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Assembly and Installation of the Daya Bay Antineutrino Detectors

Band, H. R. and Carr, R. and Dwyer, D. A. and Liu, J. L. and McKeown, R. D. and Qian, X. and Tsang, R. H. M. and Wu, F. F. (2013) Assembly and Installation of the Daya Bay Antineutrino Detectors. Journal of Instrumentation, 8 (11). Art. No. T11006. ISSN 1748-0221. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140218-110246364

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Abstract

The Daya Bay reactor antineutrino experiment is designed to make a precision measurement of the neutrino mixing angle θ_(13), and recently made the definitive discovery of its non-zero value. It utilizes a set of eight, functionally identical antineutrino detectors to measure the reactor flux and spectrum at baselines of ~ 300–2000 m from the Daya Bay and Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plants. The Daya Bay antineutrino detectors were built in an above-ground facility and deployed side-by-side at three underground experimental sites near and far from the nuclear reactors. This configuration allows the experiment to make a precision measurement of reactor antineutrino disappearance over km-long baselines and reduces relative systematic uncertainties between detectors and nuclear reactors. This paper describes the assembly and installation of the Daya Bay antineutrino detectors.


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http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-0221/8/11/T11006/PublisherArticle
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/8/11/T11006DOIArticle
http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.1557arXivDiscussion Paper
Additional Information:© 2013 Institute of Physics Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl. Received: September 24, 2013. Accepted: November 4, 2013. Published: November 28, 2013. We would like to thank the U.S. and Chinese technicians who made the timely completion of this experiment possible. This work was supported in part by the DOE Office of Science, High Energy Physics, under contract DE-FG02-95ER40896, the University of Wisconsin, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (Project Nos. CUHK 1/07C and CUHK3/CRF/10), and the focused investment scheme of CUHK.
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Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, High Energy PhysicsDE-FG02-95ER40896
University of WisconsinUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China Research Grants Council CUHK 1/07C
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China Research Grants Council CUHK3/CRF/10
CUHK Focused Investment SchemeUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Large detector systems for particle and astroparticle physics; Neutrino detectors; Detector alignment and calibration methods (lasers, sources, particle-beams)
Classification Code:PACS: 29.40.-n; 85.60.Ha
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Official Citation:Assembly and Installation of the Daya Bay Antineutrino Detectors H R Band et al 2013 JINST 8 T11006
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:18 Feb 2014 19:36
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