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Reactor Neutrino Experiments  

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Precisely measuring $\\theta_{13}$ is one of the highest priority in neutrino oscillation study. Reactor experiments can cleanly determine $\\theta_{13}$. Past reactor neutrino experiments are reviewed and status of next precision $\\theta_{13}$ experiments are presented. Daya Bay is designed to measure $\\sin^22\\theta_{13}$ to better than 0.01 and Double Chooz and RENO are designed to measure it to 0.02-0.03. All are heading to full operation in 2010. Recent improvements in neutrino moment measurement are also briefed.

Jun Cao

2007-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor-based Neutrino Oscillation Experiments  

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The status of neutrino oscillation searches employing nuclear reactors as sources is reviewed. This technique, a direct continuation of the experiments that proved the existence of neutrinos, is today an essential tool in investigating the indications of oscillations found in studying neutrinos produced in the sun and in the earth's atmosphere. The low-energy of the reactor \

Carlo Bemporad; Giorgio Gratta; Petr Vogel

2001-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiment  

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Status of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino OscillationCheng-Ju Lin The Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment [1] isneutrinos from the nuclear reactors at different baselines.

Lin, Cheng-Ju Stephen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Oscillation Experiments at Nuclear Reactors  

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In this paper I give an overview of the status of neutrino oscillation experiments performed using nuclear reactors as sources of neutrinos. I review the present generation of experiments (Chooz and Palo Verde) with baselines of about 1 km as well as the next generation that will search for oscillations with a baseline of about 100 km. While the present detectors provide essential input towards the understanding of the atmospheric neutrino anomaly, in the future, the KamLAND reactor experiment represents our best opportunity to study very small mass neutrino mixing in laboratory conditions. In addition KamLAND with its very large fiducial mass and low energy threshold, will also be sensitive to a broad range of different physics.

Giorgio Gratta

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino properties from reactor and accelerator experiments  

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In this talk, I discuss the general theory of neutrino oscillation experiments, putting special emphasis on the momentum distribution of the incoming neutrino beam. Then I discuss recent neutrino oscillation experiments, viz., LSND, KARMEN and CHOOZ. Experiments foreseeable in the near future have also been discussed at the end.

Pal, P B

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Neutrino Oscillation Parameters in Experiments with Reactor Anti-Neutrinos  

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We review the current status of the solar neutrino oscillation parameters. We discuss the conditions under which measurements from future solar neutrino experiments would determine the oscillation parameters precisely. Finally we expound the potential of long baseline reactor anti-neutrino experiments in measuring the solar neutrino oscillation parameters.

Sandhya Choubey

2004-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment  

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The Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment will be the next detector to search for a non vanishing theta13 mixing angle with unprecedented sensitivity, which might open the way to unveiling CP violation in the leptonic sector. The measurement of this angle will be based in a precise comparison of the antineutrino spectrum at two identical detectors located at different distances from the Chooz nuclear reactor cores in France. Double Chooz is particularly attractive because of its capability to measure sin2(2theta13) to 3 sigmas if sin2(2theta13) > 0.05 or to exclude sin2(2theta13) down to 0.03 at 90% C.L. for Dm2 = 2.5 x 10-3 eV2 in three years of data taking with both detectors. The construction of the far detector starts in 2008 and the first neutrino results are expected in 2009. The current status of the experiment, its physics potential and design and expected performance of the detector are reviewed.

I. Gil-Botella

2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Oscillations with Reactor Neutrinos  

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Prospect measurements of neutrino oscillations with reactor neutrinos are reviewed in this document. The following items are described: neutrinos oscillations status, reactor neutrino experimental strategy, impact of uncertainties on the neutrino oscillation sensitivity and, finally, the experiments in the field. This is the synthesis of the talk delivered during the NOW2006 conference at Otranto (Italy) during September 2006.

Anatael Cabrera

2007-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron  

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Science Highlights » 2013 Science Highlights » 2013 » The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos High Energy Physics (HEP) HEP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of HEP Funding Opportunities Advisory Committees News & Resources Contact Information High Energy Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-25/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3624 F: (301) 903-2597 E: sc.hep@science.doe.gov More Information » June 2013 The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos Surprisingly large effect greatly increases the probability that new neutrino experiments will be able to see the differences between matter and

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Status of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiment  

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neutrinos from the nuclear reactors at different baselines.will be commissioned Nuclear Reactor Anti-neutrino detectorthe nuclear power complex has two pairs of reactor cores (

Lin, Cheng-Ju Stephen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor Neutrino Experiments with a Large Liquid Scintillator Detector  

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We discuss several new ideas for reactor neutrino oscillation experiments with a Large Liquid Scintillator Detector. We consider two different scenarios for a measurement of the small mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ with a mobile $\\bar{\

Joachim Kopp; Manfred Lindner; Alexander Merle; Mark Rolinec

2006-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Palo Verde Reactor Neutrino Experiment A Test for Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations  

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:1. Our range of sensitivity is tuned to test the š¯ $ še solution of the atmospheric neutrino anomaly. 11 The Palo Verde Reactor Neutrino Experiment A Test for Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations 94305 e Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station,Tonopah AZ 85354 Our collaboration has installed a long

Piepke, Andreas G.

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Applying Bayesian Neural Networks to Separate Neutrino Events from Backgrounds in Reactor Neutrino Experiments  

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A toy detector has been designed to simulate central detectors in reactor neutrino experiments in the paper. The samples of neutrino events and three major backgrounds from the Monte-Carlo simulation of the toy detector are generated in the signal region. The Bayesian Neural Networks(BNN) are applied to separate neutrino events from backgrounds in reactor neutrino experiments. As a result, the most neutrino events and uncorrelated background events in the signal region can be identified with BNN, and the part events each of the fast neutron and $^{8}$He/$^{9}$Li backgrounds in the signal region can be identified with BNN. Then, the signal to noise ratio in the signal region is enhanced with BNN. The neutrino discrimination increases with the increase of the neutrino rate in the training sample. However, the background discriminations decrease with the decrease of the background rate in the training sample.

Ye Xu; Yixiong Meng; Weiwei Xu

2008-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Neutrino Mass Hierarchy from Nuclear Reactor Experiments  

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10 years from now reactor neutrino experiments will attempt to determine which neutrino mass eigenstate is the most massive. In this letter we present the results of more than seven million detailed simulations of such experiments, studying the dependence of the probability of successfully determining the mass hierarchy upon the analysis method, the neutrino mass matrix parameters, reactor flux models, geoneutrinos and, in particular, combinations of baselines. We show that a recently reported spurious dependence of the data analysis upon the high energy tail of the reactor spectrum can be removed by using a weighted Fourier transform. We determine the optimal baselines and corresponding detector locations. For most values of the CP-violating, leptonic Dirac phase delta, a degeneracy prevents NOvA and T2K from determining either delta or the hierarchy. We determine the confidence with which a reactor experiment can determine the hierarchy, breaking the degeneracy.

Emilio Ciuffoli; Jarah Evslin; Xinmin Zhang

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron...  

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Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP...

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The Palo Verde Reactor Neutrino Experiment A Test for Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations  

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\\Gamma3 eV 2 and sin 2 2\\Theta ! 0:1. Our range of sensitivity is tuned to test the š ¯ $ š e solutionThe Palo Verde Reactor Neutrino Experiment A Test for Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations Presented 85287 S. Pittalwala, R. Wilferd, S. Young Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Tonopah AZ 85354 Our

Piepke, Andreas G.

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New Reactor Neutrino Experiments besides Double-CHOOZ  

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Several new reactor neutrino experiments are being considered to measure the parameter theta-13. The current plans for Angra, Braidwood, Daya Bay, KASKA and KR2DET are reviewed. A case is made that, together with Double-CHOOZ, a future world program should include at least three such experiments.

Maury Goodman

2005-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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New Reactor Neutrino Experiments besides Double-CHOOZ  

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Several new reactor neutrino experiments are being considered to measure the parameter ?13. The current plans for Angra, Braidwood, Daya Bay, KASKA and KR2DET are reviewed. A case is made that, together with Double-CHOOZ, a future world program should include at least three such experiments. 1. Introduction and Remarks

M. Goodman A

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing mass-varying neutrinos with reactor experiments  

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We propose that reactor experiments could be used to constrain the environment dependence of neutrino mass and mixing parameters, which could be induced due to an acceleron coupling to matter fields. There are several short-baseline reactor experiment projects with different fractions of air and earth matter along the neutrino path. Moreover, the short baselines, in principle, allow the physical change of the material between source and detector. Hence, such experiments offer the possibility for a direct comparison of oscillations in air and matter. We demonstrate that for sin 2 (2?13) ? 0.04, two reactor experiments (one air, one matter) with baselines of at least 1.5 km can constrain any oscillation effect which is different in air and matter at the level of a few per cent. Furthermore, we find that using the same experiment while physically moving the material between source and detector improves systematics. PACS: 14.60.Pq

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2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino mass hierarchy determination and other physics potential of medium-baseline reactor neutrino oscillation experiments  

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Medium-baseline reactor neutrino oscillation experiments (MBRO) have been proposed to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy (MH) and to make precise measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters. With sufficient statistics, better than ~3%/\\sqrt{E} energy resolution and well understood energy non-linearity, MH can be determined by analyzing oscillation signals driven by the atmospheric mass-squared difference in the survival spectrum of reactor antineutrinos. With such high performance MBRO detectors, oscillation parameters, such as \\sin^22\\theta_{12}, \\Delta m^2_{21}, and \\Delta m^2_{32}, can be measured to sub-percent level, which enables a future test of the PMNS matrix unitarity to ~1% level and helps the forthcoming neutrinoless double beta decay experiments to constrain the allowed values. Combined with results from the next generation long-baseline beam neutrino and atmospheric neutrino oscillation experiments, the MH determination sensitivity can reach higher levels. In addition to the neutrino oscillation physics, MBRO detectors can also be utilized to study geoneutrinos, astrophysical neutrinos and proton decay. We propose to start a U.S. R&D program to identify, quantify and fulfill the key challenges essential for the success of MBRO experiments.

A. B. Balantekin; H. Band; R. Betts; J. J. Cherwinka; J. A. Detwiler; S. Dye; K. M. Heeger; R. Johnson; S. H. Kettell; K. Lau; J. G. Learned; C. J. Lin; J. J. Ling; B. Littlejohn; D. W. Liu; K. B. Luk; J. Maricic; K. McDonald; R. D. McKeown; J. Napolitano; J. C. Peng; X. Qian; N. Tolich; W. Wang; C. White; M. Yeh; C. Zhang; T. Zhao

2013-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Nuclear Reactor Neutrino Experiment to Measure theta 13  

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An International Working Group has been meeting to discuss ideas for a new Nuclear Reactor Neutrino Experiment at meetings in May 2003 (Alabama), October 2003 (Munich) and plans for March 2004 (Niigata). This White Paper Report on the Motivation and Feasibility of such an experiment is the result of these meetings. After a discussion of the context and opportunity for such an experiment, there are sections on detector design, calibration, overburden and backgrounds, systematic errors, other physics, tunneling issues, safety and outreach. There are 7 appendices describing specific site opportunities.

K. Anderson

2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Reactor Neutrino Flux  

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Flux is an important source of uncertainties for a reactor neutrino experiment. It is determined from thermal power measurements, reactor core simulation, and knowledge of neutrino spectra of fuel isotopes. Past reactor neutrino experiments have determined the flux to (2-3)% precision. Precision measurements of mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ by reactor neutrino experiments in the coming years will use near-far detector configurations. Most uncertainties from reactor will be canceled out. Understanding of the correlation of uncertainties is required for $\\theta_{13}$ experiments. Precise determination of reactor neutrino flux will also improve the sensitivity of the non-proliferation monitoring and future reactor experiments. We will discuss the flux calculation and recent progresses.

Cao, Jun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Reactor Neutrino Flux  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Flux is an important source of uncertainties for a reactor neutrino experiment. It is determined from thermal power measurements, reactor core simulation, and knowledge of neutrino spectra of fuel isotopes. Past reactor neutrino experiments have determined the flux to (2-3)% precision. Precision measurements of mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ by reactor neutrino experiments in the coming years will use near-far detector configurations. Most uncertainties from reactor will be canceled out. Understanding of the correlation of uncertainties is required for $\\theta_{13}$ experiments. Precise determination of reactor neutrino flux will also improve the sensitivity of the non-proliferation monitoring and future reactor experiments. We will discuss the flux calculation and recent progresses.

Jun Cao

2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Manual Calibration System for Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment  

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The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has measured the last unknown neutrino mixing angle, {\\theta}13, to be non-zero at the 7.7{\\sigma} level. This is the most precise measurement to {\\theta}13 to date. To further enhance the understanding of the response of the antineutrino detectors (ADs), a detailed calibration of an AD with the Manual Calibration System (MCS) was undertaken during the summer 2012 shutdown. The MCS is capable of placing a radioactive source with a positional accuracy of 25 mm in R direction, 20 mm in Z axis and 0.5{\\deg} in {\\Phi} direction. A detailed description of the MCS is presented followed by a summary of its performance in the AD calibration run.

Hanxiong Huang; Xichao Ruan; Jie Ren; Chengjun Fan; Yannan Chen; Yinglong Lv; Zhaohui Wang; Zuying Zhou; Long Hou; Biao Xin; Chaoju Yu; Jiawen Zhang; Yinghong Zhang; Jingzhi Bai; Honglin Zhuang; Wei He; Jianglai Liu; Elizabeth Worcester; Harry Themann; Jeff Cherwinka; David M. Webber

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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How accurately can one test CPT conservation with reactor and solar neutrino experiments?  

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We show that the combined data from solar neutrino experiments and from the KamLAND reactor neutrino experiment can establish an upper limit on, or detect, potential CPT violation in the neutrino sector of order 10^{-20} GeV to 10^{-21} GeV.

John N. Bahcall; V. Barger; Danny Marfatia

2002-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Today and Future Neutrino Experiments at Krasnoyarsk Nuclear Reactor  

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The results of undergoing experiments and new experiment propositions at Krasnoyarsk underground nuclear reactor are presented

Yu. V. Kozlov; S. V. Khalturtsev; I. N. Machulin; A. V. Martemyanov; V. P. Martemyanov; A. A. Sabelnikov; V. G. Tarasenkov; E. V. Turbin; V. N. Vyrodov; L. A. Popeko; A. V. Cherny; G. A. Shishkina

1999-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A High Precision Reactor Neutrino Detector for the Double Chooz Experiment  

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Double Chooz is a reactor neutrino experiment which investigates the last neutrino mixing angle; theta-13. It is necessary to measure reactor neutrino disappearance with precision 1% or better to detect finite value of theta-13. This requirement is the most strict compared to other reactor neutrino experiments performed so far. The Double Chooz experiment makes use of a number of techniques to reduce the possible errors to achieve the sensitivity. The detector is now under construction and it is expected to take first neutrino data in 2009 and to measure sin^22theta-13 with a sensitivity of 0.03 (90%C.L.) In this proceedings, the technical concepts of Double Chooz detector are explained stressing on how it copes with the systematic errors.

Fumihiko Suekane; for the Double Chooz Collaboration

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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On possibility of realization NEUTRINO-4 experiment on search for oscillations of the reactor antineutrino into a sterile state  

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One has investigated possibility of performing NEUTRINO-4 experiment on search for reactor neutrino oscillations into a sterile state at research reactors. The simulated experiment has been conducted at 16 MW reactor WWR-M in PNPI with the purpose of implementing a full scale experiment with the help of 100 MW reactor SM-3 in RIAR. Background conditions for making such an experiment have been examined at both reactors. The conclusion has been made on possible implementation of a full scale experiment NEUTRINO-4 at the reactor SM-4 in RIAR.

A. P. Serebrov; A. K. Fomin; V. G. Zinoviev; V. G. Ivochkin; Yu. E. Loginov; G. A. Petrov; V. A. Solovey; A. V. Chernyi; O. M. Zherebtsov; R. M. Samoylov; V. P. Martemyanov; V. G. Tsinoev; V. G. Tarasenkov; V. I. Aleshin; A. L. Petelin; S. V. Pavlov; M. N. Svyatkin; A. L. Izhutov; S. A. Sazontov; D. K. Ryazanov; M. O. Gromov; N. S. Khramkov; V. I. Rykalin

2013-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of theta13 with reactor neutrinos  

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? detectors ~1 km nuclear reactor Figure 2. Concept of a 2-Measurement of ? 13 with Reactor Neutrinos K.M. Heeger a ,power plant, a future reactor neutrino experiment has the

Heeger, Karsten M.; Freedman, Stuart J.; Kadel, Richard W.; Luk, Kam-Biu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for Neutrino Oscillations I: Solar and Reactor Neutrinos  

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This paper discusses evidence for neutrino oscillations obtained from measurements with solar neutrinos and reactor neutrinos.

A. B. McDonald

2004-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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PROSPECT - A Precision Reactor Neutrino and Oscillation Spectrum Experiment at Very Short Baselines  

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Antineutrino detectors operated close to a compact research reactor can provide excellent sensitivity to short-baseline oscillation effects through a precision measurement of the reactor antineutrino spectrum at various distances from the core. We describe a proposed 2-detector experiment with a baseline of 4-20m that will enable a high-precision measurement of the reactor antineutrino spectrum from a highly-enriched uranium core at a US research reactor and provide a definitive search for short-baseline neutrino oscillations. In addition, this experiment will provide important enabling technology for reactor monitoring applications.

Z. Djurcic; S. Hans; M. Yeh; E. Blucher; R. Johnson; B. R. Littlejohn; M. Dolinski; C. Lane; T. Allen; S. Morrell; J. G. Learned; J. Maricic; A. Bernstein; N. S. Bowden; T. Classen; A. Glenn; N. Zaitseva; H. P. Mumm; J. S. Nico; R. E. Williams; R. Henning; C. Bryan; D. Dean; Y. Efremenko; D. Radford; P. Huber; J. M. Link; C . Mariani; A. B. Balantekin; H. R. Band; J. C. Cherwinka; K. M. Heeger; W. Wang; T. Langford

2013-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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PROSPECT - A Precision Reactor Neutrino and Oscillation Spectrum Experiment at Very Short Baselines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Antineutrino detectors operated close to a compact research reactor can provide excellent sensitivity to short-baseline oscillation effects through a precision measurement of the reactor antineutrino spectrum at various distances from the core. We describe a proposed 2-detector experiment with a baseline of 4-20m that will enable a high-precision measurement of the reactor antineutrino spectrum from a highly-enriched uranium core at a US research reactor and provide a definitive search for short-baseline neutrino oscillations. In addition, this experiment will provide important enabling technology for reactor monitoring applications.

Djurcic, Z; Yeh, M; Blucher, E; Johnson, R; Littlejohn, B R; Dolinski, M; Lane, C; Allen, T; Morrell, S; Learned, J G; Maricic, J; Bernstein, A; Bowden, N S; Classen, T; Glenn, A; Zaitseva, N; Mumm, H P; Nico, J S; Williams, R E; Henning, R; Bryan, C; Dean, D; Efremenko, Y; Radford, D; Huber, P; Link, J M; Mariani, C; Balantekin, A B; Band, H R; Cherwinka, J C; Heeger, K M; Wang, W; Langford, T

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Neutrino-4" experiment: preparations for search for sterile neutrino at 100 MW reactor SM-3 at 6-13 meters  

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There has been designed an experimental project "Neutrino-4" for 100 MW reactor SM-3 to test the hypothesis of the "reactor antineutrino anomaly". Advantages of the reactor SM-3 for such an experiment are low background conditions as well as small dimensions of a reactor core - 35x42x42 cm3. One has carried on the Monte-Carlo modeling of a position sensitive antineutrino detector consisting of 5 operation sections, which as a result of displacement, covers the distance from 6 to 13 meters from the reactor core. One has succeeded in obtaining an experimental area of sensitivity to oscillation parameters, which enables to verify the hypothesis of reactor antineutrino oscillations into a sterile state.

A. P. Serebrov; A. K. Fomin; V. G. Zinoviev; Yu. E. Loginov; M. S. Onegin; A. M. Gagarsky; G. A. Petrov; V. A. Solovey; A. V. Chernyi; O. M. Zherebtsov; V. P. Martemyanov; V. G. Zinoev; V. G. Tarasenkov; V. I. Alyoshin; A. L. Petelin; S. V. Pavlov; M. N. Svyatkin; A. L. Izhutov; S. A. Sazontov; D. K. Ryazanov; M. O. Gromov; N. S. Khramkov; V. I. Ryikalin

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Neutrino Properties in Experiments at Nuclear Reactors: Present Status and Prospects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper was submitted in Russian edition of Journal Physics of Atomic Nuclei in 2001. The present status of experiments that are being performed at nuclear reactors in order to seek the neutrino masses, mixing, and magnetic moments, whose discovery would be a signal of the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model, is considered, along with their future prospects.

L. A. Mikaelyan

2002-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern Status of Neutrino Experiments at the Underground Neutrino Laboratory of Kurchatov Institute Near Krasnoyarsk Nuclear Reactor  

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The investigation of antineutrino-deuteron interaction at Krasnoyarsk reactor are discussed. The characteristics of the installation ''Deuteron'', present results and perspectives of Krasnoyarsk neutrino laboratory are presented.

Yu. V. Kozlov; S. V. Khalturtsev; I. N. Machulin; A. V. Martemyanov; V. P. Martemyanov; A. A. Sabelnikov; S. V. Sukhotin; V. G. Tarasenkov; E. V. Turbin; V. N. Vyrodov

1998-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the mass of a sterile neutrino with a very short baseline reactor experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An analysis of the world's neutrino oscillation data, including sterile neutrinos, (M. Sorel, C. M. Conrad, and M. H. Shaevitz, Phys. Rev. D 70, 073004) found a peak in the allowed region at a mass-squared difference $\\Delta m^2 \\cong 0.9$ eV$^2$. We trace its origin to harmonic oscillations in the electron survival probability $P_{ee}$ as a function of L/E, the ratio of baseline to neutrino energy, as measured in the near detector of the Bugey experiment. We find a second occurrence for $\\Delta m^2 \\cong 1.9$ eV$^2$. We point out that the phenomenon of harmonic oscillations of $P_{ee}$ as a function of L/E, as seen in the Bugey experiment, can be used to measure the mass-squared difference associated with a sterile neutrino in the range from a fraction of an eV$^2$ to several eV$^2$ (compatible with that indicated by the LSND experiment), as well as measure the amount of electron-sterile neutrino mixing. We observe that the experiment is independent, to lowest order, of the size of the reactor and suggest the possibility of a small reactor with a detector sitting at a very short baseline.

D. C. Latimer; J. Escamilla; D. J. Ernst

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of electron antineutrino disappearance by the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This presentation describes a measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter, sin^2(2theta_13), from the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment. Disappearance of electron antineutrinos at a distance of ~2 km from a set of six reactors, where the reactor flux is constrained by near detectors, has been clearly observed. The result, based on the ratio of observed to expected rate of antineutrinos, using 139 days of data taken between December 24, 2011 and May 11, 2012, is sin^2(2theta_13) = 0.089 +/- 0.010(stat.) +/- 0.005(syst.). Improvements in sensitivity from inclusion of additional data, spectral analysis, and improved calibration are expected in the future.

Elizabeth Worcester for the Daya Bay Collaboration

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for millicharged particles in reactor neutrino experiments: a probe of the PVLAS anomaly  

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It has been recently suggested that the vacuum magnetic dichroism observed by the PVLAS experiment could be explained by the pair production of a new light, m ~0.1 eV, millicharged, q ~ 3 10^{-6} e, fermions. In addition, it has been pointed out that millicharged particles with q > 10^{-9} e appear naturally in models based on the string theory. We show that low energy reactor neutrino experiments provide a sensitive probe of millicharged particles. Considering, as an example, recent results of the TEXONO experiment searching for neutrino magnetic moment, a new upper bound q < 10^{-5} e for the mass region m < 1 keV is derived. These results enhance motivations for a more sensitive search for such particles in near future experiments. Furthemore, a direct experimental limit on the electric charge of the electron antineutrino q < 3.7 10^{-12} e is obtained.

S. N. Gninenko; N. V. Krasnikov; A. Rubbia

2006-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for millicharged particles in reactor neutrino experiments: a probe of the PVLAS anomaly  

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It has been recently suggested that the vacuum magnetic dichroism observed by the PVLAS experiment could be explained by the pair production of a new light, m ~0.1 eV, millicharged, q ~ 3 10^{-6} e, fermions. In addition, it has been pointed out that millicharged particles with q > 10^{-9} e appear naturally in models based on the string theory. We show that low energy reactor neutrino experiments provide a sensitive probe of millicharged particles. Considering, as an example, recent results of the TEXONO experiment searching for neutrino magnetic moment, a new upper bound q < 10^{-5} e for the mass region m < 1 keV is derived. These results enhance motivations for a more sensitive search for such particles in near future experiments. Furthemore, a direct experimental limit on the electric charge of the electron antineutrino q < 3.7 10^{-12} e is obtained.

Gninenko, S N; Rubbia, Andr

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiochemical solar neutrino experiments  

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Radiochemical experiments have been crucial to solar neutrino research. Even today, they provide the only direct measurement of the rate of the proton-proton fusion reaction, p + p --> d + e^+ + nu_e, which generates most of the Sun's energy. We first give a little history of radiochemical solar neutrino experiments with emphasis on the gallium experiment SAGE -- the only currently operating detector of this type. The combined result of all data from the Ga experiments is a capture rate of 67.6 +/- 3.7 SNU. For comparison to theory, we use the calculated flux at the Sun from a standard solar model, take into account neutrino propagation from the Sun to the Earth and the results of neutrino source experiments with Ga, and obtain 67.3 ^{+3.9}_{-3.5} SNU. Using the data from all solar neutrino experiments we calculate an electron neutrino pp flux at the earth of (3.41 ^{+0.76}_{-0.77}) x 10^{10}/(cm^2-s), which agrees well with the prediction from a detailed solar model of (3.30 ^{+0.13} _{-0.14}) x 10^{10}/(cm^2-s). Four tests of the Ga experiments have been carried out with very intense reactor-produced neutrino sources and the ratio of observed to calculated rates is 0.88 +/- 0.05. One explanation for this unexpectedly low result is that the cross section for neutrino capture by the two lowest-lying excited states in 71Ge has been overestimated. We end with consideration of possible time variation in the Ga experiments and an enumeration of other possible radiochemical experiments that might have been.

V. N. Gavrin; B. T. Cleveland

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Determination of the mass hierarchy with medium-baseline reactor-neutrino experiments  

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I discuss the sensitivity of future medium baseline reactor antineutrino experiments on the neutrino mass hierarchy. By using the standard chi^2 analysis, we find that the sensitivity depends strongly on the baseline length L and the energy resolution (delta E/E)^2 = (a/ E/MeV)^2 + b^2, where a and b parameterize the statistical and systematic uncertainties, respectively. The optimal length is found to be L ~ 40-55 km, the larger resolution the shorter optimal L. For a 5 kton detector (with 12% weight fraction of free proton) placed at L ~ 50 km away from a 20 GW_th reactor, an experiment would determine the mass hierarchy with (Delta chi^2)_min ~ 9 on average after 5 (15) or more years of running with the (a, b) = (2, 0.5)% ((3, 0.5)%) energy resolution. This type of experiment can also measure the relevant mixing parameters with the accuracy of ~ 0.5%.

Yoshitaro Takaesu

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

42

Report of the APS Neutrino Study Reactor Working Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the neutrino sector. Nuclear reactors have played a criticalof experiments at nuclear reactors in the future neutrinoto measure #13 at a nuclear reactor, a study of the physics

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Project at NERSC  

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Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Daya Bay is an international neutrino-oscillation experiment designed to determine the last unknown neutrino mixing angle θ13 using anti-neutrinos produced by the Daya Bay and Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plant reactors. The experiment is being built by blasting three kilometers of tunnel through the granite rock under the mountains where the power plants are located. Data collection is now scheduled to start in in 2011. On the PDSF cluster at NERSC, Daya Bay performs simulations of the detectors, reactors, and surrounding mountains to help design and anticipate detector properties and behavior. Once real data are available, Daya Bay will be using NERSC to analyze data and NERSC HPSS will be the central U.S. repository for all raw

44

Uncertainties in the Anti-neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Anti-neutrino emission rates from nuclear reactors are determined from thermal power measurements and fission rate calculations. The uncertainties in these quantities for commercial power plants and their impact on the calculated interaction rates in electron anti-neutrino detectors is examined. We discuss reactor-to-reactor correlations between the leading uncertainties and their relevance to reactor anti-neutrino experiments.

Z. Djurcic; J. A. Detwiler; A. Piepke; V. R. Foster Jr.; L. Miller; G. Gratta

2008-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

45

Uncertainties in the Anti-neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Anti-neutrino emission rates from nuclear reactors are determined from thermal power measurements and fission rate calculations. The uncertainties in these quantities for commercial power plants and their impact on the calculated interaction rates in electron anti-neutrino detectors is examined. We discuss reactor-to-reactor correlations between the leading uncertainties and their relevance to reactor anti-neutrino experiments.

Djurcic, Z; Piepke, A; Foster, V R; Miller, L; Gratta, G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Fundamental neutrino experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review fundamental open problems in neutrino physics and propose two basic experiments for their possible resolution.

Ruggero Maria Santilli

2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

47

Mass Hierarchy via Mossbauer and Reactor Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show how one could determine the neutrino mass hierarchy with Mossbauer neutrinos and also revisit the question of whether the hierarchy can be determined with reactor neutrinos.

Stephen Parke; Hisakazu Minakata; Hiroshi Nunokawa; Renata Zukanovich Funchal

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

48

Precision spectroscopy with reactor anti-neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work we present an accurate parameterization of the anti-neutrino flux produced by the isotopes 235U, 239Pu and 241Pu in nuclear reactors. We determine the coefficients of this parameterization, as well as their covariance matrix, by performing a fit to spectra inferred from experimentally measured beta spectra. Subsequently we show that flux shape uncertainties play only a minor role in the KamLAND experiment, however, we find that future reactor neutrino experiments to measure the mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ are sensitive to the fine details of the reactor neutrino spectra. Finally, we investigate the possibility to determine the isotopic composition in nuclear reactors through an anti-neutrino measurement. We find that with a 3 month exposure of a one ton detector the isotope fractions and the thermal reactor power can be determined at a few percent accuracy, which may open the possibility of an application for safeguard or non-proliferation objectives.

Huber, P; Huber, Patrick; Schwetz, Thomas

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

Constraining neutrino magnetic moment with solar and reactor neutrino data  

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We use solar neutrino data to derive stringent bounds on Majorana neutrino transition moments (TMs). Such moments, if present, would contribute to the neutrino-electron scattering cross section and hence alter the signal observed in Super-Kamiokande. Using the latest solar neutrino data, combined with the results of the reactor experiment KamLAND, we perform a simultaneous fit of the oscillation parameters and TMs. Furthermore, we include data from the reactor experiments Rovno, TEXONO and MUNU in our analysis, improving significantly the current constraints on TMs. A comparison with previous works shows that our bounds are the strongest and most general results presented up to now. Finally, we perform a simulation of the future Borexino experiment and show that it will improve the bounds from today's data by order of magnitude.

M. A. Tortola

2004-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

50

Measuring Neutrino Oscillations with Nuclear Reactors  

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Since the first direct observations of antineutrino events by Reines and Cowan in the 1950's, nuclear reactors have been an important tool in the study of neutrino properties. More recently, the study of neutrino oscillations has been a very active area of research. The pioneering observation of oscillations by the KamLAND experiment has provided crucial information on the neutrino mixing matrix. New experiments to study the remaining unknown mixing angle are currently under development. These recent studies and potential future developments will be discussed.

McKeown, R. D. [W. K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

51

Nuclear Propelled Vessels and Neutrino Oscillation Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the effect of naval nuclear reactors on the study of neutrino oscillations. We find that the presence of naval reactors at unknown locations and times may limit the accuracy of future very long baseline reactor-based neutrino oscillation experiments. At the same time we argue that a nuclear powered surface ship such as a large Russian ice-breaker may provide an ideal source for precision experiments. While the relatively low reactor power would in this case require a larger detector, the source could be conveniently located at essentially any distance from a detector built at an underground location near a shore in a region of the world far away from other nuclear installations. The variable baseline would allow for a precise measurement of backgrounds and greatly reduced systematics from reactor flux and detector efficiency. In addition, once the oscillation measurement is completed, the detector could perform geological neutrino and astrophysical measurements with minimal reactor background.

J. Detwiler; G. Gratta; N. Tolich; Y. Uchida

2002-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

52

Searching for the Neutrino Mixing Angle Theta-13 at Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two neutrino mixing angles have been measured, and much of the neutrino community is turning its attention to the unmeasured mixing angle, $\\quq$, whose best limit comes from the reactor neutrino experiment CHOOZ.\\cite{bib:chooz} New two detector reactor neutrino experiments are being planned, along with more ambitious accelerator experiments, to measure or further limit $\\quq$. Here I will overview how to measure $\\quq$ using reactor neutrinos, mention some experiments that were considered and are not going forward, and review the current status of four projects: Double Chooz in France, Daya Bay in China, RENO in South Korea and Angra in Brazil. Finally I will mention how the neutrino observer can gauge progress in these projects two years from now as we approach the times corresponding to early estimates for new results.

Goodman, Maury

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

SNIF: A Futuristic Neutrino Probe for Undeclared Nuclear Fission Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today reactor neutrino experiments are at the cutting edge of fundamental research in particle physics. Understanding the neutrino is far from complete, but thanks to the impressive progress in this field over the last 15 years, a few research groups are seriously considering that neutrinos could be useful for society. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works with its Member States to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. In a context of international tension and nuclear renaissance, neutrino detectors could help IAEA to enforce the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). In this article we discuss a futuristic neutrino application to detect and localize an undeclared nuclear reactor from across borders. The SNIF (Secret Neutrino Interactions Finder) concept proposes to use a few hundred thousand tons neutrino detectors to unveil clandestine fission reactors. Beyond previous studies we provide estimates of all known background sources as a function of the detecto...

Lasserre, Thierry; Mention, Guillaume; Reboulleau, Romain; Cribier, Michel; Letourneau, Alain; Lhuillier, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Neutrino Mass Models: Impact of non-zero reactor angle  

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In this talk neutrino mass models are reviewed and the impact of a non-zero reactor angle and other deviations from tri-bimaximal mixing are discussed. We propose some benchmark models, where the only way to discriminate between them is by high precision neutrino oscillation experiments.

Stephen F. King

2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

55

Signals of CPT Violation and Non-Locality in Future Neutrino Oscillation Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the sensitivities of future neutrino oscillation experiments for measuring the neutrino mass squared differences and leptonic mixing angles independently with neutrinos and anti-neutrinos. We update the expected sensitivities of Neutrino Factories to the ``atmospheric'' (anti-)neutrino parameters using an optimized setup. A dedicated beta-Beam facility, in combination with a SPMIN reactor experiment, could give excellent sensitivities also to the ``solar'' parameters, for neutrinos and anti-neutrinos respectively. A signal of a different mass matrix for neutrinos and anti-neutrinos would imply CPT violation and non-locality of the underlying particle theory.

Antusch, S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Signals of CPT Violation and Non-Locality in Future Neutrino Oscillation Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the sensitivities of future neutrino oscillation experiments for measuring the neutrino mass squared differences and leptonic mixing angles independently with neutrinos and anti-neutrinos. We update the expected sensitivities of Neutrino Factories to the "atmospheric" (anti-)neutrino parameters using an optimized setup. A dedicated beta-Beam facility, in combination with a SPMIN reactor experiment, could give excellent sensitivities also to the "solar" parameters, for neutrinos and anti-neutrinos respectively. A signal of a different mass matrix for neutrinos and anti-neutrinos would imply CPT violation and non-locality of the underlying particle theory.

S. Antusch; E. Fernandez-Martinez

2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

57

Solar neutrino experiments: An update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The situation in solar neutrino physics has changed drastically in the past few years, so that now there are four neutrino experiments in operation, using different methods to look at different regions of the solar neutrino energy spectrum. These experiments are the radiochemical {sup 37}Cl Homestake detector, the realtime Kamiokande detector, and the different forms of radiochemical {sup 71}Ga detectors used in the GALLEX and SAGE projects. It is noteworthy that all of these experiments report a deficit of observed neutrinos relative to the predictions of standard solar models (although in the case of the gallium detectors, the statistical errors are still relatively large). This paper reviews the basic principles of operation of these neutrino detectors, reports their latest results and discusses some theoretical interpretations. The progress of three realtime neutrino detectors that are currently under construction, SuperKamiok, SNO and Borexino, is also discussed.

Hahn, R.L.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

58

Reanalysis of the Reactor Neutrino Anomaly  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We reanalyze the reactor neutrino anomaly, wherein it is suggested that only about 94% of the emitted antineutrino flux was detected in short baseline experiments. We find that the form of the corrections that lead to the anomaly are very uncertain for the 30% of the flux that is determined by forbidden beta-decay transitions. This uncertainty was estimated in four ways and is larger than the size of the anomaly, and is unlikely to be reduced without accurate direct measurements of the antineutrino flux. Neutrino physics conclusions based on the original anomaly need to be revisited, as do oscillation analyses that assumed that the antineutrino flux is known to better than ~5%.

A. C. Hayes; J. L. Friar; G. T. Garvey; Guy Jonkmans

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

59

Uncertainties in the Anti-neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Anti-neutrino emission rates from nuclear reactors are determined from thermal power measurements and fission rate calculations. The uncertainties in these quantities for commercial power plants and their impact on the calculated interaction rates in {bar {nu}}{sub e} detectors is examined. We discuss reactor-to-reactor correlations between the leading uncertainties, and their relevance to reactor {bar {nu}}{sub e} experiments.

Djurcic, Zelimir; Detwiler, Jason A.; Piepke, Andreas; Foster Jr., Vince R.; Miller, Lester; Gratta, Giorgio

2008-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

60

Review of Solar Neutrino Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reviews the constraints on the solar neutrino mixing parameters with data collected by the Homestake, SAGE, GALLEX, Kamiokande, SuperKamiokande, and SNO experiments. An emphasis will be given to the global solar neutrino analyses in terms of matter-enhanced oscillation of two active flavors. The results to-date, including both solar model dependent and independent measurements, indicate that electron neutrinos are changing to other active types on route to the Earth from the Sun. The total flux of solar neutrinos is found to be in very good agreement with solar model calculations. Future measurements will focus on greater accuracy for mixing parameters and on better sensitivity to low neutrino energies.

Alain Bellerive

2003-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Experimental Requirements to Determine the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy Using Reactor Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents experimental requirements to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy using reactor neutrinos. The detector shall be located at a baseline around 58 km from the reactor(s) to measure the energy spectrum of electron antineutrinos ($\\bar{\

Liang Zhan; Yifang Wang; Jun Cao; Liangjian Wen

2009-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

62

Report of the APS Neutrino Study Reactor Working Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the A P S Neutrino Study Reactor Working Group E. Abouzaid,2004 Contents Introduction A Reactor E x p e r i m e n t to3 Strategies to Improve on Past Reactor Neutrino Oscillation

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

16 April 2004 SAGENAP A reactor experiment to measure 13  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

possibilities for neutrino physics with nuclear reactors Broad participation from community: Erin Abouzaid (+ Thierry Lasserre, Hervé de Kerret) #12;Neutrino physics at nuclear reactors 13 + several additional16 April 2004 SAGENAP A reactor experiment to measure 13 E. Blucher, Chicago · APS neutrino study

64

Review of Solar and Reactor Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Over the last several years, experiments have conclusively demonstrated that neutrinos are massive and that they mix. There is now direct evidence for $\

A. W. P. Poon

2005-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

65

Uncertainties in the Anti-neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors Z. Djurcic 1 , ?emission rates from nuclear reactors are determined fromlarge commercial nuclear reactors are playing an important

Djurcic, Zelimir

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

SNIF: A Futuristic Neutrino Probe for Undeclared Nuclear Fission Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today reactor neutrino experiments are at the cutting edge of fundamental research in particle physics. Understanding the neutrino is far from complete, but thanks to the impressive progress in this field over the last 15 years, a few research groups are seriously considering that neutrinos could be useful for society. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works with its Member States to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. In a context of international tension and nuclear renaissance, neutrino detectors could help IAEA to enforce the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). In this article we discuss a futuristic neutrino application to detect and localize an undeclared nuclear reactor from across borders. The SNIF (Secret Neutrino Interactions Finder) concept proposes to use a few hundred thousand tons neutrino detectors to unveil clandestine fission reactors. Beyond previous studies we provide estimates of all known background sources as a function of the detector's longitude, latitude and depth, and we discuss how they impact the detectability.

Thierry Lasserre; Maximilien Fechner; Guillaume Mention; Romain Reboulleau; Michel Cribier; Alain Letourneau; David Lhuillier

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

67

Sterile Neutrino Search Using China Advanced Research Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the feasibility of a sterile neutrino search at the China Advanced Research Reactor by measuring $\\bar {\

Guo, Gang; Ji, Xiangdong; Liu, Jianglai; Xi, Zhaoxu; Zhang, Huanqiao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Search for the ?_{13} Neutrino Mixing Angle Using Reactor Anti-Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The measurement of the last undetermined neutrino mixing angle \\theta_{13} is the main goal of the future experimental research on neutrino oscillations. At present, \\theta_{13} is only known to be much smaller than the two other mixing angles, \\theta_{12} and \\theta_{23}. The present bound, which is dominated by the result of the CHOOZ reactor experiment, is \\sin^{2}2\\theta_{13}reactor anti-neutrino disappearance experiments has not been fully exploited yet. A rich experimental program is underway, which aims at exploring in the near future up to \\sin^{2}2\\theta_{13}\\lesssim0.01. The targeted sensitivity requires a clear-cut strategy to reduce significantly both statistical and systematical errors with respect to past reactor experiments. A key feature for the success of all projects is the installation of one or more near identical detectors. The experimental concept and the status of the upcoming or proposed reactor experiments, and as well the prospects of the reactor-based search for \\theta_{13} are reviewed.

Dario Motta

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

The Lake Baikal neutrino experiment: selected results  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review the present status of the lake Baikal Neutrino Experiment and present selected physical results gained with the consequetive stages of the stepwise increasing detector: from NT-36 to NT-96. Results cover atmospheric muons, neutrino events, very high energy neutrinos, search for neutrino events from WIMP annihilation, search for magnetic monopoles and environmental studies. We also describe an air Cherenkov array developed for the study of angular resolution of NT-200.

BAIKAL Collaboration; V. Balkanov

2000-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

70

On solar neutrino fluxes in radiochemical experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze fluctuations of the solar neutrino flux using data from the Homestake, GALLEX, GNO, SAGE and Super Kamiokande experiments. Spectral analysis and direct quantitative estimations show that the most stable variation of the solar neutrino flux is a quasi-five-year periodicity. The revised values of the mean solar neutrino flux are presented in Table 4. They were used to estimate the observed pp-flux of the solar electron neutrinos near the Earth. We consider two alternative explanations for the origin of a variable component of the solar neutrino deficit.

R. N. Ikhsanov; Yu. N. Gnedin; E. V. Miletsky

2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

71

WHY DO SOLAR NEUTRINO EXPERIMENTS BELOW J. N. BAHCALL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

V. The rare 8 B neutrino ux is the only solar neutrino source for which measurements of the energy have been quantities for low energy solar neutrinos is impor- tant and can be used to constrain models of the neutrino that can do everything. I think we should be happy if a low energy solar neutrino experiment can measure

Bahcall, John

72

WHY DO SOLAR NEUTRINO EXPERIMENTS BELOW J. N. BAHCALL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

V. The rare 8 B neutrino flux is the only solar neutrino source for which measurements of the energy have been quantities for low energy solar neutrinos is impor- tant and can be used to constrain models of the neutrino that can do everything. I think we should be happy if a low energy solar neutrino experiment can measure

Bahcall, John

73

A Study of Reactor Neutrino Monitoring at Experimental Fast Reactor JOYO  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We carried out a study of neutrino detection at the experimental fast reactor JOYO using a 0.76 tons gadolinium loaded liquid scintillator detector. The detector was set up on the ground level at 24.3m from the JOYO reactor core of 140MW thermal power. The measured neutrino event rate from reactor on-off comparison was 1.11\\pm1.24(stat.)\\pm0.46(syst.)events/day. Although the statistical significance of the measurement was not enough, the background in such a compact detector at the ground level was studied in detail and MC simulation was found to describe the data well. A study for improvement of the detector for future such experiments is also shown.

H. Furuta; Y. Fukuda; T. Hara; T. Haruna; N. Ishihara; M. Ishitsuka; C. Ito; M. Katsumata; T. Kawasaki; T. Konno; M. Kuze; J. Maeda; T. Matsubara; H. Miyata; Y. Nagasaka; K. Nitta; Y. Sakamoto; F. Suekane; T. Sumiyoshi; H. Tabata; M. Takamatsu; N. Tamura

2011-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

74

Neutrino Oscillations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This review summarizes recent experimental and theoretical progress in determining neutrino mixing angles and masses through neutrino oscillations. We describe the basic physics of oscillation phenomena in vacuum and matter, as well as the status of solar, reactor, atmospheric, and accelerator neutrino experiments that probe these phenomena. The results from current global analyses of neutrino parameters are given. Future efforts that may improve the precision with which these parameters are known or probe new aspects of the neutrino mixing matrix are described.

A. B. Balantekin; W. C. Haxton

2013-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

75

Experimental Neutrino Physics: Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental studies of neutrino properties, with particular emphasis on neutrino oscillation, mass and mixing parameters. This research was pursued by means of underground detectors for reactor anti-neutrinos, measuring the flux and energy spectra of the neutrinos. More recent investigations have been aimed and developing detector technologies for a long-baseline neutrino experiment (LBNE) using a neutrino beam from Fermilab.

