Improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle theta(13) with the Double Chooz detector (vol 10, 086, 2014)

Y. Abe J. C. Anjos J. C. Barriere E. Baussan 1 I. Bekman M. Bergevin T. J. C. Bezerra L. Bezrukov E. Blucher C. Buck J. Busenitz A. Cabrera E. Caden L. Camilleri R. Carr M. Cerrada P. -J. Chang E. Chauveau P. Chimenti A. P. Collin E. Conover J. M. Conrad J. I. Crespo-Anadon K. Crum A. S. Cucoanes 2 E. Damon J. V. Dawson J. Dhooghe D. Dietrich Z. Djurcic M. Dracos 1 M. Elnimr A. Etenko Muriel Fallot 2 F. Feilitzsch J. Felde S. M. Fernandes V. Fischer D. Franco M. Franke H. Furuta I. Gil-Botella Lydie Giot 2 M. Goeger-Neff L. F. G. Gonzalez L. Goodenough M. C. Goodman C. Grant N. Haag T. Hara J. Haser M. Hofmann G. A. Horton-Smith A. Hourlier M. Ishitsuka J. Jochum C. Jollet 1 F. Kaether L. N. Kalousis Y. Kamyshkov D. M. Kaplan T. Kawasaki E. Kemp H. Kerret D. Kryn 3 M. Kuze T. Lachenmaier C. E. Lane T. Lasserre A. Letourneau 4 D. Lhuillier 4 H. P. Lima M. Lindner J. M. Lopez-Castao J. M. Losecco B. Lubsandorzhiev S. Lucht J. Maeda C. Mariani J. Maricic J. Martino T. Matsubara G. Mention 5 A. Meregaglia 1 T. Miletic R. Milincic A. Minotti 1 Y. Nagasaka Y. Nikitenko P. Novella 3 L. Oberauer M. Obolensky 3 A. Onillon 2 A. Osborn C. Palomares I. M. Pepe S. Perasso 3 P. Pfahler A. Porta 2 G. Pronost 2 J. Reichenbacher B. Reinhold M. Roehling R. Roncin 3 S. Roth B. Rybolt Y. Sakamoto R. Santorelli A. C. Schilithz S. Schoenert S. Schoppmann M. H. Shaevitz R. Sharankova S. Shimojima D. Shrestha V. Sibille 4 V. Sinev M. Skorokhvatov E. Smith J. Spitz A. Stahl I. Stancu L. F. F. Stokes M. Strait A. Stueken F. Suekane S. Sukhotin T. Sumiyoshi Y. Sun R. Svoboda K. Terao A. Tonazzo 3 H. H. Trinh Thi G. Valdiviesso N. Vassilopoulos 1 C. Veyssiere 6 M. Vivier 5 S. Wagner N. Walsh H. Watanabe C. Wiebusch L. Winslow M. Wurm G. Yang F. Yermia 2 V. Zimmer
Abstract : The Double Chooz experiment presents improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle θ13 using the data collected in 467.90 live days from a detector positioned at an average distance of 1050 m from two reactor cores at the Chooz nuclear power plant. Several novel techniques have been developed to achieve significant reductions of the backgrounds and systematic uncertainties with respect to previous publications, whereas the efficiency of the ν¯¯¯e signal has increased. The value of θ13 is measured to be sin2 2θ13 = 0.090+ 0.032− 0.029 from a fit to the observed energy spectrum. Deviations from the reactor ν¯¯¯e prediction observed above a prompt signal energy of 4 MeV and possible explanations are also reported. A consistent value of θ13 is obtained from a fit to the observed rate as a function of the reactor power independently of the spectrum shape and background estimation, demonstrating the robustness of the θ13 measurement despite the observed distortion.
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Y. Abe, J. C. Anjos, J. C. Barriere, E. Baussan, I. Bekman, et al.. Improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle theta(13) with the Double Chooz detector (vol 10, 086, 2014). Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, pp.1-4. ⟨10.1007/JHEP02(2015)074⟩. ⟨hal-01204746⟩

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