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Title: Double Chooz and a history of reactor θ 13 experiments

This is a contribution paper from the Double Chooz (DC) experiment to the special issue of Nuclear Physics B on the topics of neutrino oscillations, celebrating the recent Nobel prize to Profs. T. Kajita and A.B. McDonald. DC is a reactor neutrino experiment which measures the last neutrino mixing angle θ 13. In addition, the DC group presented an indication of disappearance of the reactor neutrinos at a baseline of similar to 1 km for the first time in 2011 and is improving the measurement of θ 13. DC is a pioneering experiment of this research field. In accordance with the nature of this special issue, physics and history of the reactor-θ 13 experiments, as well as the Double Chooz experiment and its neutrino oscillation analyses, are reviewed.
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  1. Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Research Center for Neutrino Science; Toho Univ. Chiba (Japan). Faculty of Science
  2. Univ. de Nantes, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes (France)
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Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 908; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
Research Org:
Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; neutron fission-products; neutrino oscillations; spectra; search; design; pu-239: Double Chooz; neutrino; reactor neutrino; θ13
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OSTI ID: 1285821