during Phase II extends the baseline range to 19 meters. One of the main physics goals of the experiment is to measure electron anti-neutrino disappearance from the highly enriched uranium core in order to search for sterile neutrinos. This poster describes the predicted sensitivity and discovery potential of the experiment to eV-scale sterile neutrinos using a spectrum-based oscillation analysis.

Primary author

Karin Gilje (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Presentation materials