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Title: Yale High Energy Physics Research: Precision Studies of Reactor Antineutrinos

This report presents experimental research at the intensity frontier of particle physics with particular focus on the study of reactor antineutrinos and the precision measurement of neutrino oscillations. The experimental neutrino physics group of Professor Heeger and Senior Scientist Band at Yale University has had leading responsibilities in the construction and operation of the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment and made critical contributions to the discovery of non-zero$$\theta_{13}$$. Heeger and Band led the Daya Bay detector management team and are now overseeing the operations of the antineutrino detectors. Postdoctoral researchers and students in this group have made leading contributions to the Daya Bay analysis including the prediction of the reactor antineutrino flux and spectrum, the analysis of the oscillation signal, and the precision determination of the target mass yielding unprecedented precision in the relative detector uncertainty. Heeger's group is now leading an R\&D effort towards a short-baseline oscillation experiment, called PROSPECT, at a US research reactor and the development of antineutrino detectors with advanced background discrimination.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1156600
Report Number(s):
DOE-Yale--0011068
TRN: US1500393
DOE Contract Number:
SC0011068
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTINEUTRINOS; DAYA BAY-1 REACTOR; ACCURACY; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; FORECASTING; MASS; SIGNALS; SPECTRA; RADIATION FLUX; DATA ANALYSIS; NEUTRINO DETECTION; DATA COVARIANCES reactor neutrinos, neutrino oscillations, nuclear reactors, Daya Bay, PROSPECT