Oct 24 – 29, 2022
Hoam Faculty House at Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA
Asia/Seoul timezone

Measurement of Reactor Antineutrino Spectra from U(235) and Pu(239) Fission at RENO

Oct 26, 2022, 4:00 PM
5m
Convention Center (Hoam Faculty House at Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA)

Convention Center

Hoam Faculty House at Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA

Seoul National University Hoam Faculty House 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul, Korea

Speaker

Dojin Kim

Description

We report the measured reactor antineutrino spectra from the fission of $^{235}$U and $^{239}$Pu using 2,500 days of RENO near detector data. The change of fission fraction and thus reactor neutrino yield during a fuel cycle can be used to separate $^{235}$U and $^{239}$Pu contributions to the observed yields. The antineutrino spectra from the $^{235}$U and $^{239}$Pu fission are obtained from unfolding the detector effect of separated prompt spectra. The IBD (Inverse beta decay) yields from the $^{235}$U and $^{239}$Pu fission are measured as 6.11 ±0.14 cm$^{2}$ per fission and 4.35 ±0.21 cm$^{2}$ per fission, corresponding to deficits of (9.4 ±2.1)% and (1.0 ±4.7)% with respect to the prediction by Huber, respectively.
The deficit of the $^{235}$U fission is alleviated in comparison with the Kurchatov Institute(KI) conversion model and the Estienne-Fallot (EF) summation model. The prompt (antineutrino) spectrum from $^{235}$U fission shows a 5 MeV (6 MeV) excess of prompt (neutrino) energy with 3.9σ significance while such a clear excess is not seen in the $^{239}$Pu spectrum.

Primary authors

Seok-Gyeong Yoon (Seoul National University) Dojin Kim

Presentation materials