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The detector system of the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment

An, F. P. and Carr, R. and McKeown, R. D. and Tsang, R. H. M. and Wu, F. F. (2016) The detector system of the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 811 . pp. 133-161. ISSN 0168-9002.

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The Daya Bay experiment was the first to report simultaneous measurements of reactor antineutrinos at multiple baselines leading to the discovery of ν¯e oscillations over km-baselines. Subsequent data has provided the world׳s most precise measurement of sin^2 2θ_(13) and the effective mass splitting Δm^2_(ee). The experiment is located in Daya Bay, China where the cluster of six nuclear reactors is among the world׳s most prolific sources of electron antineutrinos. Multiple antineutrino detectors are deployed in three underground water pools at different distances from the reactor cores to search for deviations in the antineutrino rate and energy spectrum due to neutrino mixing. Instrumented with photomultiplier tubes, the water pools serve as shielding against natural radioactivity from the surrounding rock and provide efficient muon tagging. Arrays of resistive plate chambers over the top of each pool provide additional muon detection. The antineutrino detectors were specifically designed for measurements of the antineutrino flux with minimal systematic uncertainty. Relative detector efficiencies between the near and far detectors are known to better than 0.2%. With the unblinding of the final two detectors’ baselines and target masses, a complete description and comparison of the eight antineutrino detectors can now be presented. This paper describes the Daya Bay detector systems, consisting of eight antineutrino detectors in three instrumented water pools in three underground halls, and their operation through the first year of eight detector data-taking.

