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dc.contributorGiedt, Joel
dc.contributorNapolitano, Jim
dc.contributorDanon, Yaron
dc.contributorStoler, Paul
dc.contributorMeunier, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorRaper, Neill
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:36:12Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:36:12Z
dc.date.created2016-08-16T07:55:23Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1683
dc.descriptionMay 2016
dc.descriptionSchool of Science
dc.description.abstractWe present the first measurement of a nonzero reactor neutrino flux with energies above 8 MeV. Measurements are taken with the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiments detectors, using the Guangdong Nuclear Power Station as a source. Disagreement between data and theory regarding rate and shape of reactor neutrino spectra have made the need for direct measurement clear. Data are especially useful at high energies, where far fewer isotopes contribute. Neutrino candidates are correlated to reactor power and reactor power is extrapolated to zero in order to separate neutrino events from background. We find evidence of reactor neutrinos up to ~12.5 MeV at 1.92 σ above 0 and include a survey of isotopes likely to be contributing neutrinos in this energy range.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectPhysics
dc.titleHigh energy reactor neutrinos
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid177283
dc.digitool.pid177284
dc.digitool.pid177285
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy


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