Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2015 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
Volume 60, Number 13
Wednesday–Saturday, October 28–31, 2015; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Session FH: Mini-Symposium on Applications of Nuclear Physics II
4:00 PM–5:36 PM,
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Room: General Kearny
Chair: Pieter Mumm, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract ID: BAPS.2015.DNP.FH.1
Abstract: FH.00001 : Opportunities for applied measurements using the PROSPECT antineutrino detector: reactor physics and safeguards*
4:00 PM–4:12 PM
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(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Disagreement of reactor antineutrino spectrum and flux measurements with updated predictions indicates that we have much to learn about the complicated processes underlying antineutrino production in reactors, as well as hinting at new physics. A number of new efforts seek to address these questions, including the PROSPECT experiment planned at the HFIR research reactor. In addition to greatly advancing our understanding of reactor antineutrino emissions, PROSPECT can support a rich applied physics program. The detection technology developed for PROSPECT will enable precision antineutrino spectrum measurements close to essentially any reactor type. Here we describe how such measurements provide opportunities to probe fissile isotope and fission daughter distributions, and their potential use for reactor physics and safeguards applications.
*LLNL-ABS-673983. Prepared by LLNL under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.
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