Double Chooz and Reactor Neutrino Oscillation

θ_13 Improvement and First Effective Δm^2_31 Measurement

  • Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    Pages 1-3
  3. Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    Pages 5-31
  4. Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    Pages 33-77
  5. Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    Pages 79-150
  6. Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    Pages 151-185
  7. Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    Pages 187-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-190

About this book

Introduction

This book is based on the author’s work at the Double Chooz Experiment, from 2010 to 2013, the goal of which was to search for electronic anti-neutrino disappearance close to nuclear power plant facilities as a result of neutrino oscillation. Starting with a brief review of neutrino oscillation and the most important past experimental findings in this field, the author subsequently provides a full and detailed description of a neutrino detector, from simulation aspects to detection principles, as well as the data analysis procedure used to extract the oscillation parameters. The main results in this book are 1) an improvement on the mixing angle, θ13, uncertainty by combining two data-sets from neutrino event selection: neutron capture on gadolinium and on hydrogen; and 2) the first measurement of the effective squared mass difference by combining the current reactor neutrino experimental data from Daya Bay, Double Chooz and RENO and taking advantage of their different reactor-to-detector distances. The author explains how these methods of combining data can be used to estimate these two values. Each method results in the best possible sensitivity for the oscillation parameters with regard to reactor neutrinos. They can be used as a standard method on the latest data releases from the current experiments.

Keywords

Anti-neutrino Disappearance Detector for Neutrino Physics Double Chooz Experiment Effective Squared Mass Difference Mixing Angle Uncertainty Reactor Neutrino Oscillation

Authors and affiliations

  • Thiago Junqueira de Castro Bezerra
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Neutrino ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55375-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55374-8
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55375-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
  • About this book