Lane, Charles E.; Maricic, Jelena

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

76

Discovering New Light States at Neutrino Experiments  

SciTech Connect

Experiments designed to measure neutrino oscillations also provide major opportunities for discovering very weakly coupled states. In order to produce neutrinos, experiments such as LSND collide thousands of Coulombs of protons into fixed targets, while MINOS and MiniBooNE also focus and then dump beams of muons. The neutrino detectors beyond these beam dumps are therefore an excellent arena in which to look for long-lived pseudoscalars or for vector bosons that kinetically mix with the photon. We show that these experiments have significant sensitivity beyond previous beam dumps, and are able to partially close the gap between laboratory experiments and supernovae constraints on pseudoscalars. Future upgrades to the NuMI beamline and Project X will lead to even greater opportunities for discovery. We also discuss thin target experiments with muon beams, such as those available in COMPASS, and show that they constitute a powerful probe for leptophilic PNGBs.

Essig, Rouven; /SLAC; Harnik, Roni; /Fermilab; Kaplan, Jared; /SLAC; Toro, Natalia; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

77

Accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiments  

SciTech Connect

Neutrino oscillations were first discovered by experiments looking at neutrinos coming from extra-terrestrial sources, namely the sun and the atmosphere, but we will be depending on earth-based sources to take many of the next steps in this field. This article describes what has been learned so far from accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiments, and then describe very generally what the next accelerator-based steps are. In section 2 the article discusses how one uses an accelerator to make a neutrino beam, in particular, one made from decays in flight of charged pions. There are several different neutrino detection methods currently in use, or under development. In section 3 these are presented, with a description of the general concept, an example of such a detector, and then a brief discussion of the outstanding issues associated with this detection technique. Finally, section 4 describes how the measurements of oscillation probabilities are made. This includes a description of the near detector technique and how it can be used to make the most precise measurements of neutrino oscillations.

Harris, Deborah A.; /Fermilab

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Radiochemical Solar Neutrino Experiments - Successful and Otherwise.  

SciTech Connect

Over the years, several different radiochemical systems have been proposed as solar neutrino detectors. Of these, two achieved operating status and obtained important results that helped to define the current field of neutrino physics: the first solar-neutrino experiment, the Chlorine Detector ({sup 37}Cl) that was developed by chemist Raymond Davis and colleagues at the Homestake Mine, and the subsequent Gallium ({sup 71}Ga) Detectors that were operated by (a) the SAGE collaboration at the Baksan Laboratory and (b) the GALLEX/GNO collaborations at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory. These experiments have been extensively discussed in the literature and in many previous International Neutrino Conferences. In this paper, I present important updates to the results from SAGE and GALLEX/GNO. I also review the principles of the radiochemical detectors and briefly describe several different detectors that have been proposed. In light of the well-known successes that have been subsequently obtained by real-time neutrino detectors such as Kamiokande, Super-Kamiokande, SNO, and KamLAND, I do not anticipate that any new radiochemical neutrino detectors will be built. At present, only SAGE is still operating; the Chlorine and GNO radiochemical detectors have been decommissioned and dismantled.

Hahn,R.L.

2008-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

79

The US Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Study was commissioned jointly by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) to investigate the potential for future U.S. based long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments using MW class conventional neutrino beams that can be produced at FNAL. The experimental baselines are based on two possible detector locations: 1) off?axis to the existing FNAL NuMI beamline at baselines of 700 to 810 km and 2) NSF's proposed future Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at baselines greater than 1000 km. Two detector technologies are considered: a megaton class Water Cherenkov detector deployed deep underground at a DUSEL site

Mary Bishai; US Long Baseline Study Group

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Beams for Scattering Experiment  

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Options for Neutrino Scattering Measurements Options for Neutrino Scattering Measurements Draft Skeleton Table Beam Characteristics K2K CERN AD FNAL Debuncher FNAL Booster NuMI LE NuMI ME NuMI HE Peak E(nu) (GeV) X X ~2.5 1 3.5 7.5 13 Maximum E(nu) (GeV) (->1% peak rate) X X 8.9 3 50 50+ 50+ Nu(mu) CC Rate (per ton-year) X 1.4 0 5,000 210,000 1,100,000 2,000,000 Nubar(mu) CC Rate (per ton-year) X 3.4 ~18 (Time Separated) ~360 (Prompt) 1,000 21,000 32,000 20,000 Nu(e) CC Rate (per ton-year) X 0 0 1 2,300 9,500 12,000 Nubar(e) CC Rate (per ton-year) X 0.4 ~18 (Time Separated) 0.5 630 660 600 Flux uncertainty X X 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% QE events / 100 ton-years X 169 nubar(mu) 47 nu(mu) 17 nubar(e) 525 nubar(e) 500,000 nu(mu) 100,000 nu(mu) X X X Floor space (m**2) X X New Hall New Hall 20 x 2.5 20 x 2.5 20 x 2.5 Run Type X X Parasitic Parasitic Parasitic Parasitic Parasitic

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81

Search for Neutrino Oscillations at the Palo Verde Nuclear Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on the initial results from a measurement of the anti-neutrino flux and spectrum at a distance of about 800 m from the three reactors of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station using a segmented gadolinium-loaded scintillation detector. We find that the anti-neutrino flux agrees with that predicted in the absence of oscillations to better than 5%, excluding at 90% CL $\\rm\\bar\

F. Boehm; J. Busenitz; B. Cook; G. Gratta; H. Henrikson; J. Kornis; D. Lawrence; K. B. Lee; K. McKinny; L. Miller; V. Novikov; A. Piepke; B. Ritchie; D. Tracy; P. Vogel; Y-F. Wang; J. Wolf

1999-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

82

Exotic Solutions to the Solar Neutrino Problem and Some Implications for Low Energy Solar Neutrino Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this talk, I review, from the phenomenological point of view, solutions to the solar neutrino problem, which are not provided by the conventional neutrino oscillation induced by mass and flavor mixing, and show that they can provide a good fit to the observed data. I also consider some simple implications for low energy solar neutrino experiments.

H. Nunokawa

2001-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

83

Effects of Environment Dependence of Neutrino Mass versus Solar and Reactor Neutrino Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work we study the phenomenological consequences of the environment dependence of neutrino mass on solar and reactor neutrino phenomenology. Such dependence can be induced, for example, by Yukawa interactions with a light scalar particle which couples to neutrinos and matter and it is expected, among others, in mass varying neutrino scenarios. Under the assumption of one mass scale dominance, we perform a global analysis of solar and KamLAND neutrino data which depends on 4 parameters: the two standard oscillation parameters, Delta m^2 and tan^2(theta), and two new coefficients, which parameterize the environment dependence of the neutrino mass. We find that, generically, the inclusion of the environment dependent terms does not lead to a very statistically significant improvement on the description of the data in the most favoured MSW LMA (or LMA-I) region. It does, however, substantially improve the fit in the high-Delta m^2 LMA (or LMA-II) region which can be allowed at 98.9% CL. Conversely the analysis allow us to place stringent constraints on the size of the environment dependence terms, which can be translated on a bound on the product of the effective neutrino-scalar (lambda^\

M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia; P. C. de Holanda; R. Zukanovich Funchal

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

84

UMD-PP-04-041 Reactor Searches for Neutrino Magnetic Moment as a Probe of Extra Dimensions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present calculations of the magnetic moment contribution to neutrino electron scattering in large extra dimension brane-bulk models (LED) with three bulk neutrinos. We discuss the cases with two and three large extra dimensions of sizes R. The calculations are done using reactor flux from Uranium, 235 U as the neutrino source. We find that if the electron neutrino mass is chosen to be in the range of one eV, the differential cross section for ? ? e scattering for low electron recoil energy can be of the same order as the presently explored values in reactor experiments. Furthermore the spectral shape for the LED models is different from the four dimensional case. Future higher precision reactor experiments can therefore be used to provide new constraints on a class of large extra dimension theories. 1 I.

R. N. Mohapatra; Siew-phang Ng; Haibo Yu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Double Chooz: Searching for theta13 with reactor neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Double Chooz experiment is meant to search for the neutrino mixing angle theta13 taking advantage of the neutrinos generated at the nuclear power plant of Chooz. Double Chooz relies on neutrino flux measurements at two different locations, the so-called far and near detectors, although the first phase runs only with the far detector. The commissioning of the far detector started in January 2011 and first results improving the current limit on theta13 are expected by the summer 2011. The status of the Double Chooz experiment is presented.

Novella, P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Double Chooz: Searching for theta13 with reactor neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Double Chooz experiment is meant to search for the neutrino mixing angle theta13 taking advantage of the neutrinos generated at the nuclear power plant of Chooz. Double Chooz relies on neutrino flux measurements at two different locations, the so-called far and near detectors, although the first phase runs only with the far detector. The commissioning of the far detector started in January 2011 and first results improving the current limit on theta13 are expected by the summer 2011. The status of the Double Chooz experiment is presented.

P. Novella; for the Double Chooz collaboration

2011-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

87

Measurement of theta13 with reactor neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

? detectors ~1 km nuclear reactor Figure 2. Concept of a 2-in the core of a nuclear reactor. Re- actor ? e are usuallybetween 0.1- 3 km from a nuclear reactor to measure the rate

Heeger, Karsten M.; Freedman, Stuart J.; Kadel, Richard W.; Luk, Kam-Biu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

SAGE: Solar Neutrino Data from SAGE, the Russian-American Gallium Solar Neutrino Experiment  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

SAGE is a solar neutrino experiment based on the reaction 71Ga + n goes to 71Ge + e-. The 71Ge atoms are chemically extracted from a 50-metric ton target of Ga metal and concentrated in a sample of germane gas mixed with xenon. The atoms are then individually counted by observing their decay back to 71Ga in a small proportional counter. The distinguishing feature of the experiment is its ability to detect the low-energy neutrinos from proton-proton fusion. These neutrinos, which are made in the primary reaction that provides the Sun's energy, are the major component of the solar neutrino flux and have not been observed in any other way. To shield the experiment from cosmic rays, it is located deep underground in a specially built facility at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory in the northern Caucasus mountains of Russia. Nearly 100 measurements of the solar neutrino flux have been made during 1990-2000, and their combined result is a neutrino capture rate that is well below the prediction of the Standard Solar Model. The significant suppression of the solar neutrino flux that SAGE and other solar neutrino experiments have observed gives a strong indication for the existence of neutrino oscillations. [copied from the SAGE homepage at http://ewi.npl.washington.edu/SAGE/SAGE.html

SAGE Collaboration

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The Sensitivity of SNO+ to $?m_{12}^{2}$ Using Reactor Anti-neutrino Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Insofar as the detection of anti-neutrinos from nuclear reactors is concerned, the SNO+ detector -- a 1 kilo-tonne liquid scintillator detector that inherits the experimental infrastructure from the recently finished SNO experiment -- is expected to perform just as well as the KamLAND experiment. The most important difference between these experiments is the distribution of nuclear reactors: whereas KamLAND has 9 nuclear reactor sites within 300 km with a flux-averaged baseline of about 180 km, SNO+ has only 1 within 300 km, with an average baseline of $\\approx 750$ km. As a result, the reactor anti-neutrino flux at SNO+ is only about 1/5 that at KamLAND, and the ability of SNO+ to constrain the solar neutrino oscillation parameter is diminished by a factor of about $\\sqrt{1/5} = 1/2.2$ relative to KamLAND. In spite of this, SNO+ has comparable sensitivity to $\\Delta m^{2}_{12}$ as KamLAND because the rate of change of the spectral distortion as a function of this parameter is much greater than for KamLAND. In this report, this advantage is examined quantitatively using a geometric approximation that makes clear how the shape from SNO+ has more statistical power than that from KamLAND. This result then is confirmed by determining the sensitivity to $\\Delta m^{2}_{12}$ using an ensemble experiment technique.

Eugene Guillian

2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

90

A Lithium Experiment in the Program of Solar Neutrino Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The experiments sensitive to pp-neutrinos from the Sun are very perspective for the precise measurement of a mixing angle $\\theta_{12}$. A $\

A. Kopylov; I. Orekhov; V. Petukhov; A. Solomatin

2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

91

A Precision Measurement of the Neutrino Mixing Angle theta_13 using Reactor Antineutrinos at Daya Bay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A reactor-neutrino experiment, Daya Bay, has been proposed to determine the least-known neutrino mixing angle theta_13 using electron antineutrinos produced at the Daya Bay nuclear power complex in China. Daya Bay is an international collaboration with institutions from China, the United States, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Russia, and Taiwan. The experiment will use eight identical detectors deployed at three different locations optimized for monitoring the antineutrino rates from the six reactors and for detecting any rate deficit and spectral distortion near the first oscillation maximum. The overburden of the under ground experimental halls, connected with tunnels, ranges from about 250 to 900 meters-water-equivalent so that the cosmogenic background is small compared to the number of observed antineutrino events. Civil construction of tunnels and experimental facilities is planned to start in 2007, with detector construction beginning in 2008. The experiment will begin collecting data in 2010. By compa...

Guo, Xinheng

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

MINER{nu}A, a Neutrino--Nucleus Interaction Experiment  

SciTech Connect

With the fantastic results of KamLAND and SNO for neutrino physics, a new generation of neutrino experiments are being designed and build, specially to study the neutrino oscillations to resolve most of the incognita still we have in the neutrino physics. At FERMILAB we have the experiments MINOS and, in a near future, NO{nu}A, to study this kind of oscillations. One big problem these experiments will have is the lack of a good knowledge of the Physics of neutrino interactions with matter, and this will generate big systematic errors. MINER{nu}A, also at FERMILAB, will cover this space studying with high statistics and great precision the neutrino--nucleus interactions.

Solano Salinas, C. J.; Chamorro, A.; Romero, C. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (Peru)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

93

BNL VERY LONG BASELINE EXPERIMENT WITH A SUPER NEUTRINO BEAM.  

SciTech Connect

An upgrade to the BNL AGS could produce a very intense proton source at a relatively low cost. This proton source could produce a conventional neutrino beam with a very significant flux at large distances from the laboratory. In this paper we examine the possibility of using this neutrino beam for a very long baseline oscillation experiment where a 500 kiloton water Cherenkov detector is situated at the Homestake mine in South Dakota. We study the physics potential of a high intensity neutrino oscillation experiment with a 2540 km baseline and a peak neutrino energy of {approx}1 GeV.

KAHN,S.A.

2003-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

94

Scientific Opportunities with the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this document, we describe the wealth of science opportunities and capabilities of LBNE, the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment. LBNE has been developed to provide a unique and compelling program for the exploration of key questions at the forefront of particle physics. Chief among the discovery opportunities are observation of CP symmetry violation in neutrino mixing, resolution of the neutrino mass hierarchy, determination of maximal or near-maximal mixing in neutrinos, searches for nucleon decay signatures, and detailed studies of neutrino bursts from galactic supernovae. To fulfill these and other goals as a world-class facility, LBNE is conceived around four central components: (1) a new, intense wide-band neutrino source at Fermilab, (2) a fine-grained `near' neutrino detector just downstream of the source, (3) the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota at an optimal distance (~1300 km) from the neutrino source, and (4) a massive liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) deployed there as a `far' detector. The facilities envisioned are expected to enable many other science opportunities due to the high event rates and excellent detector resolution from beam neutrinos in the near detector and atmospheric neutrinos in the far detector. This is a mature, well developed, world class experiment whose relevance, importance, and probability of unearthing critical and exciting physics has increased with time. This document is submitted as a white paper to the 2013 DPF Community Summer Study program.

C. Adams; T. Akiri; M. Andrews; I. Anghel; E. Arrieta-Diaz; M. Artuso; J. Asaadi; X. Bai; M. Baird; B. Balantekin; B. Baller; B. Baptista; D. Barker; W. Barletta; G. Barr; A. Bashyal; M. Bass; V. Bellini; B. E. Berger; M. Bergevin; E. Berman; H. Berns; A. Bernstein; R. Bernstein; V. Bhatnagar; B. Bhuyan; M. Bishai; A. Blake; E. Blaufuss; B. Bleakley; E. Blucher; S. Blusk; V. Bocean; T. Bolton; R. Breedon; A. Brandt; C. Bromberg; R. Brown; N. Buchanan; B. Bugg; L. Camilleri; R. Carr; G. Carminati; F. Cavanna; A. Chen; H. Chen; K. Chen; D. Cherdack; C. Chi; S. Childress; B. Choudhary; C. Christofferson; E. Church; D. Cline; T. Coan; J. Coelho; S. Coleman; J. Conrad; M. Convery; R. Corey; L. Corwin; G. S. Davies; S. Dazeley; A. de Gouvea; J. K. de Jong; C. Escobar; K. De; D. Demuth; M. Diwan; Z. Djurcic; J. Dolph; G. Drake; H. Duyang; S. Dye; D. Edmunds; S. Elliott; S. Eno; S. Enomoto; A. Farbin; L. Falk; J. Felde; F. Feyzi; L. Fields; B. Fleming; J. Fowler; W. Fox; A. Friedland; B. Fujikawa; H. Gallagher; R. Gandhi; G. Garvey; V. M. Gehman; G. Geronimo; R. Gill; M. C. Goodman; J. Goon; M. Graham; R. Gran; C. Grant; H. Greenlee; L. Greenler; V. Guarino; E. Guardincerri; R. Guenette; S. Habib; A. Habig; R. W. Hackenburg; A. Hahn; T. Haines; T. Handler; S. Hans; J. Hartnell; J. Harton; R. Hatcher; A. Hatzikoutelis; S. Hays; E. Hazen; M. Headley; A. Heavey; K. Heeger; J. Heise; R. Hellauer; A. Himmel; M. Hogan; A. Holin; G. Horton-Smith; J. Howell; P. Hurh; J. Huston; J. Hylen; R. Imlay; J. Insler; Z. Isvan; C. Jackson; D. Jaffe; C. James; M. Johnson; R. Johnson; S. Johnson; W. Johnston; J. Johnstone; B. Jones; H. Jostlein; T. Junk; R. Kadel; G. Karagiorgi; J. Kaspar; T. Katori; B. Kayser; E. Kearns; P. Keener; S. H. Kettell; M. Kirby; J. Klein; G. Koizumi; S. Kopp; W. Kropp; V. A. Kudryavtsev; A. Kumar; J. Kumar; T. Kutter; K. Lande; C. Lane; K. Lang; F. Lanni; R. Lanza; T. Latorre; F. La Zia; J. Learned; D. Lee; K. Lee; S. Li; Y. Li; Z. Li; J. Libo; S. Linden; J. Ling; J. Link; L. Littenberg; H. Liu; Q. Liu; T. Liu; J. Losecco; W. Louis; B. Lundberg; T. Lundin; C. Maesano; S. Magill; G. Mahler; S. Malys; F. Mammoliti; S. Mandal; A. Mann; A. Mann; P. Mantsch; A. Marchionni; W. Marciano; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; A. Marino; M. Marshak; J. Marshall; S. Matsuno; C. Mauger; N. Mayer; E. McCluskey; K. McDonald; K. McFarland; D. McKee; R. McKeown; R. McTaggart; R. Mehdiyev; D. Mei; Y. Meng; B. Mercurio; M. D. Messier; W. Metcalf; R. Meyhandan; R. Milincic; W. Miller; G. Mills; S. Mishra; S. Moed Sher; N. Mokhov; D. Montanari; C. D. Moore; J. Morfin; W. Morse; S. Mufson; D. Muller; J. Musser; D. Naples; J. Napolitano; M. Newcomer; E. Niner; B. Norris; T. Olson; B. Page; S. Pakvasa; J. Paley; O. Palamara; V. Paolone; V. Papadimitriou; S. Park; Z. Parsa; B. Paulos; K. Partyka; Z. Pavlovic; A. Perch; J. D. Perkin; S. Peeters; R. Petti; R. Plunkett; C. Polly; S. Pordes; R. Potenza; A. Prakash; O. Prokofiev; G. Perdue; X. Qian; J. L. Raaf; V. Radeka; R. Rajendran; I. Rakhno; R. Rameika; J. Ramsey; B. Rebel; S. Rescia; D. Reitzner; M. Richardson; K. Riesselman; M. Robinson; M. Ronquest; M. Rosen; C. Rosenfeld; R. Rucinski; S. Sahijpal; H. Sahoo; N. Samios; M. C. Sanchez; H. Schellman; R. Schmitt; D. Schmitz; J. Schneps; K. Scholberg; S. Seibert; M. Shaevitz; P. Shanahan; R. Sharma; T. Shaw; N. Simos; V. Singh; G. Sinnis; W. Sippach; T. Skwarnicki; M. Smy; H. Sobel; M. Soderberg; J. Sondericker; W. Sondheim; N. J. C. Spooner; M. Stancari; I. Stancu; A. Stefanik; J. Stewart; S. Stone; J. Strait; M. Strait; S. Striganov; G. Sullivan; L. Suter; R. Svoboda; B. Szczerbinska; M. Szydagis; A. Szelc; R. Talaga; M. Tamsett; S. Tariq; R. Tayloe; C. Taylor; D. Taylor; D. Taylor; A. Teymourian; H. Themann; M. Thiesse; J. Thomas; L. F. Thompson; M. Thomson; C. Thorn; X. Tian; D. Tiedt; W. Toki; N. Tolich; M. Tripathi; I. Tropin; M. Tzanov; J. Urheim; S. Usman; M. Vagins; R. Van Berg; R. Van de Water; G. Varner; K. Vaziri; G. Velev; B. Viren; T. Wachala; D. Wahl; A. Waldron; C. W. Walter; H. Wang; W. Wang; D. Warner; R. Wasserman; B. Watson; A. Weber; W. Wei; R. Wendell; M. Wetstein; A. White; H. White; L. Whitehead; D. Whittington; J. Willhite; W. Willis; R. J. Wilson; L. Winslow; E. Worcester; T. Wyman; T. Xin; K. Yarritu; J. Ye; J. Yu; M. Yeh; B. Yu; G. Zeller; C. Zhang; C. Zhang; E. D. Zimmerman; R. Zwaska

2013-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

95

A measurement of neutrino oscillations with muon neutrinos in the MINOS experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental evidence has established that neutrino flavor states evolve over time. A neutrino of a particular flavor that travels some distance can be detected in a different neutrino flavor state. The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a long-baseline experiment that is designed to study this phenomenon, called neutrino oscillations. MINOS is based at Fermilab near Chicago, IL, and consists of two detectors: the Near Detector located at Fermilab, and the Far Detector, which is located in an old iron mine in Soudan, MN. Both detectors are exposed to a beam of muon neutrinos from the NuMI beamline, and MINOS measures the fraction of muon neutrinos that disappear after traveling the 734 km between the two detectors. One can measure the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting and mixing angle by observing the energy-dependence of this muon neutrino disappearance. MINOS has made several prior measurements of these parameters. Here I describe recently-developed techniques used to enhance our sensitivity to the oscillation parameters, and I present the results obtained when they are applied to a dataset that is twice as large as has been previously analyzed. We measure the mass splitting {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} = (2.32{sub -0.08}{sup +0.12}) x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}/c{sup 4} and the mixing angle sin{sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 32}) > 0.90 at 90% C.L. These results comprise the world's best measurement of the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting. Alternative disappearance models are also tested. The neutrino decay hypothesis is disfavored at 7.2{sigma} and the neutrino quantum decoherence hypothesis is disfavored at 9.0{sigma}.

Coleman, Stephen James; /William-Mary Coll.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Combined potential of future long-baseline and reactor experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the determination of neutrino oscillation parameters by experiments within the next ten years. The potential of conventional beam experiments (MINOS, ICARUS, OPERA), superbeam experiments (T2K, NOvA), and reactor experiments (D-CHOOZ) to improve the precision on the ``atmospheric'' parameters $\\Delta m^2_{31}$, $\\theta_{23}$, as well as the sensitivity to $\\theta_{13}$ are discussed. Further, we comment on the possibility to determine the leptonic CP-phase and the neutrino mass hierarchy if $\\theta_{13}$ turns out to be large.

P. Huber; M. Lindner; M. Rolinec; T. Schwetz; W. Winter

2004-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

97

Electron Neutrino Appearance in the MINOS Experiment  

SciTech Connect

The MINOS experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment which sends a high intensity muon neutrino beam through two functionally identical detectors, a Near detector at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, 1km from the beam source, and a Far detector, 734km away, in the Soudan Mine in Minnesota. MINOS may be able to measure the neutrino mixing angle parameter sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} for the first time. Detector granularity, however, makes it very hard to distinguish any {nu}{sub e} appearance signal events characteristic of a non-zero value of {theta}{sub 13} from background neutral current (NC) and short-track {nu}{sub {mu}} charged current (CC) events. Also, uncertainties in the hadronic shower modeling in the kinematic region characteristic of this analysis are relatively large. A new data-driven background decomposition method designed to address those issues is developed and its results presented. By removing the long muon tracks from {nu}{sub {mu}}-CC events, the Muon Removed Charge Current (MRCC) method creates independent pseudo-NC samples that can be used to correct the MINOS Monte Carlo to agree with the high-statistics Near detector data and to decompose the latter into components so as to predict the expected Far detector background. The MRCC method also provides an important cross-check in the Far detector to test the background in the signal selected region. MINOS finds a 1.0-1.5 {sigma} {nu}{sub e}-CC excess above background in the Far detector data, depending on method used, for a total exposure of 3.14 x 10{sup 20} protons-on-target. Interpreting this excess as signal, MINOS can set limits on sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13}. Using the MRCC method, MINOS sets a limit of sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} < 0.265 at the 90% confidence limit for a CP-violating phase {delta} = 0.

Holin, Anna Maria; /University Coll. London

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Reactor Anti-Neutrino Oscillations and Gadolinium Loaded Super-Kamiokande Detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We explore the potential of measuring the solar neutrino oscillation parameters in the proposed gadolinium loaded Super-Kamiokande (SK-Gd) detector. Gadolinium dissolved in water can detect neutrons much more efficiently than pure water. This imparts the detector the ability to observe electron type antineutrinos, transforming Super-Kamiokande into a huge reactor antineutrino detector with an event rate approximately 43 times higher than that observed in KamLAND. We simulate the reactor antineutrino data expected in this high statistics detector. We use these prospective data to study the precision with which the solar neutrino oscillation parameters, $\\Delta m^2_{\\odot}$ and $\\sin^2\\theta_{\\odot}$, can be determined i) with the SK-Gd detector, and ii) by combining the SK-Gd data with the global data on solar neutrino oscillations. For comparison and completeness the allowed regions of $\\Delta m^2_{\\odot}$ and $\\sin^2\\theta_{\\odot}$, expected to be obtained from the data of the solar neutrino and KamLAND experiments, are also presented.

Sandhya Choubey; S. T. Petcov

2004-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

99

Solar nuclear energy generation and the chlorine solar neutrino experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study of solar neutrinos may provide important insights into the physics of the central region of the Sun. Four solar neutrino experiments have confirmed the solar neutrino problem but do not clearly indicate whether solar physics, nuclear physics, or neutrino physics have to be improved to solve it. Nonlinear relations among the different neutrino fluxes are imposed by two coupled systems of differential equations governing the internal structure and time evolution of the Sun. We assume that the results of the four neutrino experiments are correct and are concerned not with the discrepancy between the average rate and the predicted rate, but with a possible time dependence of the argon production rate as revealed in the Homestake experiment over a time period of 20 years. Based on the subtlety of the solar neutrino problem we review here quantitatively the physical laws employed for understanding the internal solar structure and conjecture that the interlink between specific nuclear reactions of the PPIII-branch of the proton-proton chain may allow the high-energy solar neutrino flux to vary over time.

H. J. Haubold; A. M. Mathai

1994-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

100

Reactor Searches for Neutrino Magnetic Moment as a Probe of Extra Dimensions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present calculations of the magnetic moment contribution to neutrino electron scattering in large extra dimension brane-bulk models (LED) with three bulk neutrinos. We discuss the cases with two and three large extra dimensions of sizes $R$. The calculations are done using reactor flux from Uranium, $^{235}U$ as the neutrino source. We find that if the electron neutrino mass is chosen to be in the range of one eV, the differential cross section for $\\bar{\

Mohapatra, Rabindra N; Yu, Haibo; Ng, Siew-Phang; Yu, Haibo

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Reactor Searches for Neutrino Magnetic Moment as a Probe of Extra Dimensions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present calculations of the magnetic moment contribution to neutrino electron scattering in large extra dimension brane-bulk models (LED) with three bulk neutrinos. We discuss the cases with two and three large extra dimensions of sizes $R$. The calculations are done using reactor flux from Uranium, $^{235}U$ as the neutrino source. We find that if the electron neutrino mass is chosen to be in the range of one eV, the differential cross section for $\\bar{\

R. N. Mohapatra; Siew-Phang Ng; Haibo Yu

2004-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

102

Subpanel on accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiments  

SciTech Connect

Neutrinos are among nature`s fundamental constituents, and they are also the ones about which we know least. Their role in the universe is widespread, ranging from the radioactive decay of a single atom to the explosions of supernovae and the formation of ordinary matter. Neutrinos might exhibit a striking property that has not yet been observed. Like the back-and-forth swing of a pendulum, neutrinos can oscillate to-and-from among their three types (or flavors) if nature provides certain conditions. These conditions include neutrinos having mass and a property called {open_quotes}mixing.{close_quotes} The phenomenon is referred to as neutrino oscillations. The questions of the origin of neutrino mass and mixing among the neutrino flavors are unsolved problems for which the Standard Model of particle physics holds few clues. It is likely that the next critical step in answering these questions will result from the experimental observation of neutrino oscillations. The High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) Subpanel on Accelerator-Based Neutrino Oscillation Experiments was charged to review the status and discovery potential of ongoing and proposed accelerator experiments on neutrino oscillations, to evaluate the opportunities for the U.S. in this area of physics, and to recommend a cost-effective plan for pursuing this physics, as appropriate. The complete charge is provided in Appendix A. The Subpanel studied these issues over several months and reviewed all the relevant and available information on the subject. In particular, the Subpanel reviewed the two proposed neutrino oscillation programs at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The conclusions of this review are enumerated in detail in Chapter 7 of this report. The recommendations given in Chapter 7 are also reproduced in this summary.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments  

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Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Testing and Analysis Overview Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments MAX NSTF SNAKE Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 We perform experiments simulating reactor core melt phenomena in which molten core debris ("corium") erodes the concrete floor of a containment building. This occurred during the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident though the extent of concrete damage is yet unknown. This video shows the top view of a churning molten pool of uranium oxide at 2000°C (3600°F) seen during an experiment at Argonne. Corium behaves much like lava.

104

SOLAR NUCLEAR ENERGY GENERATION AND THE CHLORINE SOLAR NEUTRINO EXPERIMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study of solar neutrinos may provide important insights into the physics of the central region of the Sun. Four solar neutrino experiments have confirmed the solar neutrino problem but do not clearly indicate whether solar physics, nuclear physics, or neutrino physics have to be improved to solve it. Nonlinear relations among the different neutrino fluxes are imposed by two coupled systems of differential equations governing the internal structure and time evolution of the Sun. We assume that the results of the four neutrino experiments are correct and are concerned not with the discrepancy between the average rate and the predicted rate, but with a possible time dependence of the argon production rate as revealed in the Homestake experiment over a time period of 20 years. Based on the subtlety of the solar neutrino problem we review here qualitatively the physical laws employed for understanding the internal solar structure and conjecture that the interlink between specific nuclear reactions of the PPIII-branch of the proton-proton chain may allow

H. J. Haubold

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

BNL | Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

through the Earth's mantle before striking its target at the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota. This distance, not much more than a blink for speedy neutrinos, gives the...

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A PRECISION MEASUREMENT OF THE NEUTRINO MIXING ANGLE THETA (SUB 13) USING REACTOR ANTINEUTRINOS AT DAYA BAY.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document describes the design of the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. Recent discoveries in neutrino physics have shown that the Standard Model of particle physics is incomplete. The observation of neutrino oscillations has unequivocally demonstrated that the masses of neutrinos are nonzero. The smallness of the neutrino masses (<2 eV) and the two surprisingly large mixing angles measured have thus far provided important clues and constraints to extensions of the Standard Model. The third mixing angle, {delta}{sub 13}, is small and has not yet been determined; the current experimental bound is sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} < 0.17 at 90% confidence level (from Chooz) for {Delta}m{sub 31}{sup 2} = 2.5 x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}. It is important to measure this angle to provide further insight on how to extend the Standard Model. A precision measurement of sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} using nuclear reactors has been recommended by the 2004 APS Multi-divisional Study on the Future of Neutrino Physics as well as a recent Neutrino Scientific Assessment Group (NUSAG) report. We propose to perform a precision measurement of this mixing angle by searching for the disappearance of electron antineutrinos from the nuclear reactor complex in Daya Bay, China. A reactor-based determination of sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} will be vital in resolving the neutrino-mass hierarchy and future measurements of CP violation in the lepton sector because this technique cleanly separates {theta}{sub 13} from CP violation and effects of neutrino propagation in the earth. A reactor-based determination of sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} will provide important, complementary information to that from long-baseline, accelerator-based experiments. The goal of the Daya Bay experiment is to reach a sensitivity of 0.01 or better in sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 13} at 90% confidence level.

KETTELL, S.; ET AL.

2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

107

A Sterile-Neutrino Search with the MINOS Experiment  

SciTech Connect

The MINOS experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in the the NuMI beamline at Fermilab, USA. Using a near detector at 1 km distance from the neutrino production target, and a far detector at 735 km from the target, it is designed primarily to measure the disappearance of muon neutrinos. This thesis presents an analysis using MINOS data of the possibility of oscil- lation of the neutrinos in the NuMI beam to a hypothetical sterile flavour, which would have no Standard Model couplings. Such oscillations would result in a deficit in the neutral current interaction rate in the MINOS far detector relative to the expectation derived from the near detector data. The method used to identify neutral current and charged current events in the MINOS detectors is described and a new method of predicting and fitting the far detector spectrum presented, along with the effects of systematic uncertainties on the sterile neutrino oscillation analysis. Using this analysis, the fraction f{sub s} of the disappearing neutrinos that go to steriles is constrained to be below 0.15 at the 90% confidence level in the absence of electron neutrino appearance in the NuMI beam. With electron appearance at the CHOOZ limit, f{sub s} < 0.41 at 90% C.L.

Rodrigues, Philip; /Oxford U.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Solar Neutrinos Before and After Neutrino 2004  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We compare, using a three neutrino analysis, the allowed neutrino oscillation parameters and solar neutrino fluxes determined by the experimental data available Before and After Neutrino 2004. New data available after Neutrino2004 include refined KamLAND and gallium measurements. We use six different approaches to analyzing the KamLAND data. We present detailed results using all the available neutrino and anti-neutrino data for Delta m^2_{12}, tan^2 theta_{12}, sin^2 theta_{13}, and sin^2 eta (sterile fraction). Using the same complete data sets, we also present Before and After determinations of all the solar neutrino fluxes, which are treated as free parameters, an upper limit to the luminosity fraction associated with CNO neutrinos, and the predicted rate for a 7Be solar neutrino experiment. The 1 sigma (3 sigma) allowed range of Delta m^2_{21} = (8.2 +- 0.3) (^+1.0_-0.8)times 10^{-5} eV^2 is decreased by a factor of 1.7 (5), but the allowed ranges of all other neutrino oscillation parameters and neutrino fluxes are not significantly changed. Maximal mixing is disfavored at 5.8 sigma and the bound on the mixing angle theta_{13} is slightly improved to sin^2 theta_{13}reactor anti-neutrino oscillation parameters with neutrino oscillation parameters. We also show that the recent data disfavor at 91 % CL a proposed non-standard interaction description of solar neutrino oscillations.

John N. Bahcall; M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia; Carlos Pena-Garay

2004-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

109

Ultra high energy neutrino-nucleon cross section from cosmic ray experiments and neutrino telescopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We deduce the cosmogenic neutrino flux by jointly analysing ultra high energy cosmic ray data from HiRes-I and II, AGASA and the Pierre Auger Observatory. We make two determinations of the neutrino flux by using a model-dependent method and a model-independent method. The former is well-known, and involves the use of a power-law injection spectrum. The latter is a regularized unfolding procedure. We then use neutrino flux bounds obtained by the RICE experiment to constrain the neutrino-nucleon inelastic cross section at energies inaccessible at colliders. The cross section bounds obtained using the cosmogenic fluxes derived by unfolding are the most model-independent bounds to date.

V. Barger; Patrick Huber; Danny Marfatia

2006-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

110

The BAIKAL neutrino experiment - physics results and perspectives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review the status of the Lake Baikal Neutrino Experiment. The Neutrino Telescope NT200 has been operating since 1998 and has been upgraded to the 10 Mton detector NT200+ in 2005. We present selected astroparticle physics results from long-term operation of NT200. Also discussed are activities towards acoustic detection of UHE-energy neutrinos, and results of associated science activities. Preparation towards a km3-scale (Gigaton volume) detector in Lake Baikal is currently a central activity. As an important milestone, a km3-prototype string, based on completely new technology, has been installed and is operating together with NT200+ since April, 2008.

Wischnewski, R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

The BAIKAL neutrino experiment - physics results and perspectives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review the status of the Lake Baikal Neutrino Experiment. The Neutrino Telescope NT200 has been operating since 1998 and has been upgraded to the 10 Mton detector NT200+ in 2005. We present selected astroparticle physics results from long-term operation of NT200. Also discussed are activities towards acoustic detection of UHE-energy neutrinos, and results of associated science activities. Preparation towards a km3-scale (Gigaton volume) detector in Lake Baikal is currently a central activity. As an important milestone, a km3-prototype string, based on completely new technology, has been installed and is operating together with NT200+ since April, 2008.

R. Wischnewski; for the Baikal Collaboration

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

112

Outlook on Neutrino Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some of the hot topics in neutrino physics are discussed, with particular emphasis on neutrino oscillations. After proposing credibility criteria for assessing various claimed effects, particular stress is laid on the solar neutrino deficit, which seems unlikely to have an astrophysical explanation. Comments are also made on the possibility of atmospheric neutrino oscillations and on the LSND experiment, as well as cosmological aspects of neutrinos and neutralinos. Several of the central issues in neutrino physics may be resolved by the new generation of experiments now underway, such as CHORUS, NOMAD and Superkamiokande, and in preparation, such as SNO and a new round of accelerator- and reactor-based neutrino-oscillation experiments. At the end, there is a brief review of ways in which present and future CERN experiments may be able to contribute to answering outstanding questions in neutrino physics.

John Ellis

1996-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

113

Light sterile neutrinos, spin flavour precession and the solar neutrino experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We generalize to three active flavours a previous two flavour model for the resonant spin flavour conversion of solar neutrinos to sterile ones, a mechanism which is added to the well known LMA one. The transition magnetic moments from the muon and tau neutrinos to the sterile play the dominant role in fixing the amount of active flavour suppression. We also show, through numerical integration of the evolution equations, that the data from all solar neutrino experiments except Borexino exhibit a clear preference for a sizable magnetic field either in the convection zone or in the core and radiation zone. This is possibly related to the fact that the data from the first set are average ones taken during a period of mostly intense solar activity, whereas in contrast Borexino data were taken during a period of quiet sun. We argue that the solar neutrino experiments are capable of tracing the possible modulation of the solar magnetic field. Those monitoring the high energy neutrinos, namely the $^8 B$ flux, appear to be sensitive to a field modulation either in the convection zone or in the core and radiation zone. Those monitoring the low energy fluxes will be sensitive to the second type of solar field profiles only. In this way Borexino alone may play an essential role, since it examines both energy sectors, although experimental redundance from other experiments will be most important.

C. R. Das; Joao Pulido; Marco Picariello

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

114

Experimental Parameters for a Reactor Antineutrino Experiment at Very Short Baselines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reactor antineutrinos are used to study neutrino oscillation, search for signatures of non-standard neutrino interactions, and to monitor reactor operation for safeguard applications. The flux and energy spectrum of reactor antineutrinos can be predicted from the decays of the nuclear fission products. A comparison of recent reactor calculations with past measurements at baselines of 10-100m suggests a 5.7% deficit. Precision measurements of reactor antineutrinos at very short baselines O(1-10 m) can be used to probe this anomaly and search for possible oscillations into sterile neutrino species. This paper studies the experimental requirements for a new reactor antineutrino measurement at very short baselines and calculates the sensitivity of various scenarios. We conclude that an experiment at a typical research reactor provides 5{\\sigma} discovery potential for the favored oscillation parameter space with 3 years of data collection.

K. M. Heeger; B. R. Littlejohn; H. P. Mumm; M. N. Tobin

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

115

Antares: Towards a Large Underwater Neutrino Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

After a long R&D phase to validate its detector concept, the ANTARES (Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch) collaboration is operating the largest neutrino telescope in the Northern hemisphere, which is close to completion. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore from Toulon in France at a depth of 2500 m of water which provide a shield from cosmic rays. The detector design is based on the reconstruction of events produced by neutrino interactions. The expected angular resolution for high energy muon neutrinos (E>10 TeV) is less than 0.3 deg. To achieve this good angular resolution, severe requirements on the time resolution of the detected photons and on the determination of the relative position of the detection devices must be reached. The full 12-line detector is planned to be fully operational during this year. At present (April 2008) there are 10 lines taking data plus an instrumented line deployed at the edge of the detector to monitor environmental sea parameters. This paper describes the design of the detector as well as some results obtained during the 2007 5-line run (from March to December).

M. Spurio; for the ANTARES collaboration

2008-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

116

Examination on SK atmospheric neutrino experiment by the computer experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine neutrino events occurring inside the SuperKamiokande (SK) detector and those occurring outside the same detector using computer simulations. We analyze the zenith angle distribution of Fully Contained Events and show the method for the determination of the incident neutrino by the SK group is unreliable. The analysis of the neutrino events occurring outside the detector shows these events agree with the Monte Carlo simulation without oscillation.

A Misaki; E Konishi; N Takahashi; Y Minorikawa; V I Galkin; M Ishiwata; I Nakamura; M Kato

2006-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

117

STATUS OF THE US LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO EXPERIMENT STUDY.  

SciTech Connect

The US Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Study was commissioned jointly by Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to investigate the potential for future U.S. based long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments beyond the currently planned program. The Study focused on MW class convention at neutrino beams that can be produced at Fermilab or BNL. The experimental baselines are based on two possible detector locations: (1) off-axis to the existing Fermilab NuMI beamline at baselines of 700 to 810 km and (2) NSF's proposed future Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at baselines greater than 1000 km. Two detector technologies are considered: a megaton class Water Cherenkov detector deployed deep underground at a DUSEL site, or a 100kT Liquid Argon Time-Projection Chamber (TPC) deployed on the surface at any of the proposed sites. The physics sensitivities of the proposed experiments are summarized. We find that conventional horn focused wide-band neutrino beam options from Fermilab or BNL aimed at a massive detector with a baseline of > 1000 km have the best sensitivity to CP violation and the neutrino mass hierarchy for values of the mixing angle {theta}{sub 13} down to 2.2{sup o}.

BISHAI,M.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

118

The charged current neutrino cross section for solar neutrinos, and background to \\BBz\\ experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar neutrinos can interact with the source isotope in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments through charged current and neutral current interactions. The charged-current product nucleus will then beta decay with a Q-value larger than the double beta decay Q-value. As a result, this process can populate the region of interest and be a background to the double beta decay signal. In this paper we estimate the solar neutrino capture rates on three commonly used double beta decay isotopes, \

H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

119

Status of The US Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Study was commissioned jointly by Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to investigate the potential for future U.S. based long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments beyond the currently planned program. The Study focused on MW class conventional neutrino beams that can be produced at Fermilab or BNL. The experimental baselines are based on two possible detector locations: 1) off?axis to the existing Fermilab NuMI beamline at baselines of 700 to 810 km and 2) NSF's proposed future Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at baselines greater than 1000 km. Two detector technologies are considered: a megaton class Water Cherenkov detector deployed deep underground at a DUSEL site

Mary Bishai; study group

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Power Reactor Decommissioning Experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the past two decades the NRC regulated nuclear industry has encountered and dealt with a diverse range of political, financial and technological challenges while decommissioning its nuclear facilities. During that time, the decommissioning of nuclear facilities has evolved into a mature industry in the United States with a number of large power reactors successfully decommissioned and their NRC licenses terminated. One of the challenges discussed in this report is site release standards, required ...

2011-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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TRIGA reactor operating experience  

SciTech Connect

The Oregon State TRIGA Reactor (OSTR) has been in operation 3 years. Last August it was upgraded from 250 kW to 1000 kW. This was accomplished with little difficulty. During the 3 years of operation no major problems have been experienced. Most of the problems have been minor in nature and easily corrected. They came from lazy susan (dry bearing), Westronics Recorder (dead spots in the range), The Reg Rod Magnet Lead-in Circuit (a new type lead-in wire that does not require the lead-in cord to coil during rod withdrawal hss been delivered, much better than the original) and other small corrections.

Anderson, T.V. [Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (United States)

1970-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Neutrinos and Non-proliferation in Europe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Triggered by the demand of the IAEA, neutrino physicists in Europe involved with the Double Chooz experiment are studying the potential of neutrino detection to monitor nuclear reactors. In particular a new set of experiments at the ILL is planned to improve the knowledge of the neutrino spectrum emitted in the fission of 235U and 239Pu.

Cribier, Michel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Remote Handling Concepts for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment  

SciTech Connect

The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) is a DOE funded experiment aimed at furthering the understanding of neutrino physics. The high intensity neutrino beam for LBNE will be produced at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) by delivering a high power, 120 GeV proton beam to an underground target facility. The design proton beam power on target is 700 kW with an expected future upgrade to 2.3 MW. Both these beam powers will be sufficient to activate critical equipment necessary for producing neutrinos; thus, the activated equipment must be maintained using remote handling tools and operations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was tasked to develop concepts for the remote maintenance of the LBNE target equipment as well as provide recommendations for facility layouts. A discussion of the proposed LBNE Target Hall layout is presented along with concepts for the facility's remote handling systems and major remote operations. Concepts for replacement and maintenance of beam line components are also discussed.