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Additional Information:© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Published by Elsevier B.V. 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 CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Guangdong provincial government, the Shenzhen municipal government, the China General Nuclear Power Group, the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, the MOST fund support from Taiwan, the U.S. National Science Foundation, Yale University, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, the NSFC-RFBR joint research program, the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of Chile. We acknowledge 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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Ministry of Science and Technology (China)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
Guangdong Provincial GovernmentUNSPECIFIED
Shenzhen Municipal GovernmentUNSPECIFIED
China General Nuclear Power GroupUNSPECIFIED
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
Yale UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (Dubna)UNSPECIFIED
Russian Foundation for Basic ResearchUNSPECIFIED
National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (Chile)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Neutrino oscillation; Neutrino mixing; Reactor; Daya Bay
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Official Citation:F.P. An, J.Z. Bai, A.B. Balantekin, H.R. Band, D. Beavis, W. Beriguete, M. Bishai, S. Blyth, R.L. Brown, I. Butorov, D. Cao, G.F. Cao, J. Cao, R. Carr, W.R. Cen, W.T. Chan, Y.L. Chan, J.F. Chang, L.C. Chang, Y. Chang, C. Chasman, H.Y. Chen, H.S. Chen, M.J. Chen, Q.Y. Chen, S.J. Chen, S.M. Chen, X.C. Chen, X.H. Chen, X.S. Chen, Y.X. Chen, Y. Chen, J.H. Cheng, J. Cheng, Y.P. Cheng, J.J. Cherwinka, S. Chidzik, K. Chow, M.C. Chu, J.P. Cummings, J. de Arcos, Z.Y. Deng, X.F. Ding, Y.Y. Ding, M.V. Diwan, L. Dong, J. Dove, E. Draeger, X.F. Du, D.A. Dwyer, W.R. Edwards, S.R. Ely, S.D. Fang, J.Y. Fu, Z.W. Fu, L.Q. Ge, V. Ghazikhanian, R. Gill, J. Goett, M. Gonchar, G.H. Gong, H. Gong, Y.A. Gornushkin, M. Grassi, L.S. Greenler, W.Q. Gu, M.Y. Guan, R.P. Guo, X.H. Guo, R.W. Hackenburg, R.L. Hahn, R. Han, S. Hans, M. He, Q. He, W.S. He, K.M. Heeger, Y.K. Heng, A. Higuera, P. Hinrichs, T.H. Ho, M. Hoff, Y.K. Hor, Y.B. Hsiung, B.Z. Hu, L.M. Hu, L.J. Hu, T. Hu, W. Hu, E.C. Huang, H.Z. Huang, H.X. Huang, P.W. Huang, X. Huang, X.T. Huang, P. Huber, G. Hussain, Z. Isvan, D.E. Jaffe, P. Jaffke, K.L. Jen, S. Jetter, X.P. Ji, X.L. Ji, H.J. Jiang, W.Q. Jiang, J.B. Jiao, R.A. Johnson, J. Joseph, L. Kang, S.H. Kettell, S. Kohn, M. Kramer, K.K. Kwan, M.W. Kwok, T. Kwok, C.Y. Lai, W.C. Lai, W.H. Lai, T.J. Langford, K. Lau, L. Lebanowski, J. Lee, M.K.P. Lee, R.T. Lei, R. Leitner, J.K.C. Leung, C.A. Lewis, B. Li, C. Li, D.J. Li, F. Li, G.S. Li, J. Li, N.Y. Li, Q.J. Li, S.F. Li, S.C. Li, W.D. Li, X.B. Li, X.N. Li, X.Q. Li, Y. Li, Y.F. Li, Z.B. Li, H. Liang, J. Liang, C.J. Lin, G.L. Lin, P.Y. Lin, S.X. Lin, S.K. Lin, Y.C. Lin, J.J. Ling, J.M. Link, L. Littenberg, B.R. Littlejohn, B.J. Liu, C. Liu, D.W. Liu, H. Liu, J.L. Liu, J.C. Liu, S. Liu, S.S. Liu, X. Liu, Y.B. Liu, C. Lu, H.Q. Lu, J.S. Lu, A. Luk, K.B. Luk, T. Luo, X.L. Luo, L.H. Ma, Q.M. Ma, X.Y. Ma, X.B. Ma, Y.Q. Ma, B. Mayes, K.T. McDonald, M.C. McFarlane, R.D. McKeown, Y. Meng, I. Mitchell, D. Mohapatra, J. Monari Kebwaro, J.E. Morgan, Y. Nakajima, J. Napolitano, D. Naumov, E. Naumova, C. Newsom, H.Y. Ngai, W.K. Ngai, Y.B. Nie, Z. Ning, J.P. Ochoa-Ricoux, A. Olshevskiy, A. Pagac, H.-R. Pan, S. Patton, C. Pearson, V. Pec, J.C. Peng, L.E. Piilonen, L. Pinsky, C.S.J. Pun, F.Z. Qi, M. Qi, X. Qian, N. Raper, B. Ren, J. Ren, R. Rosero, B. Roskovec, X.C. Ruan, W.R. Sands III, B. Seilhan, B.B. Shao, K. Shih, W.Y. Song, H. Steiner, P. Stoler, M. Stuart, G.X. Sun, J.L. Sun, N. Tagg, Y.H. Tam, H.K. Tanaka, W. Tang, X. Tang, D. Taychenachev, H. Themann, Y. Torun, S. Trentalange, O. Tsai, K.V. Tsang, R.H.M. Tsang, C.E. Tull, Y.C. Tung, N. Viaux, B. Viren, S. Virostek, V. Vorobel, C.H. Wang, L.S. Wang, L.Y. Wang, L.Z. Wang, M. Wang, N.Y. Wang, R.G. Wang, T. Wang, W. Wang, W.W. Wang, X.T. Wang, X. Wang, Y.F. Wang, Z. Wang, Z. Wang, Z.M. Wang, D.M. Webber, H.Y. Wei, Y.D. Wei, L.J. Wen, D.L. Wenman, K. Whisnant, C.G. White, L. Whitehead, C.A. Whitten Jr., J. Wilhelmi, T. Wise, H.C. Wong, H.L.H. Wong, J. Wong, S.C.F. Wong, E. Worcester, F.F. Wu, Q. Wu, D.M. Xia, J.K. Xia, S.T. Xiang, Q. Xiao, Z.Z. Xing, G. Xu, J.Y. Xu, J.L. Xu, J. Xu, W. Xu, Y. Xu, T. Xue, J. Yan, C.G. Yang, L. Yang, M.S. Yang, M.T. Yang, M. Ye, M. Yeh, Y.S. Yeh, K. Yip, B.L. Young, G.Y. Yu, Z.Y. Yu, S. Zeng, L. Zhan, C. Zhang, F.H. Zhang, H.H. Zhang, J.W. Zhang, K. Zhang, Q.X. Zhang, Q.M. Zhang, S.H. Zhang, X.T. Zhang, Y.C. Zhang, Y.H. Zhang, Y.M. Zhang, Y.X. Zhang, Y.M. Zhang, Z.J. Zhang, Z.Y. Zhang, Z.P. Zhang, J. Zhao, Q.W. Zhao, Y.F. Zhao, Y.B. Zhao, L. Zheng, W.L. Zhong, L. Zhou, N. Zhou, Z.Y. Zhou, H.L. Zhuang, S. Zimmerman, J.H. Zou, The detector system of the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 811, 1 March 2016, Pages 133-161, ISSN 0168-9002, (
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