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Title: First Measurement of θ13 From Delayed Neutron Capture on Hydrogen in the Double Chooz Experiment

Abstract

The Double Chooz experiment has determined the value of the neutrino oscillation parameter θ13 from an analysis of inverse beta decay interactions with neutron capture on hydrogen. The analysis presented here uses a three times larger fiducial volume than the standard Double Chooz assessment, which is restricted to a region doped with gadolinium (Gd), yielding an exposure of 113.1 GW-ton-years. The data sample used in this analysis is distinct from that of the Gd analysis, and the systematic uncertainties are also largely independent, with some exceptions, such as the reactor neutrino flux prediction. A combined rate- and energy-dependent fit finds sin213 = 0.097±0.034(stat.)±0.034(syst.), excluding the no-oscillation hypothesis at 2.0σ. This result is consistent with previous measurements of sin213.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC)
Contributing Org.:
Double Chooz Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1454555
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0000979
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 723; Journal Issue: 1-3; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Abe, Y., Aberle, C., dos Anjos, J. C., 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-Anadón, J. I., Crum, K., Cucoanes, A., Damon, E., Dawson, J. V., Dazeley, S., Dietrich, D., Djurcic, Z., Dracos, M., Durand, V., Ebert, J., Efremenko, Y., Elnimr, M., Erickson, A., Etenko, A., Fallot, M., Fechner, M., von Feilitzsch, F., Felde, J., Fernandes, S. M., Fischer, V., Franco, D., Franke, A. J., Franke, M., Furuta, H., Gama, R., Gil-Botella, I., Giot, L., Göger-Neff, M., Gonzalez, L. F. G., Goodenough, L., Goodman, M. C., Goon, J. TM., Greiner, D., Haag, N., Habib, S., 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., Konno, T., Kryn, D., Kuze, M., Lachenmaier, T., Lane, C. E., Langbrandtner, C., Lasserre, T., Letourneau, A., Lhuillier, D., Lima, H. P., Lindner, M., López-Castaño, 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., Meyer, M., 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., Pronost, G., Reichenbacher, J., Reinhold, B., Remoto, A., Röhling, M., Roncin, R., Roth, S., Rybolt, B., Sakamoto, Y., Santorelli, R., Sato, F., Schönert, 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., Stüken, A., Suekane, F., Sukhotin, S., Sumiyoshi, T., Sun, Y., Svoboda, R., Terao, K., Tonazzo, A., Toups, M., Trinh Thi, H. H., Valdiviesso, G., Veyssiere, C., Wagner, S., Watanabe, H., White, B., Wiebusch, C., Winslow, L., Worcester, M., Wurm, M., Yermia, F., and Zimmer, V. First Measurement of θ13 From Delayed Neutron Capture on Hydrogen in the Double Chooz Experiment. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.050.
Abe, Y., Aberle, C., dos Anjos, J. C., 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-Anadón, J. I., Crum, K., Cucoanes, A., Damon, E., Dawson, J. V., Dazeley, S., Dietrich, D., Djurcic, Z., Dracos, M., Durand, V., Ebert, J., Efremenko, Y., Elnimr, M., Erickson, A., Etenko, A., Fallot, M., Fechner, M., von Feilitzsch, F., Felde, J., Fernandes, S. M., Fischer, V., Franco, D., Franke, A. J., Franke, M., Furuta, H., Gama, R., Gil-Botella, I., Giot, L., Göger-Neff, M., Gonzalez, L. F. G., Goodenough, L., Goodman, M. C., Goon, J. TM., Greiner, D., Haag, N., Habib, S., 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., Konno, T., Kryn, D., Kuze, M., Lachenmaier, T., Lane, C. E., Langbrandtner, C., Lasserre, T., Letourneau, A., Lhuillier, D., Lima, H. P., Lindner, M., López-Castaño, 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., Meyer, M., 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., Pronost, G., Reichenbacher, J., Reinhold, B., Remoto, A., Röhling, M., Roncin, R., Roth, S., Rybolt, B., Sakamoto, Y., Santorelli, R., Sato, F., Schönert, 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., Stüken, A., Suekane, F., Sukhotin, S., Sumiyoshi, T., Sun, Y., Svoboda, R., Terao, K., Tonazzo, A., Toups, M., Trinh Thi, H. H., Valdiviesso, G., Veyssiere, C., Wagner, S., Watanabe, H., White, B., Wiebusch, C., Winslow, L., Worcester, M., Wurm, M., Yermia, F., & Zimmer, V. First Measurement of θ13 From Delayed Neutron Capture on Hydrogen in the Double Chooz Experiment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.050.