Graves, Van B [ORNL; Carroll, Adam J [ORNL; Hurh, Patrick G. [FNAL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Atmospheric, long baseline, and reactor neutrino data constraints on $?_{13}$  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new atmospheric neutrino oscillation tool which utilizes full three neutrino oscillation probabilities and a full three neutrino treatment of the MSW effect is combined with a standard analysis of the K2K, MINOS, and CHOOZ data to examine the bounds on $\\theta_{13}$ implied by existing data, including the recent, more finely binned, Super-K atmospheric data. In the region $L/E_\

J. E. Roa; D. C. Latimer; D. J. Ernst

2008-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

125

A search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the MINOS Experiment  

SciTech Connect

We perform a search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations, a process which would manifest a nonzero value of the {theta}{sub 13} mixing angle, in the MINOS long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The analysis consists of searching for an excess of {nu}{sub e} charged-current candidate events over the predicted backgrounds, made mostly of neutral-current events with high electromagnetic content. A novel technique to select electron neutrino events is developed, which achieves an improved separation between the signal and the backgrounds, and which consequently yields a better reach in {theta}{sub 13}. The backgrounds are predicted in the Far Detector from Near Detector measurements. An excess is observed in the Far Detector data over the predicted backgrounds, which is consistent with the background-only hypothesis at 1.2 standard deviations.

Ochoa Ricoux, Juan Pedro; /Caltech

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Constraining nonstandard neutrino-quark interactions with solar, reactor, and accelerator data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a reanalysis of nonstandard neutrino-down-quark interactions of electron and tau neutrinos using solar, reactor, and accelerator data. In addition updating the analysis by including new solar data from SNO phase III and Borexino, as well as new KamLAND data and solar fluxes, a key role is played in our analysis by the combination of these results with the CHARM data. The latter allows us to better constrain the axial and axial-vector electron and tau-neutrino nonstandard interaction parameters characterizing the deviations from the standard model predictions.

Escrihuela, F. J.; Valle, J. W. F. [Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular-C.S.I.C./Universitat de Valencia, Campus de Paterna, Apt 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Miranda, O. G. [Departamento de Fisica, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Apartado Postal 14-740, 07000 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Tortola, M. A. [II. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

A search for sterile neutrinos at the MINOS experiment  

SciTech Connect

MINOS is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment based at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, USA. The experiment was designed to study neutrino oscillation phenomena. The {nu}{sub {mu}} beam produced by the NuMI beam facility at FNAL is used along with two functionally identical detectors. The Near Detector at FNAL and a Far Detector 735 km away in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in northern Minnesota. Comparison of the observed spectra of neutrinos at the two detectors provides the evidence for neutrino oscillations. This thesis presents work on the postulated phenomena of sterile neutrinos. Oscillations between active and sterile neutrinos will lead to a deficit in the expected rate of measured Neutral Current interactions at the Far Detector. A technique for selecting Neutral Current events utilizing an Artificial Neural Network is presented with resulting overall efficiency of 91.1% and purity of 66.0%. A method of predicting the expected Charged and Neutral Current energy spectra at the Far Detector given the data recorded at the Near Detector is presented. A model to search for oscillations between sterile and active neutrinos is developed. Sources of systematic uncertainty that can effect the results of the analysis are discussed. The analysis developed is applied to a Standard Model 3 flavour oscillation model as a cross check under the scenarios with and without {nu}{sub e} appearance. The oscillation parameters measured by this model are {Delta}m{sub 32}{sup 2} = (2.39{sub -0.15}{sup +0.23}) x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} and {theta}{sub 23} = 0.727{sub -0.11}{sup +0.22} for the no {nu}{sub e} appearance result. An analysis of the resulting prediction reveals no evidence for active neutrino disappearance. The analysis is then performed using the 4 flavour neutrino oscillation model developed. Again this is done under the 2 scenarios of {nu}{sub e} appearance and no {nu}{sub e} appearance. The results of this analysis are {Delta}m{sub 31}{sup 2} = 2.44{sub -0.14}{sup +0.23} x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}, {theta}{sub 23} = 0.755{sub -0.12}{sup +0.19} and {theta}{sub 34} = 0.00{sup +0.35} for no {nu}{sub e} appearance and {Delta}m{sub 31}{sup 2} = (2.46{sub -0.14}{sup +0.21}) x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}, {theta}{sub 23} = 0.849{sub -0.19}{sup +0.12} and {theta}{sub 34} = 0.00{sup +0.60} for {nu}{sub e} appearance. This is consistent with no oscillations between active and sterile neutrinos.

Pittam, Robert Neil; /Oxford U.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Reactor Internals Segmentation Experience Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several U.S. nuclear power plants entered decommissioning in the 1990's. Based on current information, the next group of plants will not begin this process for nearly a decade. This report provides detailed information on projects involving the segmentation of the Reactor Vessel Internal Subassemblies conducted at a number of plants undergoing decommissioning. Utilities have found this task very challenging from both a technological and radiation exposure perspective. This report documents the experience...

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

129

Tuning into UHE Neutrinos in Antarctica - The ANITA Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) experiment is being developed to search for ultra-high-energy (UHE) neutrino interactions ($>3\\times10^{18}$ eV) in the Antarctic ice cap. A neutrino interaction in the ice will produce a radio pulse by the means of the Askaryan effect. The large radio transparency of ice allows for such a pulse to be recorded by a cluster of balloon-borne antennas. The details of the ANITA instrument, now in a construction phase, and the science we hope to achieve is discussed. In order to prepare for the main mission, we have flown ANITA-lite during the 2003/04 austral season. ANITA-lite consisted of two quad-ridge horn antennas and a prototype RF (radio frequency) triggering and recording system. Here we present the results of an impulsive RF background survey of Antarctica, as well as proof-of-principle gain, tracking, and timing calibrations conducted by observing solar radio emissions and calibration radio-pulses. A preliminary UHE neutrino flux limit based on ANITA-lite data is also presented.

P. Miocinovic; S. W. Barwick; J. J. Beatty; D. Z. Besson; W. R. Binns; B. Cai; J. M. Clem; A. Connolly; S. Coutu; D. F. Cowen; P. F. Dowkontt; M. A. DuVernois; P. A. Evenson; D. Goldstein; P. W. Gorham; C. L. Hebert; M. H. Israel; J. G. Learned; K. M. Liewer; J. T. Link; S. Matsuno; J. W. Nam; C. J. Naudet; R. Nichol; K. J. Palladino; M. Rosen; D. Saltzberg; D. Seckel; A. Silvestri; G. S. Varner; D. Williams

2005-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

130

Determining the Sign of ?_{31} by Future Long Baseline and Reactor Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the determination of neutrino mass hierarchy, through neutrino experiments within the next ten years. The T2K neutrino oscillation experiment will start in 2009. In the experiment the high intensity \

Bipin Singh Koranga; S. Mahapatra; S. Uma Sankar

2009-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

131

Investigation of Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations from Experiments at KAON  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The proposed KAON factory at the Triumf Laboratory in Vancouver, Canada provides a unique opportunity for high statistics long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. Several possibilities are under active consideration. In this paper we describe the theoretical expectations for a {\\it very} long baseline experiment in which the neutrinos are directed towards, and detected at the Superkamiokande detector in Kamioka, Japan 7200 km away. We find that in the first year this experiment would probe oscillations down to about $\\Delta m^2_0 = 9 \\times 10^{-5} eV^2$ for maximal mixing, and if $\\Delta m^2_0 \\geq 5 \\times 10^{-4} eV^2$ it would be sensitive to $sin^2(2 \\theta_0) \\geq 0.2$. These results are compared with a more modest proposal of a 100 km baseline with a 6300 tonne detector which would probe $\\Delta m^2_0 \\geq 1.3 \\times 10^{-3} eV^2$ for maximal mixing, and if $\\Delta m^2_0 \\geq 0.02 eV^2$ it would be sensitive to $sin^2(2 \\theta_0) \\geq 0.01$. These experiments would either confirm or rule out the entire range of parameters allowed by Kamiokande and IMB to explain the deficit in the ratio of $\

Scott Hayward; Martin Sevior; Nathan Weiss; Dennis Wright

1993-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

132

Report of the APS Neutrino Study Reactor Working Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Planetary and protostellar nuclear fission: implications forDeep-earth reactor: nuclear fission, helium, and theRaghavan, "Detecting a Nuclear Fission Reactor at the Center

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Uncertainties in the Anti-neutrino Production at Nuclear Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

directly in the steam generator. Smaller corrections arefeed-water to the steam generator (PWR) or reactor vessel (secondary side of the steam generator or reactor vessel. The

Djurcic, Zelimir

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Registration of reactor neutrinos with the highly segmented plastic scintillator detector DANSSino  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DANSSino is a simplified pilot version of a solid-state detector of reactor antineutrino (it is being created within the DANSS project and will be installed close to an industrial nuclear power reactor). Numerous tests performed under a 3 GW(th) reactor of the Kalinin NPP at a distance of 11 m from the core demonstrate operability of the chosen design and reveal the main sources of the background. In spite of its small size (20x20x100 ccm), the pilot detector turned out to be quite sensitive to reactor neutrinos, detecting about 70 IBD events per day with the signal-to-background ratio about unity.

V. Belov; V. Brudanin; M. Danilov; V. Egorov; M. Fomina; A. Kobyakin; V. Rusinov; M. Shirchenko; Yu. Shitov; A. Starostin; I. Zhitnikov

2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

135

Neutrino experiments in Physics Department of Rome Sapienza University  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the history of experimental neutrino physics in the physics department of Rome Sapienza University

Dore, Ubaldo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

OscSNS: A Precision Neutrino Oscillation Experiment at the SNS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The growing evidence for short-baseline neutrino oscillations and the possible existence of sterile neutrinos necessitates the development of a cost-effective experiment that can resolve these mysteries. The OscSNS \\cite{1} experiment, located at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge Laboratory, is ideal for this purpose.

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2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

OscSNS: A Precision Neutrino Oscillation Experiment at the SNS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The growing evidence for short-baseline neutrino oscillations and the possible existence of sterile neutrinos necessitates the development of a cost-effective experiment that can resolve these mysteries. The OscSNS \\cite{1} experiment, located at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge Laboratory, is ideal for this purpose.

OscSNS Collaboration

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

138

Neutrino Mass Models and the Implications of a Non-Zero Reactor Angle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this talk we survey some of the recent promising developments in the search for the theory behind neutrino mass and mixing, and indeed all fermion masses and mixing. The talk is organized in terms of a neutrino mass models decision tree according to which the answers to experimental questions provide sign posts to guide us through the maze of theoretical models eventually towards a complete theory of flavour and unification. We also discuss the theoretical implications of the measurement of a non-zero reactor angle, as hinted at by recent experimental measurements.

S. F. King

2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

139

Neutrino Mass Models and the Implications of a Non-Zero Reactor Angle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this talk we survey some of the recent promising developments in the search for the theory behind neutrino mass and mixing, and indeed all fermion masses and mixing. The talk is organized in terms of a neutrino mass models decision tree according to which the answers to experimental questions provide sign posts to guide us through the maze of theoretical models eventually towards a complete theory of flavour and unification. We also discuss the theoretical implications of the measurement of a non-zero reactor angle, as hinted at by recent experimental measurements.

King, S F

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Detection of the Neutrino Fluxes from Several Sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is considered the detection of neutrinos moving from the opposite directions. The states of the particle of the detector interacting with the neutrinos are connected with the P-transformation. Hence only a half of neutrinos gives contribution into the superposition of the neutrino states. Taking into account the effect of the opposite neutrino directions the total neutrino flux from several sources are in the range 0.5--1 of that without the effect. The neutrino flux from nuclear reactors measured in the KamLAND experiment is $0.611\\pm 0.085 {\\rm (stat)} \\pm 0.041 {\\rm (syst)} $ of the expected flux. Calculations for the conditions of the KamLAND experiment yield the neutrino flux taking into account the effect of the opposite neutrino directions, 0.555, of that without the effect that may account for the neutrino flux observed in the KamLAND experiment.

D. L. Khokhlov

2003-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Physics  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The prediction and verification of the neutrino are reviewed, together with the V A theory for its interactions (particularly the difficulties with the apparent existence of two neutrinos and the high energy cross section). The Brookhaven experiment confirming the existence of two neutrinos and the cross section increase with momentum is then described, and future neutrino experiments are considered. (D.C.W.)

Lederman, L. M.

1963-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

142

Possible Observation of Nuclear Reactor Neutrinos Near the Oscillation Absolute Minimum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

After a summary of the basic three neutrino oscillation formalism we review briefly our present empirical knowledge of the oscillation parameters and conclude that the 2-neutrinos model is adequate to describe the survival probability of the electronic neutrino P(nue->nue). Then we proceed to the evaluation of P(nue->nue) relative to the antineutrinos emitted by the nuclear power stations presently in operation along the the Rhone valley. We assume that a detector has been installed in a existing cavity located under the Mont Ventoux at a depth equivalent to 1500 m of water. We show that such an experiment would provide the opportunity to observe neutrinos near the oscillation absolute minimum. We end by a rough estimate of the counting rate.

C. Bouchiat

2003-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

143

Neutrino Unification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Present neutrino data are consistent with neutrino masses arising from a common seed at some ``neutrino unification'' scale $M_X$. Such a simple theoretical ansatz naturally leads to quasi-degenerate neutrinos that could lie in the electron-volt range with neutrino mass splittings induced by renormalization effects associated with supersymmetric thresholds. In such a scheme the leptonic analogue of the Cabibbo angle $\\theta_{\\odot}$ describing solar neutrino oscillations is nearly maximal. Its exact value is correlated with the smallness of $\\theta_{reactor}$. These features agree both with latest data on the solar neutrino spectra and with the reactor neutrino data. The two leading mass-eigenstate neutrinos present in \

P. H. Chankowski; A. Ioannisian; S. Pokorski; J. W. F Valle

2000-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

144

Pebble Flow Experiments For Pebble Bed Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pebble Flow Experiments For Pebble Bed Reactors Andrew C. Kadak1 Department of Nuclear Engineering of Technology 2nd International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology Institute of Nuclear in such a reactor would conform to granular flow theory which suggested rapid mixing as opposed to linear flow lines

Bazant, Martin Z.

145

Indication for the disappearance of reactor electron antineutrinos in the Double Chooz experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Double Chooz Experiment presents an indication of reactor electron antineutrino disappearance consistent with neutrino oscillations. A ratio of 0.944 $\\pm$ 0.016 (stat) $\\pm$ 0.040 (syst) observed to predicted events was obtained in 101 days of running at the Chooz Nuclear Power Plant in France, with two 4.25 GW$_{th}$ reactors. The results were obtained from a single 10 m$^3$ fiducial volume detector located 1050 m from the two reactor cores. The reactor antineutrino flux prediction used the Bugey4 measurement as an anchor point. The deficit can be interpreted as an indication of a non-zero value of the still unmeasured neutrino mixing parameter \\sang. Analyzing both the rate of the prompt positrons and their energy spectrum we find \\sang = 0.086 $\\pm$ 0.041 (stat) $\\pm$ 0.030 (syst), or, at 90% CL, 0.015 $<$ \\sang $\\ <$ 0.16.

Abe, Y; Akiri, T; Anjos, J C dos; Ardellier, F; Barbosa, A F; Baxter, A; Bernstein, A; Bezerra, T J C; Bezrukhov, L; Blucher, E; Bongrand, M; Bowden, N S; Buck, C; Busenitz, J; Cabrera, A; Caden, E; Camilleri, L; Carr, R; Cerrada, M; Chang, P -J; Chimenti, P; Classen, T; Collin, A; Conover, E; Conrad, J M; Cormon, S; Crespo-Anadn, J I; Cribier, M; Crum, K; Cucoanes, A; D'Agostino, M V; Damon, E; Dawson, J V; Dazeley, S; Dierckxsens, M; Dietrich, D; Djurcic, Z; Dracos, M; Durand, V; Efremenko, Y; Endo, Y; Etenko, A; Falk, E; Fallot, M; Fechner, M; von Feilitzsch, F; Felde, J; Fernandes, S M; Franco, D; Franke, A; Franke, M; Furuta, H; Gama, R; Gil-Botella, I; Giot, L; Gger-Neff, M; Gonzalez, L F G; Goodman, M C; Goon, J TM; Greiner, D; Guillon, B; Haag, N; Hagner, C; Hara, T; Hartmann, F X; Hartnell, J; Haruna, T; Haser, J; Hatzikoutelis, A; Hayakawa, T; Hofmann, M; Horton-Smith, G; Ishitsuka, M; Jochum, J; Jollet, C; Jones, C L; Kaether, F; Kalousis, L; Kamyshkov, Y; Kaplan, D; Kawasaki, T; Keefer, G; Kemp, E; de Kerret, H; Kibe, Y; Konno, T; Kryn, D; Kuze, M; Lachenmaier, T; Lane, C E; Langbrandtner, C; Lasserre, T; Letourneau, A; Lhuillier, D; Lima, H P; Lindner, M; Liu, Y; Lpez-Castan, J M; LoSecco, J M; Lubsandorzhiev, B K; Lucht, S; McKee, D; Maeda, J; Maesano, C N; Mariani, C; Maricic, J; Martino, J; Matsubara, T; Mention, G; Meregaglia, A; Miletic, T; Milincic, R; Milzstajn, A; Miyata, H; Motta, D; Mueller, Th A; Nagasaka, Y; Nakajima, K; Novella, P; Obolensky, M; Oberauer, L; Onillon, A; Osborn, A; Ostrovskiy, I; Palomares, C; Peeters, S J M; Pepe, I M; Perrin, P; Pfahler, P; Porta, A; Potzel, W; Queval, R; Reichenbacher, J; Reinhold, B; Remoto, A; Reyna, D; Rhling, M; Roth, S; Rubin, H A; Sakamoto, Y; Santorelli, R; Sato, F; Schnert, S; Schoppmann, S; Schwan, U; Schwetz, T; Shaevitz, M; Shrestha, D; Sida, J-L; Sinev, V; Skorokhvatov, M; Smith, E; Stahl, A; Stancu, I; Strait, M; Stken, A; Suekane, F; Sukhotin, S; Sumiyoshi, T; Sun, Y; Sun, Z; Svoboda, R; Tabata, H; Tamura, N; Terao, K; Tonazzo, A; Toups, M; Thi, H H Trinh; Veyssiere, C; Vignaud, D; Wagner, S; Watanabe, H; White, B; Wiebusch, C; Winslow, L; Worcester, M; Wurm, M; Yanovitch, E; Yermia, F; Zbiri, K; Zimmer, V

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Indication for the disappearance of reactor electron antineutrinos in the Double Chooz experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Double Chooz Experiment presents an indication of reactor electron antineutrino disappearance consistent with neutrino oscillations. A ratio of 0.944 $\\pm$ 0.016 (stat) $\\pm$ 0.040 (syst) observed to predicted events was obtained in 101 days of running at the Chooz Nuclear Power Plant in France, with two 4.25 GW$_{th}$ reactors. The results were obtained from a single 10 m$^3$ fiducial volume detector located 1050 m from the two reactor cores. The reactor antineutrino flux prediction used the Bugey4 measurement as an anchor point. The deficit can be interpreted as an indication of a non-zero value of the still unmeasured neutrino mixing parameter \\sang. Analyzing both the rate of the prompt positrons and their energy spectrum we find \\sang = 0.086 $\\pm$ 0.041 (stat) $\\pm$ 0.030 (syst), or, at 90% CL, 0.015 $<$ \\sang $\\ <$ 0.16.

Y. Abe; C. Aberle; T. Akiri; J. C. dos Anjos; F. Ardellier; A. F. Barbosa; A. Baxter; M. Bergevin; A. Bernstein; T. J. C. Bezerra; L. Bezrukhov; E. Blucher; M. Bongrand; N. S. Bowden; C. Buck; J. Busenitz; A. Cabrera; E. Caden; L. Camilleri; R. Carr; M. Cerrada; P. -J. Chang; P. Chimenti; T. Classen; A. P. Collin; E. Conover; J. M. Conrad; S. Cormon; J. I. Crespo-Anadn; M. Cribier; K. Crum; A. Cucoanes; M. V. D'Agostino; E. Damon; J. V. Dawson; S. Dazeley; M. Dierckxsens; D. Dietrich; Z. Djurcic; M. Dracos; V. Durand; Y. Efremenko; M. Elnimr; Y. Endo; A. Etenko; E. Falk; M. Fallot; M. Fechner; F. von Feilitzsch; J. Felde; S. M. Fernandes; D. Franco; A. J. Franke; M. Franke; H. Furuta; R. Gama; I. Gil-Botella; L. Giot; M. Gger-Neff; L. F. G. Gonzalez; M. C. Goodman; J. TM. Goon; D. Greiner; B. Guillon; N. Haag; C. Hagner; T. Hara; F. X. Hartmann; J. Hartnell; T. Haruna; J. Haser; A. Hatzikoutelis; T. Hayakawa; M. Hofmann; G. A. Horton-Smith; M. Ishitsuka; J. Jochum; C. Jollet; C. L. Jones; F. Kaether; L. Kalousis; Y. Kamyshkov; D. M. Kaplan; T. Kawasaki; G. Keefer; E. Kemp; H. de Kerret; Y. Kibe; T. Konno; D. Kryn; M. Kuze; T. Lachenmaier; C. E. Lane; C. Langbrandtner; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; H. P. Lima Jr; M. Lindner; Y. Liu; J. M. Lpez-Castan; J. M. LoSecco; B. K. Lubsandorzhiev; S. Lucht; D. McKee; J. Maeda; C. N. Maesano; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; J. Martino; T. Matsubara; G. Mention; A. Meregaglia; T. Miletic; R. Milincic; A. Milzstajn; H. Miyata; D. Motta; Th. A. Mueller; Y. Nagasaka; K. Nakajima; P. Novella; M. Obolensky; L. Oberauer; A. Onillon; A. Osborn; I. Ostrovskiy; C. Palomares; S. J. M. Peeters; I. M. Pepe; S. Perasso; P. Perrin; P. Pfahler; A. Porta; W. Potzel; R. Queval; J. Reichenbacher; B. Reinhold; A. Remoto; D. Reyna; M. Rhling; S. Roth; H. A. Rubin; Y. Sakamoto; R. Santorelli; F. Sato; S. Schnert; S. Schoppmann; U. Schwan; T. Schwetz; M. H. Shaevitz; D. Shrestha; J-L. Sida; V. Sinev; M. Skorokhvatov; E. Smith; J. Spitz; A. Stahl; I. Stancu; M. Strait; A. Stken; F. Suekane; S. Sukhotin; T. Sumiyoshi; Y. Sun; Z. Sun; R. Svoboda; H. Tabata; N. Tamura; K. Terao; A. Tonazzo; M. Toups; H. H. Trinh Thi; C. Veyssiere; S. Wagner; H. Watanabe; B. White; C. Wiebusch; L. Winslow; M. Worcester; M. Wurm; E. Yanovitch; F. Yermia; K. Zbiri; V. Zimmer

2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

147

A unified analysis of the reactor neutrino program towards the measurement of the theta_13 mixing angle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present in this article a detailed quantitative discussion of the measurement of the leptonic mixing angle theta_13 through currently scheduled reactor neutrino oscillation experiments. We thus focus on Double Chooz (Phase I & II), Daya Bay (Phase I & II) and RENO experiments. We perform a unified analysis, including systematics, backgrounds and accurate experimental setup in each case. Each identified systematic error and background impact has been assessed on experimental setups following published data when available and extrapolating from Double Chooz acquired knowledge otherwise. After reviewing the experiments, we present a new analysis of their sensitivities to sin^2(2 theta_13) and study the impact of the different systematics based on the pulls approach. Through this generic statistical analysis we discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each experimental setup.

Guillaume Mention; Thierry Lasserre; Dario Motta

2007-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

148

Limits on nu_e and anti-nu_e disappearance from Gallium and reactor experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The deficit observed in the Gallium radioactive source experiments is interpreted as a possible indication of the disappearance of electron neutrinos. In the effective framework of two-neutrino mixing we obtain $\\sin^{2}2\\vartheta \\gtrsim 0.03$ and $\\Delta{m}^{2} \\gtrsim 0.1 \\text{eV}^{2}$. The compatibility of this result with the data of the Bugey and Chooz reactor short-baseline antineutrino disappearance experiments is studied. It is found that the Bugey data present a hint of neutrino oscillations with $0.02 \\lesssim \\sin^{2}2\\vartheta \\lesssim 0.08$ and $\\Delta{m}^{2} \\approx 1.8 \\text{eV}^{2}$, which is compatible with the Gallium allowed region of the mixing parameters. This hint persists in the combined analyses of Bugey and Chooz data, of Gallium and Bugey data, and of Gallium, Bugey, and Chooz data.

Mario A. Acero; Carlo Giunti; Marco Laveder

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

149

Positronium signature in organic liquid scintillators for neutrino experiments  

SciTech Connect

Electron antineutrinos are commonly detected in liquid scintillator experiments via inverse {beta} decay by looking at the coincidence between the reaction products: neutrons and positrons. Prior to positron annihilation, an electron-positron pair may form an orthopositronium (o-Ps) state, with a mean lifetime of a few nanoseconds. Even if the o-Ps decay is speeded up by spin-flip or pick-off effects, it may introduce distortions in the photon emission time distribution, crucial for position reconstruction and pulse shape discrimination algorithms in antineutrino experiments. Reversing the problem, the o-Ps-induced time distortion represents a new signature for tagging antineutrinos in liquid scintillator. In this article, we report the results of measurements of the o-Ps formation probability and lifetime for the most used solvents for organic liquid scintillators in neutrino physics (pseudocumene, linear alkyl benzene, phenylxylylethane, and dodecane). We characterize also a mixture of pseudocumene +1.5 g/l of 2,5-diphenyloxazole, a fluor acting as wavelength shifter. In the second part of the article, we demonstrate that the o-Ps-induced distortion of the scintillation photon emission time distributions represent an optimal signature for tagging positrons on an event by event basis, potentially enhancing the antineutrino detection.

Franco, D. [Astroparticule et Cosmologie APC, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Cedex 13, Paris (France); Consolati, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazzale Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Trezzi, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita and INFN Milano, via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano (Italy)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

150

Decommssioning Of Research Reactor: Problemsand Experience  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study of the preparation for decommissioning the Research Reactor in Salaspils (Latvia) and the experience of decommissioning the Research Reactor in Sosny (Belarus) show that the problem of decommissioning research reactors is acute for countries that have no NPPs or their own nuclear industry. It also is associated with regulatory framework, planning and design, dismantling technologies, decontamination of radioactive equipment and materials, spent fuel and radioactive waste management, etc. 1. INTRODUCTION According to the IAEA research reactor database, there are about 300 research reactors worldwide [1]. At present over 30% of them have lifetimes of more than 35 years, 60% of more than 25 years. After the Chernobyl accident, significant efforts were made by many countries to modernize old research reactors aiming, first of all, at ensuring safe operation. However, a large number of aging research reactors will be facing shutdown in the near future. The problem of decommis...

Alexander Mikhalevich

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Probing Active to Sterile Neutrino Oscillations in the LENS Detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sterile neutrino conversion in meter scale baselines can be sensitively probed using monoenergetic, sub-MeV, flavor pure e-neutrinos from an artificial MCi source and the unique technology of LENS designed to oberve the low energy solar neutrino spectrum via tagged CC e-neutrino capture in 115-In. Active-sterile oscillations can be directly observed in the granular LENS detector itself to critically test and extend resuls of short baseline accelerator and reactor experiments.

Christian Grieb; Jonathan Link; R. S. Raghavan

2006-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

152

If sterile neutrinos exist, how can one determine the total solar neutrino fluxes?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The 8B solar neutrino flux inferred from a global analysis of solar neutrino experiments is within 11% (1 sigma) of the predicted standard solar model value if only active neutrinos exist, but could be as large as 1.7 times the standard prediction if sterile neutrinos exist. We show that the total 8B neutrino flux (active plus sterile neutrinos) can be determined experimentally to about 10% (1 sigma) by combining charged current measurements made with the KamLAND reactor experiment and with the SNO CC solar neutrino experiment, provided the LMA neutrino oscillation solution is correct and the simulated performance of KamLAND is valid. Including also SNO NC data, the sterile component of the 8B neutrino flux can be measured by this method to an accuracy of about 12% (1 sigma) of the standard solar model flux. Combining Super-Kamiokande and KamLAND measurements and assuming the oscillations occur only among active neutrinos, the 8B neutrino flux can be measured to 6% (1 sigma); the total flux can be measured to an accuracy of about 9%. The total 7Be solar neutrino flux can be determined to an accuracy of about 28% (1 sigma) by combining measurements made with the KamLAND, SNO, and gallium neutrino experiments. One can determine the total 7Be neutrino flux to a one sigma accuracy of about 11% or better by comparing data from the KamLAND experiment and the BOREXINO solar neutrino experiment provided both detectors work as expected. The pp neutrino flux can be determined to about 15% using data from the gallium, KamLAND, BOREXINO, and SNO experiments.

John N. Bahcall; M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia; C. Pena-Garay

2002-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

153

Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)Conceptual Design ReportThe LBNE Water Cherenkov DetectorApril 13 2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conceptual Design Report (CDR) developed for the Water Cherekov Detector (WCD) option for the far detector of the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)

Kettell S. H.; Bishai, M.; Brown, R.; Chen, H.; Diwan, M.; Dolph, J., Geronimo, G.; Gill, R.; Hackenburg, R.; Hahn, R.; Hans, S.; Isvan, Z.; Jaffe, D.; Junnarkar, S.; Kettell, S.H.; Lanni,F.; Li, Y.; Ling, J.; Littenberg, L.; Makowiecki, D.; Marciano, W.; Morse, W.; Parsa, Z.; Radeka, V.; Rescia, S.; Samios, N.; Sharma, R.; Simos, N.; Sondericker, J.; Stewart, J.; Tanaka, H.; Themann, H.; Thorn, C.; Viren, B., White, S.; Worcester, E.; Yeh, M.; Yu, B.; Zhang, C.

2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

154

Present and future high-energy accelerators for neutrino experiments  

SciTech Connect

There is an active neutrino program making use of the high-energy (larger than 50 GeV) accelerators both in USA at Fermilab with NuMI and at CERN in Europe with CNGS. In this paper we will review the prospects for high intensity high energy beams in those two locations during the next decade.

Kourbanis, I.; /Fermilab

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

SNO Data: Results from Experiments at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) was built 6800 feet under ground, in INCO's Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is a heavy-water Cherenkov detector that is designed to detect neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the sun. It uses 1000 tonnes of heavy water, on loan from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), contained in a 12 meter diameter acrylic vessel. Neutrinos react with the heavy water (D2O) to produce flashes of light called Cherenkov radiation. This light is then detected by an array of 9600 photomultiplier tubes mounted on a geodesic support structure surrounding the heavy water vessel. The detector is immersed in light (normal) water within a 30 meter barrel-shaped cavity (the size of a 10 story building!) excavated from Norite rock. Located in the deepest part of the mine, the overburden of rock shields the detector from cosmic rays. The detector laboratory is extremely clean to reduce background signals from radioactive elements present in the mine dust which would otherwise hide the very weak signal from neutrinos. (From http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/]

The SNO website provides access to various datasets. See also the SNO Image Catalog at http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/sno/images/ and computer-generated images of SNO events at http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/sno/events/ and the list of published papers.

156

Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor experiment  

SciTech Connect

A brief review of the TFTR is given in terms of the physical size of the experiment in relation to existing and future tokamaks. Some break-even criteria are mentioned. (MOW)

Furth, H.P.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Fourier Spectrum Analysis of the New Solar Neutrino Capture Rate Data for the Homestake Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper provides results of the Fourier spectrum analysis of the new Ar-37 production rate data of the Homestake solar neutrino experiment and compares them with results for earlier data, revealing the harmonic content in the Ar-37 production in the Homestake experiment.

H. J. Haubold

1996-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

158

Exclusive Topologies reconstruction in LAr-TPC experiments: a Novel Approach for precise Neutrino-Nucleus Cross-Sections Measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The analysis and interpretation of the present and future neutrino oscillation experiments strongly rely on the quantitative understanding of neutrino and antineutrino interactions with nuclei in the "few GeV" energy range. With the advent of the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) experimental techniques for neutrino detection, a novel approach and methodology in neutrino data analysis is now being developed. Purpose of this White Paper is to briefly illustrate this method, as based on real events categorization into experimental exclusive topologies, rather than on MC driven classifi?cation of the event rates in terms of interaction channel. Data collected by the ArgoNeuT experiment in the "few-GeV" energy range are extremely helpful to directly probe features of neutrino interactions and associated nuclear effects in the range of interest for future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.

O. Palamara; K. Partyka; F. Cavanna

2013-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

159

Overview of the present status and challenges of neutrino oscillation physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an overview of the current status of neutrino oscillation physics, including atmospheric, solar, reactor and accelerator neutrino experiments. After summarizing our present understanding of all data, I discuss the open questions and how they might be addressed in the future. I also discuss how neutrinos can be used to learn about new physics and astrophysics.

Mocioiu, Irina [Pennsylvania State University, 104 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

160

KamLAND and solar neutrino data eliminate the LOW solution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The KamLAND reactor antineutrino experiment has detected a 3.4\\sigma flux suppression relative to the expectation if no neutrino oscillations occur. We combine KamLAND data with solar neutrino data and show that the LMA solution is the only viable oscillation solution to the solar neutrino problem at the 4.4\\sigma C. L.

V. Barger; D. Marfatia

2002-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Opportunities for the Precision Study of Reactor Antineutrinos at Very Short Baselines at US Research Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: pieter.mumm@nist.gov #12;2 past reactor experiments HFIR, ORNL NBSR, NIST ATR, INL available baselines at US research reactors 3 neutrino fit 3+1 neutrino fit Tuesday, August 7, 12 NIST ILL HFIR ATR SONGSNIST ILL HFIR ATR SONGS 10. 100 1000 core size reactor power reactorpower(MWth) 1meter ILL HFIR NBSR

162

CP and T violation in long baseline experiments with low energy neutrino from muon storage ring  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stimulated by the idea of PRISM, a very high intensity muon ring with rather low energy, we consider possibilities of observing CP-violation effects in neutrino oscillation experiments. More than 10% of CP-violation effect can be seen within the experimentally allowed region. Destructive sum of matter effect and CP-violation effect can be avoided with use of initial nu_e beam. We finally show that the experiment with (a few) x 100 MeV of neutrino energy and (a few) x 100 km of baseline length, which is considered in this paper, is particularly suitable for a search of CP violation in view of statistical error.

Masafumi Koike; Joe Sato

1999-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

163

FOCUSING HORN SYSTEM FOR THE BNL VERY LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENT.  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the focusing horn system for the proposed very long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment using a neutrino beam from BNL to an underground facility such as the Homestake Mine in South Dakota. The proposed experiment uses a 1 MW upgraded AGS. In order to achieve this performance the AGS will operate with a cycle time of 2.5 Hz and 8.9 x 10{sup 13} protons on target at 28 GeV. This paper discusses the design criteria of a horn system necessary to handle this intense beam and the optical geometry to achieve the desired flux distribution at the detector.

KAHN,S.A.CARROLL,A.DIWAN,M.V.GALLARDO,J.C.KIRK,H.SCARLETT,C.SIMOS,N.VIREN,B.ZHANG,W.

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

164

Low energy solar neutrino experiments: The Soviet American Gallium Experiment (SAGE). Final report, August 12, 1988--October 31, 1994  

SciTech Connect

Two {sup 71}Ga experiments are currently in operation. The first is the 60 ton Soviet American Gallium Experiment (SAGE) at Baksan, which has recently reported a signal level of 73+18/{minus}16(stat)+5/{minus}7(syst) SNU; the second is the 30 ton GALLEX experiment at Gran Sasso, which sees 87{+-}14{+-}7 SNU. Both results are consistent, and both suggest a neutrino flux level low compared to the total expected from standard solar model calculations. It is not possible, however, to make a case for flux levels lower than the p-p prediction. Assuming the experiments are correct (Neutrino source calibrations are planned for both SAGE and GALLEX in the near future.), it is not at all clear yet whether the answer lies with the neutrino physics, solar physics, or a combination of both. Nevertheless, though solar model effects cannot be ruled out, if the Homestake and Kamiokande results are taken at face value, then these two experiments alone imply that neutrino oscillations or some similar particle physics result must be present to some degree. This report reviews the SAGE experiment and recent results. Non-radiochemical experiments are also discussed, with an emphasis on the Kamiokande water Cerenkov results.

NONE

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

MOON for a next-generation neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment: Present status and perspective  

SciTech Connect

The performance of the MOON detector for a next-generation neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment was evaluated by means of the Monte Carlo method. The MOON detector was found to be a feasible solution for the future experiment to search for the Majorana neutrino mass in the range of 100-30 meV.

Shima, T.; /Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys.; Doe, P.J.; /Washington U., Seattle; Ejiri, H.; /Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys. /NIRS, Chiba /Prague, Tech. U.; Elliot, S.R.; /Washington U., Seattle /Los Alamos; Engel, J.; /North Carolina U.; Finger, M.; /Charles U.; Finger, M.; /Charles U.; Fushimi, K.; /Tokushima U.; Gehman, V.M.; /Washington U., Seattle /Los Alamos; Greenfield, M.B.; /Tokyo, Intl. Christian U.; Hazama, R.; /Hiroshima U. /NIRS, Chiba

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

US graphite reactor D&D experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of the U.S. Graphite Reactor Experience Task for the Decommissioning Strategy Plan for the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Unit 1 Study. The work described in this report was performed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Garrett, S.M.K.; Williams, N.C.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Proposal to perform a high - statisics neutrino scattering experiment using a fine - grained detector in the NuMI Beam  

SciTech Connect

The NuMI facility at Fermilab will provide an extremely intense beam of neutrinos for the MINOS neutrino-oscillation experiment. The spacious and fully-outfitted MINOS near detector hall will be the ideal venue for a high-statistics, high-resolution {nu} and {bar {nu}}-nucleon/nucleus scattering experiment. The experiment described here will measure neutrino cross-sections and probe nuclear effects essential to present and future neutrino-oscillation experiments. Moreover, with the high NuMI beam intensity, the experiment will either initially address or significantly improve our knowledge of a wide variety of neutrino physics topics of interest and importance to the elementary-particle and nuclear-physics communities.

Morfin, J.G.; /Fermilab; McFarland, K.; /Rochester U.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Two experiments for the price of one? -- The role of the second oscillation maximum in long baseline neutrino experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the quantitative impact that data from the second oscillation maximum has on the performance of wide band beam neutrino oscillation experiments. We present results for the physics sensitivities to standard three flavor oscillation, as well as results for the sensitivity to non-standard interactions. The quantitative study is performed using an experimental setup similar to the Fermilab to DUSEL Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE). We find that, with the single exception of sensitivity to the mass hierarchy, the second maximum plays only a marginal role due to the experimental difficulties to obtain a statistically significant and sufficiently background-free event sample at low energies. This conclusion is valid for both water Cherenkov and liquid argon detectors. Moreover, we confirm that non-standard neutrino interactions are very hard to distinguish experimentally from standard three-flavor effects and can lead to a considerable loss of sensitivity to \\theta_{13}, the mass hierarchy and CP violation.

Patrick Huber; Joachim Kopp

2010-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

169

White Paper on the Majorana Zero-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of the Majorana Experiment is to study neutrinoless double beta decay (0nbb) with an effective Majorana-neutrino mass sensitivity below 50 meV in order to characterize the Majorana nature of the neutrino, the Majorana mass spectrum, and the absolute mass scale. An experimental study of the neutrino mass scale implied by neutrino oscillation results is now technically within our grasp. This exciting physics goal is best pursued using the well-established technique of searching for 0nbb of 76Ge, augmented with recent advances in signal processing and detector design. The Majorana Experiment will consist of a large mass of 76Ge in the form of high-resolution intrinsic germanium detectors located deep underground within a low-background shielding environment. Observation of a sharp peak at the bb endpoint will quantify the 0nbb half-life and thus the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. In addition to the modest R&D program, we present here an overview of the entire project in order to help put in perspective the scope, the low level of technical risk, and the readiness of the Collaboration to immediately begin the undertaking.

The Majorana collaboration

2003-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

170

Unified Graphical Summary of Neutrino Mixing Parameters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The neutrino mixing parameters are presented in a number of different ways by the various experiments, e.g. SuperKamiokande, K2K, SNO, KamLAND and Chooz and also by the Particle Data Group. In this paper, we argue that presenting the data in terms of $\\sin^2 \\theta$, where $\\theta$ is the mixing angle appropriate for a given experiment has a direct physical interpretation. For current atmospheric, solar and reactor neutrino experiments, the $\\sin^2 \\theta$'s are effectively the probability of finding a given flavor in a particular neutrino mass eigenstate. The given flavor and particular mass eigenstate varies from experiment to experiment, however, the use of $\\sin^2 \\theta$ provides a unified picture of all the data. Using this unified picture we present a graphical way to represent these neutrino mixing parameters which includes the uncertainties. All of this is performed in the context of the present experimental status of three neutrino oscillations.

Olga Mena; Stephen Parke

2003-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

171

The earth matter effects in neutrino oscillation experiments from Tokai to Kamioka and Korea  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the earth matter effects in the Tokai-to-Kamioka-and-Korea experiment (T2KK), which is a proposed extension of the T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) neutrino oscillation experiment between J-PARC at Tokai and Super-Kamiokande (SK) in Kamioka, where an additional detector is placed in Korea along the same neutrino beam line.By using recent geophysical measurements, we examine the earth matter effects on the oscillation probabilities at Kamioka and Korea. The average matter density along the Tokai-to-Kamioka baseline is found to be 2.6 g/cm^3, and that for the Tokai-to-Korea baseline is 2.85, 2.98, and 3.05 g/cm^3 for the baseline length of L = 1000, 1100, and 1200 km, respectively. The uncertainty of the average density is about 6%, which is determined by the uncertainty in the correlation between the accurately measured sound velocity and the matter density. The effect of the matter density distribution along the baseline is studied by using the step function approximation and the Fourier analysis. We find that the nu_mu -> nu_e oscillation probability is dictated mainly by the average matter density, with small but non-negligible contribution from the real part of the first Fourier mode. We also find that the sensitivity of the T2KK experiment on the neutrino mass hierarchy does not improve significantly by reducing the matter density error from 6% to 3%, since the measurement is limited by statistics for the minimum scenario of T2KK with SK at Kamioka anda 100 kt detector in Korea considered in this report. The sensitivity of the T2KK experiment on the neutrino mass hierarchy improves significantly by splitting the total beam time into neutrino and anti-neutrino runs, because the matter effect term contributes to the oscillation amplitudes with the opposite sign.

Kaoru Hagiwara; Naotoshi Okamura; Ken-ichi Senda

2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

172

The Variation of the Solar Neutrino Fluxes over Time in the Homestake, GALLEX(GNO) and Super-Kamiokande Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using the records of the fluxes of solar neutrinos from the Homestake, GALLEX (GNO), and Super-Kamiokande experiments, their statistical analyses were performed to search for whether there existed a time variation of these fluxes. The results of the analysis for the three experiments indicate that these fluxes are varying quasi-biennially. This means that both efficiencies of the initial p-p and the pp-III reactions of the proton-proton chain are varying quasi-biennially together with a period of about 26 months. Since this time variation prospectively generated by these two reactions strongly suggests that the efficiency of the proton-proton chain as the main energy source of the Sun has a tendency to vary quasi-biennially due to some chaotic or non-linear process taking place inside the gravitationally stabilized solar fusion reactor. It should be, however, remarked that, at the present moment, we have no theoretical reasoning to resolve this mysterious result generally referred to as the quasi-biennial periodicity in the time variation of the fluxes of solar neutrinos. There is an urgent need to search for the reason why such a quasi-biennial periodicity is caused through some physical process as related to nuclear fusion deep inside the Sun.

K. Sakurai; H. J. Haubold; T. Shirai

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

173

The liquid Argon TPC: a powerful detector for future neutrino experiments and proton decay searches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss the possibility of new generation neutrino and astroparticle physics experiments exploiting the liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) technique, following a graded strategy that envisions applications with increasing detector masses (from 100 ton to 100 kton). The ICARUS R&D program has already demonstrated that the technology is mature with the test of the T600 detector at surface. Since 2003 we have been working with the conceptual design of a very large LAr TPC with a mass of 50-100 kton to be built by employing a monolithic technology based on the use of industrial, large volume, cryogenic tankers developed by the petro-chemical industry. Such a detector, if realized, would be an ideal match for a Super Beam, Beta Beam or Neutrino Factory, covering a broad physics program that includes the detection of atmospheric, solar and supernova neutrinos, and searches for proton decay, in addition to the rich accelerator neutrino physics program. A "test module" with a mass of the order of 10 kton operated underground or at shallow depth would represent a necessary milestone towards the realization of the 100 kton detector, with an interesting physics program on its own. In parallel, physics is calling for a shorter scale application of the LAr TPC technique at the level of 100 ton mass, for low energy neutrino physics and for use as a near station setup in future long baseline neutrino facilities. We outline here the main physics objectives and the design of such a detector for operation in the upcoming T2K neutrino beam. We finally present the result of a series of R&D studies conducted with the aim of validating the design of the proposed detectors.

A. Ereditato; A. Rubbia

2005-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

174

Sodium Reactor Experiment decommissioning. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) located at the Rockwell International Field Laboratories northwest of Los Angeles was developed to demonstrate a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor for civilian use. The reactor reached full power in May 1958 and provided 37 GWh to the Southern California Edison Company grid before it was shut down in 1967. Decommissioning of the SRE began in 1974 with the objective of removing all significant radioactivity from the site and releasing the facility for unrestricted use. Planning documentation was prepared to describe in detail the equipment and techniques development and the decommissioning work scope. A plasma-arc manipulator was developed for remotely dissecting the highly radioactive reactor vessels. Other important developments included techniques for using explosives to cut reactor vessel internal piping, clamps, and brackets; decontaminating porous concrete surfaces; and disposing of massive equipment and structures. The documentation defined the decommissioning in an SRE dismantling plan, in activity requirements for elements of the decommissioning work scope, and in detailed procedures for each major task.

