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Observation of Electron-Antineutrino Disappearance at Daya Bay

An, F. P. and Boddy, K. and Cai, B. and Carr, R. and Dwyer, D. A. and McKeown, R. D. and Oh, D. and Qian, X. and Tsang, R. H. M. and Wang, W. and Wu, F. F. (2012) Observation of Electron-Antineutrino Disappearance at Daya Bay. Physical Review Letters, 108 (17). art. No. 171803. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120521-073412262

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Abstract

The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has measured a nonzero value for the neutrino mixing angle θ13 with a significance of 5.2 standard deviations. Antineutrinos from six 2.9 GW_(th) reactors were detected in six antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (flux-weighted baseline 470 m and 576 m) and one far (1648 m) underground experimental halls. With a 43 000  ton–GW_(th)–day live-time exposure in 55 days, 10 416 (80 376) electron-antineutrino candidates were detected at the far hall (near halls). The ratio of the observed to expected number of antineutrinos at the far hall is R=0.940± 0.011(stat.)±0.004(syst.). A rate-only analysis finds sin^22θ_(13)=0.092±0.016(stat.)±0.005(syst.) in a three-neutrino framework.


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Additional Information:© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 7 March 2012; published 23 April 2012. The Daya Bay experiment is supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the United States Department of Energy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Guangdong provincial government, the Shenzhen municipal government, the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, Shanghai Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology, the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, University Development Fund of The University of Hong Kong, the MOE program for Research of Excellence at National Taiwan University, National Chiao-Tung University, and NSC fund support from Taiwan, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, the Czech Science Foundation, and the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. We thank Yellow River Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd. and China railway 15th Bureau Group Co., Ltd. for building the underground laboratory. We are grateful for the ongoing cooperation from the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group and China Light & Power Company.
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University Development Fund of The University of Hong KongUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Observation of Electron-Antineutrino Disappearance at Daya Bay F. P. An et al. Published 23 April 2012 (7 pages) 171803
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