Abe, Y., Aberle, C., dos Anjos, J. C., 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-Anadón, J. I., Crum, K., Cucoanes, A., Damon, E., Dawson, J. V., Dazeley, S., Dietrich, D., Djurcic, Z., Dracos, M., Durand, V., Ebert, J., Efremenko, Y., Elnimr, M., Erickson, A., Etenko, A., Fallot, M., Fechner, M., von Feilitzsch, F., Felde, J., Fernandes, S. M., Fischer, V., Franco, D., Franke, A. J., Franke, M., Furuta, H., Gama, R., Gil-Botella, I., Giot, L., Göger-Neff, M., Gonzalez, L. F. G., Goodenough, L., Goodman, M. C., Goon, J. TM., Greiner, D., Haag, N., Habib, S., 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., Konno, T., Kryn, D., Kuze, M., Lachenmaier, T., Lane, C. E., Langbrandtner, C., Lasserre, T., Letourneau, A., Lhuillier, D., Lima, H. P., Lindner, M., López-Castaño, 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., Meyer, M., 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., Pronost, G., Reichenbacher, J., Reinhold, B., Remoto, A., Röhling, M., Roncin, R., Roth, S., Rybolt, B., Sakamoto, Y., Santorelli, R., Sato, F., Schönert, 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., Stüken, A., Suekane, F., Sukhotin, S., Sumiyoshi, T., Sun, Y., Svoboda, R., Terao, K., Tonazzo, A., Toups, M., Trinh Thi, H. H., Valdiviesso, G., Veyssiere, C., Wagner, S., Watanabe, H., White, B., Wiebusch, C., Winslow, L., Worcester, M., Wurm, M., Yermia, F., and Zimmer, V. Sat . "First Measurement of θ13 From Delayed Neutron Capture on Hydrogen in the Double Chooz Experiment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.050. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1454555.
@article{osti_1454555,
title = {First Measurement of θ13 From Delayed Neutron Capture on Hydrogen in the Double Chooz Experiment},
author = {Abe, Y. and Aberle, C. and dos Anjos, J. C. and Barriere, J. C. and Bergevin, M. and Bernstein, A. and Bezerra, T. J. C. and Bezrukhov, L. and Blucher, E. and Bowden, N. S. and Buck, C. and Busenitz, J. and Cabrera, A. and Caden, E. and Camilleri, L. and Carr, R. and Cerrada, M. and Chang, P. -J. and Chimenti, P. and Classen, T. and Collin, A. P. and Conover, E. and Conrad, J. M. and Crespo-Anadón, J. I. and Crum, K. and Cucoanes, A. and Damon, E. and Dawson, J. V. and Dazeley, S. and Dietrich, D. and Djurcic, Z. and Dracos, M. and Durand, V. and Ebert, J. and Efremenko, Y. and Elnimr, M. and Erickson, A. and Etenko, A. and Fallot, M. and Fechner, M. and von Feilitzsch, F. and Felde, J. and Fernandes, S. M. and Fischer, V. and Franco, D. and Franke, A. J. and Franke, M. and Furuta, H. and Gama, R. and Gil-Botella, I. and Giot, L. and Göger-Neff, M. and Gonzalez, L. F. G. and Goodenough, L. and Goodman, M. C. and Goon, J. TM. and Greiner, D. and Haag, N. and Habib, S. and Hagner, C. and Hara, T. and Hartmann, F. X. and Haser, J. and Hatzikoutelis, A. and Hayakawa, T. and Hofmann, M. and Horton-Smith, G. A. and Hourlier, A. and Ishitsuka, M. and Jochum, J. and Jollet, C. and Jones, C. L. and Kaether, F. and Kalousis, L. N. and Kamyshkov, Y. and Kaplan, D. M. and Kawasaki, T. and Keefer, G. and Kemp, E. and