Carroll, J.W.; Conners, C.C.; Harris, J.M.; Marzec, J.M.; Ureda, B.F.

1983-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

A road map to solar neutrino fluxes, neutrino oscillation parameters, and tests for new physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze all available solar and related reactor neutrino experiments, as well as simulated future 7Be, p-p, pep, and ^8B solar neutrino experiments. We treat all solar neutrino fluxes as free parameters subject to the condition that the total luminosity represented by the neutrinos equals the observed solar luminosity (the `luminosity constraint'). Existing experiments show that the p-p solar neutrino flux is 1.02 +- 0.02 (1 sigma) times the flux predicted by the BP00 standard solar model; the 7Be neutrino flux is 0.93^{+0.25}_{-0.63} the predicted flux; and the ^8B flux is 1.01 +- 0.04 the predicted flux. The neutrino oscillation parameters are: Delta m^2 = 7.3^{+0.4}_{-0.6}\\times 10^{-5} eV^2 and tan^2 theta_{12} = 0.41 +- 0.04. We evaluate how accurate future experiments must be to determine more precisely neutrino oscillation parameters and solar neutrino fluxes, and to elucidate the transition from vacuum-dominated to matter-dominated oscillations at low energies. A future 7Be nu-e scattering experiment accurate to +- 10 % can reduce the uncertainty in the experimentally determined 7Be neutrino flux by a factor of four and the uncertainty in the p-p neutrino flux by a factor of 2.5 (to +- 0.8 %). A future p-p experiment must be accurate to better than +- 3 % to shrink the uncertainty in tan^2 theta_{12} by more than 15 %. The idea that the Sun shines because of nuclear fusion reactions can be tested accurately by comparing the observed photon luminosity of the Sun with the luminosity inferred from measurements of solar neutrino fluxes. Based upon quantitative analyses of present and simulated future experiments, we answer the question: Why perform low-energy solar neutrino experiments?

John N. Bahcall; Carlos Pena-Garay

2003-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

Rate-Only analysis with reactor-off data in the Double Chooz experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Among ongoing reactor-based experiments, Double Chooz is unique in obtaining data when the reactor cores are brought down for maintenance. These reactor-off data allow for a clean measurement of the backgrounds of the experiment, thus being of uppermost importance for the theta13 oscillation analysis. While the oscillation results published by the collaboration in 2011 and 2012 rely on background models derived from reactor-on data, in this talk we present an independent study based on the handle provided by 7.53 days of reactor-off data. A global fit to both theta13 and the total background is performed by analyzing the observed neutrino rate as a function of the non-oscillated expected rate for different reactor power conditions. The result presented in this talk is fully consistent with the one already published by Double Chooz. As they both yield almost the same precision, this work stands as a prove of the reliability of the background estimates and the oscillation analysis of the experiment.

P. Novella; for the Double Chooz collaboration

2013-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

177

Proposal for U.S. participation in Double-CHOOZ: A New theta-13 Experiment at the Chooz Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It has recently been widely recognized that a reactor anti-neutrino disappearance experiment with two or more detectors is one of the most cost-effective ways to extend our reach in sensitivity for the neutrino mixing angle theta-13 without ambiguities from CP violation and matter effects. The physics capabilities of a new reactor experiment together with superbeams and neutrino factories have also been studied but these latter are considered by many to be more ambitious projects due to their higher costs, and hence to be farther in the future. We propose to contribute to an international collaboration to modify the existing neutrino physics facility at the Chooz-B Nuclear Power Station in France. The experiment, known as Double-CHOOZ, is expected to reach a sensitivity of sine squared of twice the mixing angle > 0.03 over a three year run, 2008-2011. This would cover roughly 85% of the remaining allowed region. The costs and time to first results for this critical parameter can be minimized since our project takes advantage of an existing infrastructure.

S. Berridge; W. Bugg; J. Busenitz; S. Dazeley; G. Drake; Y. Efremenko; M. Goodman; J. Grudzinski; V. Guarino; G. Horton-Smith; Y. Kamyshkov; T. Kutter; C. Lane; J. LoSecco; R. McNeil; W. Metcalf; D. Reyna; I. Stancu; R. Svoboda; R. Talaga

2004-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

178

The 2010 Interim Report of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment Collaboration Physics Working Groups  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In early 2010, the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) science collaboration initiated a study to investigate the physics potential of the experiment with a broad set of different beam, near- and far-detector configurations. Nine initial topics were identified as scientific areas that motivate construction of a long-baseline neutrino experiment with a very large far detector. We summarize the scientific justification for each topic and the estimated performance for a set of far detector reference configurations. We report also on a study of optimized beam parameters and the physics capability of proposed Near Detector configurations. This document was presented to the collaboration in fall 2010 and updated with minor modifications in early 2011.

The LBNE Collaboration; T. Akiri; D. Allspach; M. Andrews; K. Arisaka; E. Arrieta-Diaz; M. Artuso; X. Bai; B. Balantekin; B. Baller; W. Barletta; G. Barr; M. Bass; A. Beck; B. Becker; V. Bellini; O. Benhar; B. Berger; M. Bergevin; E. Berman; H. Berns; A. Bernstein; F. Beroz; V. Bhatnagar; B. Bhuyan; R. Bionta; M. Bishai; A. Blake; E. Blaufuss; B. Bleakley; E. Blucher; S. Blusk; D. Boehnlein; T. Bolton; J. Brack; R. Bradford; R. Breedon; C. Bromberg; R. Brown; N. Buchanan; L. Camilleri; M. Campbell; R. Carr; G. Carminati; A. Chen; H. Chen; D. Cherdack; C. Chi; S. Childress; B. Choudhary; E. Church; D. Cline; S. Coleman; R. Corey; M. D'Agostino; G. Davies; S. Dazeley; J. De Jong; B. DeMaat; D. Demuth; A. Dighe; Z. Djurcic; J. Dolph; G. Drake; A. Drozhdin; H. Duan; H. Duyang; S. Dye; T. Dykhuis; D. Edmunds; S. Elliott; S. Enomoto; C. Escobar; J. Felde; F. Feyzi; B. Fleming; J. Fowler; W. Fox; A. Friedland; B. Fujikawa; H. Gallagher; G. Garilli; G. Garvey; V. Gehman; G. Geronimo; R. Gill; M. Goodman; J. Goon; D. Gorbunov; R. Gran; V. Guarino; E. Guarnaccia; R. Guenette; P. Gupta; A. Habig; R. Hackenberg; A. Hahn; R. Hahn; T. Haines; S. Hans; J. Harton; S. Hays; E. Hazen; Q. He; A. Heavey; K. Heeger; R. Hellauer; A. Himmel; G. Horton-Smith; J. Howell; P. Huber; P. Hurh; J. Huston; J. Hylen; J. Insler; D. Jaffe; C. James; C. Johnson; M. Johnson; R. Johnson; W. Johnson; W. Johnston; J. Johnstone; B. Jones; H. Jostlein; T. Junk; S. Junnarkar; R. Kadel; T. Kafka; D. Kaminski; G. Karagiorgi; A. Karle; J. Kaspar; T. Katori; B. Kayser; E. Kearns; S. Kettell; F. Khanam; J. Klein; J. Kneller; G. Koizumi; J. Kopp; S. Kopp; W. Kropp; V. Kudryavtsev; A. Kumar; J. Kumar; T. Kutter; T. Lackowski; K. Lande; C. Lane; K. Lang; F. Lanni; R. Lanza; T. Latorre; J. Learned; D. Lee; K. Lee; Y. Li; S. Linden; J. Ling; J. Link; L. Littenberg; L. Loiacono; T. Liu; J. Losecco; W. Louis; P. Lucas; C. Lunardini; B. Lundberg; T. Lundin; D. Makowiecki; S. Malys; S. Mandal; A. Mann; A. Mann; P. Mantsch; W. Marciano; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; A. Marino; M. Marshak; R. Maruyama; J. Mathews; S. Matsuno; C. Mauger; E. McCluskey; K. McDonald; K. McFarland; R. McKeown; R. McTaggart; R. Mehdiyev; W. Melnitchouk; Y. Meng; B. Mercurio; M. Messier; W. Metcalf; R. Milincic; W. Miller; G. Mills; S. Mishra; S. MoedSher; D. Mohapatra; N. Mokhov; C. Moore; J. Morfin; W. Morse; A. Moss; S. Mufson; J. Musser; D. Naples; J. Napolitano; M. Newcomer; B. Norris; S. Ouedraogo; B. Page; S. Pakvasa; J. Paley; V. Paolone; V. Papadimitriou; Z. Parsa; K. Partyka; Z. Pavlovic; C. Pearson; S. Perasso; R. Petti; R. Plunkett; C. Polly; S. Pordes; R. Potenza; A. Prakash; O. Prokofiev; X. Qian; J. Raaf; V. Radeka; R. Raghavan; R. Rameika; B. Rebel; S. Rescia; D. Reitzner; M. Richardson; K. Riesselman; M. Robinson; M. Rosen; C. Rosenfeld; R. Rucinski; T. Russo; S. Sahijpal; S. Salon; N. Samios; M. Sanchez; R. Schmitt; D. Schmitz; J. Schneps; K. Scholberg; S. Seibert; F. Sergiampietri; M. Shaevitz; P. Shanahan; M. Shaposhnikov; R. Sharma; N. Simos; V. Singh; G. Sinnis; W. Sippach; T. Skwarnicki; M. Smy; H. Sobel; M. Soderberg; J. Sondericker; W. Sondheim; J. Spitz; N. Spooner; M. Stancari; I. Stancu; J. Stewart; P. Stoler; J. Stone; S. Stone; J. Strait; T. Straszheim; S. Striganov; G. Sullivan; R. Svoboda; B. Szczerbinska; A. Szelc; R. Talaga; H. Tanaka; R. Tayloe; D. Taylor; J. Thomas; L. Thompson; M. Thomson; C. Thorn; X. Tian; W. Toki; N. Tolich; M. Tripathi; M. Trovato; H. Tseung; M. Tzanov; J. Urheim; S. Usman; M. Vagins; R. Van Berg; R. Van de Water; G. Varner; K. Vaziri; G. Velev; B. Viren; T. Wachala; C. Walter; H. Wang; Z. Wang; D. Warner; D. Webber; A. Weber; R. Wendell; C. Wendt; M. Wetstein; H. White; S. White; L. Whitehead; W. Willis; R. J. Wilson; L. Winslow; J. Ye; M. Yeh; B. Yu; G. Zeller; C. Zhang; E. Zimmerman; R. Zwaska

2011-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

179

Common Radiative Origin of Active and Sterile Neutrino Masses  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sterile neutrinos with sub-electron volt (eV) masses have recently received serious attention due to the tantalizing hints from reactor neutrino experiments as well as cosmology. While the nine year old Wilkinson Mass Anisotropy Probe experiment suggests the effective number of relativistic degrees of freedom to be $N_{\\text{eff}} = 3.84 \\pm 0.40$, recently reported Planck collaboration results show more preference towards the standard three light neutrino scenario $ N_{\\text{eff}} = 3.30^{+0.54}_{-0.51}$. Keeping in mind that the issue of existence or non-existence of sub-eV scale sterile neutrinos is not yet settled, here we outline a mechanism to generate sub-eV scale masses for three active and one sterile neutrinos simultaneously. The model is based on an abelian extension of standard model where the fermion and scalar fields are charged under the additional U(1) gauge group in such an anomaly free way that it allows one eV scale neutrino and three massless neutrinos at tree level. However, at one loop level, this model naturally allows three active and one sterile neutrino with mass at the sub-eV scale. The model also allows for mixing between active and sterile neutrinos at one loop level which can have interesting signatures in reactor neutrino experiments.

Debasish Borah; Rathin Adhikari

2013-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

180

Solar Neutrinos  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The prospect of studying the solar energy generation process directly by observing the solar neutrino radiation has been discussed for many years. The main difficulty with this approach is that the sun emits predominantly low energy neutrinos, and detectors for observing low fluxes of low energy neutrinos have not been developed. However, experimental techniques have been developed for observing neutrinos, and one can foresee that in the near future these techniques will be improved sufficiently in sensitivity to observe solar neutrinos. At the present several experiments are being designed and hopefully will be operating in the next year or so. We will discuss an experiment based upon a neutrino capture reaction that is the inverse of the electron-capture radioactive decay of argon-37. The method depends upon exposing a large volume of a chlorine compound, removing the radioactive argon-37 and observing the characteristic decay in a small low-level counter.

Davis, R. Jr.; Harmer, D. S.

1964-12-00T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Reactor sharing experience at the MIT research reactor  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides a number of examples of how educational institutions in the Boston area and elsewhere that do not possess nuclear reactors for training and research purposes have successfully enriched their programs through utilization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Reactor (MITR) with assistance from the Reactor Sharing Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Clark, L. Jr.; Fecych, W.; Young, H.H.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Neutrino Physics: Fundamentals of Neutrino Oscillations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this lecture we review some of the basic properties of neutrinos, in particular their mass and the oscillation behavior. First we discuss how to describe the neutrino mass. Then, under the assumption that neutrinos are massive and mixed, the fundamentals of the neutrino oscillations are discussed with emphasis on subtle aspects which have been overlooked in the past. We then review the terrestrial neutrino oscillation experiments in the framework of three generations of neutrinos with the standard mass hierarchy. Finally, a brief summary of the current status of the solar and atmospheric neutrino problems will be given.

C. W. Kim

1996-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

183

Neutrino Oscillometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrino oscillations are studied employing sources of low energy monoenergetic neutrinos following electron capture by the nucleus and measuring electron recoils. Since the neutrino energy is very low the oscillation length appearing in this electronic neutrino disappearance experiment can be so small that the full oscillation can take place inside the detector. Thus one may determine very accurately all the neutrino oscillation parameters. In particular one can measure or set a better limit on the unknown parameter theta13. One, however, has to pay the price that the expected counting rates are very small. Thus one needs a very intensive neutrino source and a large detector with as low as possible energy threshold and high energy and position resolution. Both spherical gaseous and cylindrical liquid detectors are studied. Different source candidates are considered

Vergados, J D; Novikov, Yu N

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Neutrino Oscillometry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrino oscillations are studied employing sources of low energy monoenergetic neutrinos following electron capture by the nucleus and measuring electron recoils. Since the neutrino energy is very low the oscillation length appearing in this electronic neutrino disappearance experiment can be so small that the full oscillation can take place inside the detector. Thus one may determine very accurately all the neutrino oscillation parameters. In particular one can measure or set a better limit on the unknown parameter theta13. One, however, has to pay the price that the expected counting rates are very small. Thus one needs a very intensive neutrino source and a large detector with as low as possible energy threshold and high energy and position resolution. Both spherical gaseous and cylindrical liquid detectors are studied. Different source candidates are considered

J. D. Vergados; Y. Giomataris; Yu. N. Novikov

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

185

Search for neutrino oscillations in the MINOS experiment by using quasi-elastic interactions  

SciTech Connect

The enthusiasm of the scientific community for studying oscillations of neutrinos is equaled only by the mass of their detectors. The MINOS experiment determines and compares the near spectrum of muonic neutrinos from the NUMI beam to the far one, in order to measure two oscillation parameters: {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} (2{theta}{sub 23}). The spectra are obtained by analyzing the charged current interactions which difficulty lies in identifying the interactions products (e.g. muons). An alternative method identifying the traces of muons, bent by the magnetic field of the detectors, and determining their energies is presented in this manuscript. The sensitivity of the detectors is optimal for the quasi-elastic interactions, for which a selection method is proposed, to study their oscillation. Even though it reduces the statistics, such a study introduces fewer systematic errors, constituting the ideal method on the long range.

Piteira, Rodolphe; /Paris U., VI-VII

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

A road map to solar neutrino fluxe, neutrino oscillation parameters, and tests for new physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze all available solar and related reactor neutrino experiments, as well as simulated future ^7Be, p-p, pep, and ^8B solar neutrino experiments. We treat all solar neutrino fluxes as free parameters subject to the condition that the total luminosity represented by the neutrinos equals the observed solar luminosity (the `luminosity constraint'). Existing experiments show that the p-p solar neutrino flux is 1.01 + - 0.02 (1 sigma) times the flux predicted by the BP00 standard solar model; the ^7Be neutrino flux is 0.97^{+0.28}_{-0.54} the predicted flux; and the ^8B flux is 1.01 + - 0.06 the predicted flux. The oscillation parameters are: Delta m^2 = 7.3^{+0.4}_{-0.6} 10^{-5} eV^2 and tan^2 theta_{12} = 0.42^{+0.08}_{-0.06}. We evaluate how accurate future experiments must be to determine more precisely neutrino oscillation parameters and solar neutrino fluxes, and to elucidate the transition from vacuum-dominated to matter-dominated oscillations. A future ^7Be nu-e scattering experiment accurate to + -...

Bahcall, J N; Bahcall, John N.; Pea-Garay, Carlos

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Nuclear reactor fissile isotopes antineutrino spectra  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Positron spectrum from inverse beta decay reaction on proton was measured in 1988-1990 as a result of neutrino exploration experiment. The measured spectrum has the largest statistics and lowest energy threshold between other neutrino experiments made that time at nuclear reactors. On base of the positron spectrum the standard antineutrino spectrum for typical reactor fuel composition was restored. In presented analysis the partial spectra forming this standard spectrum were extracted using specific method. They could be used for neutrino experiments data analysis made at any fuel composition of reactor core.

Sinev, V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Nuclear reactor fissile isotopes antineutrino spectra  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Positron spectrum from inverse beta decay reaction on proton was measured in 1988-1990 as a result of neutrino exploration experiment. The measured spectrum has the largest statistics and lowest energy threshold between other neutrino experiments made that time at nuclear reactors. On base of the positron spectrum the standard antineutrino spectrum for typical reactor fuel composition was restored. In presented analysis the partial spectra forming this standard spectrum were extracted using specific method. They could be used for neutrino experiments data analysis made at any fuel composition of reactor core.

V. Sinev

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

189

Noncommutative Theory in Light of Neutrino Oscillation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar neutrino problem and atmospheric neutrino anomaly which are both long-standing issues studied intensively by physicists in the past several decades, are reckoned to be able to be solved simultaneously in the framework of the assumption of the neutrino oscillation. For the presence of the Lorentz invariance in the Standard Model, the massless neutrino can't have flavor mixing and oscillation. However, we exploit the q-deformed noncommutative theory to derive a general modified dispersion relation, which implies some violation of the Lorentz invariance. Then it is found that the application of the q-deformed dispersion relation to the neutrino oscillation can provide a sound explanation for the current data from the reactor and long baseline experiments.

Shao-Xia Chen; Zhao-Yu Yang

2003-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

190

Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) Water Cherenkov Detector Schedule and Cost Books LBNE Far Site Internal Review(December 6-9,2011)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Schedule and Cost Books developed for the Water Cherenkov Detector (WCD) option for the far detector of the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)

Stewart J.; Diwan, M.; Dolph, J.; Novakova, P.; Sharma, R.; Stewart, J.; Viren, B.; Russo, T.; Kaducak, M.; Mantsch, P.; Paulos, B.; Feyzi, F.; Sullivan, G.; Bionta, R.; Fowler, J.; Warner, D.; Bahowick, S.; Van Berg, R.; Kearns, E.; Hazen, E.; Sinnis, G.; Sanchez, M.

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

191

Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)Water Cherenkov Detector Basis of Estimate Forms and Backup Documentation LBNE Far Site Internal Review (December 6-9, 2011)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Basis of Estimate (BOE) forms and backup documentation developed for the Water Cherenkov Detector (WCD) option for the far detector of the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)

Stewart J.; Diwan, M.; Dolph, J.; Novakova, P.; Sharma, R.; Stewart, J.; Viren, B.; Russo, T.; Kaducak, M.; Mantsch, P.; Paulos, B.; Feyzi, F.; Sullivan, G.; Bionta, R.; Fowler, J.; Warner, D.; Bahowick, S.; Van Berg, R.; Kearns, E.; Hazen, E.; Sinnis, G.; Sanchez, M.

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

192

Towards a precision measurement of theta13 with reactor neutrinos: Initiatives in the United States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the core of a nuclear reactor. Reactor ? e are usuallybetween 0.1-3 km from a nuclear reactor to measure the rate? detectors ~1 km nuclear reactor Figure 2. Concept of a 2-

Heeger, Karsten M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Solar Neutrinos in 2011  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I give an overview of the recent developments in the solar neutrino field. I focus on the Borexino detector, which has uncovered the solar neutrino spectrum below 5 MeV, providing new tests and confirmation for solar neutrino oscillations. I report on the updated measurements of the 8B solar neutrino flux by water Cherenkov and organic scintillator detectors. I review the precision measurement of the 7Be solar neutrino flux by Borexino and the search for its day-night asymmetry. I present Borexino's latest result on the study of pep and CNO neutrinos. Finally, I discuss the outstanding questions in the field and future solar neutrino experiments.

Chavarria, Alvaro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Rancho Seco Reactor Vessel Segmentation Experience Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the approach taken by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the segmentation and disposal of the Reactor Vessel from the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station (RSNGS). The location of the Rancho Seco plant placed major constraints on the shipping options available for large plant components (Steam Generators and Reactor Vessel). This report details the engineering evaluations leading to the segmentation and disposal of the Reactor Vessel (RV). It describes the key element...

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

195

STANDARD SOLAR NEUTRINOS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The predictions of an improved standard solar model are compared with the observations of the four solar neutrino experiments. The improved model includes premain sequence evolution, element diffusion, partial ionization effects, and all the possible nuclear reactions between the main elements. It uses updated values for the initial solar element abundances, the solar age, the solar luminosity, the nuclear reaction rates and the radiative opacities. Neither nuclear equilibrium, nor complete ionization are assumed. The calculated 8 B solar neutrino flux is consistent, within the theoretical and experimental uncertainties, with the solar neutrino flux measured by Kamiokande. The results from the 37 Cl and 71 Ga radiochemical experiments seem to suggest that the terrestrial 7 Be solar neutrino flux is much smaller than that predicted. However, the present terrestrial defecit of 7 Be solar neutrinos may be due to the use of inaccurate theoretical neutrino absorption cross sections near threshold for extracting solar neutrino fluxes from production rates. Conclusive evidence for a real deficit of 7 Be solar neutrinos will require experiments such as BOREXINO or HELLAZ. A real defecit of 7 Be solar neutrinos can be due to either astrophysical reasons or neutrino properties beyond the standard electroweak model. Only future neutrino experiments, such as SNO, Superkamiokande, BOREXINO and HELLAZ, will be able to provide conclusive evidence that the solar neutrino problem is a consequence of neutrino properties beyond the standard electroweak model. Earlier indications may be provided by long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. 1

Arnon Dar

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

LOS ALAMOS MOLTEN PLUTONIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT (LAMPRE) HAZARD REPORT  

SciTech Connect

This report supersedes K-1-3425 and LA-2327(Prelim). The first experiment (LAMPRE I) in a program to develop molten plutonium fuels for fast reactors is described and the hazards associated with reactor operation are discussed and evaluated. The reactor desc=iption includes fuel element design, core configuration, sodium coolant system control, safety systems, fuel capsule charger, cover gas system, and shielding. Information of the site comprises population in surrounding areas, meteorological data, geology, and details of the reactor building. The hazmalfunction of the several elements comprising the reactor system. A calculation on the effect of fuel element bowiing appears in an appendix. (auth)

Swickard, E.O. comp.

1959-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Reactor Simulation for Antineutrino Experiments using DRAGON and MURE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rising interest in nuclear reactors as a source of antineutrinos for experiments motivates validated, fast, and accessible simulations to predict reactor fission rates. Here we present results from the DRAGON and MURE simulation codes and compare them to other industry standards for reactor core modeling. We use published data from the Takahama-3 reactor to evaluate the quality of these simulations against the independently measured fuel isotopic composition. The propagation of the uncertainty in the reactor operating parameters to the resulting antineutrino flux predictions is also discussed.

Jones, C L; Conrad, J M; Djurcic, Z; Fallot, M; Giot, L; Keefer, G; Onillon, A; Winslow, L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Brookhaven Reactor Experiment Control Facility, a distributed function computer network  

SciTech Connect

A computer network for real-time data acquisition, monitoring and control of a series of experiments at the Brookhaven High Flux Beam Reactor has been developed and has been set into routine operation. This reactor experiment control facility presently services nine neutron spectrometers and one x-ray diffractometer. Several additional experiment connections are in progress. The architecture of the facility is based on a distributed function network concept. A statement of implementation and results is presented. (auth)

Dimmler, D.G.; Greenlaw, N.; Kelley, M.A.; Potter, D.W.; Rankowitz, S.; Stubblefield, F.W.

1975-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Sterile Neutrinos for Warm Dark Matter and the Reactor Anomaly in Flavor Symmetry Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We construct a flavor symmetry model based on the tetrahedral group A_4 in which the right-handed neutrinos from the seesaw mechanism can be both keV warm dark matter particles and eV-scale sterile neutrinos. This is achieved by giving the right-handed neutrinos appropriate charges under the same Froggatt-Nielsen symmetry responsible for the hierarchy of the charged lepton masses. We discuss the effect of next-to-leading order corrections to deviate the zeroth order tri-bimaximal mixing. These corrections have two sources: (i) higher order seesaw terms, which are important when the seesaw particles are eV-scale, and (ii) higher-dimensional effective operators suppressed by additional powers of the cut-off scale of the theory. Whereas the mixing angles of the active neutrinos typically receive corrections of the same order, the mixing of the sterile neutrinos with the active ones is rather stable as it is connected with a hierarchy of mass scales. We also modify an effective A_4 model to incorporate keV-scale ...

Barry, James; Zhang, He

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Evidence for neutrino oscillations in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the neutrinos from a nuclear reactor by the Cl 37 ( , e ? )the Savannah River nuclear reactor in 1956 [9]. Here Reinessources include nuclear reactors and the decays of cosmic-

Marino, Alysia Diane

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QCD Precision Measurements and Structure Function Extraction at a High Statistics, High Energy Neutrino Scattering Experiment: NuSOnG  

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We extend the physics case for a new high-energy, ultra-high statistics neutrino scattering experiment, NuSOnG (Neutrino Scattering On Glass) to address a variety of issues including precision QCD measurements, extraction of structure functions, and the derived Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs). This experiment uses a Tevatron-based neutrino beam to obtain a sample of Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) events which is over two orders of magnitude larger than past samples. We outline an innovative method for fitting the structure functions using a parameterized energy shift which yields reduced systematic uncertainties. High statistics measurements, in combination with improved systematics, will enable NuSOnG to perform discerning tests of fundamental Standard Model parameters as we search for deviations which may hint of 'Beyond the Standard Model' physics.

Adams, T.; /Florida State U.; Batra, P.; /Columbia U.; Bugel, Leonard G.; /Columbia U.; Camilleri, Leslie Loris; /Columbia U.; Conrad, Janet Marie; /MIT; de Gouvea, A.; /Northwestern U.; Fisher, Peter H.; /MIT; Formaggio, Joseph Angelo; /MIT; Jenkins, J.; /Northwestern U.; Karagiorgi, Georgia S.; /MIT; Kobilarcik, T.R.; /Fermilab /Texas U.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Solar Neutrinos: Status and Prospects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the current status of solar neutrino measurements and of the theory -- both neutrino physics and solar astrophysics -- employed in interpreting measurements. Important recent developments include Super-Kamiokande's determination of the neutrino-electron elastic scattering rate for 8B neutrinos to 3%; the latest SNO global analysis in which the inclusion of low-energy data from SNO I and II significantly narrowed the range of allowed values for the neutrino mixing angle theta12; Borexino results for both the 7Be and pep neutrino fluxes, the first direct measurements constraining the rate of ppI and ppII burning in the Sun; global reanalyses of solar neutrino data that take into account new reactor results on theta13; a new decadal evaluation of the nuclear physics of the pp chain and CNO cycle defining best values and uncertainties in the nuclear microphysics input to solar models; recognition of an emerging discrepancy between two tests of solar metallicity, helioseismological mappings of the sound speed in the solar interior, and analyses of the metal photoabsorption lines based on our best current description of the Sun's photosphere; a new round of standard solar model calculations optimized to agree either with helioseismology or with the new photospheric analysis; and, motivated by the solar abundance problem, the development of nonstandard, accreting solar models, in order to investigate possible consequences of the metal segregation that occurred in the proto-solar disk. We review this progress and describe how new experiments such as SNO+ could help us further exploit neutrinos as a unique probe of stellar interiors.

W. C. Haxton; R. G. Hamish Robertson; Aldo M. Serenelli

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

203

Constraints on Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions and Unparticle Physics with Neutrino-Electron Scattering at the Kuo-Sheng Nuclear Power Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrino-electron scatterings are purely leptonic processes with robust Standard Model (SM) predictions. Their measurements can therefore provide constraints to physics beyond SM. The $\

M. Deniz er al.; TEXONO Collaboration

2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

204

Sizing Relationships for Pipe Wall Preheater-710 Reactor Experiment  

SciTech Connect

Relationships presented as curves are given that permit selection of preheater pipe diameters and lengths consistent with objective pressure drops, wall temperatures, and heat addition. The data are for 710 reactor experiment coolant and operating conditions.

Moon, C.W.

1965-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

205

System Requirements Document for the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the conversion process is to convert the {sup 233}U fluoride compounds that are being extracted from the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) equipment to a stable oxide for long-term storage at Bldg. 3019.

Aigner, R.D.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

On the determination of anti-neutrino spectra from nuclear reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we study the effect of, well-known, higher order corrections to the allowed beta decay spectrum on the determination of anti-neutrino spectra resulting from the decays of fission fragments. In particular, we try to estimate the associated theory errors and find that induced currents like weak magnetism may ultimately limit our ability to improve the current accuracy and under certain circumstance could even largely increase the theoretical errors. We also perform a critical evaluation of the errors associated with our method to extract the anti-neutrino spectrum using synthetic beta spectra. It turns out, that a fit using only virtual beta branches with a judicious choice of the effective nuclear charge provides results with a minimal bias. We apply this method to actual data for U235, Pu239 and Pu241 and confirm, within errors, recent results, which indicate a net 3% upward shift in energy averaged anti-neutrino fluxes. However, we also find significant shape differences which can in principle be tested by high statistics anti-neutrino data samples.

Patrick Huber

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

207

Gas Reactor International Cooperative Program. Interim report. Construction and operating experience of selected European Gas-Cooled Reactors  

SciTech Connect

The construction and operating experience of selected European Gas-Cooled Reactors is summarized along with technical descriptions of the plants. Included in the report are the AVR Experimental Pebble Bed Reactor, the Dragon Reactor, AGR Reactors, and the Thorium High Temperature Reactor (THTR). The study demonstrates that the European experience has been favorable and forms a good foundation for the development of Advanced High Temperature Reactors.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

A Very Intense Neutrino Super Beam Experiment for Leptonic CP Violation Discovery based on the European Spallation Source Linac: A Snowmass 2013 White Paper  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Very intense neutrino beams and large neutrino detectors will be needed in order to enable the discovery of CP violation in the leptonic sector. We propose to use the proton linac of the European Spallation Source currently under construction in Lund, Sweden to deliver, in parallel with the spallation neutron production, a very intense, cost effective and high performance neutrino beam. The baseline program for the European Spallation Source linac is that it will be fully operational at 5 MW average power by 2022, producing 2 GeV 2.86 ms long proton pulses at a rate of 14 Hz. Our proposal is to upgrade the linac to 10 MW average power and 28 Hz, producing 14 pulses/s for neutron production and 14 pulses/s for neutrino production. Furthermore, because of the high current required in the pulsed neutrino horn, the length of the pulses used for neutrino production needs to be compressed to a few $\\mu$s with the aid of an accumulator ring. A long baseline experiment using this Super Beam and a megaton underground Water Cherenkov detector located in existing mines 300-600 km from Lund will make it possible to discover leptonic CP violation at 5 $\\sigma$ significance level in up to 50% of the leptonic Dirac CP-violating phase range. This experiment could also determine the neutrino mass hierarchy at a significance level of more than 3 $\\sigma$ if this issue will not already have been settled by other experiments by then. The mass hierarchy performance could be increased by combining the neutrino beam results with those obtained from atmospheric neutrinos detected by the same large volume detector. This detector will also be used to measure the proton lifetime, detect cosmological neutrinos and neutrinos from supernova explosions. Results on the sensitivity to leptonic CP violation and the neutrino mass hierarchy are presented.

E. Baussan; M. Blennow; M. Bogomilov; E. Bouquerel; J. Cederkall; P. Christiansen; P. Coloma; P. Cupial; H. Danared; C. Densham; M. Dracos; T. Ekelof; M. Eshraqi; E. Fernandez Martinez; G. Gaudiot; R. Hall-Wilton; J. -P. Koutchouk; M. Lindroos; R. Matev; D. McGinnis; M. Mezzetto; R. Miyamoto; L. Mosca; T. Ohlsson; H. Ohman; F. Osswald; S. Peggs; P. Poussot; R. Ruber; J. Y. Tang; R. Tsenov; G. Vankova-Kirilova; N. Vassilopoulos; E. Wildner; J. Wurtz

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

209

PMm2: large photomultipliers and innovative electronics for the next-generation neutrino experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The next generation of proton decay and neutrino experiments, the post-SuperKamiokande detectors as those that will take place in megaton size water tanks, will require very large surfaces of photodetection and a large volume of data. Even with large hemispherical photomultiplier tubes, the expected number of channels should reach hundreds of thousands. A funded R&D program to implement a solution is presented here. The very large surface of photodetection is segmented in macro pixels made of 16 hemispherical (12 inches) photomultiplier tubes connected to an autonomous front-end which works on a triggerless data acquisition mode. The expected data transmission rate is 5 Mb/s per cable, which can be achieved with existing techniques. This architecture allows to reduce considerably the cost and facilitate the industrialization. This document presents the simulations and measurements which define the requirements for the photomultipliers and the electronics. A proto-type of front-end electronics was successf...

Genolini, B; Blin, S; Campagne, J -E; Combettes, B; Conforti, S; De-haine, A -G; Duchesneau, D; Dulucq, F; Dumont-Dayot, N; Favier, J; Fouch, F; Hermel, R; de La Taille, C; Martin-Chassard, G; Trung, T Nguyen; Prinet, C; Peyr, J; Pouthas, J; Raux, L; Rindel, E; Rosier, P; Tassan-Viol, J; Wei, W; Zghiche, A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Search for the Neutrino Magnetic Moment in the Non-Equilibrium Reactor Antineutrino Energy Spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the time evolution of the typical nuclear reactor antineutrino energy spectrum during reactor ON period and the decay of the residual antineutrino spectrum after reactor is stopped. We find that relevant variations of the soft recoil electron spectra produced via weak and magnetic ${\\widetilde {\

V. I. Kopeikin; L. A. Mikaelyan; V. V. Sinev

1999-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

211

Neutrino Oscillation Experiments for Precise Measurements of Oscillation Parameters and Search for numu->nue Appearance and CP Violation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The possibility of making a low cost, very intense high energy proton source at the Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) along with the forthcoming new large underground detectors at either the National Underground Science Laboratory (NUSL) in Homestake, South Dakota or at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, allows us to propose a program of experiments that will address fundamental aspects of neutrino oscillations and CP-invariance violation. This program of experiments is unique because of the extra-long baseline of more than 2500 km from Brookhaven National Laboratory to the underground laboratories in the West, the high intensity of the proposed conventional neutrino beam, and the possibility of constructing a very large array of water Cerenkov detectors with total mass approaching 1 Megaton. As part of this program we also consider experiments at moderately long baselines (~400 km) using other detector technologies that can yield valuable and complementary information on neutrino oscillations. This letter of intent focuses on the design and construction of the necessary AGS upgrades and the new neutrino beam which will initially have a proton beam of power ~0.5 MW; the power will then be upgraded to ~1.3 MW in a later phase.

D. Beavis

2002-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

212

On the determination of anti-neutrino spectra from nuclear reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we study the effect of, well-known, higher order corrections to the allowed beta decay spectrum on the determination of anti-neutrino spectra resulting from the decays of fission fragments. In particular, we try to estimate the associated theory errors and find that induced currents like weak magnetism may ultimately limit our ability to improve the current accuracy and under certain circumstance could even largely increase the theoretical errors. We also perform a critical evaluation of the errors associated with our method to extract the anti-neutrino spectrum using synthetic beta spectra. It turns out, that a fit using only virtual beta branches with a judicious choice of the effective nuclear charge provides results with a minimal bias. We apply this method to actual data for U235, Pu239 and Pu241 and confirm, within errors, recent results, which indicate a net 3% upward shift in energy averaged anti-neutrino fluxes. However, we also find significant shape differences which can in principle ...

Huber, Patrick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

EA-1943: Proposed Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of using the existing Main Injector Accelerator at Fermilab to produce a pure beam of muon neutrinos. The neutrinos would be examined at a "near detector" proposed to be constructed at Fermilab, and at a "far detector," at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota. NOTE: This Project was previously cancelled (DOE/EA-1799).

214

Luminescent Bolometer and Neutrino Physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The luminescent bolometer, proposed in 1988, is now seriously considered for several applications in nuclear and particle physics: dark matter searches, double beta decays, low energy neutrino physics, heavy ion physics... It is also a very promising device for basic condensed-matter physics and chemistry experiments, and may lead to astrophysical applications. The luminescent bolometer is based on the simultaneous detection of light and phonons, allowing for particle identification and for a detailed study of the detector response. Digitized analysis of the signals produced in several sensors installed on the same crystal is then a very powerful tool. Superconducting sensors allow to detect the scintillation light pulse followed by the delayed front of phonons, and can be extremely sensitive leading to single photon counting in the visible range. They also provide information on the position of the event inside the absorber, and can be fast enough for all proposed applications. The luminescent bolometer, with superconducting sensors, appears extremely promising for real time $solar$ neutrino experiments based on new indium single crystal scintillators. We focus on this particular application, discussing the status of the art as well as open problems and presenting an updated description of a full scale real time solar neutrino experiment sensitive to the low energy sector. Other applications of the luminescent bolometer (e.g. spectroscopy or neutrino detection at reactors), involving indium compounds and other single crystal scintillators, are equally considered and discussed in detail.

Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

1997-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

215

Light Sterile Neutrinos: A White Paper  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This white paper addresses the hypothesis of light sterile neutrinos based on recent anomalies observed in neutrino experiments and the latest astrophysical data.

K. N. Abazajian; M. A. Acero; S. K. Agarwalla; A. A. Aguilar-Arevalo; C. H. Albright; S. Antusch; C. A. Arguelles; A. B. Balantekin; G. Barenboim; V. Barger; P. Bernardini; F. Bezrukov; O. E. Bjaelde; S. A. Bogacz; N. S. Bowden; A. Boyarsky; A. Bravar; D. Bravo Berguno; S. J. Brice; A. D. Bross; B. Caccianiga; F. Cavanna; E. J. Chun; B. T. Cleveland; A. P. Collin; P. Coloma; J. M. Conrad; M. Cribier; A. S. Cucoanes; J. C. D'Olivo; S. Das; A. de Gouvea; A. V. Derbin; R. Dharmapalan; J. S. Diaz; X. J. Ding; Z. Djurcic; A. Donini; D. Duchesneau; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; D. J. Ernst; A. Esmaili; J. J. Evans; E. Fernandez-Martinez; E. Figueroa-Feliciano; B. T. Fleming; J. A. Formaggio; D. Franco; J. Gaffiot; R. Gandhi; Y. Gao; G. T. Garvey; V. N. Gavrin; P. Ghoshal; D. Gibin; C. Giunti; S. N. Gninenko; V. V. Gorbachev; D. S. Gorbunov; R. Guenette; A. Guglielmi; F. Halzen; J. Hamann; S. Hannestad; W. Haxton; K. M. Heeger; R. Henning; P. Hernandez; P. Huber; W. Huelsnitz; A. Ianni; T. V. Ibragimova; Y. Karadzhov; G. Karagiorgi; G. Keefer; Y. D. Kim; J. Kopp; V. N. Kornoukhov; A. Kusenko; P. Kyberd; P. Langacker; Th. Lasserre; M. Laveder; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; Y. F. Li; M. Lindner; J. M. Link; B. L. Littlejohn; P. Lombardi; K. Long; J. Lopez-Pavon; W. C. Louis; L. Ludhova; J. D. Lykken; P. A. N. Machado; M. Maltoni; W. A. Mann; D. Marfatia; C. Mariani; V. A. Matveev; N. E. Mavromatos; A. Melchiorri; D. Meloni; O. Mena; G. Mention; A. Merle; E. Meroni; M. Mezzetto; G. B. Mills; D. Minic; L. Miramonti; D. Mohapatra; R. N. Mohapatra; C. Montanari; Y. Mori; Th. A. Mueller; H. P. Mumm; V. Muratova; A. E. Nelson; J. S. Nico; E. Noah; J. Nowak; O. Yu. Smirnov; M. Obolensky; S. Pakvasa; O. Palamara; M. Pallavicini; S. Pascoli; L. Patrizii; Z. Pavlovic; O. L. G. Peres; H. Pessard; F. Pietropaolo; M. L. Pitt; M. Popovic; J. Pradler; G. Ranucci; H. Ray; S. Razzaque; B. Rebel; R. G. H. Robertson; W. Rodejohann; S. D. Rountree; C. Rubbia; O. Ruchayskiy; P. R. Sala; K. Scholberg; T. Schwetz; M. H. Shaevitz; M. Shaposhnikov; R. Shrock; S. Simone; M. Skorokhvatov; M. Sorel; A. Sousa; D. N. Spergel; J. Spitz; L. Stanco; I. Stancu; A. Suzuki; T. Takeuchi; I. Tamborra; J. Tang; G. Testera; X. C. Tian; A. Tonazzo; C. D. Tunnell; R. G. Van de Water; L. Verde; E. P. Veretenkin; C. Vignoli; M. Vivier; R. B. Vogelaar; M. O. Wascko; J. F. Wilkerson; W. Winter; Y. Y. Y. Wong; T. T. Yanagida; O. Yasuda; M. Yeh; F. Yermia; Z. W. Yokley; G. P. Zeller; L. Zhan; H. Zhang

2012-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

216

Dry cooling tower operating experience in the LOFT reactor  

SciTech Connect

A dry cooling tower has been uniquely utilized to dissipate heat generated in a small experimental pressurized water nuclear reactor. Operational experience revealed that dry cooling towers can be intermittently operated with minimal wind susceptibility and water hammer occurrences by cooling potential steam sources after a reactor scram, by isolating idle tubes from the external atmosphere, and by operating at relatively high pressures. Operating experience has also revealed that tube freezing can be minimized by incorporating the proper heating and heat loss prevention features.

Hunter, J.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Determining the neutrino mass hierarchy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this proceedings I review the physics that future experiments will use to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy.

Parke, Stephen J.; /Fermilab

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Safety Assurance for Irradiating Experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), located at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), was specifically designed to provide a high neutron flux test environment for conducting a variety of experiments. This paper addresses the safety assurance process for two general types of experiments conducted in the ATR facility and how the safety analyses for experiments are related to the ATR safety basis. One type of experiment is more routine and generally represents greater risks; therefore, this type of experiment is addressed in more detail in the ATR safety basis. This allows the individual safety analysis for this type of experiment to be more standardized. The second type of experiment is defined in more general terms in the ATR safety basis and is permitted under more general controls. Therefore, the individual safety analysis for the second type of experiment tends to be more unique and is tailored to each experiment.

T. A. Tomberlin; S. B. Grover

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

On the Detection of the Free Neutrino  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The experiment previously proposed [to Detect the Free Neutrino] has been initiated, with a Hanford pile as a neutrino source. It appears probable that neutrino detection has been accomplished, and confirmatory work is in progress. (K.S.)

Reines, F.; Cowan, C. L., Jr.

1953-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

220

NEUTRINOS, OLD AND NEW  

SciTech Connect

Results are reported from a series of experiments that led to the conclusion that neutrinos exist in 4 states. (C.H.)

Reines, F.

1963-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Solar neutrino Research  

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the neutrino detector. The pioneering experiments conducted in the Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota, led to the awarding of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics to Raymond Davis,...

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Background Study on nu_e Appearance from a nu_mu Beam in Very Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiments with a Large Water Cherenkov Detector  

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There is a growing interest in very long baseline neutrino oscillation experimentation using accelerator produced neutrino beam as a machinery to probe the last three unmeasured neutrino oscillation parameters: the mixing angle theta_13, the possible CP violating phase delta_CP and the mass hierarchy, namely, the sign of delta-m^2_32. Water Cherenkov detectors such as IMB, Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande have shown to be very successful at detecting neutrino interactions. Scaling up this technology may continue to provide the required performance for the next generation of experiments. This report presents the latest effort to demonstrate that a next generation (> 100 kton) water Cherenkov detector can be used effectively for the rather difficult task of detecting nu_e events from the neutrino oscillation nu_mu -> nu_e despite the large expected potential background resulting from pi^0 events produced via neutral current interactions.

Chiaki Yanagisawa; Chang Kee Jung; Trung Le; Brett Viren

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Background Study on nu_e Appearance from a nu_mu Beam in Very Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiments with a Large Water Cherenkov Detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is a growing interest in very long baseline neutrino oscillation experimentation using accelerator produced neutrino beam as a machinery to probe the last three unmeasured neutrino oscillation parameters: the mixing angle theta_13, the possible CP violating phase delta_CP and the mass hierarchy, namely, the sign of delta-m^2_32. Water Cherenkov detectors such as IMB, Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande have shown to be very successful at detecting neutrino interactions. Scaling up this technology may continue to provide the required performance for the next generation of experiments. This report presents the latest effort to demonstrate that a next generation (> 100 kton) water Cherenkov detector can be used effectively for the rather difficult task of detecting nu_e events from the neutrino oscillation nu_mu -> nu_e despite the large expected potential background resulting from pi^0 events produced via neutral current interactions.

