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

Abstract

Recent experimental results have provided unambiguous evidence that neutrinos have a small but finite mass and mix from one type into another. The phenomenon of neutrino mixing is characterized by the coupling between the neutrino flavor (nu e,mu,tau) and mass eigenstates (nu 1,2,3) and the associated mixing angles. Previous neutrino oscillation experiments have determined two of the three mixing angles in the neutrino mixing matrix, U MNSP. Using multiple neutrino detectors placed at different distances from a nuclear power plant, a future reactor neutrino experiment has the potential to discover and measure the coupling of the electron neutrino flavor to the third mass eigenstate, Ue3, the last undetermined element of the neutrino mixing matrix. In this paper we describe recent efforts in the US towards a next-generation experiment to measure theta13 with reactor neutrinos.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (US)
OSTI Identifier:
834645
Report Number(s):
LBNL-56338
R&D Project: 366256; TRN: US0407294
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5th Workshop on Neutrino Oscillations and Their Origin (NOON2004), Tokyo (JP), 02/11/2004--02/15/2004; Other Information: PBD: 12 Sep 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCURACY; EIGENSTATES; ELECTRON NEUTRINOS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; ORIGIN; REACTOR NEUTRINO THETA13 NEUTRINO OSCILLATION

Citation Formats

Heeger, Karsten M. Towards a precision measurement of theta13 with reactor neutrinos: Initiatives in the United States. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Heeger, Karsten M. Towards a precision measurement of theta13 with reactor neutrinos: Initiatives in the United States. United States.
Heeger, Karsten M. Sun . "Towards a precision measurement of theta13 with reactor neutrinos: Initiatives in the United States". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/834645.
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abstractNote = {Recent experimental results have provided unambiguous evidence that neutrinos have a small but finite mass and mix from one type into another. The phenomenon of neutrino mixing is characterized by the coupling between the neutrino flavor (nu e,mu,tau) and mass eigenstates (nu 1,2,3) and the associated mixing angles. Previous neutrino oscillation experiments have determined two of the three mixing angles in the neutrino mixing matrix, U MNSP. Using multiple neutrino detectors placed at different distances from a nuclear power plant, a future reactor neutrino experiment has the potential to discover and measure the coupling of the electron neutrino flavor to the third mass eigenstate, Ue3, the last undetermined element of the neutrino mixing matrix. In this paper we describe recent efforts in the US towards a next-generation experiment to measure theta13 with reactor neutrinos.},
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year = {Sun Sep 12 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
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