22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

The Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment

24 Jul 2010, 11:00
Salle 251 ()

Salle 251

Parallel Session Talk 07 - Neutrinos 07 - Neutrinos


Dr Masaki Ishitsuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)


Double Chooz is a reactor neutrino oscillation experiment which aims at the discovery of the last neutrino mixing angle, theta_{13}. The expected sensitivity to sin^2(2theta_{13}) reaches 0.03 (90% C.L.) which is approximately a factor 5 better than the current limit. Double Chooz will use two identical detectors with different baselines to suppress the systematic uncertainties down to 1% or better. The far detector is currently (as of May 2010) under construction and the detector commissioning is expected shortly. An overview of the Double Chooz experiment including the status of the detector construction will be presented.

Primary author

Dr Masaki Ishitsuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

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