Yanagisawa, Chiaki; Le, Trung; Viren, Brett

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Neutrino Oscillation Physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To complement the neutrino-physics lectures given at the 2011 International School on Astro Particle Physics devoted to Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (ISAPP 2011; Varenna, Italy), at the 2011 European School of High Energy Physics (ESHEP 2011; Cheila Gradistei, Romania), and, in modified form, at other summer schools, we present here a written description of the physics of neutrino oscillation. This description is centered on a new way of deriving the oscillation probability. We also provide a brief guide to references relevant to topics other than neutrino oscillation that were covered in the lectures. Neutrinos and photons are by far the most abundant elementary particles in the universe. Thus, if we would like to comprehend the universe, we must understand the neutrinos. Of course, studying the neutrinos is challenging, since the only known forces through which these electrically-neutral leptons interact are the weak force and gravity. Consequently, interactions of neutrinos in a detector are very rare events, so that very large detectors and intense neutrino sources are needed to make experiments feasible. Nevertheless, we have confirmed that the weak interactions of neutrinos are correctly described by the Standard Model (SM) of elementary particle physics. Moreover, in the last 14 years, we have discovered that neutrinos have nonzero masses, and that leptons mix. These discoveries have been based on the observation that neutrinos can change from one 'flavor' to another - the phenomenon known as neutrino oscillation. We shall explain the physics of neutrino oscillation, deriving the probability of oscillation in a new way. We shall also provide a very brief guide to references that can be used to study some major neutrino-physics topics other than neutrino oscillation.

Kayser, Boris

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontamination and decommissioning experience at Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1  

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A description is presented of the experience obtained from decontamination and decommissioning of the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 located at the Idaho Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, Scottsville, Idaho. Included are the planning, preparation, and operations associated with the removal and processing of radioactively contaminated sodium-potassium eutectic alloy (NaK) and decontamination and decommissioning of the facility. (auth)

Kendall, E.W.

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROPOSAL FOR AN EXPERIMENT PROGRAM IN NEUTRINO PHYSICS AND PROTON DECAY IN THE HOMESTAKE LABORATORY.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is intended to describe first, the principal physics reasons for an ambitious experimental program in neutrino physics and proton decay based on construction of a series of massive water Cherenkov detectors located deep underground (4850 ft) in the Homestake Mine of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA); and second, the engineering design of the underground chambers to house the Cherenkov detector modules; and third, the conceptual design of the water Cherenkov detectors themselves for this purpose. In this proposal we show the event rates and physics sensitivity for beams from both FNAL (1300 km distant from Homestake) and BNL (2540 km distant from Homestake). The program we propose will benefit with a beam from FNAL because of the high intensities currently available from the Main Injector with modest upgrades. The possibility of tuning the primary proton energy over a large range from 30 to 120 GeV also adds considerable flexibility to the program from FNAL. On the other hand the beam from BNL over the larger distance will produce very large matter effects, and consequently a hint of new physics (beyond CP violation) can be better tested with that configuration. In this proposal we focus on the CP violation physics. Included in this document are preliminary costs and time-to-completion estimates which have been exposed to acknowledged experts in their respective areas. This presentation is not, however, to be taken as a technical design report with the extensive documentation and contingency costs that a TDR usually entails. Nevertheless, some contingency factors have been included in the estimates given here. The essential ideas expressed here were first laid out in a letter of intent to the interim director of the Homestake Laboratory on July 26, 2001. Since that time, the prospect of a laboratory in the Homestake Mine has been realized, and the design of a long baseline neutrino experiment has been refined. The extrapolation contained in this proposal is within the common domain of thinking in the area of physics discussed here. It needs now only the encouragement of the funding agencies, NSF and DOE.

DIWAN, M.; KETTELL, S.; LITTENBERG, W.; MARIANO, W.; PARSA, Z.; SAMIOS, N.; WHITE, S.; ET AL.

2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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New Limits on the Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Neutrino Flux from the ANITA Experiment  

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We report initial results of the first flight of the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA-1) 2006-2007 Long Duration Balloon flight, which searched for evidence of a diffuse flux of cosmic neutrinos above energies of E{sub v} = 3 x 10{sup 18} eV. ANITA-1 flew for 35 days looking for radio impulses due to the Askaryan effect in neutrino-induced electromagnetic showers within the Antarctic ice sheets. We report here on our initial analysis, which was performed as a blind search of the data. No neutrino candidates are seen, with no detected physics background. We set model-independent limits based on this result. Upper limits derived from our analysis rule out the highest cosmogenic neutrino models. In a background horizontal-polarization channel, we also detect six events consistent with radio impulses from ultrahigh energy extensive air showers.

Gorham, P.W.; Allison, P.; /Hawaii U.; Barwick, S.W.; /UC, Irvine; Beatty, J.J.; /Ohio State U.; Besson, D.Z.; /Kansas U.; Binns, W.R.; /Washington U., St. Louis; Chen, C.; /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.; Chen, P.; /SLAC; Clem, J.M.; /Delaware U.; Connolly, A.; /University Coll. London; Dowkontt, P.F.; /Washington U., St. Louis; DuVernois, M.A.; /Minnesota U.; Field, R.C.; /SLAC; Goldstein, D.; /UC, Irvine; Goodhue, A.; /UCLA; Hast, C.; /SLAC; Hebert, C.L.; /Hawaii U.; Hoover, S.; /UCLA; Israel, M.H.; /Washington U., St. Louis; Kowalski, J.; Learned, J.G.; /Hawaii U. /Caltech, JPL /Hawaii U. /Minnesota U. /Hawaii U. /Ohio State U. /Hawaii U. /UC, Irvine /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U. /Caltech, JPL /SLAC /University Coll. London /Ohio State U. /SLAC /Hawaii U. /UCLA /Delaware U. /Hawaii U. /SLAC /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Neutrinos  

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Solar Neutrinos at the Conclusion of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Noah Oblath April 22, 2008 The study of solar neutrinos began with the idea that one could use the neutrinos...

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Solar Neutrinos  

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Experimental work with solar neutrinos has illuminated the properties of neutrinos and tested models of how the sun produces its energy. Three experiments continue to take data, and at least seven are in various stages of planning or construction. In this review, the current experimental status is summarized, and future directions explored with a focus on the effects of a non-zero theta-13 and the interesting possibility of directly testing the luminosity constraint. Such a confrontation at the few-percent level would provide a prediction of the solar irradiance tens of thousands of years in the future for comparison with the present-day irradiance. A model-independent analysis of existing low-energy data shows good agreement between the neutrino and electromagnetic luminosities at the +/- 20 % level.

R. G. H. Robertson

2006-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Fission product behavior in the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment  

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Essentially all the fission product data for numerous and varied samples taken during operation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment or as part of the examination of specimens removed after particular phases of operation are reported, together with the appropriate inventory or other basis of comparison, and relevant reactor parameters and conditions. Fission product behavior fell into distinct chemical groups. Evidence for fission product behavior during operation over a period of 26 months with $sup 235$U fuel (more than 9000 effective full-power hours) was consistent with behavior during operation using $sup 233$U fuel over a period of about 15 months (more than 5100 effective full- power hours). (auth)

Compere, E.L.; Kirslis, S.S.; Bohlmann, E.G.; Blankenship, F.F.; Grimes, W.R.

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sterile Neutrino Fits to Short-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Measurements  

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This paper reviews short-baseline oscillation experiments as interpreted within the context of one, two, and three sterile neutrino models associated with additional neutrino mass states in the ~1?eV range. Appearance and ...

Conrad, J. M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos Science, Number 25 -- 1997: Celebrating the Neutrino  

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This issue is devoted to the neutrino and its remaining mysteries. It is divided into the following areas: (1) The Reines-Cowan experiment -- detecting the poltergeist; (2) The oscillating neutrino -- an introduction to neutrino masses and mixing; (3) A brief history of neutrino experiments at LAMPF; (4) A thousand eyes -- the story of LSND (Los Alamos neutrino oscillation experiment); (5) The evidence for oscillations; (6) The nature of neutrinos in muon decay and physics beyond the Standard Model; (7) Exorcising ghosts -- in pursuit of the missing solar neutrinos; (8) MSW -- a possible solution to the solar neutrino problem; (8) Neutrinos and supernovae; and (9) Dark matter and massive neutrinos.

Cooper, N. G. [ed.

1997-00-00T23:59:59.000Z

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ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTOR EXPERIMENT (UHTREX) HAZARD REPORT  

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UHTREX utilizes a high-temperature, He-cooled, graphite moderated reactor employing unclad, refractory fuel elements. The reactor is designed to produce a msximum thermal power of 3 Mw and a maximum exit He temperature of 2400 deg F. The purpose of the experimert is to evaluate the advantages of the simple fuel against the disadvantages of the associated operation of a contaminated coolant loop. The mechanical and nuclear design of the reactor and related apparatus are described, discussed, and evaluated from the standpoint of hazards associated with conduct of the experiment. The building design and characteristics of the site are also examined from the same standpoint. The probable effects of operational errors and component failures are studied. The conseqnences of credible accidents are not considered to be catastrophic for either operating personnel or personnel in surrounding areas. (auth)

1962-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Neutrino-nucleus interactions  

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The study of neutrino oscillations has necessitated a new generation of neutrino experiments that are exploring neutrino-nuclear scattering processes. We focus in particular on charged-current quasi-elastic scattering, a particularly important channel that has been extensively investigated both in the bubble-chamber era and by current experiments. Recent results have led to theoretical reexamination of this process. We review the standard picture of quasi-elastic scattering as developed in electron scattering, review and discuss experimental results, and discuss additional nuclear effects such as exchange currents and short-range correlations that may play a significant role in neutrino-nucleus scattering.

Gallagher, H.; /Tufts U.; Garvey, G.; /Los Alamos; Zeller, G.P.; /Fermilab

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopy of Solar Neutrinos  

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In the last years, liquid-scintillator detectors have opened a new window for the observation of low-energetic astrophysical neutrino sources. In 2007, the solar neutrino experiment Borexino began its data-taking in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory. High energy resolution and excellent radioactive background conditions in the detector allow the first-time spectroscopic measurement of solar neutrinos in the sub-MeV energy regime. The experimental results of the Beryllium-7 neutrino flux measurements as well as the prospects for the detection of solar Boron-8, pep and CNO neutrinos are presented in the context of the currently discussed ambiguities in solar metallicity. In addition, the potential of the future SNO+ and LENA experiments for high-precision solar neutrino spectroscopy will be outlined.

Michael Wurm; Franz von Feilitzsch; Marianne Goeger-Neff; Tobias Lachenmaier; Timo Lewke; Quirin Meindl; Randoplh Moellenberg; Lothar Oberauer; Walter Potzel; Marc Tippmann; Christoph Traunsteiner; Juergen Winter

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Light and Superlight Sterile Neutrinos in the Minimal Radiative Inverse Seesaw Model  

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We explore the possibility of light and superlight sterile neutrinos in the recently proposed Minimal Radiative Inverse Seesaw extension of the Standard Model for neutrino masses, in which all existing neutrino data can be explained. In particular, we discuss two benchmark scenarios with one of the three sterile neutrino states in the keV-range, having very small mixing with the active neutrinos to account for the Dark Matter in the Universe, while (i) the other two light sterile neutrino states could be in the eV-range, possessing a nonzero mixing with the active states as required to explain the LSND+MiniBooNE+reactor neutrino data, or (ii) one of the light sterile states is in the eV-range, whereas the second one could be superlight and almost mass-degenerate with the solar neutrinos. Such superlight sterile neutrinos could give rise to potentially observable effects in future neutrino oscillation experiments and may also offer a possible explanation for the extra radiation observed in the Universe.

P. S. Bhupal Dev; Apostolos Pilaftsis

2012-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

237

Probing Exotic Physics With Supernova Neutrinos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future galactic supernovae will provide an extremely long baseline for studying the properties and interactions of neutrinos. In this paper, we discuss the possibility of using such an event to constrain (or discover) the effects of exotic physics in scenarios that are not currently constrained and are not accessible with reactor or solar neutrino experiments. In particular, we focus on the cases of neutrino decay and quantum decoherence. We calculate the expected signal from a core-collapse supernova in both current and future water Cerenkov, scintillating, and liquid argon detectors, and find that such observations will be capable of distinguishing between many of these scenarios. Additionally, future detectors will be capable of making strong, model-independent conclusions by examining events associated with a galactic supernova's neutronization burst.

Kelso, Chris; Hooper, Dan

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Sterile Neutrino from extra dimensions and Four-Neutrino Solutions to Neutrino Anomalies  

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We propose a four-neutrino model which can reconcile the existing data coming from underground experiments in terms of neutrino oscillations, together with the hint from the LSND experiment and a possible neutrino contribution to the hot dark matter of the Universe. It applies the idea that extra compact dimensions, probed only by gravity and possibly gauge-singlet fields, can lower the fundamental scales such as the Planck, string or unification scales. Our fourth light neutrino $\

A. Ioannisian; J. W. F. Valle

1999-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment  

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The United States Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition is sponsoring and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is leading an irradiation experiment to test mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel made from weapons-grade (WG) plutonium. In this multiyear program, sealed capsules containing MOX fuel pellets fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are being irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The planned experiments will investigate the utilization of dry-processed plutonium, the effects of WG plutonium isotopics on MOX performance, and any material interactions of gallium with Zircaloy cladding.

Hodge, S.A.; Cowell, B.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Chang, G.S.; Ryskamp, J.M. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino observations from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

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The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is a water imaging Cherenkov detector. Its usage of 1000 metric tons of D{sub 2}O as target allows the SNO detector to make a solar-model independent test of the neutrino oscillation hypothesis by simultaneously measuring the solar {nu}{sub e} flux and the total flux of all active neutrino species. Solar neutrinos from the decay of {sup 8}B have been detected at SNO by the charged-current (CC) interaction on the deuteron and by the elastic scattering (ES) of electrons. While the CC reaction is sensitive exclusively to {nu}{sub e}, the ES reaction also has a small sensitivity to {nu}{sub {mu}} and {nu}{sub {tau}}. In this paper, recent solar neutrino results from the SNO experiment are presented. It is demonstrated that the solar flux from {sup 8}B decay as measured from the ES reaction rate under the no-oscillation assumption is consistent with the high precision ES measurement by the Super-Kamiokande experiment. The {nu}{sub e} flux deduced from the CC reaction rate in SNO differs from the Super-Kamiokande ES results by 3.3{sigma}. This is evidence for an active neutrino component, in additional to {nu}{sub e}, in the solar neutrino flux. These results also allow the first experimental determination of the total active {sup 8}B neutrino flux from the Sun, and is found to be in good agreement with solar model predictions.

Ahmad, Q.R.; Allen, R.C.; Andersen, T.C.; Anglin, J.D.; Barton,J.C.; Beier, E.W.; Bercovitch, M.; Bigu, J.; Biller, S.D.; Black, R.A.; Blevis, I.; Boardman, R.J.; Boger, J.; Bonvin, E.; Boulay, M.G.; Bowler,M.G.; Bowles, T.J.; Brice, S.J.; Browne, M.C.; Bullard, T.V.; Buhler, G.; Cameron, J.; Chan, Y.D.; Chen, H.H.; Chen, M.; Chen, X.; Cleveland, B.T.; Clifford, E.T.H.; Cowan, J.H.M.; Cowen, D.F.; Cox, G.A.; Dai, X.; Dalnoki-Veress, F.; Davidson, W.F.; Doe, P.J.; Doucas, G.; Dragowsky,M.R.; Duba, C.A.; Duncan, F.A.; Dunford, M.; Dunmore, J.A.; Earle, E.D.; Elliott, S.R.; Evans, H.C.; Ewan, G.T.; Farine, J.; Fergani, H.; Ferraris, A.P.; Ford, R.J.; Formaggio, J.A.; Fowler, M.M.; Frame, K.; Frank, E.D.; Frati, W.; Gagnon, N.; Germani, J.V.; Gil, S.; Graham, K.; Grant, D.R.; Hahn, R.L.; Hallin, A.L.; Hallman, E.D.; Hamer, A.S.; Hamian, A.A.; Handler, W.B.; Haq, R.U.; Hargrove, C.K.; Harvey, P.J.; Hazama, R.; Heeger, K.M.; Heintzelman, W.J.; Heise, J.; Helmer, R.L.; Hepburn, J.D.; Heron, H.; Hewett, J.; Hime, A.; Hykawy, J.G.; Isaac,M.C.P.; Jagam, P.; Jelley, N.A.; Jillings, C.; Jonkmans, G.; Kazkaz, K.; Keener, P.T.; Klein, J.R.; Knox, A.B.; Komar, R.J.; Kouzes, R.; Kutter,T.; Kyba, C.C.M.; Law, J.; Lawson, I.T.; Lay, M.; Lee, H.W.; Lesko, K.T.; Leslie, J.R.; Levine, I.; Locke, W.; Luoma, S.; Lyon, J.; Majerus, S.; Mak, H.B.; Maneira, J.; Manor, J.; Marino, A.D.; McCauley, N.; McDonald,D.S.; McDonald, A.B.; McFarlane, K.; McGregor, G.; Meijer, R.; Mifflin,C.; Miller, G.G.; Milton, G.; Moffat, B.A.; Moorhead, M.; Nally, C.W.; Neubauer, M.S.; Newcomer, F.M.; Ng, H.S.; Noble, A.J.; Norman, E.B.; Novikov, V.M.; O' Neill, M.; Okada, C.E.; Ollerhead, R.W.; Omori, M.; Orrell, J.L.; Oser, S.M.; Poon, A.W.P.; Radcliffe, T.J.; Roberge, A.; Robertson, B.C.; Robertson, R.G.H.; Rosendahl, S.S.E.; Rowley, J.K.; Rusu, V.L.; Saettler, E.; Schaffer, K.K.; Schwendener,M.H.; Schulke, A.; Seifert, H.; Shatkay, M.; Simpson, J.J.; Sims, C.J.; et al.

2001-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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MINOS Sterile Neutrino Search  

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The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a long-baseline accelerator neutrino experiment designed to measure properties of neutrino oscillation. Using a high intensity muon neutrino beam, produced by the Neutrinos at Main Injector (NuMI) complex at Fermilab, MINOS makes two measurements of neutrino interactions. The first measurement is made using the Near Detector situated at Fermilab and the second is made using the Far Detector located in the Soudan Underground laboratory in northern Minnesota. The primary goal of MINOS is to verify, and measure the properties of, neutrino oscillation between the two detectors using the {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} V{sub {tau}} transition. A complementary measurement can be made to search for the existence of sterile neutrinos; an oft theorized, but experimentally unvalidated particle. The following thesis will show the results of a sterile neutrino search using MINOS RunI and RunII data totaling {approx}2.5 x 10{sup 20} protons on target. Due to the theoretical nature of sterile neutrinos, complete formalism that covers transition probabilities for the three known active states with the addition of a sterile state is also presented.

Koskinen, David Jason; /University Coll. London

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE PEBBLE BED REACTOR EXPERIMENT  

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The Pebble-Bed Reactor Experiment (PBRE) was designed to advance the pebble-bed concept by providing a test of characteristic features and make contriliutions to the general development of all-ceramic gas-cooled reactors. The following objectives were established for the reactor experiment: to investigate key features of the pebble-bed concept, including on-stream fuel handling, movement of fuel through bed, and performance of core; to obtain operation and maintenance experience with a system contaminated with fission- product activity; and to investigate the behavior of graphite fuel elements. A fourth objective, study of the behavior of core materials at conditions occurring with exit gas temperatures in the range 2000 to 2500 deg F, was tentatively included. The preliminary design oE a 5-Mw(t) reactor for achieving these objectives was prepared. The core of the PBRE is a 2 1/2-ft-diam, 4-ft-tall cylinder containing approximately 12,000 spherical graphite fuel elements 1 1/2 in. in diameter. Fuel spheres are added to and removed from the core by gravity flow, and these operations are performed while the reactor is at power by using pairs of valves for passage of elements into and out of the high-pressure system. Exposed fuel can be recycled to the top of the core. Helium coolant at 500 psia enters the bottom of the core at 550 deg F and emerges from the top at 1250 deg F. Concentric ducting connects the reactor to a single heat exchanger, which is located sufficiently high above the core that natural circulation will suffice to remove afterheat in the event the blower ceases to function. The coolant flow path is such that the entire pressure envelope is swept with helium at the temperature at which it emerges from the heat exchanger. Provision for semi- remote maintenance of contaminated components is emphasized in the layout, and most of the equipment in the primary and auxiliary systems is accessible from above by the removal of modular shielding units. Thc design permits replacement of the entire core graphite structure, The reactor can be adapted for testing core materials at high temperature by attemperation of the hot helium emerging from the core wwiih cool gas in a plenum in the upper graphite structure. Location of the PBRE at the site of the HRE-2 facility is proposed to take advantage of available buildings and services, but the reactor and auxiliary equipment will be contained in a completely new vessel located adjacent to the existing building. The design and direct construction cost of the reactor plant is estimated to be 958,000, allowance for contingencies, overhead, and escalation brings the total to ,260,000. High-temperature operation can be achieved when desired for an additional expenditure of less than 0,000. (auth)

1962-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor electron antineutrino disappearance in the Double Chooz experiment  

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The Double Chooz experiment has observed 8,249 candidate electron antineutrino events in 227.93 live days with 33.71 GW-ton-years (reactor power x detector mass x livetime) exposure using a 10.3 cubic meter fiducial volume detector located at 1050 m from the reactor cores of the Chooz nuclear power plant in France. The expectation in case of theta13 = 0 is 8,937 events. The deficit is interpreted as evidence of electron antineutrino disappearance. From a rate plus spectral shape analysis we find sin^2 2{\\theta}13 = 0.109 \\pm 0.030(stat) \\pm 0.025(syst). The data exclude the no-oscillation hypothesis at 99.9% CL (3.1{\\sigma}).

Abe, Y; Anjos, J C dos; Barriere, J C; Bergevin, M; Bernstein, A; Bezerra, T J C; Bezrukhov, L; Blucher, E; Bowden, N S; Buck, C; Busenitz, J; Cabrera, A; Caden, E; Camilleri, L; Carr, R; Cerrada, M; Chang, P -J; Chimenti, P; Classen, T; Collin, A P; Conover, E; Conrad, J M; Crespo-Anadn, J I; Crum, K; Cucoanes, A; D'Agostino, M V; Damon, E; Dawson, J V; Dazeley, S; Dietrich, D; Djurcic, Z; Dracos, M; Durand, V; Ebert, J; Efremenko, Y; Elnimr, M; Etenko, A; Fallot, M; Fechner, M; von Feilitzsch, F; Felde, J; Franco, D; Franke, A J; Franke, M; Furuta, H; Gama, R; Gil-Botella, I; Giot, L; Goger-Neff, M; Gonzalez, L F G; Goodman, M C; Goon, J TM; Greiner, D; Haag, N; Hagner, C; Hara, T; Hartmann, F X; Haser, J; Hatzikoutelis, A; Hayakawa, T; Hofmann, M; Horton-Smith, G A; Hourlier, A; Ishitsuka, M; Jochum, J; Jollet, C; Jones, C L; Kaether, F; Kalousis, L N; Kamyshkov, Y; Kaplan, D M; Kawasaki, T; Keefer, G; Kemp, E; de Kerret, H; Kibe, Y; Konno, T; Kryn, D; Kuze, M; Lachenmaier, T; Lane, C E; Langbrandtner, C; Lasserre, T; Letourneau, A; Lhuillier, D; Lima, H P; Lindner, M; Lpez-Castan, J M; LoSecco, J M; Lubsandorzhiev, B K; Lucht, S; McKee, D; Maeda, J; Maesano, C N; Mariani, C; Maricic, J; Martino, J; Matsubara, T; Mention, G; Meregaglia, A; Miletic, T; Milincic, R; Miyata, H; Mueller, Th A; Nagasaka, Y; Nakajima, K; Novella, P; Obolensky, M; Oberauer, L; Onillon, A; Osborn, A; Ostrovskiy, I; Palomares, C; Pepe, I M; Perasso, S; Perrin, P; Pfahler, P; Porta, A; Potzel, W; Reichenbacher, J; Reinhold, B; Remoto, A; Rohling, M; Roncin, R; Roth, S; Sakamoto, Y; Santorelli, R; Sato, F; Schonert, S; Schoppmann, S; Schwetz, T; Shaevitz, M H; Shimojima, S; Shrestha, D; Sida, J-L; Sinev, V; Skorokhvatov, M; Smith, E; Spitz, J; Stahl, A; Stancu, I; Stokes, L F F; Strait, M; Stuken, A; Suekane, F; Sukhotin, S; Sumiyoshi, T; Sun, Y; Svoboda, R; Terao, K; Tonazzo, A; Toups, M; Thi, H H Trinh; Valdiviesso, G; Veyssiere, C; Wagner, S; Watanabe, H; White, B; Wiebusch, C; Winslow, L; Worcester, M; Wurm, M; Yermia, F; Zimmer, V

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Reactor electron antineutrino disappearance in the Double Chooz experiment  

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The Double Chooz experiment has observed 8,249 candidate electron antineutrino events in 227.93 live days with 33.71 GW-ton-years (reactor power x detector mass x livetime) exposure using a 10.3 cubic meter fiducial volume detector located at 1050 m from the reactor cores of the Chooz nuclear power plant in France. The expectation in case of theta13 = 0 is 8,937 events. The deficit is interpreted as evidence of electron antineutrino disappearance. From a rate plus spectral shape analysis we find sin^2 2{\\theta}13 = 0.109 \\pm 0.030(stat) \\pm 0.025(syst). The data exclude the no-oscillation hypothesis at 99.8% CL (2.9{\\sigma}).

Y. Abe; C. Aberle; J. C. dos Anjos; J. C. Barriere; M. Bergevin; A. Bernstein; T. J. C. Bezerra; L. Bezrukhov; E. Blucher; N. S. Bowden; C. Buck; J. Busenitz; A. Cabrera; E. Caden; L. Camilleri; R. Carr; M. Cerrada; P. -J. Chang; P. Chimenti; T. Classen; A. P. Collin; E. Conover; J. M. Conrad; J. I. Crespo-Anadn; K. Crum; A. Cucoanes; M. V. D'Agostino; E. Damon; J. V. Dawson; S. Dazeley; D. Dietrich; Z. Djurcic; M. Dracos; V. Durand; J. Ebert; Y. Efremenko; M. Elnimr; A. Etenko; M. Fallot; M. Fechner; F. von Feilitzsch; J. Felde; D. Franco; A. J. Franke; M. Franke; H. Furuta; R. Gama; I. Gil-Botella; L. Giot; M. Goger-Neff; L. F. G. Gonzalez; M. C. Goodman; J. TM. Goon; D. Greiner; N. Haag; C. Hagner; T. Hara; F. X. Hartmann; J. Haser; A. Hatzikoutelis; T. Hayakawa; M. Hofmann; G. A. Horton-Smith; A. Hourlier; M. Ishitsuka; J. Jochum; C. Jollet; C. L. Jones; F. Kaether; L. N. Kalousis; Y. Kamyshkov; D. M. Kaplan; T. Kawasaki; G. Keefer; E. Kemp; H. de Kerret; Y. Kibe; T. Konno; D. Kryn; M. Kuze; T. Lachenmaier; C. E. Lane; C. Langbrandtner; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; H. P. Lima Jr; M. Lindner; J. M. Lpez-Castan; J. M. LoSecco; B. K. Lubsandorzhiev; S. Lucht; D. McKee; J. Maeda; C. N. Maesano; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; J. Martino; T. Matsubara; G. Mention; A. Meregaglia; T. Miletic; R. Milincic; H. Miyata; Th. A. Mueller; Y. Nagasaka; K. Nakajima; P. Novella; M. Obolensky; L. Oberauer; A. Onillon; A. Osborn; I. Ostrovskiy; C. Palomares; I. M. Pepe; S. Perasso; P. Perrin; P. Pfahler; A. Porta; W. Potzel; J. Reichenbacher; B. Reinhold; A. Remoto; M. Rohling; R. Roncin; S. Roth; Y. Sakamoto; R. Santorelli; F. Sato; S. Schonert; S. Schoppmann; T. Schwetz; M. H. Shaevitz; S. Shimojima; D. Shrestha; J. -L. Sida; V. Sinev; M. Skorokhvatov; E. Smith; J. Spitz; A. Stahl; I. Stancu; L. F. F. Stokes; M. Strait; A. Stuken; F. Suekane; S. Sukhotin; T. Sumiyoshi; Y. Sun; R. Svoboda; K. Terao; A. Tonazzo; M. Toups; H. H. Trinh Thi; G. Valdiviesso; C. Veyssiere; S. Wagner; H. Watanabe; B. White; C. Wiebusch; L. Winslow; M. Worcester; M. Wurm; F. Yermia; V. Zimmer

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar neutrino detection  

SciTech Connect

More than 40 years ago, neutrinos where conceived as a way to test the validity of the solar models which tell us that stars are powered by nuclear fusion reactions. The first measurement of the neutrino flux, in 1968 in the Homestake mine in South Dakota, detected only one third of the expected value, originating what has been known as the Solar Neutrino Problem. Different experiments were built in order to understand the origin of this discrepancy. Now we know that neutrinos undergo oscillation phenomenon changing their nature traveling from the core of the Sun to our detectors. In the work the 40 year long saga of the neutrino detection is presented; from the first proposals to test the solar models to last real time measurements of the low energy part of the neutrino spectrum.

Miramonti, Lino [Physics department of Milano University and INFN (Italy)

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar neutrino detection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

More than 40 years ago, neutrinos where conceived as a way to test the validity of the solar models which tell us that stars are powered by nuclear fusion reactions. The first measurement of the neutrino flux, in 1968 in the Homestake mine in South Dakota, detected only one third of the expected value, originating what has been known as the Solar Neutrino Problem. Different experiments were built in order to understand the origin of this discrepancy. Now we know that neutrinos undergo oscillation phenomenon changing their nature traveling from the core of the Sun to our detectors. In the work the 40 year long saga of the neutrino detection is presented; from the first proposals to test the solar models to last real time measurements of the low energy part of the neutrino spectrum.

Lino Miramonti

2009-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

247

OPERATING EXPERIENCE WITH THE SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE HALLAM NUCLEAR POWER FACILITY  

SciTech Connect

The Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) was constructed to demonstrate the feasibility of sodium-oooled graphitemoderated reactors for central station power. The operating experience of SRE has provided valuable data for the design of the Hallam Nuclear Power Facillty (HNPF) now under construction. Some of the difficulties found in the SRE, which HNPF will be designed to avoid, are the sodium-sodium intermediate heat exchanger (horizontal position in SRE gave trouble; a vertical position will be used in HNPF), sodium pumps, handling of broken fuel elements, and excessive thermal stresses due to inadequate coolant flow. Other features of HNPF include the addition of an activity monitoring system for the core cover gas, elimination of tetralin for auxiliary cooling of plant equipment, instrumentation of fuel elements, and addition of carbon traps in the primary sodium system. SRE operation has demonstrated unusual reactor stability and capability for rapid power changes. (D.L.C.)

Beeley, R.J.; Mahlmeister, J.E.

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Double Chooz, A Search for the Neutrino Mixing Angle theta-13  

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The Double Chooz Reactor Neutrino Experiment in France plans to quickly measure the neutrino mixing angle theta-13, or limit it to sin^2 2-theta_13 less than 0.025. The physics reach, experimental site, detector structures, scintillator, photodetection, electronics, calibration and simulations are described. The possibility of using Double Chooz to explore the possible use of a antineutrino detector for non-proliferation goals is also presented.

Lasserre, T

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Measurement of the muon neutrino charged current quasielastic interaction and a test of Lorentz violation with the MiniBooNE experiment  

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The Mini-Booster neutrino experiment (MiniBooNE) at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is designed to search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} appearance neutrino oscillations. Muon neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) interactions ({nu}{sub {mu}} + n {yields} {mu} + p) make up roughly 40% of our data sample, and it is used to constrain the background and cross sections for the oscillation analysis. Using high-statistics MiniBooNE CCQE data, the muon-neutrino CCQE cross section is measured. The nuclear model is tuned precisely using the MiniBooNE data. The measured total cross section is {sigma} = (1.058 {+-} 0.003 (stat) {+-} 0.111 (syst)) x 10{sup -38} cm{sup 2} at the MiniBooNE muon neutrino beam energy (700-800 MeV). {nu}{sub e} appearance candidate data is also used to search for Lorentz violation. Lorentz symmetry is one of the most fundamental symmetries in modern physics. Neutrino oscillations offer a new method to test it. We found that the MiniBooNE result is not well-described using Lorentz violation, however further investigation is required for a more conclusive result.

Katori, Teppei; /Indiana U.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Neutrino Phenomenology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A general overview of neutrino physics is given, starting with a historical account of the development of our understanding of neutrinos and how they helped to unravel the structure of the Standard Model. We discuss why it is so important to establish if neutrinos are massive and the indications in favor of non-zero neutrino masses are discussed, including the recent results on atmospheric and solar neutrinos and their confirmation with artificial neutrino sources.

Esteban Roulet

2004-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

251

Three-neutrino model analysis of the world's oscillation data  

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A model of neutrino oscillation experiments is constructed. The experiments incorporated are: solar neutrinos (Chlorine, Gallium, Super-K, and SNO), reactor neutrinos (Bugey and CHOOZ), beam stop neutrinos (LSND decay at rest and decay in flight), and atmospheric neutrinos. Utilizing this model and the standard three-neutrino mixing extension of the standard model, the data are analyzed. Solutions for the mixing angles and mass-squared differences are found to occur in pairs corresponding to the interchange $\\Delta m^2_{12} \\leftrightarrow \\Delta m^2_{23}$. Two pairs of solutions are found that reasonably reproduce the data, including the LSND data. These solutions are $\\theta_{12}\\approx 0.5$, $\\theta_{13}\\approx 0.1$, $\\theta_{23}\\approx 0.7$, $\\Delta m^2_{12} \\approx 5\\times 10^{-5}$ eV$^2$ and $\\Delta m^2_{23} \\approx 0.2$ eV$^2$ or 2.4 eV$^2$. Other statistically significant solutions are also found which produce negligible oscillations for the LSND experiments.

Latimer, D C

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-neutrino model analysis of the world's oscillation data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A model of neutrino oscillation experiments is constructed. The experiments incorporated are: solar neutrinos (Chlorine, Gallium, Super-K, and SNO), reactor neutrinos (Bugey and CHOOZ), beam stop neutrinos (LSND decay at rest and decay in flight), and atmospheric neutrinos. Utilizing this model and the standard three-neutrino mixing extension of the standard model, the data are analyzed. Solutions for the mixing angles and mass-squared differences are found to occur in pairs corresponding to the interchange $\\Delta m^2_{12} \\leftrightarrow \\Delta m^2_{23}$. Two pairs of solutions are found that reasonably reproduce the data, including the LSND data. These solutions are $\\theta_{12}\\approx 0.5$, $\\theta_{13}\\approx 0.1$, $\\theta_{23}\\approx 0.7$, $\\Delta m^2_{12} \\approx 5\\times 10^{-5}$ eV$^2$ and $\\Delta m^2_{23} \\approx 0.2$ eV$^2$ or 2.4 eV$^2$. Other statistically significant solutions are also found which produce negligible oscillations for the LSND experiments.

D. C. Latimer; D. J. Ernst

2003-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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More than One Way to Find the Neutrino Mixing Angle Theta13 from Reactor Data  

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We show that the analysis methods used in recent work of the Daya Bay and RENO collaborations are relatively insensitive to the physical variables and have been evaluated with non-standard measures of significance. The main features of the methods consist of variationally fitting many more parameters than data points. We find evidence that over-parameterization of data fits actually degrades the experimental determination of sin^2(2theta13). Simpler, more transparent methods can improve its extraction from the data, fully exploiting the greatly improved systematic errors, made possible by the multiple detectors and superb hardware construction of these experiments.

Amir N. Khan; Douglas W. McKay; John P. Ralston

2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

254

Solar Neutrino Measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A review of solar neutrino experiments is provided, including experimental measurements to date and proposed future measurements. Experiments to date have provided a clear determination that solar neutrinos are undergoing flavor transformation and that the dominant mechanism for this transformation is oscillation. The mixing parameters are well defined and limits are placed on sub-dominant modes. The measurements also provide strong confirmation of solar model calculations. New experiments under development will study neutrino oscillation parameters and sub-dominant modes with greater precision and will investigate solar fluxes further, concentrating primarily on the low energy pp, $^7$Be, pep and CNO reactions.

A. B. McDonald

2004-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

255

Solar mass-varying neutrino oscillations  

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We propose that the solar neutrino deficit may be due to oscillations of mass-varying neutrinos (MaVaNs). This scenario elucidates solar neutrino data beautifully while remaining comfortably compatible with atmospheric neutrino and K2K data and with reactor antineutrino data at short and long baselines (from CHOOZ and KamLAND). We find that the survival probability of solar MaVaNs is independent of how the suppression of neutrino mass caused by the acceleron-matter couplings varies with density. Measurements of MeV and lower energy solar neutrinos will provide a rigorous test of the idea.

V. Barger; Patrick Huber; Danny Marfatia

2005-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Is there evidence for sterile neutrinos in IceCube data?  

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Data from the LSND and MiniBooNE experiments, and revised expectations of the antineutrino flux from nuclear reactors suggest the existence of eV-mass sterile neutrinos. 3+2 and 1+3+1 scenarios accommodate all relevant short-baseline neutrino data except for the low-energy MiniBooNE anomaly. We analyze the angular distribution of upward going atmospheric neutrino events in the IceCube-40 dataset for evidence of sterile neutrinos within these scenarios. Depending on how systematic uncertainties are handled, we find strong evidence for, or weak evidence against sterile neutrinos. We show that future IceCube data will definitively settle the issue.

V. Barger; Y. Gao; D. Marfatia

2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

257

Inverse Beta Decay in a Nonequilibrium Antineutrino Flux from a Nuclear Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The evolution of the reactor antineutrino spectrum toward equilibrium above the inverse beta-decay threshold during the reactor operating period and the decay of residual antineutrino radiation after reactor shutdown are considered. It is found that, under certain conditions, these processes can play a significant role in experiments seeking neutrino oscillations.

V. I. Kopeikin; L. A. Mikaelyan; V. V. Sinev

2001-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Inverse Beta Decay in a Nonequilibrium Antineutrino Flux from a Nuclear Reactor  

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The evolution of the reactor antineutrino spectrum toward equilibrium above the inverse beta-decay threshold during the reactor operating period and the decay of residual ?e, radiation after reactor shutdown are considered. It is found that, under certain conditions, these processes can play a significant role in experiments seeking neutrino oscillations. 1.

V. I. Kopeikin A; L. A. Mikaelyan A; V. V. Sinev A

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Neutrino Masses and Oscillations: Triumphs and Challenges  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent progress in establishing the existence of finite neutrino masses and mixing between generations of neutrinos has been remarkable, if not astounding. The combined results from studies of atmospheric neutrinos, solar neutrinos, and reactor antineutrinos paint an intriguing picture for theorists and provide clear motivation for future experimental studies. In this review, we summarize the status of experimental and theoretical work in this field and explore the future opportunities that emerge in light of recent discoveries.

R. D. McKeown; P. Vogel

2004-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass production test of Hamamatsu MPPC for T2K neutrino oscillation experiment  

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In the T2K near neutrino detectors, about 60 000 Hamamatsu Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) will be used. The mass production of MPPC has started in February 2008.In order to perform quality assurance and to characterize each device, we have developed an MPPC test system. For each MPPC, gain, breakdown voltage, noise rate, photo detection efficiency, and cross-talk and after-pulse rate are measured as functions of the bias voltage and temperature. The design of the test system and the measurement procedure are described.

M. Yokoyama; T. Nakaya; S. Gomi; A. Minamino; N. Nagai; K. Nitta; D. Orme; M. Otani; T. Murakami; T. Nakadaira; M. Tanaka

2008-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Neutrinos Before and After KamLAND  

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We use the recently reported KamLAND measurements on oscillations of reactor anti-neutrinos, together with the data of previously reported solar neutrino experiments, to show that: (1) the total 8B neutrino flux emitted by the Sun is 1.00(1.0 \\pm 0.06) of the standard solar model (BP00) predicted flux, (2) the KamLAND measurements reduce the area of the globally allowed oscillation regions that must be explored in model fitting by six orders of magnitude in the Delta m^2-tan^2 theta plane, (3) LMA is now the unique oscillation solution to a CL of 4.7sigma, (4) maximal mixing is disfavored at 3.1 sigma, (5) active-sterile admixtures are constrained to sin^2 eta<0.13 at 1 sigma, (6) the observed ^8B flux that is in the form of sterile neutrinos is 0.00^{+0.09}_{-0.00} (1 sigma), of the standard solar model (BP00) predicted flux, and (7) non-standard solar models that were invented to completely avoid solar neutrino oscillations are excluded by KamLAND plus solar at 7.9 sigma . We also refine quantitative predictions for future 7Be and p-p solar neutrino experiments.

John N. Bahcall; M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia; Carlos Pena-Garay

2002-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of the Solar and Atmospheric Neutrino Working Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar Neutrino Experiments 3.1 Testing the Model of the Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .propagate from solar center to surface, the Suns changingsolar neutrino projectusing neutrinos to understand the Sun.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Almost Degenerate Neutrinos with Maximal Mixing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If the upper limit on the effective (Majorana) neutrino mass from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments is confirmed to be much less than an electron-volt, then one way to reconcile it with the degenerate neutrino mass pattern suggested recently to explain the observed deficit of solar and atmospheric neutrinos as well as neutrinos as HDM is to postulate that there be maximal mixing among the three light (or two) neutrinos. This suggestion is advanced in this paper and is analysed.

R. N. Mohapatra; S. Nussinov

1994-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

264

Frederick Reines and the Neutrino  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Frederick Reines and the Detection of the Neutrino Frederick Reines and the Detection of the Neutrino Resources with Additional Information '[Frederick] Reines - known among scientists as the "father of neutrino physics" - won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1995 ["for the detection of the neutrino"], nearly 40 years after his neutrino experiments changed the world of physics and set in motion a new way of looking at the universe. ... Frederick Reines Courtesy University of California Irvine Until Reines's discovery, physicists had only theorized the existence of the neutrino - and physicists believed the tiny particles would never be detected. Reines's research laid the groundwork for new avenues of physics inquiry and hundreds of physics experiments that have tested central theories about the structure of our cosmos. The neutrino is one of the tiny spinning particles that are the building blocks of nature. ...

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Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a review article about neutrino mass and mixing and flavour model building strategies based on discrete family symmetry. After a pedagogical introduction and overview of the whole of neutrino physics, we focus on the PMNS mixing matrix and the latest global fits following the Daya Bay and RENO experiments which measure the reactor angle. We then describe the simple bimaximal, tri-bimaximal and golden ratio patterns of lepton mixing and the deviations required for a non-zero reactor angle, with solar or atmospheric mixing sum rules resulting from charged lepton corrections or residual trimaximal mixing. The different types of see-saw mechanism are then reviewed as well as the sequential dominance mechanism. We then give a mini-review of finite group theory, which may be used as a discrete family symmetry broken by flavons either completely, or with different subgroups preserved in the neutrino and charged lepton sectors. These two approaches are then reviewed in detail in separate chapters including mechanisms for flavon vacuum alignment and different model building strategies that have been proposed to generate the reactor angle. We then briefly review grand unified theories (GUTs) and how they may be combined with discrete family symmetry to describe all quark and lepton masses and mixing. Finally we discuss three model examples which combine an SU(5) GUT with the discrete family symmetries A4, S4 and Delta(96).

Stephen F. King; Christoph Luhn

2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

266

Low Energy Neutrino Measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Low Energy solar neutrino detection plays a fundamental role in understanding both solar astrophysics and particle physics. After introducing the open questions on both fields, we review here the major results of the last two years and expectations for the near future from Borexino, Super-Kamiokande, SNO and KamLAND experiments as well as from upcoming (SNO+) and planned (LENA) experiments. Scintillator neutrino detectors are also powerful antineutrino detectors such as those emitted by the Earth crust and mantle. First measurements of geo-neutrinos have occurred and can bring fundamental contribution in understanding the geophysics of the planet.

Davide D'Angelo

2012-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

267

Research Program towards Observation of Neutrino-Nucleus Coherent Scattering  

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The article describes the research program pursued by the TEXONO Collaboration towards an experiment to observe coherent scattering between neutrinos and the nucleus at the power reactor. The motivations of studying this process are surveyed. In particular, a threshold of 100-200 eV has been achieved with an ultra-low-energy germanium detector prototype. This detection capability at low energy can also be adapted to conduct searches of Cold Dark Matter in the low-mass region as well as to enhance the sensitivities in the study of neutrino magnetic moments.

Henry T. Wong

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Observation of Geo-Neutrinos  

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Geo-neutrinos, electron anti-neutrinos produced in beta decays of naturally occurring radioactive isotopes in the Earth, are a unique direct probe of our planet's interior. We report the first observation at more than 3$\\sigma$ C.L. of geo-neutrinos, performed with the Borexino detector at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. Anti-neutrinos are detected through the neutron inverse beta decay reaction. With a 252.6 ton-yr fiducial exposure after all selection cuts, we detected 9.9^{+4.1}_{-3.4}(^{+14.6}_{-8.2}) geo-neutrino events, with errors corresponding to a 68.3%(99.73%) C.L. From the $\\ln{\\cal{L}}$ profile, the statistical significance of the Borexino geo-neutrino observation corresponds to a 99.997% C.L. Our measurement of the geo-neutrinos rate is 3.9^{+1.6}_{-1.3}(^{+5.8}_{-3.2}) events/(100ton-yr). This measurement rejects the hypothesis of an active geo-reactor in the Earth's core with a power above 3 TW at 95% C.L. The observed prompt positron spectrum above 2.6 MeV is compatible with that expected from european nuclear reactors (mean base line of approximately 1000 km). Our measurement of reactor anti-neutrinos excludes the non-oscillation hypothesis at 99.60% C.L.

