Neutrino oscillation studies with reactors
Nuclear reactors are one of the most intense, pure, controllable, cost-effective and well-understood sources of neutrinos. Reactors have played a major role in the study of neutrino oscillations, a phenomenon that indicates that neutrinos have mass and that neutrino flavours are quantum mechanical mixtures. Over the past several decades, reactors were used in the discovery of neutrinos, were crucial in solving the solar neutrino puzzle, and allowed the determination of the smallest mixing angle θ13. In the near future, reactors will help to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and to solve the puzzling issue of sterile neutrinos.
- California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Kellog Radiation Lab.
- Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Inst. of High Energy Physics (IHEP)
- Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Grant/Contract Number:
- SC00112704; NSF-1205977
- Accepted Manuscript
- Journal Name:
- Nature Communications
- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
- Nature Publishing Group
- Research Org:
- Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF); National Natural Science Foundation of China
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS neutrino; oscillation; nuclear
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