Bulletin of the American Physical Society
5th Joint Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics and the Physical Society of Japan
Volume 63, Number 12
Tuesday–Saturday, October 23–27, 2018; Waikoloa, Hawaii
Session CN: Mini-Symposium Intersections of Neutrino Physics and Nuclear Physics
7:00 PM–9:45 PM,
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Hilton Room: Kohala 4
Chair: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.HAW.CN.2
Abstract: CN.00002 : Towards a Precise Measurement of the 235U Antineutrino Spectrum with PROSPECT*
7:30 PM–7:45 PM
Karsten M Heeger
Karsten M Heeger
PROSPECT, the Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment, is a reactor antineutrino experiment designed to search for eV-scale sterile neutrinos and measure the spectrum of antineutrinos from highly-enriched 235U at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). PROSPECT uses a 4-ton, segmented 6Li-doped liquid scintillator detector to make a high-resolution measurement of the prompt energy spectrum from inverse beta decay on protons. An optical and radioactive source calibration system integrated into the active detector volume is used to characterize the optical and energy response of all detector segments. We will discuss the calibration and characterization of the PROSPECT detector and report on PROSPECT’s first measurement of the energy spectrum associated with reactor antineutrinos.
*This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and the Heising-Simons Foundation. Additional support is provided by Illinois Institute of Technology, LLNL, NIST, ORNL, Temple University, and Yale University. We gratefully acknowledge the support and hospitality of the High Flux Isotope Reactor, managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.
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