Borexino Collaboration

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Remedial Action Certification Docket - Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE)  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

c~-?i-- c~-?i-- I ,3-l Remedial Action Certification Docket - Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) .Complex and the Hot Cave Facility (Bldg. 003), Santa Susana ,Fie!d Laboratory, Chatsworth, California ..:'..~::Yerlette Gatl in, MA-232 I am attaching for entry into the Public Document Room, one copy of the N -23 subject documentat ion. These documents are the backup data for the certification that the facilfties are radiologically acceptable for b- unrestricted use as noted in the certification statement published in the &aney Federal Register. Inasmuch as the certification for unrestricted use is 9/2(/85 being published in the Federal Register, it is prudent that the attached documentation also be available to the public. These documents should be retained In accordance with DOE Order 1324.2--disposal schedule 25.

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DOE/EA-1570: Final Environmental Assessment for Construction and Operation of Neutrinos at the Main Injector Off-Axis Electron Neutrino Appearance Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, and St. Louis County, Minnesota  

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70 70 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Environmental Assessment for Construction and Operation of Neutrinos at the Main Injector Off-Axis Electron Neutrino (ν e ) Appearance Experiment (NOvA) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, and St. Louis County, Minnesota U.S. Department of Energy, Lead Agency Fermi Site Office Batavia, IL U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cooperating Agency St. Paul District St. Paul, MN June 2008 (DOE/EA-1570) NOvA Environmental Assessment June 2008 ii DISCLAIMER Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any

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Development of Applicable Benchmark Experiments for (Th,Pu)O2 Power Reactor Designs Using TSUNAMI Analysis.  

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?? When simulating reactor physics experiments, uncertainties in nuclear data result in a bias between simulated and experimental values. For new reactor designs or for (more)

Langton, Stephanie E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Benchmark Evaluation of the Medium-Power Reactor Experiment Program Critical Configurations  

SciTech Connect

A series of small, compact critical assembly (SCCA) experiments were performed in 1962-1965 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) for the Medium-Power Reactor Experiment (MPRE) program. The MPRE was a stainless-steel clad, highly enriched uranium (HEU)-O2 fuelled, BeO reflected reactor design to provide electrical power to space vehicles. Cooling and heat transfer were to be achieved by boiling potassium in the reactor core and passing vapor directly through a turbine. Graphite- and beryllium-reflected assemblies were constructed at ORCEF to verify the critical mass, power distribution, and other reactor physics measurements needed to validate reactor calculations and reactor physics methods. The experimental series was broken into three parts, with the third portion of the experiments representing the beryllium-reflected measurements. The latter experiments are of interest for validating current reactor design efforts for a fission surface power reactor. The entire series has been evaluated as acceptable benchmark experiments and submitted for publication in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments and in the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments.

Margaret A. Marshall; John D. Bess

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Solar Neutrino Measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. A review of solar neutrino experiments is provided, including experimental measurements to date and proposed future measurements. Experiments to date have provided a clear determination that solar neutrinos are undergoing flavor transformation and that the dominant mechanism for this transformation is oscillation. The mixing parameters are well defined and limits are placed on subdominant modes. The measurements also provide strong confirmation of solar model calculations. New experiments under development will study neutrino oscillation parameters and sub-dominant modes with greater precision and will investigate solar fluxes further, concentrating primarily on the low energy pp, 7Be, pep and CNO reactions. PACS numbers: 26.65+t, 95.55.Vj, 95.85.Ry, 96.60.Vg, 14.60.PqSolar Neutrino Measurements 2 1.

A. B. Mcdonald

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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neutrino.html  

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Fall 2000 Fall 2000 Tau Neutrino Evidence Announced at Fermilab This summer scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced the first direct evidence for the subatomic particle, the tau neutrino. The tau is an almost massless particle that carries no electric charge and barely interacts with surrounding matter. Previous experiments showed indirect evidence for its existence, but it had not been observed directly as yet. The tau is the third neutrino of the Standard Model of elementary particles, a theoretical description that groups all particles into three generations. The first electron neutrino was discovered in 1956, the muon in 1962. The Fermilab experiment responsible for the announcement is the Direct Observation of the Nu Tau (DONUT) experiment. DONUT is a collaboration of

275

Robust signatures of solar neutrino oscillation solutions  

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With the goal of identifying signatures that select specific neutrino oscillation parameters, we test the robustness of global oscillation solutions that fit all the available solar and reactor experimental data. We use three global analysis strategies previously applied by different authors and also determine the sensitivity of the oscillation solutions to the critical nuclear fusion cross section, S_{17}(0), for the production of 8B. The favored solutions are LMA, LOW, and VAC in order of g.o.f. The neutral current to charged current ratio for SNO is predicted to be 3.5 +- 0.6 (1 sigma), which is separated from the no-oscillation value of 1.0 by much more than the expected experimental error. The predicted range of the day-night difference in charged current rates is (8.2 +- 5.2)% and is strongly correlated with the day-night effect for neutrino-electron scattering. A measurement by SNO of either a NC to CC ratio > 3.3 or a day-night difference > 10%, would favor a small region of the currently allowed LMA neutrino parameter space. The global oscillation solutions predict a 7Be neutrino-electron scattering rate in BOREXINO and KamLAND in the range 0.66 +- 0.04 of the BP00 standard solar model rate, a prediction which can be used to test both the solar model and the neutrino oscillation theory. Only the LOW solution predicts a large day-night effect(reactor experiment, the LMA solution predicts 0.44 of the standard model rate; we evaluate 1 sigma and 3 sigma uncertainties and the first and second moments of the energy spectrum.

John N. Bahcall; M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia; Carlos Pena-Garay

2001-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

276

New Results on Solar Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reviews the constraints on the solar neutrino mixing parameters with data collected by the Homestake, SAGE, GALLEX, Kamiokande, SuperKamiokande, Borexino and SNO experiments. An emphasis will be given to the global solar neutrino analyses in terms of matter-enhanced oscillation of two and three active flavors. The results to-date, including both solar model dependent and independent measurements, indicate that electron neutrinos are changing to other active types on route to the Earth from the Sun. The total flux of solar neutrinos is found to be in very good agreement with solar model calculations. Today, solar neutrino measurements focus on greater accuracy for mixing parameters and on better sensitivity to low neutrino energies. This article also summarizes near future prospects in the field of solar neutrino physics.

Alain Bellerive

2010-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

277

New Results on Solar Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reviews the constraints on the solar neutrino mixing parameters with data collected by the Homestake, SAGE, GALLEX, Kamiokande, SuperKamiokande, Borexino and SNO experiments. An emphasis will be given to the global solar neutrino analyses in terms of matter-enhanced oscillation of two and three active flavors. The results to-date, including both solar model dependent and independent measurements, indicate that electron neutrinos are changing to other active types on route to the Earth from the Sun. The total flux of solar neutrinos is found to be in very good agreement with solar model calculations. Today, solar neutrino measurements focus on greater accuracy for mixing parameters and on better sensitivity to low neutrino energies. This article also summarizes near future prospects in the field of solar neutrino physics.

Bellerive, Alain

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Very Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment for Precise Determination of Oscillation Parameters and Search for nu_mu -> nu_e Appearance and CP Violation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The possibility of making a low cost, very intense (1MW) high energy proton source at the Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (BNL-AGS) along with the forthcoming new large underground detectors (approaching 1 MT in mass) at the National Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (NUSEL) in Homestake, South Dakota or at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, allows us to propose a program of experiments that will address fundamental aspects of neutrino oscillations and CP-invariance violation. This program is unique because of the very long baseline of more than 2500 km from BNL to the underground laboratory in the West. We used the running scenario of a low energy, wide band neutrino beam with 1 MW AGS, 500 kT of fiducial mass water Cherenkov detector, and 5x10^7 seconds of running time. In this report we show that with these conditions we precisely measure dm^2_32 and sin^2(2theta_23) and have excellent sensitivity to sin^2(2theta_13) with a distinctive signal spectrum. If sin^2(2theta_13) > 0.01 the experiment is sensitive to the CP-violating phase in the mixing matrix with only neutrino running. By running in the anti-neutrino mode we distinguish between the cases dm^2_31 > 0 versus dm^2_31 nu_e appearance channel.

BNL Neutrino Working Group; M. Diwan

2002-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

279

Glossary Item - Neutrino  

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that rarely interact with matter. Scientists know of three types of neutrinos: electron-neutrinos, muon-neutrinos and tau-neutrinos. Wolfgang Pauli first proposed the...

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CUORICINO was a cryogenic bolometer experiment designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay and other rare processes, including double beta decay with two neutrinos (2{nu}{beta}{beta}). The experiment was located at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and ran for a period of about 5 years, from 2003 to 2008. The detector consisted of an array of 62 TeO{sub 2} crystals arranged in a tower and operated at a temperature of #24;10 mK. Events depositing energy in the detectors, such as radioactive decays or impinging particles, produced thermal pulses in the crystals which were read out using sensitive thermistors. The experiment included 4 enriched crystals, 2 enriched with {sup 130}Te and 2 with {sup 128}Te, in order to aid in the measurement of the 2{nu}{beta}{beta} rate. The enriched crystals contained a total of #24;350 g {sup 130}Te. The 128-enriched (130-depleted) crystals were used as background monitors, so that the shared backgrounds could be subtracted from the energy spectrum of the 130- enriched crystals. Residual backgrounds in the subtracted spectrum were fit using spectra generated by Monte-Carlo simulations of natural radioactive contaminants located in and on the crystals. The 2{nu}{beta}{beta} half-life was measured to be T{sup 2{nu}}{sub 1/2} = [9.81{+-} #6;0.96(stat){+-} 0.49(syst)]#2;x10{sup 20} y.

Kogler, Laura

2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent United States and International Experiences in Reactor Vessel and Internals Segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The segmentation of reactor vessels and internals is one of the most challenging tasks in nuclear power plant decommissioning. Many experiences, lessons learned, and best practices have been gained through the execution of the first few reactor vessel and internals segmentation projects. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) previously documented the experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and technologies used in decommissioning reactor vessel and internals segmentation projects in the Unit...

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

282

Leptogenesis with Dirac Neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe a "neutrinogenesis" mechanism whereby, in the presence of right-handed neutrinos with sufficiently small pure Dirac masses, (B+L)-violating sphaleron processes create the baryon asymmetry of the Universe, even when B=L=0 initially. It is shown that the resulting neutrino mass constraints are easily fulfilled by the neutrino masses suggested by current experiments. We present a simple toy model which uses this mechanism to produce the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe. (PostScript Errors corrected in latest Version).

Karin Dick; Manfred Lindner; Michael Ratz; David Wright

1999-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

283

Neutrino Factories  

SciTech Connect

Over the last decade there has been significant progress in developing the concepts and technologies needed to produce, capture and accelerate O(10{sup 21}) muons/year. This prepares the way for a Neutrino Factory (NF) in which high energy muons decay within the straight sections of a storage ring to produce a beam of neutrinos and anti-neutrinos. The NF concept was proposed in 1997 at a time when the discovery that the three known types of neutrino ({nu}{sub e}, {nu}{sub {mu}}, {nu}{sub {tau}}) can change their flavor as they propagate through space (neutrino oscillations) was providing a first glimpse of physics beyond the Standard Model. This development prepares the way for a new type of neutrino source: a Neutrino Factory. This article reviews the motivation, design and R&D for a Neutrino Factory.

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Precision Solar Neutrino Measurements with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is the first experiment to measure the total flux of active, high-energy neutrinos from the sun. Results from SNO have solved the long-standing 'Solar Neutrino Problem' by demonstrating that neutrinos change flavor. SNO measured the total neutrino flux with the neutral-current interaction of solar neutrinos with 1000 tonnes of D{sub 2}O. In the first two phases of the experiment we detected the neutron from that interaction by capture on deuterium and capture on chlorine, respectively. In the third phase an array of {sup 3}He proportional counters was deployed in the detector. This allows a measurement of the neutral-current neutrons that is independent of the Cherenkov light detected by the PMT array. We are currently developing a unique, detailed simulation of the current pulses from the proportional-counter array that will be used to help distinguish signal and background pulses.

Oblath, Noah [Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

285

Off-shell OPERA neutrinos  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the OPERA experiment, superluminal propagation of neutrinos can occur if one of the neutrino masses is extremely small. However the effect only has appreciable amplitude at energies of order this mass and thus has negligible overlap with the multi-GeV scale of the experiment.

Tim R. Morris

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

286

Neutrino and Antineutrino Cross sections at MiniBooNE  

SciTech Connect

The MiniBooNE experiment has reported a number of high statistics neutrino and anti-neutrino cross sections -among which are the charged current quasi-elastic (CCQE) and neutral current elastic (NCE) neutrino scattering on mineral oil (CH2). Recently a study of the neutrino contamination of the anti-neutrino beam has concluded and the analysis of the anti-neutrino CCQE and NCE scattering is ongoing.

Dharmapalan, Ranjan; /Alabama U.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Impact of active-sterile neutrino mixing on supernova explosion and nucleosynthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that for the active-sterile flavor mixing parameters suggested by the reactor neutrino anomaly, substantial \\\

Meng-Ru Wu; Tobias Fischer; Lutz Huther; Gabriel Martnez-Pinedo; Yong-Zhong Qian

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

288

Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a review article about neutrino mass and mixing and flavour model building strategies based on discrete family symmetry. After a pedagogical introduction and overview of the whole of neutrino physics, we focus on the PMNS mixing matrix and the latest global fits following the Daya Bay and RENO experiments which measure the reactor angle. We then describe the simple bimaximal, tri-bimaximal and golden ratio patterns of lepton mixing and the deviations required for a non-zero reactor angle, with solar or atmospheric mixing sum rules resulting from charged lepton corrections or residual trimaximal mixing. The different types of seesaw mechanism are then reviewed as well as the sequential dominance mechanism. We then give a mini-review of finite group theory, which may be used as a discrete family symmetry broken by flavons either completely, or with different subgroups preserved in the neutrino and charged lepton sectors. These two approaches are then reviewed in detail in separate chapters including mec...

King, Stephen F

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Neutrino Superbeams  

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Upgraded conventional neutrino beams: Neutrino superbeams Upgraded conventional neutrino beams: Neutrino superbeams The capabilities of greatly upgraded conventional neutrino beams and the comparison with neutrino factories is under study. This page collects together some useful working information-- and at the bottom you can find links to studies that have already been done! GROUP REPORT: Oscillation Measurements with Upgraded Conventional Neutrino Beams V. Barger et al., hep-ex/0103052 (FERMILAB-FN-703), Addendum to Report FN-692 to the Fermilab Directorate, March 5, 2001. MI upgrade limitations Conf-97-199, W. Chou NUMI low energy beam with L = 732 km uoscillation signals for point IA1 (LMA scenario) but with sin**2 2theta(13) = 0.01, from Steve Geer. NUMI medium energy beam with L = 2800 km oscillation signals for

290

Light Sterile Neutrinos and Short Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Anomalies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study two possible explanations for short baseline neutrino oscillation anomalies, such as the LSND and MiniBooNE anti-neutrino data, and for the reactor anomaly. The first scenario is the mini-seesaw mechanism with two eV-scale sterile neutrinos. We present both analytic formulas and numerical results showing that this scenario could account for the short baseline and reactor anomalies and is consistent with the observed masses and mixings of the three active neutrinos. We also show that this scenario could arise naturally from an effective theory containing a TeV-scale VEV, which could be related to other TeV-scale physics. The minimal version of the mini-seesaw relates the active-sterile mixings to five real parameters and favors an inverted hierarchy. It has the interesting property that the effective Majorana mass for neutrinoless double beta decay vanishes, while the effective masses relevant to tritium beta decay and to cosmology are respectively around 0.2 and 2.4 eV. The second scenario contains only one eV-scale sterile neutrino but with an effective non-unitary mixing matrix between the light sterile and active neutrinos. We find that though this may explain the anomalies, if the non-unitarity originates from a heavy sterile neutrino with a large (fine-tuned) mixing angle, this scenario is highly constrained by cosmological and laboratory observations.

JiJi Fan; Paul Langacker

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

291

Raymond Davis Jr., Solar Neutrinos, and the Solar Neutrino Problems  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Raymond Davis, Jr., Solar Neutrinos, Raymond Davis, Jr., Solar Neutrinos, and the Solar Neutrino Problem Resources with Additional Information Raymond Davis, Jr. Photo Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Raymond Davis, Jr., who conducted research in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) from 1948 through 1984, was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos." Dr. Davis is also a recipient of the 2003 Fermi Award. He was the first scientist to detect solar neutrinos, ghostlike particles produced in the nuclear reactions that power the sun. "Neutrinos are fascinating particles, so tiny and fast that they can pass straight through everything, even the earth itself, without even slowing down," said Davis. "When I began my work, I was intrigued by the idea of learning something new. The interesting thing about doing new experiments is that you never know what the answer is going to be!"

292

Precision Neutrino Oscillation Measurements using Simultaneous High-Power, Low-Energy Project-X Beams  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The first phase of the long-baseline neutrino experiment, LBNE10, will use a broadband, high-energy neutrino beam with a 10-kt liquid argon TPC at 1300 km to study neutrino oscillation. In this paper, we describe potential upgrades to LBNE10 that use Project X to produce high-intensity, low-energy neutrino beams. Simultaneous, high-power operation of 8- and 60-GeV beams with a 200-kt water Cerenkov detector would provide sensitivity to nu_mu to nu_e oscillations at the second oscillation maximum. We find that with ten years of data, it would be possible to measure sin2(2theta_13) with precision comparable to that expected from reactor antineutrino disappearance and to measure the value of the CP phase, delta_CP, with an uncertainty of (5-10) degrees. This document is submitted for inclusion in Snowmass 2013.

M. Bishai; M. Diwan; S. Kettell; J. Stewart; R. Tschirhart; B. Viren; L. Whitehead; E. Worcester

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

293

The Fermilab neutrino beam program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This talk presents an overview of the Fermilab Neutrino Beam Program. Results from completed experiments as well as the status and outlook for current experiments is given. Emphasis is given to current activities towards planning for a future program.

Rameika, Regina A.; /Fermilab

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Evaluation of radioactive background rejection in 76Ge neutrino-lessdouble-beta decay experiments using a highly segmented HPGe detector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A highly segmented coaxial HPGe detector was operated in a low background counting facility for over 1 year to experimentally evaluate possible segmentation strategies for the proposed Majorana neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment. Segmentation schemes were evaluated on their ability to reject multi-segment events while retaining single-segment events. To quantify a segmentation scheme's acceptance efficiency the percentage of peak area due to single segment events was calculated for peaks located in the energy region 911-2614 keV. Single interaction site events were represented by the double-escape peak from the 2614 keV decay in {sup 208}Tl located at 1592 keV. In spite of its prototypical nature, the detector performed well under realistic operating conditions and required only minimal human interaction. Though the energy resolution for events with interactions in multiple segments was impacted by inter-segment cross-talk, the implementation of a cross-talk correlation matrix restored acceptable resolution. Additionally, simulations utilizing the MaGe simulation package were performed and found to be in good agreement with experimental observations verifying the external nature of the background radiation.

Chan, Yuen-Dat; Campbell, D.B.; Vetter, K.; Henning, R.; Lesko, K.; Chan, Y.D.; Poon, A.W.P.; Perry, M.; Hurley, D.; Smith, A.R.

2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

295

The nucifer experiment: Non-proliferation with reactor antineutrinos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A survey of the reactor antineutrino flux provides information related to the core content and thermal power. This application arouses the interest of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in using antineutrino detectors as a potential safeguard tool. Within this context

A. S. Cucoanes; Nucifer Collaboration

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Measuring of fissile isotopes partial antineutrino spectra in direct experiment at nuclear reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The direct measuring method is considered to get nuclear reactor antineutrino spectrum. We suppose to isolate partial spectra of the fissile isotopes by using the method of antineutrino spectrum extraction from the inverse beta decay positron spectrum applied at Rovno experiment. This admits to increase the accuracy of partial antineutrino spectra forming the total nuclear reactor spectrum. It is important for the analysis of the reactor core fuel composition and could be applied for non-proliferation purposes.

V. V. Sinev

2009-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

297

Measuring of fissile isotopes partial antineutrino spectra in direct experiment at nuclear reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The direct measuring method is considered to get nuclear reactor antineutrino spectrum. We suppose to isolate partial spectra of the fissile isotopes by using the method of antineutrino spectrum extraction from the inverse beta decay positron spectrum applied at Rovno experiment. This admits to increase the accuracy of partial antineutrino spectra forming the total nuclear reactor spectrum. It is important for the analysis of the reactor core fuel composition and could be applied for non-proliferation purposes.

Sinev, V V

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

A search for gamma ray burst neutrinos using the Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment(RICE) located at the South Pole, is designed to detect the coherent broad-band radio Cherenkov radiation emitted when a high energy (more)

Harris, Pauline Lisa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Solar neutrinos: Probing the sun or neutrinos  

SciTech Connect

The decade of the 1990's should prove to be a landmark period for the study of solar neutrino physics. Current observations show 2-3 times fewer neutrinos coming from the sun than are theoretically expected. As we enter the decade, new experiments are poised to attempt and discover whether this deficit is a problem with our understanding of how the sun works, is a hint of new neutrino properties beyond those predicted by the standard model of particle physics, or perhaps a combination of both. This paper will review the current status of the field and point out how future measurements should help solve this interesting puzzle. 11 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Wilkerson, J.F.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

SOLAR NEUTRINOS: WHERE WE ARE JOHN BAHCALL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SOLAR NEUTRINOS: WHERE WE ARE JOHN BAHCALL Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540 This talk compares standard model predictions for solar neutrino experiments with the results of actual a standard solar model. I emphasize the importance of recent analyses in which the neutrino fluxes

Bahcall, John

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Progress in the physics of massive neutrinos  

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The current status of the physics of massive neutrinos is reviewed with a forward-looking emphasis. The article begins with the general phenomenology of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and matter and documents the experimental evidence for oscillations of solar, reactor, atmospheric and accelerator neutrinos. Both active and sterile oscillation possibilities are considered. The impact of cosmology (BBN, CMB, leptogenesis) and astrophysics (supernovae, highest energy cosmic rays) on neutrino observables and vice versa, is evaluated. The predictions of grand unified, radiative and other models of neutrino mass are discussed. Ways of determining the unknown parameters of three-neutrino oscillations are assessed, taking into account eight-fold degeneracies in parameters that yield the same oscillation probabilities, as well as ways to determine the absolute neutrino mass scale (from beta-decay, neutrinoless double-beta decay, large scale structure and Z-bursts). Critical unknowns at present are the amplitude of \

V. Barger; D. Marfatia; K. Whisnant

2003-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

302

Solar neutrinos with three flavor mixings  

SciTech Connect

The recent{sup 71}Ga solar neutrino observation is combined with the {sup 37}Cl and Kamiokande-II observations in an analysis for neutrino masses and mixings. The allowed parameter region is found for matter enhanced mixings among all three neutrino flavors. Distortions of the solar neutrino spectrum unique to three flavors are possible and may be observed in continuing and next generation experiments.

Harley, D.; Pantaleone, J. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory; Kuo, T.K. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Physics

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

303

Solar neutrinos with three flavor mixings  

SciTech Connect

The recent[sup 71]Ga solar neutrino observation is combined with the [sup 37]Cl and Kamiokande-II observations in an analysis for neutrino masses and mixings. The allowed parameter region is found for matter enhanced mixings among all three neutrino flavors. Distortions of the solar neutrino spectrum unique to three flavors are possible and may be observed in continuing and next generation experiments.

Harley, D.; Pantaleone, J. (Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory); Kuo, T.K. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Physics)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Deviation to the Test Program and Procedures for the 710 Critical Experiment Reactor Control Drum Mockup Experiment  

SciTech Connect

This document describes a deviation from the "Test Program and Procedures for the 710 Critical Experiment Reactor Control Drum Mockup Experiment," TM-64-3-706, which was made in accordance with ITS Standard Practice J80-81 on September 14, 1964. The deviation did not involve a significant change in the safety of the operation.

Sims, F.L.

1964-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

305

DESIGN AND HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT, BOILING REACTOR EXPERIMENT V (BORAX V)  

SciTech Connect

Design data for BORAX V are presented along with results of hazards evaluation studies. Considcration of the hazards associated with the operation of BORAX V was based on the following conditions: For normal steady-state power and experimental operation, the reactor and plant are adequately shielded and ventilated to allow personnel to be safely stationed in the turbine building and on the main floor of the reactor building. The control building is located one- half mile distant from the reactor building. For special, hazardous experiments, personnel are withdrawn from the reactor area. (M.C.G.)

1961-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Resolving Standard and Nonstandard CP Violation Phases in Neutrino Oscillations  

SciTech Connect

Neutrino oscillations can exhibit extra CP violation effects, beyond those expected from the standard Kobayashi-Maskawa phase delta, if non-standard neutrino interactions are at play. We show that it is possible to disentangle the two CP violating effects by measuring muon neutrino appearance using a near-far two detector setting in a neutrino factory experiment.

Gago, A. M. [Seccion Fisica, Departamento de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Apartado 1761, Lima (Peru); Minakata, H.; Uchinami, S. [Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan); Nunokawa, H. [Departamento de Fisica, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, C. P. 38071, 22452-970, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Zukanovich Funchal, R. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C. P. 66.318, 05315-970 Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

307

Self-sustaining nuclear pumped laser-fusion reactor experiment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The features of a neutron feedback nuclear pumped (NFNP) laser-fusion reactor equipment were studied with the intention of establishing the feasibility of the concept. The NFNP laser-fusion concept is compared schematically to electrically pumped laser fusion. The study showed that, once a method of energy storage has been demonstrated, a self-sustaining fusion-fission hybrid reactor with a ''blanket multiplication'' of two would be feasible using nuclear pumped Xe F* excimer lasers having efficiencies of 1 to 2 percent and D-D-T pellets with gains of 50 to 100. (MHR)

Boody, F.P.; Choi, C.K.; Miley, G.H.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

The Ongoing Impact of the U.S. Fast Reactor Integral Experiments Program  

SciTech Connect

The creation of a large database of integral fast reactor physics experiments advanced nuclear science and technology in ways that were unachievable by less capital intensive and operationally challenging approaches. They enabled the compilation of integral physics benchmark data, validated (or not) analytical methods, and provided assurance of future rector designs The integral experiments performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) represent decades of research performed to support fast reactor design and our understanding of neutronics behavior and reactor physics measurements. Experiments began in 1955 with the Zero Power Reactor No. 3 (ZPR-3) and terminated with the Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR, originally the Zero Power Plutonium Reactor) in 1990 at the former ANL-West site in Idaho, which is now part of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Two additional critical assemblies, ZPR-6 and ZPR-9, operated at the ANL-East site in Illinois. A total of 128 fast reactor assemblies were constructed with these facilities [1]. The infrastructure and measurement capabilities are too expensive to be replicated in the modern era, making the integral database invaluable as the world pushes ahead with development of liquid metal cooled reactors.

John D. Bess; Michael A. Pope; Harold F. McFarlane

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Low Energy Neutrino Cross Sections: Data from DOE laboratory experiments as compiled in data reviews by the Durham High Energy Physics Database Group  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

This large collection of low-energy (less than 30 GEV) neutrino cross sections is extracted from the results of many experiments from 1973 through 2002. The experiments, facilities, and collaborations include ANL, BNL, and FNAL in the U.S., along with CERN, Gargamelle, SKAT, LSND, and others. The data are presented in both tabular and plotted formats. The Durham High Energy Physics Database Group makes these data available in one place, easy to access and compare. The data are also included in the Durham HEP Reaction Data Database, which can be searched at http://durpdg.dur.ac.uk/hepdata/reac.html.

310

Magnetically Trapped Neutron Lifetime Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... the theory of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. As well as in determinations of the expected neutrino flux from nuclear reactors. ...

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

311

Big World of Small Neutrinos Hitoshi Murayama  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

· Finally discovered by Cowan and Reines using a nuclear reactor in 1958 · Massless Neutrinos, Phys. Rev. 48, 391 (1935) Bohr: At the present stage of atomic theory, however, we may say that we have Colloquium 11 Anti-Neutrinos are Right-handed · CPT theorem in quantum field theory ­ C: interchange

Murayama, Hitoshi

312

Fast Reactor Spent Fuel Processing: Experience and Criticality Safety  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses operational and criticality safety experience associated with the Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility which uses a pyrometallurgical process to treat spent fast reactor metallic fuel. The process is conducted in an inert atmosphere hot cell. The process starts with chopping metallic fuel elements into a basket. The basket is lowered into molten salt (LiCl-KCl) along with a steel mandrel. Active metal fission products, transuranic metals and sodium metal in the spent fuel undergo chemical oxidation and form chlorides. Voltage is applied between the basket, which serves as an anode, and the mandrel, which serves as a cathode, causing metallic uranium in the spent fuel to undergo electro-chemical oxidation thereby forming uranium chloride. Simultaneously at the cathode, uranium chloride undergoes electro-chemical reduction and deposits uranium metal onto the mandrel. The uranium metal and accompanying entrained salt are placed in a distillation furnace where the uranium melts forming an ingot and the entrained salt boils and subsequently condenses in a separate crucible. The uranium ingots are placed in long term storage. During the ten year operating history, over one hundred criticality safety evaluations were prepared. All criticality safety related limits and controls for the entire process are contained in a single document which required over thirty revisions to accommodate the process changes. Operational implementation of the limits and controls includes use of a near real-time computerized tracking system. The tracking system uses an Oracle database coupled with numerous software applications. The computerized tracking system includes direct fuel handler interaction with every movement of material. Improvements to this system during the ten year history include introduction of web based operator interaction, tracking of moderator materials and the development of a plethora database queries to assist in day to day operations as well as obtaining historical information. Over 12,000 driver fuel elements have been processed resulting in the production of 2500 kg of 20% enriched uranium. Also, over one thousand blanket fuel elements have been processed resulting in the production of 2400 kg of depleted uranium. These operations required over 35,000 fissile material transfers between zones and over 6000 transfers between containers. Throughout all of these movements, no mass limit violations occurred. Numerous lessons were learned over the ten year operating history. From a criticality safety perspective, the most important lesson learned was the involvement of a criticality safety practitioner in daily operations. A criticality safety engineer was assigned directly to facility operations, and was responsible for implementation of limits and controls including upkeep of the associated computerized tracking files. The criticality safety engineer was also responsible for conducting fuel handler training activities including serving on fuel handler qualification oral boards, and continually assessing operations from a criticality control perspective. The criticality safety engineer also attended bimonthly project planning meetings to identify upcoming process changes that would require criticality safety evaluation. Finally, the excellent criticality safety record was due in no small part to the continual support, involvement, trust, and confidence of project and operations mana

Chad Pope

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

The role of integral experiments and nuclear cross section evaluations in space nuclear reactor design  

SciTech Connect

The importance of the nuclear and neutronic properties of candidate space reactor materials to the design process has been acknowledged as has been the use of benchmark reactor physics experiments to verify and qualify analytical tools used in design, safety, and performance evaluation. Since June 1966, the Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) has acted as an interagency forum for the assessment and evaluation of nuclear reaction data used in the nuclear design process. CSEWG data testing has involved the specification and calculation of benchmark experiments which are used widely for commercial reactor design and safety analysis. These benchmark experiments preceded the issuance oflthe industry standards for acceptance, but the benchmarks exceed the minimum acceptance criteria for such data. Thus, a starting place has been provided in assuring the accuracy and uncertainty of nuclear data important to space reactor applications. (FI)

Moses, D.L.; McKnight, R.D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

The Next Generation Nuclear Plant/Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Irradiation Experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energys Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Program will be irradiating eight separate low enriched uranium (LEU) tri-isotopic (TRISO) particle fuel (in compact form) experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The ATR has a long history of irradiation testing in support of reactor development and the INL has been designated as the new United States Department of Energys lead laboratory for nuclear energy development. The ATR is one of the worlds premiere test reactors for performing long term, high flux, and/or large volume irradiation test programs. These irradiations and fuel development are being accomplished to support development of the next generation reactors in the United States, and will be irradiated over the next ten years to demonstrate and qualify new particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. The goals of the irradiation experiments are to provide irradiation performance data to support fuel process development, to qualify fuel for normal operating conditions, to support development and validation of fuel performance and fission product transport models and codes, and to provide irradiated fuel and materials for post irradiation examination (PIE) and safety testing. The experiments, which will each consist of at least six separate capsules, will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with individual on-line temperature monitoring and control of each capsule. The sweep gas will also have on-line fission product monitoring on its effluent to track performance of the fuel in each individual capsule during irradiation. The first experiment (designated AGR-1) started irradiation in December 2006, and the second experiment (AGR-2) is currently in the design phase. The design of test trains, as well as the support systems and fission product monitoring system that will monitor and control the experiment during irradiation will be discussed. In addition, the purpose and differences between the two experiments will be compared and the irradiation results to date on the first experiment will be presented.

S. Blaine Grover

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Solar Neutrinos: Status and Prospects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the current status of solar neutrino measurements and of the theory -- both neutrino physics and solar astrophysics -- employed in interpreting measurements. Important recent developments include Super-Kamiokande's determination of the neutrino-electron elastic scattering rate for 8B neutrinos to 3%; the latest SNO global analysis in which the inclusion of low-energy data from SNO I and II significantly narrowed the range of allowed values for the neutrino mixing angle theta12; Borexino results for both the 7Be and pep neutrino fluxes, the first direct measurements constraining the rate of ppI and ppII burning in the Sun; global reanalyses of solar neutrino data that take into account new reactor results on theta13; a new decadal evaluation of the nuclear physics of the pp chain and CNO cycle defining best values and uncertainties in the nuclear microphysics input to solar models; recognition of an emerging discrepancy between two tests of solar metallicity, helioseismological mappings of the soun...

Robertson, W C Haxton R G Hamish

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Limits on Neutrino-Neutrino Scattering in the Early Universe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the standard model neutrinos are assumed to have streamed across the Universe since they last scattered at the weak decoupling epoch when the temperature of the standard-model plasma was ~MeV. The shear stress of free-streaming neutrinos imprints itself gravitationally on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and makes the CMB a sensitive probe of neutrino scattering. Yet, the presence of nonstandard physics in the neutrino sector may alter this standard chronology and delay neutrino free-streaming until a much later epoch. We use observations of the CMB to constrain the strength of neutrino self-interactions G_eff and put limits on new physics in the neutrino sector from the early Universe. Recent measurements of the CMB at large multipoles made by the Planck satellite and high-l experiments are critical for probing this physics. Within the context of conventional LambdaCDM parameters cosmological data are compatible with G_eff cooled to as low as ~25 eV. Intriguingly, we also find an alternative cosmology compatible with cosmological data in which neutrinos scatter off each other until z~10^4 with a preferred interaction strength in a narrow region around G_eff = 1/(10 MeV)^2. This distinct self-interacting neutrino cosmology is characterized by somewhat lower values of both the scalar spectral index and the amplitude of primordial fluctuations. While we phrase our discussion here in terms of a specific scenario in which a late onset of neutrino free-streaming could occur, our constraints on the neutrino visibility function are very general.

Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine; Kris Sigurdson

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

317

Significance of operating experience with poison splines at KE Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The demonstrated operating efficiency performance which has resulted from poison spline usage forces an economic decision concerning the self-supported and bumper fuel element programs. As originally conceived the projection fuel elements would preclude the insertion of a spline under the fuel charge; thus it is very important that means be devised either to make poison spline usage compatible with future pile loadings or to demonstrate that some other supplementary control system, which is compatible with future pile loadings, can approximate the effect the splines have an operating efficiency. This report shows the appreciable performance improvement which has been achieved at KE Reactor through the application of the poison spline system.

Franklin, F.C.

1960-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

318

Probing Radiative Solar Neutrinos Decays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Motivated by a pilot experiment conducted by F.Vannucci et al. during a solar eclipse, we work out the geometry governing the radiative decays of solar neutrinos. Surprisingly, although a smaller proportion of the photons can be detected, the case of strongly non-degenerate neutrinos brings better limits in terms of the fundamental couplings. We advocate satellite-based experiments to improve the sensitivity.

Frre, J M

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Experience with non-fuel-bearing components in LWR (light-water reactor) fuel systems  

SciTech Connect

Many non-fuel-bearing components are so closely associated with the spent fuel assemblies that their integrity and behavior must be taken into consideration with the fuel assemblies, when handling spent fuel of planning waste management activities. Presented herein is some of the experience that has been gained over the past two decades from non-fuel-bearing components in light-water reactors (LWRs), both pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) and boiling-water reactors (BWRs). Among the most important of these components are the control rod systems, the absorber and burnable poison rods, and the fuel assembly channels. 15 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Bailey, W.J.; Berting, F.M.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Bayesian Constraints on theta_{13} from Solar and KamLAND Neutrino Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the results of a Bayesian analysis of solar and KamLAND neutrino data in the framework of three-neutrino mixing. We adopt two approaches for the prior probability distribution of the oscillation parameters Delta m^2_{21}, sin^2 theta_{12}, sin^2 theta_{13}: 1) a traditional flat uninformative prior; 2) an informative prior which describes the limits on sin^2 theta_{13} obtained in atmospheric and long-baseline accelerator and reactor neutrino experiments. In both approaches, we present the allowed regions in the sin^2 theta_{13} - Delta m^2_{21} and sin^2 theta_{12} - sin^2 theta_{13} planes, as well as the marginal posterior probability distribution of sin^2 theta_{13}. We confirm the 1.2 sigma hint of theta_{13} > 0 found in hep-ph/0806.2649 from the analysis of solar and KamLAND neutrino data. We found that the statistical significance of the hint is reduced to about 0.8 sigma by the constraints on sin^2 theta_{13} coming from atmospheric and long-baseline accelerator and reactor neutrino data, in agreement with arXiv:0808.2016.

H. L. Ge; C. Giunti; Q. Y. Liu

2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Searching for sterile neutrinos in ice  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Oscillation interpretation of the results from the LSND, MiniBooNE and some other experiments requires existence of sterile neutrino with mass $\\sim 1$ eV and mixing with the active neutrinos $|U_{\\mu 0}|^2 \\sim (0.02 - 0.04)$. It has been realized some time ago that existence of such a neutrino affects significantly the fluxes of atmospheric neutrinos in the TeV range which can be tested by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. In view of the first IceCube data release we have revisited the oscillations of high energy atmospheric neutrinos in the presence of one sterile neutrino. Properties of the oscillation probabilities are studied in details for various mixing schemes both analytically and numerically. The energy spectra and angular distributions of the $\

Soebur Razzaque; A. Yu. Smirnov

2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

322

EVALUATION OF REACTOR CORE MATERIALS FOR A GAS-COOLED REACTOR EXPERIMENT  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An evaluation of core materials for a gas-cooled reactor is being made. Work on the ZrH/sub n/ moderator has been confined to the high-hydrogen or delta- phase material. Methods for preparing sound hydride bodies of the highhydrogen composition have been developed. Both solid hydride and hydride powder compacts are being clad by a pressure-bonding technique. The hot hardness, tensile strength, thermal conductivity, thermal-expansion coefficient, and dissociation pressure of the delta-phase material are being determined. Control-material development was directed at rare-earth-oxide dispersions in Ni-chrome V or Co alloys. The reference fuel element is dispersedUO/sub 2/ in stainless steel. Studies include work on fabrication techniques and irradiation damage, and physical- and mechanical-property determinations. Several alternate fuels are being investigated. Gas-coolant studies involve N-metal and NH/sub 4/-metal reactions. Several additives to retard nitriding are being investigated. An in- pile-loop facility for testing reference materials is being constructed for operation in the Battelle Research Reactor. (auth)

Keller, D.L.

1957-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

323

Probing the Absolute Mass Scale of Neutrinos  

SciTech Connect

The experimental efforts of the Neutrino Physics Group at MIT center primarily around the exploration of neutrino mass and its significance within the context of nuclear physics, particle physics, and cosmology. The group has played a prominent role in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, a neutrino experiment dedicated to measure neutrino oscillations from 8B neutrinos created in the sun. The group is now focusing its efforts in the measurement of the neutrino mass directly via the use of tritium beta decay. The MIT group has primary responsibilities in the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino mass experiment, expected to begin data taking by 2013. Specifically, the MIT group is responsible for the design and development of the global Monte Carlo framework to be used by the KATRIN collaboration, as well as responsibilities directly associated with the construction of the focal plane detector. In addition, the MIT group is sponsoring a new research endeavor for neutrino mass measurements, known as Project 8, to push beyond the limitations of current neutrino mass experiments.

Prof. Joseph A. Formaggio

2011-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

324

The second and third NGNP advanced gas reactor fuel irradiation experiments  

SciTech Connect

The United States Dept. of Energy's Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program is currently scheduled to irradiate a total of five low enriched uranium (LEU) tri-isotopic (TRISO) particle fuel experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The irradiations are being accomplished to demonstrate and qualify new TRISO coated particle fuel for use in high temperature gas cooled reactors. The experiments will each consist of at least six separate capsules, and will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with individual on-line temperature monitoring and control of each capsule. The effluent sweep gas will also have on-line fission product monitoring to track performance of the fuel in each individual capsule during irradiation. The first experiment (designated AGR-1) started irradiation in December 2006 and completed a very successful irradiation in early November 2009. The second experiment (AGR-2) started irradiation in June 2010, and the third and fourth experiments have been combined into a single larger irradiation (AGR-3/4) that is currently being assembled. The design and status of the second through fourth experiments as well as the irradiation results of the second experiment to date are discussed. (authors)

Grover, S. B.; Petti, D. A. [Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 N. Fremont Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Depletion Reactivity Benchmark for the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI-) sponsored depletion reactivity benchmarks documented in reports 1022909, Benchmarks for Quantifying Fuel Reactivity Depletion Uncertainty, and 1025203, Utilization of the EPRI Depletion Benchmarks for Burnup Credit Validation, have been translated to an evaluated benchmark for incorporation in the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhE), published by the Organisation for Economic ...

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

326

Perturbative generation of theta_{13} from tribimaximal neutrino mixing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillations are consistent with a tribimaximal form of the mixing matrix U of the lepton sector. Exact tribimaximal mixing leads to theta_{13}=0. Recent results from the Daya Bay and RENO reactor experiments have established a non-zero value of theta_{13}. Keeping the leading behaviour of U as tribimaximal we perform a model-independent perturbative calculation for the purpose of incorporating a small but non-vanishing theta_{13}. We calculate up to first order in perturbation theory and include corrections proportional to \\sin \\theta_{13}. We identify the nature of the perturbation matrix and consider the possibility of the solar neutrino splitting to also arise perturbatively. Finally we briefly discuss a gauge model where such a correction term arises through one loop effects.

Brahmachari, Biswajoy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Large-Theta(13) Perturbation Theory of Neutrino Oscillation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Keeping in mind the possibility of large theta(13), which will be soon explored by reactor and accelerator experiments, I formulate a perturbation theory of neutrino oscillation under the ansatz, sin^2(theta_{13}) \\simeq Delta m^2_{21}/\\Delta m^2_{31} \\simeq 0.03, which is comparable to the Chooz limit. Under the framework, I derive the perturbative formula of the nu_{e} appearance probability valid to order \\epsilon^2 in which effects of arbitrary matter density profile is taken into account. I use the formula to analyze problem of possible obstruction to detecting lepton CP violation by effects of asymmetry in matter density profile. Though the asymmetry could be large for neutrino trajectories which traverse both continental and sea crust, its effect on obscuring CP violation measurement is found to be quite small.

Minakata, Hisakazu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Large-Theta(13) Perturbation Theory of Neutrino Oscillation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Keeping in mind the possibility of large theta(13), which will be soon explored by reactor and accelerator experiments, I formulate a perturbation theory of neutrino oscillation under the ansatz, sin^2(theta_{13}) \\simeq Delta m^2_{21}/\\Delta m^2_{31} \\simeq 0.03, which is comparable to the Chooz limit. Under the framework, I derive the perturbative formula of the nu_{e} appearance probability valid to order \\epsilon^2 in which effects of arbitrary matter density profile is taken into account. I use the formula to analyze problem of possible obstruction to detecting lepton CP violation by effects of asymmetry in matter density profile. Though the asymmetry could be large for neutrino trajectories which traverse both continental and sea crust, its effect on obscuring CP violation measurement is found to be quite small.

Hisakazu Minakata

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

329

Status of the NGNP Fuel Experiment AGR-2 Irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energys Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program will be irradiating up to seven separate low enriched uranium (LEU) tri-isotopic (TRISO) particle fuel (in compact form) experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). These irradiations and fuel development are being accomplished to support development of the next generation reactors in the United States, and will be irradiated over the next several years to demonstrate and qualify new TRISO coated particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. The goals of the irradiation experiments are to provide irradiation performance data to support fuel process development, to qualify fuel for normal operating conditions, to support development and validation of fuel performance and fission product transport models and codes, and to provide irradiated fuel and materials for post irradiation examination (PIE) and safety testing. The experiments, which will each consist of at least six separate capsules, will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with individual on-line temperature monitoring and control of each capsule. The sweep gas will also have on-line fission product monitoring on its effluent to track performance of the fuel in each individual capsule during irradiation. The first experiment (designated AGR-1) started irradiation in December 2006 and was completed in November 2009. The second experiment (AGR-2), which utilized the same experiment design as well as control and monitoring systems as AGR-1, started irradiation in June 2010 and is currently scheduled to be completed in April 2013. The design of this experiment and support systems will be briefly discussed, followed by the progress and status of the experiment to date.

Blaine Grover

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Theta 13 Determination with Nuclear Reactors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently there has been a lot of interest around the world in the use of nuclear reactors to measure theta 13, the last undetermined angle in the 3-neutrino mixing scenario. In this paper the motivations for theta 13 measurement using short baseline nuclear reactor experiments are discussed. The features of such an experiment are described in the context of Double Chooz, which is a new project planned to start data-taking in 2008, and to reach a sensitivity of sinsq(2 theta 13) < 0.03.