de Kerret, H. and Konno, T. and Kryn, D. and Kuze, M. and Lachenmaier, T. and Lane, C. E. and Langbrandtner, C. and Lasserre, T. and Letourneau, A. and Lhuillier, D. and Lima, H. P. and Lindner, M. and López-Castaño, J. M. and LoSecco, J. M. and Lubsandorzhiev, B. K. and Lucht, S. and McKee, D. and Maeda, J. and Maesano, C. N. and Mariani, C. and Maricic, J. and Martino, J. and Matsubara, T. and Mention, G. and Meregaglia, A. and Meyer, M. and Miletic, T. and Milincic, R. and Miyata, H. and Mueller, Th. A. and Nagasaka, Y. and Nakajima, K. and Novella, P. and Obolensky, M. and Oberauer, L. and Onillon, A. and Osborn, A. and Ostrovskiy, I. and Palomares, C. and Pepe, I. M. and Perasso, S. and Perrin, P. and Pfahler, P. and Porta, A. and Potzel, W. and Pronost, G. and Reichenbacher, J. and Reinhold, B. and Remoto, A. and Röhling, M. and Roncin, R. and Roth, S. and Rybolt, B. and Sakamoto, Y. and Santorelli, R. and Sato, F. and Schönert, S. and Schoppmann, S. and Schwetz, T. and Shaevitz, M. H. and Shimojima, S. and Shrestha, D. and Sida, J. -L. and Sinev, V. and Skorokhvatov, M. and Smith, E. and Spitz, J. and Stahl, A. and Stancu, I. and Stokes, L. F. F. and Strait, M. and Stüken, A. and Suekane, F. and Sukhotin, S. and Sumiyoshi, T. and Sun, Y. and Svoboda, R. and Terao, K. and Tonazzo, A. and Toups, M. and Trinh Thi, H. H. and Valdiviesso, G. and Veyssiere, C. and Wagner, S. and Watanabe, H. and White, B. and Wiebusch, C. and Winslow, L. and Worcester, M. and Wurm, M. and Yermia, F. and Zimmer, V.},
abstractNote = {The Double Chooz experiment has determined the value of the neutrino oscillation parameter θ13 from an analysis of inverse beta decay interactions with neutron capture on hydrogen. The analysis presented here uses a three times larger fiducial volume than the standard Double Chooz assessment, which is restricted to a region doped with gadolinium (Gd), yielding an exposure of 113.1 GW-ton-years. The data sample used in this analysis is distinct from that of the Gd analysis, and the systematic uncertainties are also largely independent, with some exceptions, such as the reactor neutrino flux prediction. A combined rate- and energy-dependent fit finds sin22θ13 = 0.097±0.034(stat.)±0.034(syst.), excluding the no-oscillation hypothesis at 2.0σ. This result is consistent with previous measurements of sin22θ13.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.050},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = 1-3,
volume = 723,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {4}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: (Color online) Stacked histogram showing the prompt energy spectrum of neutrino candidates without background subtraction (black data points with statistical error bars). The red (grey) line is the best fit oscillation hypothesis. Also shown are contributions from accidentals (blue cross-hatched), 9Li (green vertical lines), fast neutrons (purple diagonalmore » lines), and correlated light noise (or- ange horizontal lines).« less

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