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Title: Reactor antineutrino oscillations at Super-Kamiokande

Abstract

SuperKamiokande (SK) doped with gadolinium has the capability to efficiently identify electron-antineutrinos through inverse beta-decay. Given the size of SK and the number of nuclear reactors in its vicinity, we argue that SK can observe the oscillations of reactor antineutrinos driven by the so-called solar mass-squared difference Δm2/12 . After only one year of data taking, we estimate that SK can measure Δm2/12 with enough precision to help inform the current small tension between existing results from KamLAND and solar neutrino experiments.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1658985
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1633746
Report Number(s):
arXiv:2006.01155; NUHEP-TH-20-03; FERMILAB-PUB-20-222-T
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; S0370269320305542; 135751; PII: S0370269320305542
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0010143; AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physics Letters B Journal Volume: 809 Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

de Gouvêa, André, and Martinez-Soler, Ivan. Reactor antineutrino oscillations at Super-Kamiokande. Netherlands: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135751.
de Gouvêa, André, & Martinez-Soler, Ivan. Reactor antineutrino oscillations at Super-Kamiokande. Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135751
de Gouvêa, André, and Martinez-Soler, Ivan. Thu . "Reactor antineutrino oscillations at Super-Kamiokande". Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135751.
@article{osti_1658985,
title = {Reactor antineutrino oscillations at Super-Kamiokande},
author = {de Gouvêa, André and Martinez-Soler, Ivan},
abstractNote = {SuperKamiokande (SK) doped with gadolinium has the capability to efficiently identify electron-antineutrinos through inverse beta-decay. Given the size of SK and the number of nuclear reactors in its vicinity, we argue that SK can observe the oscillations of reactor antineutrinos driven by the so-called solar mass-squared difference Δm2/12 . After only one year of data taking, we estimate that SK can measure Δm2/12 with enough precision to help inform the current small tension between existing results from KamLAND and solar neutrino experiments.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135751},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = C,
volume = 809,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2020},
month = {10}
}

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135751

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