F. Dalnoki-Veress

2004-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

331

Advanced Reactor Licensing: Experience with Digital I&C Technology in Evolutionary Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the findings from a study of experience with digital instrumentation and controls (I&C) technology in evolutionary nuclear power plants. In particular, this study evaluated regulatory approaches employed by the international nuclear power community for licensing advanced l&C systems and identified lessons learned. The report (1) gives an overview of the modern l&C technologies employed at numerous evolutionary nuclear power plants, (2) identifies performance experience derived from those applications, (3) discusses regulatory processes employed and issues that have arisen, (4) captures lessons learned from performance and regulatory experience, (5) suggests anticipated issues that may arise from international near-term deployment of reactor concepts, and (6) offers conclusions and recommendations for potential activities to support advanced reactor licensing in the United States.

Wood, RT

2004-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

332

Neutrino Mass and Grand Unification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Seesaw mechanism appears to be the simplest and most appealing way to understand small neutrino masses observed in recent experiments. It introduces three right handed neutrinos with heavy masses to the standard model, with at least one mass required by data to be close to the scale of conventional grand unified theories. This may be a hint that the new physics scale implied by neutrino masses and grand unification of forces are one and the same. Taking this point of view seriously, I explore different ways to resolve the puzzle of large neutrino mixings in grand unified theories such as SO(10) and models based on its subgroup $SU(2)_L\\times SU(2)_R\\times SU(4)_c$.

R. N. Mohapatra

2004-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

333

FLOWSHEET EVALUATION FOR THE DISSOLVING AND NEUTRALIZATION OF SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT USED NUCLEAR FUEL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report includes the literature review, hydrogen off-gas calculations, and hydrogen generation tests to determine that H-Canyon can safely dissolve the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE; thorium fuel), Ford Nuclear Reactor (FNR; aluminum alloy fuel), and Denmark Reactor (DR-3; silicide fuel, aluminum alloy fuel, and aluminum oxide fuel) assemblies in the L-Bundles with respect to the hydrogen levels in the projected peak off-gas rates. This is provided that the number of L-Bundles charged to the dissolver is controlled. Examination of SRE dissolution for potential issues has aided in predicting the optimal batching scenario. The calculations detailed in this report demonstrate that the FNR, SRE, and DR-3 used nuclear fuel (UNF) are bounded by MURR UNF and may be charged using the controls outlined for MURR dissolution in a prior report.

Daniel, W. E.; Hansen, E. K.; Shehee, T. C.

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

334

Theoretical analysis of the subcritical experiments performed in the IPEN/MB-01 research reactor facility  

SciTech Connect

The theoretical analysis of the subcritical experiments performed at the IPEN/MB-01 reactor employing the coupled NJOY/AMPX-II/TORT systems was successfully accomplished. All the analysis was performed employing ENDF/B-VII.0. The theoretical approach follows all the steps of the subcritical model of Gandini and Salvatores. The theory/experiment comparison reveals that the calculated subcritical reactivity is in a very good agreement to the experimental values. The subcritical index ({xi}) shows some discrepancies although in this particular case some work still have to be made to model in a better way the neutron source present in the experiments. (authors)

Lee, S. M.; Dos Santos, A. [Inst. de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Cidade Universitaria, Av. Lineu Prestes, 2242, 05508-000 Sao Paulo - SP (Brazil)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Survey of Worldwide Light Water Reactor Experience with Mixed Uranium-Plutonium Oxide Fuel  

SciTech Connect

The US and the Former Soviet Union (FSU) have recently declared quantities of weapons materials, including weapons-grade (WG) plutonium, excess to strategic requirements. One of the leading candidates for the disposition of excess WG plutonium is irradiation in light water reactors (LWRs) as mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel. A description of the MOX fuel fabrication techniques in worldwide use is presented. A comprehensive examination of the domestic MOX experience in US reactors obtained during the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s is also presented. This experience is described by manufacturer and is also categorized by the reactor facility that irradiated the MOX fuel. A limited summary of the international experience with MOX fuels is also presented. A review of MOX fuel and its performance is conducted in view of the special considerations associated with the disposition of WG plutonium. Based on the available information, it appears that adoption of foreign commercial MOX technology from one of the successful MOX fuel vendors will minimize the technical risks to the overall mission. The conclusion is made that the existing MOX fuel experience base suggests that disposition of excess weapons plutonium through irradiation in LWRs is a technically attractive option.

Cowell, B.S.; Fisher, S.E.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Light Sterile Neutrinos and Short Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Anomalies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study two possible explanations for short baseline neutrino oscillation anomalies, such as the LSND and MiniBooNE anti-neutrino data, and for the reactor anomaly. The first scenario is the mini-seesaw mechanism with two eV-scale sterile neutrinos. We present both analytic formulas and numerical results showing that this scenario could account for the short baseline and reactor anomalies and is consistent with the observed masses and mixings of the three active neutrinos. We also show that this scenario could arise naturally from an effective theory containing a TeV-scale VEV, which could be related to other TeV-scale physics. The minimal version of the mini-seesaw relates the active-sterile mixings to five real parameters and favors an inverted hierarchy. It has the interesting property that the effective Majorana mass for neutrinoless double beta decay vanishes, while the effective masses relevant to tritium beta decay and to cosmology are respectively around 0.2 and 2.4 eV. The second scenario contains o...

Fan, JiJi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Conformal Neutrinos: an Alternative to the See-saw Mechanism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze a scenario where the right-handed neutrinos make part of a strongly coupled conformal field theory and acquire an anomalous dimension \\gamma1/2 giving rise to an inverse see-saw mechanism. In this case light sterile neutrinos do appear and neutrino oscillation experiments are able to probe our model.

Gero von Gersdorff; Mariano Quiros

2008-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

338

Original neutrino fluxes and hidden mass in the universe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The status of neutrino experiments in connection with the fundamental problem of searches for a signal from dark matter is discussed. Limits on the magnitude of the effect of dark-matter-particle annihilation in the Sun that were obtained with neutrino telescopes are presented. In particular, the first results from the NT-200 Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope are described.

Suvorova, O. V., E-mail: suvorova@cpc.inr.ac.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

339

European facilities for accelerator neutrino physics: perspectives for the decade to come  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Very soon a new generation of reactor and accelerator neutrino oscillation experiments - Double Chooz, Daya Bay, Reno and T2K - will seek for oscillation signals generated by the mixing parameter theta_13. The knowledge of this angle is a fundamental milestone to optimize further experiments aimed at detecting CP violation in the neutrino sector. Leptonic CP violation is a key phenomenon that has profound implications in particle physics and cosmology but it is clearly out of reach for the aforementioned experiments. Since late 90's, a world-wide activity is in progress to design facilities that can access CP violation in neutrino oscillation and perform high precision measurements of the lepton counterpart of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix. In this paper the status of these studies will be summarized, focusing on the options that are best suited to exploit existing European facilities (firstly CERN and the INFN Gran Sasso Laboratories) or technologies where Europe has a world leadership. Similar considerations will be developed in more exotic scenarios - beyond the standard framework of flavor oscillation among three active neutrinos - that might appear plausible in the occurrence of anomalous results from post-MiniBooNE experiments or the CNGS.

R. Battiston; M. Mezzetto; P. Migliozzi; F. Terranova

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

340

PRELIMINARY SOLUTION CRITICAL EXPERIMENTS FOR THE HIGH-FLUX ISOTOPE REACTOR  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design of the High-Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) was supported by a series of preliminary experiments performed at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility in 1960. The experiments yielded results describing directly some of the expected performance characteristics of the reactor and strengthened the calculational methods used in its design. The critical assembly, like the reactor, was of a flux-trap type in which a central 6-in.-dia column of H/sub 2/O was surrounded by an annulus of fissile material and, in turn, by an annular neutron reflector. The fuel region contained a solution of enriched uranyl nitrate in a mixture of H/sub 2/O and D/sub 2/O and the reflector was a composite of two annuli, the inner one of D/sub 2/O surrounded by one of H/sub 2/O. In most experiments the ends of the assembly were reflected by H/sub 2/O. Important results evaluate the absolute thermal-neutron flux to be expected in the design reactor and describe the flux distributions within this type of assembly. It was also observed that the cadmium ratio along the axis of the assembly was about 100, showing that a highly thermal-neutron flux was truly developed in the trap. It was shown that reduction of the hydrogen density in the central water column to about 80% of its normal value increased the reactivity about 6% and that further hydrogen density reduction decreased the reactivity as the effect of the loss of neutron moderation dominated the effect of the increased coupling across the central column. These considerations are of importance to the safety of the reactor. Additional experiments gave values of the usual critical dimensions and explored the effects on both the dimensions and the flux distributions of changing the concentration of the uranyl nitrate solution, of changing the composition of the solvent, and of adding neutron-absorbing materials to the D/ sub 2/O reflector. These changes were made to alter the neutron properties of the fuel solution over a range including those expected in the reactor itself. (auth)

Fox, J.K.; Gilley, L.W.; Magnuson, D.W.

1963-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Atmospheric neutrino flux at INO, South Pole and Pyhsalmi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the calculation of the atmospheric neutrino fluxes for the neutrino experiments proposed at INO, South Pole and Pyh\\"asalmi. Neutrino fluxes have been obtained using ATMNC, a simulation code for cosmic ray in the atmosphere. Even using the same primary flux model and the interaction model, the calculated atmospheric neutrino fluxes are different for the different sites due to the geomagnetic field. The prediction of these fluxes in the present paper would be quite useful in the experimental analysis.

M. Sajjad Athar; M. Honda; T. Kajita; K. Kasahara; S. Midorikawa

2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

342

Multinucleon Ejection Model for Two Body Current Neutrino Interactions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model is proposed to describe nucleons ejected from a nucleus as a result of two-body-current neutrino interactions. The model can be easily implemented in Monte Carlo neutrino event generators. Various possibilities to measure the two-body-current contribution are discussed. The model can help identify genuine charge current quasielastic events and allow for a better determination of the systematic error on neutrino energy reconstruction in neutrino oscillation experiments.

Sobczyk, Jan T.; /Fermilab

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Report of the Solar and Atmospheric Neutrino Working Group  

SciTech Connect

The highest priority of the Solar and Atmospheric Neutrino Experiment Working Group is the development of a real-time, precision experiment that measures the pp solar neutrino flux. A measurement of the pp solar neutrino flux, in comparison with the existing precision measurements of the high energy {sup 8}B neutrino flux, will demonstrate the transition between vacuum and matter-dominated oscillations, thereby quantitatively testing a fundamental prediction of the standard scenario of neutrino flavor transformation. The initial solar neutrino beam is pure {nu}{sub e}, which also permits sensitive tests for sterile neutrinos. The pp experiment will also permit a significantly improved determination of {theta}{sub 12} and, together with other solar neutrino measurements, either a measurement of {theta}{sub 13} or a constraint a factor of two lower than existing bounds. In combination with the essential pre-requisite experiments that will measure the {sup 7}Be solar neutrino flux with a precision of 5%, a measurement of the pp solar neutrino flux will constitute a sensitive test for non-standard energy generation mechanisms within the Sun. The Standard Solar Model predicts that the pp and {sup 7}Be neutrinos together constitute more than 98% of the solar neutrino flux. The comparison of the solar luminosity measured via neutrinos to that measured via photons will test for any unknown energy generation mechanisms within the nearest star. A precise measurement of the pp neutrino flux (predicted to be 92% of the total flux) will also test stringently the theory of stellar evolution since the Standard Solar Model predicts the pp flux with a theoretical uncertainty of 1%. We also find that an atmospheric neutrino experiment capable of resolving the mass hierarchy is a high priority. Atmospheric neutrino experiments may be the only alternative to very long baseline accelerator experiments as a way of resolving this fundamental question. Such an experiment could be a very large scale water Cerenkov detector, or a magnetized detector with flavor and antiflavor sensitivity. Additional priorities are nuclear physics measurements which will reduce the uncertainties in the predictions of the Standard Solar Model, and similar supporting measurements for atmospheric neutrinos (cosmic ray fluxes, magnetic fields, etc.). We note as well that the detectors for both solar and atmospheric neutrino measurements can serve as multipurpose detectors, with capabilities of discovering dark matter, relic supernova neutrinos, proton decay, or as targets for long baseline accelerator neutrino experiments.

Back, H.; Bahcall, J.N.; Bernabeu, J.; Boulay, M.G.; Bowles, T.; Calaprice, F.; Champagne, A.; Freedman, S.; Gai, M.; Galbiati, C.; Gallagher, H.; Gonzalez-Garcia, C.; Hahn, R.L.; Heeger, K.M.; Hime, A.; Jung, C.K.; Klein, J.R.; Koike, M.; Lanou, R.; Learned, J.G.; Lesko, K.T.; Losecco, J.; Maltoni, M.; Mann, A.; McKinsey, D.; Palomares-Ruiz, S.; Pena-Garay, C.; Petcov, S.T.; Piepke, A.; Pitt, M.; Raghavan, R.; Robertson, R.G.H.; Scholberg, K.; Sobel, H.W.; Takeuchi, T.; Vogelaar, R.; Wolfenstein, L.

2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

344

Removal of uranium and salt from the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment  

SciTech Connect

In 1994, migration of {sup 233}U was discovered to have occurred at the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This paper describes the actions now underway to remove uranium from the off-gas piping and the charcoal bed, to remove and stabilize the salts, and to convert the uranium to a stable oxide for long-term storage.

Peretz, F.J.; Rushton, J.E.; Faulkner, R.L.; Walker, K.L.; Del Cul, G.D.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Trojan Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Vessel and Internals Removal: Trojan Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One goal of the EPRI Decommissioning Technology Program is to capture the growing utility experience in nuclear plant decommissioning activities for the benefit of other utilities facing similar challenges in the future. This report provides historical information on the background, scope, organization, schedule, cost, contracts, and support activities associated with the Trojan Nuclear Plant Reactor Vessel and Internals Removal (RVAIR) Project. Also discussed are problems, successes, and lessons learned...

2000-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

346

Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations John N Bahcall and Carlos Pea-Garay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations John N Bahcall and Carlos Peña-Garay Institute and experimental, of solar neutrino fluxes and of the masses and mixing angles that characterize solar neutrino oscillations. We also summarize the principal reasons for performing new solar neutrino experiments and what we

Bahcall, John

347

Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations John N Bahcall and Carlos PeaGaray  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar models and solar neutrino oscillations John N Bahcall and Carlos Peña­Garay Institute and experimental, of solar neutrino fluxes and of the masses and mixing angles that characterize solar neutrino oscillations. We also summarize the principal reasons for performing new solar neutrino experiments and what we

Bahcall, John

348

Measuring Active-Sterile Neutrino Oscillations with a Stopped Pion Neutrino Source  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The question of the existence of light sterile neutrinos is of great interest in many areas of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. Furthermore, should the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab confirm the LSND oscillation signal, then new measurements are required to identify the mechanism responsible for these oscillations. Possibilities include sterile neutrinos, CP or CPT violation, variable mass neutrinos, Lorentz violation, and extra dimensions. In this paper, we consider an experiment at a stopped pion neutrino source to determine if active-sterile neutrino oscillations with delta-m greater than 0.1 eV2 can account for the signal. By exploiting stopped pi+ decay to produce a monoenergetic nu_mu source, and measuring the rate of the neutral current reaction nu_x + 12C -> nu_x +12C* as a function of distance from the source, we show that a convincing test for active-sterile neutrino oscillations can be performed.

G. T. Garvey; A. Green; C. Green; W. C. Louis; G. B. Mills; G. McGregor; H. Ray; R. Schirato; R. G. Van de Water; D. H. White

2005-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

349

Solving the Solar Neutrino Problem 2 km Underground -- the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is capable of measuring simultaneously the flux of electron-type neutrinos and the total flux of all active flavours of neutrinos originating from the Sun. A model-independent test of neutrino flavour transformation was performed by comparing these two measurements. Assuming an undistorted neutrino energy spectrum, this transformation has been definitively demonstrated in the pure D2O phase of the SNO experiment. In the second phase with dissolved NaCl in the D2O, the total active solar neutrino flux was measured without any assumption on the energy dependence of flavour transformation. In this talk, results from these measurements, their physics implications and the current status of the SNO experiment are presented.

A. W. P. Poon; for the SNO Collaboration

2003-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

350

A measurement of hadron production cross sections for the simulation of accelerator neutrino beams and a search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino oscillations in the delta m**2 about equals 1-eV**2 region  

SciTech Connect

A measurement of hadron production cross-sections for the simulation of accelerator neutrino beams and a search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the {Delta}m{sup 2} {approx} 1 eV{sup 2} region. This dissertation presents measurements from two different high energy physics experiments with a very strong connection: the Hadron Production (HARP) experiment located at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment (Mini-BooNE) located at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois.

Schmitz, David W.; /Columbia U.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

GROWTH OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICALITY SAFETY AND REACTOR PHYSICS EXPERIMENT EVALUATION PROJECTS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) 2007, the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) have continued to expand their efforts and broaden their scope. Eighteen countries participated on the ICSBEP in 2007. Now, there are 20, with recent contributions from Sweden and Argentina. The IRPhEP has also expanded from eight contributing countries in 2007 to 16 in 2011. Since ICNC 2007, the contents of the 'International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments1' have increased from 442 evaluations (38000 pages), containing benchmark specifications for 3955 critical or subcritical configurations to 516 evaluations (nearly 55000 pages), containing benchmark specifications for 4405 critical or subcritical configurations in the 2010 Edition of the ICSBEP Handbook. The contents of the Handbook have also increased from 21 to 24 criticality-alarm-placement/shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each, and from 20 to 200 configurations categorized as fundamental physics measurements relevant to criticality safety applications. Approximately 25 new evaluations and 150 additional configurations are expected to be added to the 2011 edition of the Handbook. Since ICNC 2007, the contents of the 'International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments2' have increased from 16 different experimental series that were performed at 12 different reactor facilities to 53 experimental series that were performed at 30 different reactor facilities in the 2011 edition of the Handbook. Considerable effort has also been made to improve the functionality of the searchable database, DICE (Database for the International Criticality Benchmark Evaluation Project) and verify the accuracy of the data contained therein. DICE will be discussed in separate papers at ICNC 2011. The status of the ICSBEP and the IRPhEP will be discussed in the full paper, selected benchmarks that have been added to the ICSBEP Handbook will be highlighted, and a preview of the new benchmarks that will appear in the September 2011 edition of the Handbook will be provided. Accomplishments of the IRPhEP will also be highlighted and the future of both projects will be discussed. REFERENCES (1) International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments, NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/I-IX, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA), September 2010 Edition, ISBN 978-92-64-99140-8. (2) International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments, NEA/NSC/DOC(2006)1, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA), March 2011 Edition, ISBN 978-92-64-99141-5.

J. Blair Briggs; John D. Bess; Jim Gulliford

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Neutrino Mass and Flavour Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We survey some of the recent promising developments in the search for the theory behind neutrino mass and tri-bimaximal mixing, and indeed all fermion masses and mixing. We focus in particular on models with discrete family symmetry and unification, and show how such models can also solve the SUSY flavour and CP problems. We also discuss the theoretical implications of the measurement of a non-zero reactor angle, as hinted at by recent experimental measurements.

King, Stephen F

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Neutrino Mass and Flavour Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We survey some of the recent promising developments in the search for the theory behind neutrino mass and tri-bimaximal mixing, and indeed all fermion masses and mixing. We focus in particular on models with discrete family symmetry and unification, and show how such models can also solve the SUSY flavour and CP problems. We also discuss the theoretical implications of the measurement of a non-zero reactor angle, as hinted at by recent experimental measurements.

Stephen F King

2009-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

354

Fermilab | Recovery Act | Long-baseline neutrino research  

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Long-baseline neutrino research Long-baseline neutrino research The proposed long-baseline neutrino project will place a particle detector at great depth underground to study neutrinos from an intense beam generated several states away. Researchers from six American laboratories and more than two dozen universities, most in the United States, have proposed plans to generate an intense beam of neutrinos at Fermilab and to place the detector in the Homestake Gold Mine near Lead, South Dakota. It would be the world's deepest underground laboratory, hosting experiments as deep as 8,000 feet underground. Neutrinos are the most abundant but perhaps least understood particles in our galaxy. Scientists hope to observe the neutrinos changing from one type to another as they travel. Studying a neutrino beam at two locations a

355

Overview of the LBNE Neutrino Beam  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) will utilize a neutrino beamline facility located at Fermilab. The facility is designed to aim a beam of neutrinos toward a detector placed at the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) in South Dakota. The neutrinos are produced in a three-step process. First, protons from the Main Injector hit a solid target and produce mesons. Then, the charged mesons are focused by a set of focusing horns into the decay pipe, towards the far detector. Finally, the mesons that enter the decay pipe decay into neutrinos. The parameters of the facility were determined by an amalgam of the physics goals, the Monte Carlo modeling of the facility, and the experience gained by operating the NuMI facility at Fermilab. The initial beam power is expected to be {approx}700 kW, however some of the parameters were chosen to be able to deal with a beam power of 2.3 MW.

Moore, C.D.; He, Yun; Hurh, Patrick; Hylen, James; Lundberg, Byron; McGee, Mike; Misek, Joel; Mokhov, Nikolai V.; Papadimitriou, Vaia; Plunkett, Rob; Schultz, Ryan; /Fermilab

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

356

A search for sterile neutrinos in MINOS  

SciTech Connect

MINOS, the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search, is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment based at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory. The experiment uses a neutrino beam, which is measured 1 km downstream from its origin in the Near detector at Fermilab and then 735 km later in the Far detector at the Soudan mine. By comparing these two measurements, MINOS can attain a very high precision for parameters in the atmospheric sector of neutrino oscillations. In addition to precisely determining {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and {theta}{sub 23} through the disappearance of {nu}{sub {mu}}, MINOS is able to measure {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub sterile} by looking for a deficit in the number of neutral current interactions seen in the Far detector. In this thesis, we present the results of a search for sterile neutrinos in MINOS.

Osiecki, Thomas Henry; /Texas U.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Heavy reflector experiments in the IPEN/MB-01 reactor: Stainless steel, carbon steel and nickel  

SciTech Connect

New experiments devoted to the measurements of physical parameters of a light water core surrounded by a heavy reflector were performed in the IPEN/MB-01 research reactor facility. These experiments comprise three sets of heavy reflector (SS-304, Carbon Steel, and Nickel) in a form of laminates around 3 mm thick. Each set was introduced individually in the west face of the core of the IPEN/MB-01 reactor. The aim here is to provide high quality experimental data for the interpretation and validation of the SS-304 heavy reflector calculation methods. The experiments of Carbon Steel, which is composed mainly of iron, and Nickel were performed to provide a consistent and an interpretative check for the SS-304 reflector experiment. The experimental results comprise critical control bank positions, temperatures and reactivities as a function of the number of the plates. Particularly to the case of Nickel, the experimental data are unique of its kind. The theoretical analysis was performed by MCNP-5 with the nuclear data library ENDF/B-VII.0. It was shown that this nuclear data library has a very good performance up to thirteen plates and overestimates the reactivity for higher number of plates independently of the type of the reflector.

Santos, Adimir dos; Andrade e Silva, Graciete Simoes de; Jerez, Rogerio; Liambos Mura, Luis Felipe; Fuga, Rinaldo [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares - IPEN-CNEN/SP Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 2242 - CEP 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

358

Prospects For Precision Measurements with Reactor Antineutrinos at Daya Bay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In 2012 the Daya Bay experiment made an unambiguous observation of reactor antineutrino disappearance over kilometer-long baselines and determined that the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ is non-zero. The measurements of Daya Bay have provided the most precise determination of $\\theta_{13}$ to date. This whitepaper outlines the prospects for precision studies of reactor antineutrinos at Daya Bay in the coming years. This includes precision measurements of sin$^2 2\\theta_{13}$ and $\\Delta m^2_{ee}$ to $reactor flux and spectrum, and non-standard physics searches.

The Daya Bay Collaboration

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

359

New Revelation of Lightning Ball Observation and Proposal for a Nuclear Reactor Fusion Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, the author brings further details regarding his Lightning Ball observation that were not mentioned in the first one (Ref.1-2). Additionally, he goes more into detail as the three forces that are necessary to allow the residual crescent form the hydrodynamic vortex ring to shrink into a sphere.Further topics are the similarities and analogies between the Lightning Ball formation's theory and the presently undertaken Tokamak-Stellarator-Spheromak fusion reactor experiments. A new theory and its experimental realisation are proposed as to make the shrinking of the hot plasma of reactors into a ball possible by means of the so called long range electromagnetic forces. In this way,the fusion ignition temperature could possibly atteined.

Tar, Domokos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

FIRST SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT (SRE) TEST OF HALLAM NUCLEAR POWER FACILITY (HNPF) CONTROL MATERIALS  

SciTech Connect

An experiment was conducted in the SRE to measure temperatures and neutron flux levels in and near a boron-containing simulated control rod. The data are being used to check analytical methods developed for prediction of control rod heat generation rates and maximum temperatures in this type of control rod in the Hallam Nuclear Power Facility. The maximum observed temperatures with a reactor power level of 20 Mw were 1363 deg F for a boron-- nickel alloy ring having a 0.105-in. radial clearance with the thimble and 1100 deg F for a boron -nickel alloy ring having a 0.020-in. radial clearance. The maximum temperature difference between the coolant and the control rod was 473 deg F. It is concluded that the expected greater heat generation rates in the Hallam reactor would prohibit the use of boron-containing absorber materials in a combined a him-safety rod. (auth)

Arneson, S.O.

1959-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

New Revelation of Lightning Ball Observation and Proposal for a Nuclear Reactor Fusion Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, the author brings further details regarding his Lightning Ball observation that were not mentioned in the first one (Ref.1-2). Additionally, he goes more into detail as the three forces that are necessary to allow the residual crescent form the hydrodynamic vortex ring to shrink into a sphere.Further topics are the similarities and analogies between the Lightning Ball formation's theory and the presently undertaken Tokamak-Stellarator-Spheromak fusion reactor experiments. A new theory and its experimental realisation are proposed as to make the shrinking of the hot plasma of reactors into a ball possible by means of the so called long range electromagnetic forces. In this way,the fusion ignition temperature could possibly atteined.

Domokos Tar

2009-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

362

The SNO Solar Neutrino Data, Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay and Neutrino Mass Spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assuming 3 neutrino mixing and massive Majorana neutrinos, we analyze the implications of the results of the solar neutrino experiments, including the latest SNO data, which favor the LMA MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem with \\tan^2 \\theta_sol | in neutrinoless double beta decay. For \\cos (2 \\theta_sol) \\geq 0.26, which follows from the analysis of the new solar neutrino data, we find significant lower limits on || in the cases of quasi-degenerate and inverted hierarchy neutrino mass spectrum, || \\geq 0.035 eV and || \\geq 8.5 10^-3 eV, respectively. If the spectrum is hierarchical the upper limit holds || \\leq 8.2 10^-3 eV. Correspondingly, not only a measured value of || \

S. Pascoli; S. T. Petcov

2002-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

363

REACTOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pressurized water reactor in which automatic control is achieved by varying the average density of the liquid moderator-cooiant is patented. Density is controlled by the temperature and power level of the reactor ftself. This control can be effected by the use of either plate, pellet, or tubular fuel elements. The fuel elements are disposed between upper and lower coolant plenum chambers and are designed to permit unrestricted coolant flow. The control chamber has an inlet opening communicating with the lower coolant plenum chamber and a restricted vapor vent communicating with the upper coolant plenum chamber. Thus, a variation in temperature of the fuel elements will cause a variation in the average moderator density in the chamber which directly affects the power level of the reactor.

Roman, W.G.

1961-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

364

The Inverse Problem of Remote Neutrino Diagnostics of Intrareactor Processes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using the well-known experimental data the inverse problem of neutrino diagnostics of reactor core is considered. The solution of this problem makes it possible to determine distantly the current value of nuclear density of each nuclear fuel components with known accuracy and also opens up the possibility for the development of neutrino online technology of temporal evolution of nuclear fuel isotopic structure and reactor power.

V. D. Rusov; T. N. Zelentsova; V. A. Tarasov; D. A. Litvinov

2004-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

365

Do hep neutrinos affect the solar neutrino energy spectrum?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If the low energy cross section for 3He + p goes to 4He + e + nu_e, the `hep' reaction, is > 20 times larger than the best (but uncertain) theoretical estimates, then this reaction could significantly influence the electron energy spectrum produced by solar neutrino interactions and measured in the SuperKamiokande, SNO, and ICARUS experiments. We compare predicted energy spectra for different assumed hep fluxes and different neutrino oscillation scenarios with the observed SuperKamiokande spectrum. The spectra with enhanced hep contributions provide better fits to the SuperKamiokande data.

John Bahcall; Plamen Krastev

1998-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

366

On the 17-keV neutrino  

SciTech Connect

A brief review on the status of the 17-keV neutrino is presented. Several different experiments found spectral distortions which were consistently interpreted as evidence for a heavy neutrino admixture in [beta] decay. Recent experiments, however, rule out the existence of a 17-keV neutrino as well as escaping criticisms of earlier null results. Moreover, the majority of positive results have been reinterpreted in terms of instrumental effects, despite the need for a different explanation in each case. Anomalies persist in the low energy region of the tritium spectrum which deserve further investigation.

Hime, A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

On the 17-keV neutrino  

SciTech Connect

A brief review on the status of the 17-keV neutrino is presented. Several different experiments found spectral distortions which were consistently interpreted as evidence for a heavy neutrino admixture in {beta} decay. Recent experiments, however, rule out the existence of a 17-keV neutrino as well as escaping criticisms of earlier null results. Moreover, the majority of positive results have been reinterpreted in terms of instrumental effects, despite the need for a different explanation in each case. Anomalies persist in the low energy region of the tritium spectrum which deserve further investigation.

Hime, A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Spectroscopy of low energy solar neutrinos by MOON -Mo Observatory Of Neutrinos-  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Spectroscopy of low energy solar neutrinos by MOON -Mo Observatory Of Neutrinos- R. Hazamaa , P Be solar 's. The present status of MOON for the low energy solar experiment is briefly discussed the pp solar flux with good accuracy. 1. INTRODUCTION Realtime studies of the high-energy component of 8

Washington at Seattle, University of

369

The Solar Neutrino Problem - An Update  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The $^8$B solar neutrino flux as measured by Super-Kamiokande is consistent with the $^{37}$Ar production rate in $^{37}$Cl at Homestake. GALLEX and SAGE, continue to observe $^{71}$Ge production rates in $^{71}$Ga that are consistent with the minimal signal expected from the solar luminosity. The observed $^8$B solar neutrino flux is in good agreement with that predicted by the standard solar model of Dar and Shaviv with nuclear reaction rates that are supported by recent measurements of nuclear fusion cross sections at low energies. The measurements of Super-Kamiokande, SAGE and GALLEX suggest that the expected the pep, $^7$Be and NO solar neutrino fluxes are strongly suppressed. This can be explained by neutrino oscillations and the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effect. Since neither a flavor change, nor a terrestrial variation, nor a spectral distortion of the $^8$B solar neutrino flux has been observed yet, the solar neutrino problem does not provide conclusive evidence for neutrino properties beyond the standard electroweak model. The deviations of the experimental results from those predicted by the standard solar models may reflect the approximate nature of of solar models and of our knowledge of nuclear reaction rates, radiation transport and particle diffusion in dense stellar plasmas. Only future observations of spectral distortions, or terrestrial modulation or flavor change of solar neutrinos in solar neutrino experiments, such as Super-Kamiokande, SNO, Borexino and HELLAZ will be able to establish that neutrino properties beyond the minimal standard electroweak model are responsible for the solar neutrino problem.

Arnon Dar; Giora Shaviv

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

370

Solar neutrinos: beyond standard solar models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

After a short survey of the physics of solar neutrinos, giving an overview of hydrogen burning reactions, predictions of standard solar models and results of solar neutrino experiments, we discuss the solar-model-independent indications in favour of non-standard neutrino properties. The experimental results look to be in contradiction with each other, even disregarding some experiment: unless electron neutrinos disappear in their trip from the sun to the earth, the fluxes of intermediate energy neutrinos (those from 7Be electron capture and from the CNO cycle) result to be unphysically negative, or anyway extremely reduced with respect to standard solar model predictions. Next we review extensively non-standard solar models built as attempts to solve the solar neutrino puzzle. The dependence of the central solar temperature on chemical composition, opacity, age and on the values of the astrophysical S-factors for hydrogen-burning reactions is carefully investigated. Also, possible modifications of the branching among the various pp-chains in view of nuclear physics uncertainties are examined. Assuming standard neutrinos, all solar models examined fail in reconciling theory with experiments, even when the physical and chemical inputs are radically changed with respect to present knowledge and even if some of the experimental results are discarded.

V. Castellani; S. Degl'Innocenti; G. Fiorentini; M. Lissia; B. Ricci

1996-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

371

Constraints on Two-Body Axial Currents from Reactor Antineutrino-Deuteron Breakup Reactions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss how to reduce theoretical uncertainties in the neutrino-deuteron breakup cross-sections crucial to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory's efforts to measure the solar neutrino flux. In effective field theory, the dominant uncertainties in all neutrino-deuteron reactions can be expressed through a single, common, isovector axial two-body current parameterized by $L_{1,A}$. After briefly reviewing the status of fixing $L_{1,A}$ experimentally, we present a constraint on $L_{1,A}$ imposed by existing reactor antineutrino-deuteron breakup data. This constraint alone leads to an uncertainty of 6-7% at 7 MeV neutrino energy in the cross-sections relevant to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. However, more significantly for the Sudbury experiment, the constraint implies an uncertainty of only 0.7% in the ratio of charged to neutral current cross-sections used to verify the existence of neutrino oscillations, at the same energy. This is the only direct experimental constraint from the two-body system, to date, of the uncertainty in these cross-sections.

Malcolm Butler; Jiunn-Wei Chen; Petr Vogel

2002-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

372

Jack Steinberger and the Muon-Neutrino  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Jack Steinberger and the Muon-Neutrino Resources with Additional Information Jack Steinberger Photograph by Harry Sticker, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection In an interview, Jack Steinberger spoke about his 1988 Nobel Prize winning research. He states "I did an experiment, together with several other people at Brookhaven National Laboratory ... which showed that there is a second kind of neutrino. The neutrino has elementary particles. Elementary particles exist in families of particles ... . At the time, the elementary particles which were involved were the electrons and the neutrino. ... [W]e required the [BNL] accelerator, which was the effort of very many people, ... and this allowed [us] to make a beam of these neutrinos, and we were able to convince ourselves that these neutrinos were not the same kind of neutrinos as those which had been seen before. They were associated with not electrons, but with something called [muons]. So we were able to understand that there is a different neutrino associated with the [muon] than with the electron.

373

White paper report on using nuclear reactors to search for a value of theta13  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been superb progress in understanding the neutrino sector of elementary particle physics in the past few years. It is now widely recognized that the possibility exists for a rich program of measuring CP violation and matter effects in future accelerator {nu} experiments, which has led to intense efforts to consider new programs at neutrino superbeams, off-axis detectors, neutrino factories and beta beams. However, the possibility of measuring CP violation can be fulfilled only if the value of the neutrino mixing parameter {theta}{sub 13} is such that sin{sup 2} (2{theta}{sub 13}) greater than or equal to on the order of 0.01. The authors of this white paper are an International Working Group of physicists who believe that a timely new experiment at a nuclear reactor sensitive to the neutrino mixing parameter {theta}{sub 13} in this range has a great opportunity for an exciting discovery, a non-zero value to {theta}{sub 13}. This would be a compelling next step of this program. We are studying possible new reactor experiments at a variety of sites around the world, and we have collaborated to prepare this document to advocate this idea and describe some of the issues that are involved.

Anderson, K.; Anjos, J.C.; Ayres, D.; Beacom, J.; Bediaga, I.; de Bellefon, A.; Berger, B.E.; Bilenky, S.; Blucher, E.; Bolton, T.; Buck, C.; Bugg, W.; Busenitz, J.; Choubey, S.; Conrad, J.; Cribier, M.; Dadoun, O.; Dalnoki-Veress, F.; Decowski, M.; de Gouvea, Andre; Demutrh, D.; Dessages-Ardellier, F.; Efremenko, Y.; von Feilitzsch, F.; Finley, D.; Formaggio, J.A.; Freedman, S.J.; Fujikawa, B.K.; Garbini, M.; Giusti, P.; Goger-Neff, M.; Goodman, M.; Gray, F.; Grieb, C.; Grudzinski, J.J.; Guarino, V.J.; Hartmann, F.; Hagner, C.; Heeger, K.M.; Hofmann, W.; Horton-Smith, G.; Huber, P.; Inzhechik, L.; Jochum, J.; Jostlein, H.; Kadel, R.; Kamyshkov, Y.; Kaplan, D.; Kasper, P.; de Kerret, H.; Kersten, J.; Klein, J.; Knopfle, K.T.; Kopeikin, V.; Kozlov, Yu.; Kryn, D.; Kuchler, V.; Kuze, M.; Lachenmaier, T.; Lasserre, T.; Laughton, C.; Lendvai, C.; Li, J.; Lindner, M.; Link, J.; Longo, M.; Lu, Y.S.; Luk, K.B.; Ma, Y.Q.; Martemyanov, V.P.; Mauger, C.; Manghetti, H.; McKeown, R.; Mention, G.; Meyer, J.P.; Mikaelyan, L.; Minakata, H.; Naples, D.; Nunokawa, H.; Oberauer, L.; Obolensky, M.; Parke, S.; Petcov, S.T.; Peres, O.L.G.; Potzel, W.; Pilcher, J.; Plunkett, R.; Raffelt, G.; Rapidis, P.; Reyna, D.; Roe, B.; Rolinec, M.; Sakamoto, Y.; Sartorelli, G.; Schonert, S.; Schwertz, T.; Selvi, M.; Shaevitz, M.; Shellard, R.; Shrock, R.; Sidwell, R.; Sims, J.; Sinev, V.; Stanton, N.; Stancu, I.; Stefanski, R.; Seukane, F.; Sugiyama, H.; Sukhotin, S.; Sumiyoshi, T.; Svoboda, R.; Talaga, R.; Tamura, N.; Tanimoto, M.; Thron, J.; von Toerne, E.; Vignaud, D.; Wagner, C.; Wang, Y.F.; Wang, Z.; Winter, W.; Wong, H.; Yakushev, E.; Yang, C.G.; Yasuda, O.

2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

374

Benchmark Data Through The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPHEP)  

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The International Reactor Physics Experiments Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agencys (NEA) Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) in June of 2002. The IRPhEP focus is on the derivation of internationally peer reviewed benchmark models for several types of integral measurements, in addition to the critical configuration. While the benchmarks produced by the IRPhEP are of primary interest to the Reactor Physics Community, many of the benchmarks can be of significant value to the Criticality Safety and Nuclear Data Communities. Benchmarks that support the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), for example, also support fuel manufacture, handling, transportation, and storage activities and could challenge current analytical methods. The IRPhEP is patterned after the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and is closely coordinated with the ICSBEP. This paper highlights the benchmarks that are currently being prepared by the IRPhEP that are also of interest to the Criticality Safety Community. The different types of measurements and associated benchmarks that can be expected in the first publication and beyond are described. The protocol for inclusion of IRPhEP benchmarks as ICSBEP benchmarks and for inclusion of ICSBEP benchmarks as IRPhEP benchmarks is detailed. The format for IRPhEP benchmark evaluations is described as an extension of the ICSBEP format. Benchmarks produced by the IRPhEP add new dimension to criticality safety benchmarking efforts and expand the collection of available integral benchmarks for nuclear data testing. The first publication of the "International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments" is scheduled for January of 2006.

J. Blair Briggs; Dr. Enrico Sartori

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Evaluation of HEU-Beryllium Benchmark Experiments to Improve Computational Analysis of Space Reactors  

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An assessment was previously performed to evaluate modeling capabilities and quantify preliminary biases and uncertainties associated with the modeling methods and data utilized in designing a nuclear reactor such as a beryllium-reflected, highly-enriched-uranium (HEU)-O2 fission surface power (FSP) system for space nuclear power. The conclusion of the previous study was that current capabilities could preclude the necessity of a cold critical test of the FSP; however, additional testing would reduce uncertainties in the beryllium and uranium cross-section data and the overall uncertainty in the computational models. A series of critical experiments using HEU metal were performed in the 1960s and 1970s in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. Of the hundreds of experiments, three were identified as fast-fission configurations reflected by beryllium metal. These experiments have been evaluated as benchmarks for inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (IHECSBE). Further evaluation of the benchmark experiments was performed using the sensitivity and uncertainty analysis capabilities of SCALE 6. The data adjustment methods of SCALE 6 have been employed in the validation of an example FSP design model to reduce the uncertainty due to the beryllium cross section data.

John D. Bess; Keith C. Bledsoe; Bradley T. Rearden

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Fission Product Monitoring and Release Data for the Advanced Gas Reactor -1 Experiment  

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The AGR-1 experiment is a fueled multiple-capsule irradiation experiment that was irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) from December 26, 2006 until November 6, 2009 in support of the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Technology Development Office (TDO) Fuel Development and Qualification program. An important measure of the fuel performance is the quantification of the fission product releases over the duration of the experiment. To provide this data for the inert fission gasses(Kr and Xe), a fission product monitoring system (FPMS) was developed and implemented to monitor the individual capsule effluents for the radioactive species. The FPMS continuously measured the concentrations of various krypton and xenon isotopes in the sweep gas from each AGR-1 capsule to provide an indicator of fuel irradiation performance. Spectrometer systems quantified the concentrations of Kr-85m, Kr-87, Kr-88, Kr-89, Kr-90, Xe-131m, Xe-133, Xe 135, Xe 135m, Xe-137, Xe-138, and Xe-139 accumulated over repeated eight hour counting intervals.-. To determine initial fuel quality and fuel performance, release activity for each isotope of interest was derived from FPMS measurements and paired with a calculation of the corresponding isotopic production or birthrate. The release activities and birthrates were combined to determine Release-to-Birth ratios for the selected nuclides. R/B values provide indicators of initial fuel quality and fuel performance during irradiation. This paper presents a brief summary of the FPMS, the release to birth ratio data for the AGR-1 experiment and preliminary comparisons of AGR-1 experimental fuels data to fission gas release models.

Dawn M. Scates; John B. Walter; Jason M. Harp; Mark W. Drigert; Edward L. Reber

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Neutrino mass, a status report  

SciTech Connect

Experimental approaches to neutrino mass include kinematic mass measurements, neutrino oscillation searches at rectors and accelerators, solar neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos, and single and double beta decay. The solar neutrino results yield fairly strong and consistent indications that neutrino oscillations are occurring. Other evidence for new physics is less consistent and convincing.

Robertson, R.G.H.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Big World of Small Neutrinos Hitoshi Murayama  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

discovered by Cowan and Reines using a nuclear reactor in 1958 · Massless Neutrinos in the Standard Model theory, however, we may say that we have no argument, either empirical or theoretical, for upholding theorem in quantum field theory ­ C: interchange particles & anti- particles ­ P: parity ­ T: time

Murayama, Hitoshi

379

Sensitivity of the DANSS detector to short range neutrino oscillations  

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DANSS is a highly segmented 1m^3 plastic scintillator detector. It's 2500 scintillator strips have a Gd loaded reflective cover. Light is collected with 3 wave length shifting fibers per strip and read out with 50 PMTs and 2500 SiPMs. The DANSS will be installed under the industrial 3 GW reactor of the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant at distances varying from 9.7m to 12.2m from the reactor core. Tests of the detector prototype DANSSino demonstrated that in spite of a small size (20x20x100 cm^3) it is quite sensitive to reactor antineutrinos, detecting about 70 Inverse Beta Decay events per day with the signal-to-background ratio of about unity. The prototype tests have demonstrated feasibility to reach the design performance of the DANSS detector. The DANSS experiment will detect about 10 thousand antineutrino events per day with a background below ~1%. Detector will be calibrated every day and its position will be changed frequently to reduce systematic errors. These features will provide a high sensitivity to reactor antineutrino oscillations to sterile neutrinos, suggested recently to explain a so-called "reactor anomaly". Data taking will start already next year.

M. Danilov

2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

380

Neutrino Nucleosynthesis in Supernovae  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutrino nucleosynthesis is an important synthesis process for light elements in supernovae. One important physics input of neutrino nucleosynthesis is cross sections of neutrino-nucleus reactions. The cross sections of neutrino-{sup 12}C and {sup 4}He reactions are derived using new shell model Hamiltonians. With the new cross sections, light element synthesis of a supernova is investigated. The appropriate range of the neutrino temperature for supernovae is constrained to be between 4.3 MeV and 6.5 MeV from the {sup 11}B abundance in Galactic chemical evolution. Effects by neutrino oscillations are also discussed.

Yoshida, Takashi [Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Suzuki, Toshio [Department of Physics, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University (Japan); Chiba, Satoshi [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan); Kajino, Toshitaka [Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo (Japan); Yokomakura, Hidekazu; Kimura, Keiichi [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University (Japan); Takamura, Akira [Department of Mathematics, Toyota National College of Technology (Japan); Hartmann, Dieter H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University (United States)

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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381

The status of the solar neutrino problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Perhaps the most outstanding discrepancy between prediction and measurements in current particle physics comes from the solar neutrino problem, in which a large deficit of high-energy solar neutrinos is observed. Many Nonstandard Solar Models have been invoked to try to reduce the predicted flux, but all have run into problems in trying to reproduce other measured parameters (e.g., the luminosity) of the Sun. Other explanations involving new physics such as neutrino decay and neutrino oscillations, etc. have also been proffered. Again, most of these explanations have been ruled out by either laboratory or astrophysical measurements. It appears that perhaps the most likely particle physics solution is that of matter enhanced neutrino oscillation, the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) oscillations. Two new radiochemical gallium experiments, which have a low enough threshold to be sensitive to the dominant flux of low-energy p-p neutrinos, now also report a deficit and also favor a particle physics solution. The next generation of solar experiments promise to finally resolve the source of the ``solar neutrino problem`` by the end of this decade.

