8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

CeLAND: PBq source in KamLAND and short baseline neutrino oscillations prospects

11 Sep 2013, 16:20
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Neutrino Oscillations/ Neutrino Beam Physics Neutrino Oscillations/ Neutrino Beams III


Dr Jelena Maricic (University of Hawaii)


An intriguing, nearly three-sigma indication of the electron antineutrino disappearance at less than 100 m distance from the nuclear reactor core has recently been revealed. The effect was named a reactor antineutrino anomaly (RAA). The disappearance may be due to reactor neutrinos oscillating into another neutrino type. We plan to test the RAA with a complementary technique: deploy a massive 76 kCi electron antineutrino source (cerium-144 and praseodymium-144) in the veto region of Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Antineutrino Detector (KamLAND), 1 kiloton size detector. The project is called CeLAND. It will search for the sterile neutrino oscillation in 3-16 m range and probe the majority of the oscillation phase space suggested by the RAA with 95% confidence level. The status and prospects of the experiment will be presented.

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Dr Jelena Maricic (University of Hawaii)

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