Double Chooz and a history of reactor θ13 experiments

Fumihiko Suekane, Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra

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Abstract

This is a contribution paper from the Double Chooz (DC) experiment to the special issue of Nuclear Physics B on the topics of neutrino oscillations, celebrating the recent Nobel prize to Profs. T. Kajita and A.B. McDonald. DC is a reactor neutrino experiment which measures the last neutrino mixing angle θ13. The DC group presented an indication of disappearance of the reactor neutrinos at a baseline of ∼1 km for the first time in 2011 and is improving the measurement of θ13. DC is a pioneering experiment of this research field. In accordance with the nature of this special issue, physics and history of the reactor-θ13 experiments, as well as the Double Chooz experiment and its neutrino oscillation analyses, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-93
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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