Bowles, T.J.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Measurement of the solar neutrino capture rate with gallium metal. III: Results for the 2002--2007 data-taking period  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Russian-American experiment SAGE began to measure the solar neutrino capture rate with a target of gallium metal in Dec. 1989. Measurements have continued with only a few brief interruptions since that time. We give here the experimental improvements in SAGE since its last published data summary in Dec. 2001. Assuming the solar neutrino production rate was constant during the period of data collection, combined analysis of 168 extractions through Dec. 2007 gives a capture rate of solar neutrinos with energy more than 233 keV of 65.4 (+3.1)(-3.0) (stat) (+2.6)(-2.8) (syst) SNU. The weighted average of the results of all three Ga solar neutrino experiments, SAGE, Gallex, and GNO, is now 66.1 +/- 3.1 SNU, where statistical and systematic uncertainties have been combined in quadrature. During the recent period of data collection a new test of SAGE was made with a reactor-produced 37Ar neutrino source. The ratio of observed to calculated rates in this experiment, combined with the measured rates in the three prior 51Cr neutrino-source experiments with Ga, is 0.87 +/- 0.05. A probable explanation for this low result is that the cross section for neutrino capture by the two lowest-lying excited states in 71Ge has been overestimated. If we assume these cross sections are zero, then the standard solar model including neutrino oscillations predicts a total capture rate in Ga in the range of 63-66 SNU with an uncertainty of about 4%, in good agreement with experiment. We derive the current value of the neutrino flux produced in the Sun by the proton-proton fusion reaction to be (6.0 +/- 0.8) x 10^(10)/(cm^2 s), which agrees well with the pp flux predicted by the standard solar model. Finally, we show that the data are consistent with the assumption that the solar neutrino production rate is constant in time.

SAGE Collaboration; J. N. Abdurashitov; V. N. Gavrin; V. V. Gorbachev; P. P. Gurkina; T. V. Ibragimova; A. V. Kalikhov; N. G. Khairnasov; T. V. Knodel; I. N. Mirmov; A. A. Shikhin; E. P. Veretenkin; V. E. Yants; G. T. Zatsepin; T. J. Bowles; S. R. Elliott; W. A. Teasdale; J. S. Nico; B. T. Cleveland; J. F. Wilkerson

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

383

Design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Graphite Creep Experiments for Irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energys Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Program will be irradiating six gas reactor graphite creep experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The ATR has a long history of irradiation testing in support of reactor development and the INL has been designated as the new United States Department of Energys lead laboratory for nuclear energy development. The ATR is one of the worlds premiere test reactors for performing long term, high flux, and/or large volume irradiation test programs. These graphite irradiations are being accomplished to support development of the next generation reactors in the United States. The graphite experiments will be irradiated over the next six to eight years to support development of a graphite irradiation performance data base on the new nuclear grade graphites now available for use in high temperature gas reactors. The goals of the irradiation experiments are to obtain irradiation performance data at different temperatures and loading conditions to support design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Very High Temperature Gas Reactor, as well as other future gas reactors. The experiments will each consist of a single capsule that will contain seven separate stacks of graphite specimens. Six of the specimen stacks will have half of their graphite specimens under a compressive load, while the other half of the specimens will not be subjected to a compressive load during irradiation. The six stacks will be organized into pairs with a different compressive load being applied to the top half of each pair of specimen stacks. The seventh stack will not have a compressive load on the graphite specimens during irradiation. The specimens will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with on-line temperature and compressive load monitoring and control. There will also be the capability of sampling the sweep gas effluent to determine if any oxidation or off-gassing of the specimens occurs during initial start-up of the experiment. The final design phase for the first experiment was completed in September 2008, and the fabrication and assembly of the experiment test train as well as installation and testing of the control and support systems that will monitor and control the experiment during irradiation are being completed in early calendar 2009. The first experiment is scheduled to be ready for insertion in the ATR by April 30, 2009. This paper will discuss the design of the experiment including the test train and the temperature and compressive load monitoring, control, and data collection systems.

S. Blaine Grover

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Proposal to Study the Feasibility to Site Various Neutrino Detectors at WIPP for  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the Uranium radioactive decay could be explained with the introduction of a new particle that he called `Neutrino' as an invisible particle. In 1950 a solar neutrino experiment began in the Homestake gold mine

McDonald, Kirk

385

BNL | Neutrino Research History  

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Brookhaven Neutrino Research Brookhaven Neutrino Research image of neutrinos Tens of billions of neutrinos are passing through every square centimeter of the Earth's surface right now. A Ghost-Particle Retrospective Neutrinos, ghostlike particles that flooded the universe just moments after the Big Bang, are born in the hearts of stars and other nuclear reactions. Untouched by electromagnetism and nearly as fast as light, neutrinos pass practically unhindered through everything from planets to people, only rarely responding to the weak nuclear force and the even weaker gravity. In fact, at any given moment, tens of billions of neutrinos are passing through every square centimeter of the Earth's surface. Neutrino Research News photomultiplier tubes New Results from Daya Bay: Tracking the Disappearance of Ghostlike

386

Operating experience of natural circulation core cooling in boiling water reactors  

SciTech Connect

General Electric (GE) has proposed an advanced boiling water reactor, the Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (SBWR), which will utilize passive, gravity-driven safety systems for emergency core coolant injection. The SBWR design includes no recirculation loops or recirculation pumps. Therefore the SBWR will operate in a natural circulation (NC) mode at full power conditions. This design poses some concerns relative to stability during startup, shutdown, and at power conditions. As a consequence, the NRC has directed personnel at several national labs to help investigate SBWR stability issues. This paper will focus on some of the preliminary findings made at the INEL. Because of the broad range of stability issues this paper will mainly focus on potential geysering instabilities during startup. The two NC designs examined in detail are the US Humboldt Bay Unit 3 BWR-1 plant and Dodewaard plant in the Netherlands. The objective of this paper will be to review operating experience of these two plants and evaluate their relevance to planned SBWR operational procedures. For completeness, experimental work with early natural circulation GE test facilities will also be briefly discussed.

Kullberg, C.; Jones, K.; Heath, C.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

What does the muon-neutrino oscillate into?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The favoured resolution of the atmospheric neutrino anomaly involves an oscillation of the muon neutrino to a different state. Current experiments allow for the latter to contain a significantly large fraction of a non-standard flavour. We demonstrate how the next generation of experiments may take advantage of matter effects to resolve this issue.

Debajyoti Choudhury; Anindya Datta

2006-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

388

Introduction to Neutrino Physics  

SciTech Connect

I present a basic introduction to the physics of the neutrino, with emphasis on experimental results and developments.

Linares, Edgar Casimiro [Division de Ciencias e Ingenierias Campus Leon, Loma del Bosque 103 Col. Lomas del Campestre, C.P. 37150 Leon (Mexico) and Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Av. Complutense, 22, C.P. 28040, Madrid (Spain)

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

Solar neutrino oscillations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The special properties of solar neutrinos that render this flux so uniquely important in searches for neutrino masses and flavor mixing are reviewed. The effects of matter, including density fluctuations and turbulence, on solar neutrino oscillations are explained through analogies with more familiar atomic physics phenomena.

Haxton, W.C.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

EXPERIMENT OPERATIONS PLAN FOR A LOSS-OF-COOLANT ACCIDENT SIMULATION IN THE NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSAL REACTOR  

SciTech Connect

Pressurized water reactor loss-of-coolant accident phenomena are being simulated with a series of experiments in the U-2 loop of the National Research Universal Reactor at Chalk River, Ontario, Canada. The first of these experiments includes up to 45 parametric thermal-hydraulic tests to establish the relationship between the reflood delay time of emergency coolant, the reflooding rate, and the resultant fuel rod cladding peak temperature. This document contains both experiment proposal and assembly proposal information. The intent of this document is to supply information required by the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories (CRNL), and to identify the planned procedures and data that will be used both to establish readiness to proceed from one test phase to the next and to operate the experiment. Operating control settings and limits are provided for both experimenter systems and CRNL systems. A hazards review summarizes safety issues that have been addressed during the development of the experiment plan.

Russcher, G. E.; Cannon, L. W.; Goodman, R. L.; Hesson, G. M.; King, L. L.; McDuffie, P. N.; Marshall, R. K.; Nealley, C.; Pilger, J. P.; Mohr, C. L.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

A Measurement of Neutrino Charged Current Interactions and a Search for Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam  

SciTech Connect

In this thesis, we report on a measurement of muon neutrino inclusive charged current interactions on carbon in the few GeV region, using the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam. The all neutrino mode data collected in the SciBooNE experiment is used for this analysis. We collected high-statistics CC interaction sample at SciBooNE, and extracted energy dependent inclusive charged current interaction rates and cross sections for a wide energy range from 0.25 GeV to {approx}3 GeV. We measure the interaction rates with 6-15% precision, and the cross sections with 10-30% precision. We also made an energy integrated measurements, with the precisions of 3% for the rate, and 8% for the cross section measurements. This is the first measurement of the CC inclusive cross section on carbon around 1 GeV. This inclusive interaction measurement is nearly free from effects of hadron re-interactions in the nucleus. Hence, it is complementary to other exclusive cross section measurements, and essential to understand the neutrino interaction cross sections in the few GeV region, which is relevant to ongoing and future neutrino oscillation experiments. This analysis also provides the normalization for SciBooNE's previous cross section ratio measurements for charged current coherent pion production and neutral current neutral pion production. Then, a precise comparison between our previous measurements and the model predictions becomes possible. The result of the interaction rate measurement is used to constrain the product of the neutrino flux and the cross section at the other experiment on the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam: Mini-BooNE. We conducted a search for short-baseline muon neutrino disappearance using data both from SciBooNE and MiniBooNE, to test a possible neutrino oscillation with sterile neutrinos which is suggested by the LSND experiment. With this constraint by SciBooNE, we significantly reduced the flux and the cross section uncertainties at MiniBooNE, and achieved the world best sensitivity for the {nu}{sub {mu}} disappearance at 0.5 < {Delta}m{sup 2} < 30 (eV{sup 2}). We found no significant oscillation signal, and set one of the world strongest limits for the sterile neutrino models.

Nakajima, Yasuhiro; /Kyoto U.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

A Measurement of Neutrino Charged Current Interactions and a Search for Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam  

SciTech Connect

In this thesis, we report on a measurement of muon neutrino inclusive charged current interactions on carbon in the few GeV region, using the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam. The all neutrino mode data collected in the SciBooNE experiment is used for this analysis. We collected high-statistics CC interaction sample at SciBooNE, and extracted energy dependent inclusive charged current interaction rates and cross sections for a wide energy range from 0.25 GeV to {approx}3 GeV. We measure the interaction rates with 6-15% precision, and the cross sections with 10-30% precision. We also made an energy integrated measurements, with the precisions of 3% for the rate, and 8% for the cross section measurements. This is the first measurement of the CC inclusive cross section on carbon around 1 GeV. This inclusive interaction measurement is nearly free from effects of hadron re-interactions in the nucleus. Hence, it is complementary to other exclusive cross section measurements, and essential to understand the neutrino interaction cross sections in the few GeV region, which is relevant to ongoing and future neutrino oscillation experiments. This analysis also provides the normalization for SciBooNE's previous cross section ratio measurements for charged current coherent pion production and neutral current neutral pion production. Then, a precise comparison between our previous measurements and the model predictions becomes possible. The result of the interaction rate measurement is used to constrain the product of the neutrino flux and the cross section at the other experiment on the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam: Mini-BooNE. We conducted a search for short-baseline muon neutrino disappearance using data both from SciBooNE and MiniBooNE, to test a possible neutrino oscillation with sterile neutrinos which is suggested by the LSND experiment. With this constraint by SciBooNE, we significantly reduced the flux and the cross section uncertainties at MiniBooNE, and achieved the world best sensitivity for the {nu}{sub {mu}} disappearance at 0.5 < {Delta}m{sup 2} < 30 (eV{sup 2}). We found no significant oscillation signal, and set one of the world strongest limits for the sterile neutrino models.

Nakajima, Yasuhiro; /Kyoto U.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Science and Technology of BOREXINO: A Real Time Detector for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos SOLAR NEUTRINOS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BOREXINO, a real-time device for low energy neutrino spectroscopy is nearing completion of construction in the underground laboratories at Gran Sasso, Italy (LNGS). The experiment's goal is the direct measurement of the flux of 7Be solar neutrinos of all flavors via neutrino-electron scattering in an ultra-pure scintillation liquid. Seeded by a series of innovations which were brought to fruition by large scale operation of a 4-ton test detector at LNGS, a new technology has been developed for BOREXINO. It enables sub-MeV solar neutrino spectroscopy for the first time. This paper describes the design of BOREXINO, the various facilities essential to its operation, its spectroscopic and background suppression capabilities and a prognosis of the impact of its results towards resolving the solar neutrino problem. BOREXINO will also address several other frontier questions in particle physics, astrophysics and geophysics.

Borexino Collaboration; G. Alimonti

2000-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

394

Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with KamLAND  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

antineutrino emission in nuclear reactor, Physics of Atomicantineutrino flux from a nuclear reactor, Physics of Atomicneutrino experiments Nuclear reactors are intense sources of

O'Donnell, Thomas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with KamLAND  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

antineutrino emission in nuclear reactor, Physics of Atomicantineutrino flux from a nuclear reactor, Physics of Atomicneutrino experiments Nuclear reactors are intense sources of

ODonnell, Thomas Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Use of Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis in the Design of Reactor Physics and Criticality Benchmark Experiments for Advanced Nuclear Fuel  

SciTech Connect

Framatome ANP, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the University of Florida are cooperating on the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) project 2001-0124 to design, assemble, execute, analyze, and document a series of critical experiments to validate reactor physics and criticality safety codes for the analysis of commercial power reactor fuels consisting of UO{sub 2} with {sup 235}U enrichments {>=}5 wt%. The experiments will be conducted at the SNL Pulsed Reactor Facility.Framatome ANP and SNL produced two series of conceptual experiment designs based on typical parameters, such as fuel-to-moderator ratios, that meet the programmatic requirements of this project within the given restraints on available materials and facilities. ORNL used the Tools for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Methodology Implementation (TSUNAMI) to assess, from a detailed physics-based perspective, the similarity of the experiment designs to the commercial systems they are intended to validate. Based on the results of the TSUNAMI analysis, one series of experiments was found to be preferable to the other and will provide significant new data for the validation of reactor physics and criticality safety codes.

Rearden, B.T. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Anderson, W.J. [Framatome ANP, Inc. (France); Harms, G.A. [Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

397

Nucleosynthesis and Neutrinos  

SciTech Connect

Neutrinos play the critical roles in nucleosynthesis of light-to-heavy mass nuclei in core-collapse supernovae. We study the nucleosynthesis induced by neutrino interactions and find suitable average neutrino temperatures in order to explain the observed solar system abundances of several isotopes {sup 7}Li, {sup 11}B, {sup 138}La and {sup 180}Ta. These isotopes are predominantly synthesized by the supernova {nu}-process. We also study the neutrino oscillation effects on their abundances and propose a method to determine the unknown neutrino oscillation parameters, i.e. {theta}{sub 13} and mass hierarchy.

Kajino, Toshitaka [National Astronomical Observatory, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

398

Status of the NGNP Graphite Creep Experiments AGC-1 and AGC-2 Irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The United States Department of Energys Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Program will be irradiating six nuclear graphite creep experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The graphite experiments will be irradiated over the next six to eight years to support development of a graphite irradiation performance data base on the new nuclear grade graphites now available for use in high temperature gas reactors. The goals of the irradiation experiments are to obtain irradiation performance data, including irradiation creep, at different temperatures and loading conditions to support design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Very High Temperature Gas Reactor, as well as other future gas reactors. The experiments will each consist of a single capsule that will contain six peripheral stacks of graphite specimens, with half of the graphite specimens in each stack under a compressive load, while the other half of the specimens will not be subjected to a compressive load during irradiation. The six peripheral stacks will have different compressive loads applied to the top half of each pair of specimen stacks, while a seventh stack will not have a compressive load. The specimens will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with on-line temperature and compressive load monitoring and control. There will also be sampling the sweep gas effluent to determine if any oxidation or off-gassing of the specimens occurs during irradiation of the experiment. The first experiment, AGC-1, started its irradiation in September 2009, and the irradiation was completed in January 2011. The second experiment, AGC-2, started its irradiation in April 2011 and completed its irradiation in May 2012. This paper will briefly discuss the design of the experiment and control systems, and then present the irradiation results for each experiment to date.

Blaine Grover

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Preparations for deuterium--tritium experiments on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor*  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The final hardware modifications for tritium operation have been completed for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) [Fusion Technol. [bold 21], 1324 (1992)]. These activities include preparation of the tritium gas handling system, installation of additional neutron shielding, conversion of the toroidal field coil cooling system from water to a Fluorinert[sup TM] system, modification of the vacuum system to handle tritium, preparation, and testing of the neutral beam system for tritium operation and a final deuterium--deuterium (D--D) run to simulate expected deuterium--tritium (D--T) operation. Testing of the tritium system with low concentration tritium has successfully begun. Simulation of trace and high power D--T experiments using D--D have been performed. The physics objectives of D--T operation are production of [approx]10 MW of fusion power, evaluation of confinement, and heating in deuterium--tritium plasmas, evaluation of [alpha]-particle heating of electrons, and collective effects driven by alpha particles and testing of diagnostics for confined [alpha] particles. Experimental results and theoretical modeling in support of the D--T experiments are reviewed.

Hawryluk, R.J.; Adler, H.; Alling, P.; Ancher, C.; Anderson, H.; Anderson, J.L.; Anderson, J.W.; Arunasalam, V.; Ascione, G.; Aschroft, D.; Barnes, C.W.; Barnes, G.; Batchelor, D.B.; Bateman, G.; Batha, S.; Baylor, L.A.; Beer, M.; Bell, M.G.; Biglow, T.S.; Bitter, M.; Blanchard, W.; Bonoli, P.; Bretz, N.L.; Brunkhorst, C.; Budny, R.; Burgess, T.; Bush, H.; Bush, C.E.; Camp, R.; Caorlin, M.; Carnevale, H.; Chang, Z.; Chen, L.; Cheng, C.Z.; Chrzanowski, J.; Collazo, I.; Collins, J.; Coward, G.; Cowley, S.; Cropper, M.; Darrow, D.S.; Daugert, R.; DeLooper, J.; Duong, H.; Dudek, L.; Durst, R.; Efthimion, P.C.; Ernst, D.; Faunce, J.; Fonck, R.J.; Fredd, E.; Fredrickson, E.; Fromm, N.; Fu, G.Y.; Furth, H.P.; Garzotto, V.; Gentile, C.; Gettelfinger, G.; Gilbert, J.; Gioia, J.; Goldfinger, R.C.; Golian, T.; Gorelenkov, N.; Gouge, M.J.; Grek, B.; Grisham, L.R.; Hammett, G.; Hanson, G.R.; Heidbrink, W.; Hermann, H.W.; Hill, K.W.; Hirshman, S.; Hoffman, D.J.; Hosea, J.; Hulse, R.A.; Hsuan, H.; Ja

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DNP / DPF / DAP / DPB JOINT STUDY ON THE FUTURE OF NEUTRINO PHYSICS The Neutrino Matrix  

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The Neutrino Matrix * Please see Appendices A and B · APS American Physical Society · DNP Division of Nuclear of the Reactor Working Group 41 A.2.1 Introduction 41 A.2.2 Recommendations 42 A.3 Executive Summary Executive Summary of the Theory Discussion Group 50 A.7.1 Introduction 50 A.7.2 Recommendations 52 B APS

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Review of Experience With the EPRI DFD Process: Decontamination for Decommissioning of Reactor Coolant Systems and Plant Components  

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This report describes recent experience using the EPRI DFD (decontamination for decommissioning) dilute chemical decontamination process on reactor coolant systems and components. This report updates previous EPRI reports with additional data on materials corrosion and waste management. A wide range of applications show that EPRI DFD is a versatile, cost-effective process for reducing radiation exposures and radioactive waste.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

402

Geometric gravitational origin of neutrino oscillations and mass-energy  

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A mass-energy scale for neutrinos was calculated from the null cone curvature using geometric concepts. The scale is variable depending on the gravitational potential and the trajectory inclination with respect to the field direction. The proposed neutrino covariant equation provides the adequate curvature. The mass-energy at the Earth surface varies from a horizontal value 0.402 eV to a vertical value 0.569 eV. Earth spinor waves with winding numbers n show squared energy differences within ranges from 2.05 x 10*(-3) to 4.10 x 10*(-3) eV*2 for n=0,1 neutrinos and from 3.89 x 10*(-5) to 7.79 x 10*(-5) eV*2 for n=1,2 neutrinos. These waves interfere and the different phase velocities produce neutrino-like oscillations. The experimental results for atmospheric and solar neutrino oscillation mass parameters respectivelly fall within these theoretical ranges. Neutrinos in outer space, where interactions may be neglected, appear as particles travelling with zero mass on null geodesics. These gravitational curvature energies are consistent with neutrino oscillations, zero neutrino rest masses and Einstein's General Relativity and energy mass equivalence principle. When analyzing or averaging experimental neutrino mass-energy results of different experiments on the Earth it is of interest to consider the possible influence of the trajectory inclination angle.

Gustavo R. Gonzalez-Martin

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

403

Status of the LBNE Neutrino Beamline  

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The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) will utilize a neutrino beamline facility located at Fermilab to carry out a compelling research program in neutrino physics. The facility will aim a beam of neutrinos toward a detector placed at the Homestake Mine in South Dakota. The neutrinos are produced in a three-step process. First, protons from the Main Injector (60-120 GeV) hit a solid target and produce mesons. Then, the charged mesons are focused by a set of focusing horns into the decay pipe, towards the far detector. Finally, the mesons that enter the decay pipe decay into neutrinos. The parameters of the facility were determined taking into account several factors including the physics goals, the Monte Carlo modeling of the facility, spacial and radiological constraints and the experience gained by operating the NuMI facility at Fermilab. The initial beam power is expected to be {approx}700 kW, however some of the parameters were chosen to be able to deal with a beam power of 2.3 MW. We discuss here the status of the conceptual design and the associated challenges.

Papadimitriou, Vaia; /Fermilab

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper  

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During 2004, four divisions of the American Physical Society commissioned a study of neutrino physics to take stock of where the field is at the moment and where it is going in the near and far future. Several working groups looked at various aspects of this vast field. The summary was published as a main report entitled ``The Neutrino Matrix'' accompanied by short 50 page versions of the report of each working group. Theoretical research in this field has been quite extensive and touches many areas and the short 50 page report provided only a brief summary and overview of few of the important points. The theory discussion group felt that it may be of value to the community to publish the entire study as a white paper and the result is the current article. After a brief overview of the present knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing and some popular ways to probe the new physics implied by recent data, the white paper summarizes what can be learned about physics beyond the Standard Model from the various proposed neutrino experiments. It also comments on the impact of the experiments on our understanding of the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe and the basic nature of neutrino interactions as well as the existence of possible additional neutrinos. Extensive references to original literature are provided.

R. N. Mohapatra; S. Antusch; K. S. Babu; G. Barenboim; M. -C. Chen; S. Davidson; A. de Gouvea; P. de Holanda; B. Dutta; Y. Grossman; A. Joshipura; B. Kayser; J. Kersten; Y. Y. Keum; S. F. King; P. Langacker; M. Lindner; W. Loinaz; I. Masina; I. Mocioiu; S. Mohanty; H. Murayama; S. Pascoli; S. T. Petcov; A. Pilaftsis; P. Ramond; M. Ratz; W. Rodejohann; R. Shrock; T. Takeuchi; T. Underwood; L. Wolfenstein

2005-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Status of the NGNP Fuel Experiment AGR-3/4 Irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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The United States Department of Energys Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program will be irradiating up to seven separate low enriched uranium (LEU) tri-isotopic (TRISO) particle fuel (in compact form) experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). These irradiations and fuel development are being accomplished to support development of the next generation reactors in the United States, and will be irradiated over the next several years to demonstrate and qualify new TRISO coated particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. The goals of the irradiation experiments are to provide irradiation performance data to support fuel process development, to qualify fuel for normal operating conditions, to support development and validation of fuel performance and fission product transport models and codes, and to provide irradiated fuel and materials for post irradiation examination (PIE) and safety testing. The experiments, which will each consist of at least six separate capsules, will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with individual on-line temperature monitoring and control of each capsule. The sweep gas will also have on-line fission product monitoring on its effluent to track performance of the fuel in each individual capsule during irradiation. The first experiment (designated AGR-1) started irradiation in December 2006 and was completed in November 2009. The second experiment (AGR-2) started irradiation in June 2010 and is currently scheduled to be completed in April 2013. The third and fourth experiments have been combined into a single experiment designated AGR-3/4, which started its irradiation in December 2011 and is currently scheduled to be completed in November 2013. Since the purpose of this experiment is to provide data on fission product migration and retention in the NGNP reactor, the design of this experiment is significantly different from the first two experiments, though the control and monitoring systems are very similar. The purpose and design of this experiment will be discussed followed by its progress and status to date.

Blaine Grover

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Atmospheric neutrino oscillations and tau neutrinos in ice  

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The main goal of the IceCube Deep Core Array is to search for neutrinos of astrophysical origins. Atmospheric neutrinos are commonly considered as a background for these searches. We show here that cascade measurements in the Ice Cube Deep Core Array can provide strong evidence for tau neutrino appearance in atmospheric neutrino oscillations. A careful study of these tau neutrinos is crucial, since they constitute an irreducible background for astrophysical neutrino detection.

Gerardo Giordano; Olga Mena; Irina Mocioiu

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

407

Atomic ionization of germanium due to neutrino magnetic moments  

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An ab initio calculation of atomic ionization of germanium (Ge) by neutrinos was carried out in the framework of multiconfiguration relativistic random phase approximation. The main goal is to provide a more accurate cross section formula than the conventional one, which is based on the free electron approximation, for searches of neutrino magnetic moments with Ge detectors whose threshold is reaching down to the sub-keV regime. Limits derived with both methods are compared, using reactor neutrino data taken with low threshold germanium detectors.

Jiunn-Wei Chen; Hsin-Chang Chi; Keh-Ning Huang; C. -P. Liu; Hao-Tse Shiao; Lakhwinder Singh; Henry T. Wong; Chih-Liang Wu; Chih-Pan Wu

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

408

Neutrino dark matter candidate in fourth generation scenarios  

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We overview the constraints on the 4th-generation neutrino dark matter candidate and investigate a possible way to make it a viable dark matter candidate. Given the LEP constraints tell us that the 4th-generation neutrino has to be rather heavy (> M_Z/2), in sharp contrast to the other three neutrinos, the underlying nature of the 4th-generation neutrino is expected to be different. We suggest that an additional gauge symmetry B-4L_4 distinguishes it from the Standard Model's three lighter neutrinos and this also facilitates promotion of the 4th-generation predominantly right-handed neutrino to a good cold dark matter candidate. It provides distinguishable predictions for the dark matter direct detection and the Large Hadron Collider experiments.

Hye-Sung Lee; Zuowei Liu; Amarjit Soni

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

409

BNL | Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment  

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halls buried beneath the adjacent hills house a total of six detectors, shielded by the earth from disruptive cosmic rays. The cylindrical antineutrino detectors are also...

410

Low Energy Solar Neutrinos and Spin Flavour Precession  

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The possibility that the Gallium data effectively indicates a time modulation of the solar active neutrino flux in possible connection to solar activity is examined on the light of spin flavour precession to sterile neutrinos as a subdominant process in addition to oscillations. We distinguish two sets of Gallium data, relating them to high and low solar activity. Such modulation affects principally the low energy neutrinos ($pp$ and $^7 Be$) so that the effect, if it exists, will become most clear in the forthcoming Borexino and LENS experiments and will provide evidence for a neutrino magnetic moment. Using a model previously developed, we perform two separate fits in relation to low and high activity periods to all solar neutrino data. These fits include the very recent charged current spectrum from the SNO experiment. We also derive the model predictions for Borexino and LENS experiments.

Bhag C. Chauhan; Joao Pulido; R. S. Raghavan

2005-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

411

On the Resonant Spin Flavor Precession of the Neutrino in the Sun  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work deals with the possible solution of the solar neutrino problem in the framework of the resonant neutrino spin-flavor precession scenario. The event rate results from the solar neutrino experiments as well as the recoil electron energy spectrum from SuperKamiokande are used to constrain the free parameters of the neutrino in this model. We consider two kinds of magnetic profiles inside the sun. For both cases, a static and a twisting field are discussed.

Y. Tayalati; J. Derkaoui

1999-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

412

Analysis of the thorium axial blanket experiments in the proteus reactor  

SciTech Connect

Detailed analysis has been completed for the ThO/sub 2/ and Th-metal axial blanket experiments performed at the Swiss PROTEUS critical facility in order to compare reaction rates and neutron spectra measured in prototypic GCFR configurations with calculated results. The PROTEUS configurations allowed the analysis of infinitely dilute thorium data in a PuO/sub 2//UO/sub 2/ fast lattice spectrum at core center as well as the analysis of resonance self-shielding effects in the thorium-bearing axial blankets. These comparisons indicate that significant deficiencies still exist in the latest evaluated infinitely dilute thorium data file. Specifically, the analysis showed that the /sup 232/Th capture is underpredicted by ENDF/B-IV data, and the discrepancies are further exaggerated by ENDF/B-V data. On the other hand, ENDF/B-V /sup 232/Th fission data appear to be significantly improved relative to ENDF/B-IV data, while discrepancies are extremely large for the (n,2n) process in both data files. Finally, the (n,n') cross sections for thorium also appear improved in ENDF/B-V, except for a small energy range just above the 50 keV threshold. Therefore, these combined data deficiencies suggest that relatively large uncertainties should be associated with many of the results obtained from recent fast reactor alternate fuel cycle analyses. 38 figures, 12 tables.

White, J.R.; Ingersoll, D.T.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Large Extra Dimensions, Sterile Neutrinos and Solar Neutrino Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar, atmospheric, and LSND neutrino oscillation results require a light sterile neutrino, {nu}{sub B} , which can exist in the bulk of extra dimensions. Solar {nu}{sub e} , confined to the brane, can oscillate in the vacuum to the zero mode of {nu}{sub B} and via successive Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein transitions to Kaluza-Klein states of {nu}{sub B} . This new way to fit solar data is provided by both low and intermediate string scale models. From average rates seen in the three types of solar experiments, the Super-Kamiokande spectrum is predicted with 73% probability, but dips characteristic of the 0.06 mm extra dimension should be seen in the SNO spectrum.

Caldwell, D. O.; Mohapatra, R. N.; Yellin, S. J.

2001-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

414

Neutrinos from Gamma Ray Bursts  

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We show that the detection of neutrinos from a typical gamma ray burst requires a kilometer-scale detector. We argue that large bursts should be visible with the neutrino telescopes under construction. We emphasize the 3 techniques by which neutrino telescopes can perform this search: by triggering on i) bursts of muons from muon neutrinos, ii) muons from air cascades initiated by high energy gamma rays and iii) showers made by relatively low energy ($\\simeq 100\\,\\mev$) electron neutrinos. Timing of neutrino-photon coincidences may yield a measurement of the neutrino mass to order $10^{-5}$~eV, an interesting range in light of the solar neutrino anomaly.

F. Halzen; G. Jaczko

1996-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

415

Measuring neutrino oscillation parameters using $\  

SciTech Connect

MINOS is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. It consists of two large steel-scintillator tracking calorimeters. The near detector is situated at Fermilab, close to the production point of the NuMI muon-neutrino beam. The far detector is 735 km away, 716m underground in the Soudan mine, Northern Minnesota. The primary purpose of the MINOS experiment is to make precise measurements of the 'atmospheric' neutrino oscillation parameters ({Delta}m{sub atm}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub atm}). The oscillation signal consists of an energy-dependent deficit of {nu}{sub {mu}} interactions in the far detector. The near detector is used to characterize the properties of the beam before oscillations develop. The two-detector design allows many potential sources of systematic error in the far detector to be mitigated by the near detector observations. This thesis describes the details of the {nu}{sub {mu}}-disappearance analysis, and presents a new technique to estimate the hadronic energy of neutrino interactions. This estimator achieves a significant improvement in the energy resolution of the neutrino spectrum, and in the sensitivity of the neutrino oscillation fit. The systematic uncertainty on the hadronic energy scale was re-evaluated and found to be comparable to that of the energy estimator previously in use. The best-fit oscillation parameters of the {nu}{sub {mu}}-disappearance analysis, incorporating this new estimator were: {Delta}m{sup 2} = 2.32{sub -0.08}{sup +0.12} x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}, sin {sup 2} 2{theta} > 0.90 (90% C.L.). A similar analysis, using data from a period of running where the NuMI beam was operated in a configuration producing a predominantly {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} beam, yielded somewhat different best-fit parameters {Delta}{bar m}{sup 2} = (3.36{sub -0.40}{sup +0.46}(stat.) {+-} 0.06(syst.)) x 10{sup -3}eV{sup 2}, sin{sup 2} 2{bar {theta}} = 0.86{sub -0.12}{sup _0.11}(stat.) {+-} 0.01(syst.). The tension between these results is intriguing, and additional antineutrino data is currently being taken in order to further investigate this apparent discrepancy.

Backhouse, Christopher James; /Oxford U.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Neutrino Factory Feasibility Study  

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Witherell's Letter (Postscript) Final Version of the Neutrino Source Study Report (PDF) Organization Chart (Postscript) Two Day Meeting at Fermilab on February 15-16, 2000...

417

Phenomenology of neutrino oscillations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

see that the statistical uncertainty is the least for the super-Kamioka (SK) water Cerenkov detector, which is thus presaging the era of precision neutrino physics.

418

Exploring new features of neutrino oscillations with very low energy monoenergetic neutrinos  

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In the present work we propose to study neutrino oscillations employing sources of monoenergetic neutrinos following electron capture by the nucleus. Since the neutrino energy is very low the smaller of the two oscillation lengths, L23, appearing in this electronic neutrino disappearance experiment can be so small that the full oscillation can take place inside the detector and one may determine very accurately the neutrino oscillation parameters. Since in this case the oscillation probability is proportional to theta13, one can measure or set a better limit on the unknown parameter theta13. This is quite important, since, if this mixing angle vanishes, there is not going to be CP violation in the leptonic sector. The best way to detect it is by measuring electron recoils in neutrino-electron scattering. One, however, has to pay the price that the expected counting rates are very small. Thus one needs a very intensive neutrino source and a large detector with as low as possible energy threshold and high energy and position resolution. Both spherical gaseous and cylindrical liquid detectors are studied. Different source candidates are considered.

J. D. Vergados; Yu. N. Novikov

2010-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

419

LongBaseline Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics Institute for Nuclear Theory Summer Program 2010  

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LongBaseline Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics Institute for Nuclear Theory Summer Program 2010 for Nuclear Theory Summer Program 2010 Robert J. Wilson 8/11/2010Page 2 Wednesday August 11th Session 6 PWG C520 14:00 Solar, Geo, and Reactor Neutrinos N. Tolich (Washington) 14:30 Q&A Guests/PWG Session 8

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

420

Addendum: The SNO Solar Neutrino Data, Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay and Neutrino Mass Spectrum  

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We update our earlier study in [1], which was inspired by the 2002 SNO data, on the implications of the results of the solar neutrino experiments for the predictions of the effective Majorana mass in neutrinoless double beta-decay, ||. We obtain predictions for || using the values of the neutrino oscillation parameters, obtained in the analyzes of the presently available solar neutrino data, including the just published data from the salt phase of the SNO experiment, the atmospheric neutrino and CHOOZ data and the first data from the KamLAND experiment. The main conclusion reached in ref. [1] of the existence of significant lower bounds on || in the cases of neutrino mass spectrum of inverted hierarchical (IH) and quasi-degenerate (QD) type is strongly reinforced by fact that combined solar neutrino data i) exclude the possibility of cos(2 \\theta_\\odot)=0 at more than 5 s.d., ii) determine as a best fit value cos(2 \\theta_\\odot)=0.40, and ii) imply at 95% C.L. that cos(2 \\theta_\\odot) \\geq 0.22, \\theta_\\odot being the solar neutrino mixing angle. For the IH and QD spectra we get using, e.g., the 90% C.L. allowed ranges of values of the oscillation parameters, || \\geq 0.010 eV and || \\geq 0.043 eV, respectively. We also comment on the possibility to get information on the neutrino mass spectrum and on the CP-violation in the lepton sector due to Majorana CP-violating phases.

S. Pascoli; S. T. Petcov

2003-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Geometric gravitational origin of neutrino oscillations and mass-energy  

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A mass-energy scale for neutrinos was calculated from the null cone curvature using geometric concepts. The scale is variable depending on the gravitational potential and the trajectory inclination with respect to the field direction. The mass-energy at the Earth surface varies from a horizontal value 0.402 eV to a vertical value 0.569 eV. Earth spinor waves with winding numbers n show squared energy differences within ranges from 2.05 x 10*(-3) to 4.10 x 10*(-3) eV*2 for n=0,1 neutrinos and from 3.89 x 10*(-5) to 7.79 x 10*(-5) eV*2 for n=1,2 neutrinos. These waves interfere and the different phase velocities produce neutrino-like oscillations. The experimental results for atmospheric and solar neutrino oscillation mass parameters respectivelly fall within these theoretical ranges. Neutrinos in outer space, where interactions may be neglected, appear as particles travelling with zero mass on null geodesics. These gravitational curvature energies are consistent with neutrino oscillations, zero neutrino rest masses and Einstein's General Relativity and energy mass equivalence principle. When analyzing or averaging experimental neutrino mass-energy results of different experiments on the Earth it is of interest to consider the possible influence of the trajectory inclination angle.

Gustavo R. Gonzalez-Martin

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

422

The particle world - neutrinos | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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What are neutrinos telling us? What are neutrinos telling us? NuMI/MINOS NuMI is a facility at Fermilab that produces an intense beam of neutrinos for MINOS, an experiment that promises to unlock the many secrets of this most mysterious particle. (Credit: Fermilab) Tools for a scientific revolution The discovery that neutrinos have mass opens a window on physics beyond the Standard Model. The Standard Model cannot accommodate neutrino masses without the introduction of new particles, which themselves raise new questions. In fact, the size of the neutrino masses is consistent with expectations from unified theories that require the new particles for the unification itself. The most pressing question about neutrinos involves how many different kinds there are. Results from the Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector

423

Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability...  

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Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Milestone Report on Materials and Machining of Specimens for the ATR-2 Experiment Reactor Pressure...

424

Prediction of the reactor antineutrino flux for the Double Chooz experiment  

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This thesis benchmarks the deterministic lattice code, DRAGON, against data, and then applies this code to make a prediction for the antineutrino flux from the Chooz BI and B2 reactors. Data from the destructive assay of ...

Jones, Christopher LaDon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Conceptual Design of Molten Salt Loop Experiment for MIT Research Reactor  

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Molten salt is a promising coolant candidate for Advanced High Temperature Reactor (AHTR) Gen-IV designs. The low neutron absorption, high thermal capacity, chemical inertness, and high boiling point at low pressure of ...

Bean, Malcolm K.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Monte Carlo Neutrino Oscillations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We demonstrate that the effects of matter upon neutrino propagation may be recast as the scattering of the initial neutrino wavefunction. Exchanging the differential, Schrodinger equation for an integral equation for the scattering matrix S permits a Monte Carlo method for the computation of S that removes many of the numerical difficulties associated with direct integration techniques.

James P. Kneller; Gail C. McLaughlin

2005-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

427

Neutrino Counter Nuclear Weapon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Radiations produced by neutrino-antineutrino annihilation at the Z0 pole can be used to heat up the primary stage of a thermonuclear warhead and can in principle detonate the device remotely. Neutrino-antineutrino annihilation can also be used as a tactical assault weapon to target hideouts that are unreachable by conventional means.

Alfred Tang

2008-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

428

Determining the Octant of $?_{23}$ with PINGU, T2K, NOvA and Reactor Data  

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We explore the prospects of determining the octant of $\\theta_{23}$ with atmospheric neutrinos at PINGU. We study in detail the impact of energy and angle resolutions of the neutrino on the octant sensitivity. We show that the systematic uncertainties on the atmospheric neutrino flux predictions, especially the ones which affect the energy and zenith angle spectrum of the neutrinos, make a rather drastic reduction of the sensitivity of PINGU. We also study the prospects of measuring the octant of $\\theta_{23}$ in the long baseline experiments T2K and NOvA in conjunction with the reactor experiments. We study this for two configurations of NOvA and T2K and make a comparative analysis of them. From just 3 years of PINGU data, the octant could be determined at more than $3\\sigma$ C.L. for $sin^2\\theta_{23}0.586$ if we add the reactor data and if normal hierarchy is true. On addition of the data from T2K and NOvA, the sensitivity improves so that the octant could be determined at the $4\\sigma$ C.L. for $sin^2\\theta_{23}0.586$ if normal hierarchy is true. Even a $5\\sigma$ significance for the right octant can be achieved if $sin^2\\theta_{23}0.585$ from the combined data set for this case.

Sandhya Choubey; Anushree Ghosh

2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

429

Solar Neutrino Physics  

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With its heavy water target, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) offers the unique opportunity to measure both the 8B flux of electron neutrinos from the Sun and, independently, the flux of all active neutrino species reaching the Earth. A model-independent test of the hypothesis that neutrino oscillations are responsible for the observed solar neutrino deficit can be made by comparing the charged-current (CC) and neutral-current (NC) rates. This LDRD proposal supported the research and development necessary for an assessment of backgrounds and performance of the SNO detector and the ability to extract the NC/CC-Ratio. Particular emphasis is put upon the criteria for deployment and signal extraction from a discrete NC detector array based upon ultra-low background 3He proportional counters.

Bowles, T.J.; Brice, S.J.; Esch, E.-I.; Fowler, M.M.; Goldschmidt, A.; Hime, A.; McGirt, F.; Miller, G.G.; Thornewell, P.M.; Wilhelmy, J.B.; Wouters, J.M.

1999-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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STANDARD PHYSICS SOLUTION TO THE SOLAR NEUTRINO PROBLEM?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The 8 B solar neutrino flux predicted by the standard solar model (SSM) is consistent within the theoretical and experimental uncertainties with that observed at Kamiokande. The Gallium and Chlorine solar neutrino experiments, however, seem to imply that the 7 Be solar neutrino flux is strongly suppressed compared with that predicted by the SSM. If the 7 Be solar neutrino flux is suppressed, still it can be due to astrophysical effects not included in the simplistic SSM. Such effects include short term fluctuations or periodic variation of the temperature in the solar core, rotational mixing of 3 He in the solar core, and dense plasma effects which may strongly enhance p-capture by 7 Be relative to e-capture. The new generation of solar observations which already look non stop deep into the sun, like Superkamiokande through neutrinos, and SOHO and GONG through acoustic waves, may point at the correct solution. Only Superkamiokande and/or future solar neutrino experiments, such as SNO, BOREXINO and HELLAZ, will be able to find out whether the solar neutrino problem is caused by neutrino properties beyond the minimal standard electroweak model or whether it is just a problem of the too simplistic standard solar model. 1 1

Arnon Dar

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Octahedral Symmetry with Geometrical Breaking: New Prediction for Neutrino Mixing Angle theta_{13} and CP Violation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose octahedral group O_h as the family symmetry of neutrino-lepton sector, with subgroups Z_2(mu-tau) x Z_2(solar) and Z_4^l as the residual symmetries of neutrinos and charged leptons, respectively. We find that O_h is a minimal group which contains the subgroups Z_2(mu-tau) x Z_2(solar) and Z_4^l for realizing the bimaximal mixings theta_{23} = theta_{12} = 45^o. We present geometric interpretations of O_h and its residual symmetries, and further construct a natural geometrical breaking of Z_4^l. Our theory makes truly simple new predictions of a relatively large reactor angle, theta_{13} = 45^o - theta_{12} = 7.9^o - 14.0^o (3 sigma), the maximal atmospheric angle theta_{23} = 45^o, and the maximal Dirac CP violation delta_D = +-90^o. These agree well with the current neutrino data, and will be further probed by the on-going and upcoming oscillation experiments.

He, Hong-Jian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Octahedral Symmetry with Geometrical Breaking: New Prediction for Neutrino Mixing Angle theta_{13} and CP Violation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose octahedral group O_h as the family symmetry of neutrino-lepton sector. We find that O_h contains subgroups Z_2(mu-tau) x Z_2(solar) and Z_4^l for realizing the bimaximal (BM) mixings, theta_{23} = theta_{12} = 45^o and theta_{13}=0^o, where Z_2(mu-tau) x Z_2(solar) and Z_4^l serve as the residual symmetries of neutrinos and charged leptons, respectively. We present geometric interpretations of BM mixing in the octahedron, and construct natural geometrical breaking of Z_4^l, leading to nontrivial deviations from the BM mixings. Our theory makes truly simple predictions of a relatively large reactor angle, theta_{13} = 45^o - theta_{12} = 7.5^o - 13.7^o (3 sigma), the nearly maximal atmospheric angle and the approximate maximal Dirac CP violation. These agree well with the current neutrino data, and will be further probed by the on-going and upcoming oscillation experiments.

Hong-Jian He; Xun-Jie Xu

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Analysis of Solar Neutrino Oscillations Including SNO CC Measurement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For active and sterile neutrinos, we present the globally allowed solutions for two neutrino oscillations. We include the SNO CC measurement and all other relevant solar neutrino and reactor data. Five active neutrino oscillation solutions (LMA, LOW, SMA, VAC, and Just So2) are currently allowed at 3 sigma; three sterile neutrino solutions (Just So2, SMA, and VAC) are allowed at 3 sigma. The goodness of fit is satisfactory for all eight solutions. We also investigate the robustness of the allowed solutions by carrying out global analyses with and without: 1) imposing solar model constraints on the 8B neutrino flux, 2) including the Super-Kamiokande spectral energy distribution and day-night data, 3) including a continuous mixture of active and sterile neutrinos, 4) using an enhanced CC cross section for deuterium (due to radiative corrections), and 5) a optimistic, hypothetical reduction by a factor of three of the error of the SNO CC rate. For every analysis strategy used in this paper, the most favored solutions all involve l