Results from the Palo Verde Neutrino Oscillation Experiment

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dc.contributor.author Piepke, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-13T19:50:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-13T19:50:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2000
dc.date.issued 2000-09-07
dc.identifier.citation Boehm, F., et al. (2000): Results from the Palo Verde Neutrino Oscillation Experiment. Physical Review D, 62(7). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.62.072002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0556-2821
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5513
dc.description.abstract The v̅ₑ flux and spectrum have been measured at a distance of about 800 m from the reactors of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station using a segmented Gd-loaded liquid scintillator detector. Correlated positron-neutron events from the reaction v̅ₑp → e⁺n were recorded for a period of 200 d including 55 d with one of the three reactors off for refueling. Backgrounds were accounted for by making use of the reactor-on and reactor-off cycles, and also with a novel technique based on the difference between signal and background under reversal of the e⁺ and n portions of the events. A detailed description of the detector calibration, background subtraction, and data analysis is presented here. Results from the experiment show no evidence for neutrino oscillations. v̅ₑ → v̅ₓ oscillations were excluded at 90% C.L. for Δm²>1.12×10⁻³ eV² for full mixing and sin²2θ>0.21 for large Δm². These results support the conclusion that the observed atmospheric neutrino oscillations do not involve νₑ. en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.subject Nuclear physics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fluctuations (Physics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neutrinos en_US
dc.title Results from the Palo Verde Neutrino Oscillation Experiment en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.rights.holder American Physical Society en_US


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