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  • Neutron calibration of the SoLid detector

    CEN (Mol, Belgium), searching for very-short baseline neutrino oscillation (<10m). Its main objectives are to confirm the so-called Reactor Antineutrino Anomaly (RAA), and to test in-fine the existence of light sterile neutrino(s). This experiment is based on a new kind of neutrino detector …

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  • Antarctic neutrino detector firms up cosmic neutrino ...

    2015-8-20 · A muon neutrino interacting with the ice in or around IceCube will create a muon, which leaves a track of light while crossing the detector. Neutrino-induced muons do not deposit all their energy in IceCube. But, scientists are able to estimate the most probable energy both for the detected muon and the initial neutrino.

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  • IceCube neutrinos point to long-sought cosmic ray ...

    2018-7-12 · This event display, from the high-energy neutrino detected by IceCube on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a muon, created by the interaction of a neutrino with the ice very close to IceCube, which leaves a track of light while crossing the detector. In this display, the light collected by …

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  • Luis MANZANILLAS | PostDoc Position | PhD | Max

    The SoLid experiment has been designed to search for an oscillation pattern induced by a light sterile neutrino state, utilising the BR2 reactor of SCKCEN, in Belgium. The detector leverages a new ...

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  • IceCube pushes neutrinos to the forefront of

    2013-11-21 · The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a demonstration of the power of the human passion for discovery, where scientific ingenuity meets technological innovation. Today, nearly 25 years after the pioneering idea of detecting neutrinos in ice, the IceCube Collaboration announces the observation of 28 very high-energy particle events that constitute the first solid evidence for astrophysical ...

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  • Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at

    2013-11-22 · ### ### Introduction Neutrino observations are a unique probe of the universe’s highest-energy phenomena: Neutrinos are able to escape from dense astrophysical environments that photons cannot and are unambiguous tracers of cosmic ray acceleration. As protons and nuclei are accelerated, they interact with gas and background light near the source to produce subatomic particles such as …

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  • IceCube spots first ultra-high-energy antineutrino ...

    2021-3-10 · “The light produced by a Glashow-resonance antineutrino interacting in the ice extends hundreds of meters from the neutrino interaction point,” said Cowen. “Only a detector the size of IceCube is capable of containing, and accurately measuring, such prodigious light emission.”

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  • NuRadioMC: simulating the radio emission of

    2020-1-31 · NuRadioMC is a Monte Carlo framework designed to simulate ultra-high energy neutrino detectors that rely on the radio detection method. This method exploits the radio emission generated in the electromagnetic component of a particle shower following a neutrino interaction. NuRadioMC simulates everything from the neutrino interaction in a medium, the subsequent Askaryan radio …

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  • IceCube detection of a high-energy particle proves 60

    2021-3-10 · IceCube detection of a high-energy particle proves 60-year-old theory. A South Pole scene of the IceCube Laboratory against a backdrop of auroras displayed inside an artistic rendition of a photomultiplier tube. The resonance is depicted as a glowing blue rod, representing the first string in IceCube to observe early pulses from the event.

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  • Neutron calibration of the SoLid detector

    CEN (Mol, Belgium), searching for very-short baseline neutrino oscillation (<10m). Its main objectives are to confirm the so-called Reactor Antineutrino Anomaly (RAA), and to test in-fine the existence of light sterile neutrino(s). This experiment is based on a new kind of neutrino detector …

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  • Calibration of the highly segmented SoLid antineutrino ...

    SoLid is a short baseline neutrino experiment, which is currently operating a 1.6 tons detector at the SCK CEN BR2 research reactor in Belgium. SoLid will address the study of the so called Reactor Antineutrino Anomaly (RAA), whose origin could be the existence of a light sterile neu-trino state with a …

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  • Neutrinos for peace – CERN Courier

    2020-11-10 · Credit: CEA Saclay. A 10 to 20 tonne neutrino detector 20 m from the reactor would be able to measure its plutonium content with a precision of 1 to 2 kg. This would be particularly relevant in the so-called N-th month scenario, which models a potential crisis in …

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  • Measuring High Resolution Reactor Neutrino Spectrum

    2020-5-4 · 2 Taishan Antineutrino Observatory (TAO), a ton-level, high energy resolution LS detector at 30 m from the core, a satellite exp. of JUNO. Measure reactor neutrino spectrum w sub-percent E resolution. model-independent reference spectrum for JUNO a benchmark for investigation of the nuclear database Ton-level Liquid Scintillator (Gd-LS) ...

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  • “Ice Fishing for Neutrinos

    2003-4-8 · neutrino muon Cherenkov light cone Detector interaction •Infrequently, a cosmic neutrino is captured in the ice, i.e. the neutrino interacts with an ice nucleus •In the crash a muon (or electron, or tau) is produced •The muon radiates blue light in its wake •Optical sensors capture (and map) the light

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  • IceCube Detection of a High-Energy Particle –

    2021-3-10 · The South Pole neutrino detector saw a Glashow resonance event, a phenomenon predicted by Nobel laureate physicist Sheldon Glashow in 1960 where an electron antineutrino and an electron interact to produce a W- boson. On December 6, 2016, a high-energy particle called an …

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  • Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at

    2011-9-23 · [3] and the OPERA detector at LNGS. For CNGS neutrino energies, = 17 GeV, the relative deviation from the speed of light c of the neutrino velocity due to its finite rest mass is expected to be smaller than 10-19, even assuming the mass of the heaviest neutrino eigenstate to …

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  • Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA ...

    2020-1-31 · NuRadioMC is a Monte Carlo framework designed to simulate ultra-high energy neutrino detectors that rely on the radio detection method. This method exploits the radio emission generated in the electromagnetic component of a particle shower following a neutrino interaction. NuRadioMC simulates everything from the neutrino interaction in a medium, the subsequent Askaryan radio …

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  • NuRadioMC: simulating the radio emission of

    2019-2-27 · Gigantic Japanese detector prepares to catch neutrinos from supernovae. Recent upgrades to the Super-Kamiokande neutrino observatory will allow it to trace the history of exploding stars. Super ...

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  • SoLid | Search for short baseline antineutrino ...

    The detector is installed at the BR2 research reactor of ( m{SCK ! cdot ! CEN (Mol,Belgium) } ), which provides a very pure source of electron antineutrino (>95 % (^{235} m U)). The experimental site allows to perform flux measurements at distance varying from 5.5 to 12 m from the core, where the modification of the flux in presence ...

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  • Neutron calibration of the SoLid detector - Archive ...

    SoLid is a reactor neutrino experiment, located at [email protected] (Mol, Belgium), searching for very-short baseline neutrino oscillation (< 10 m). Its main objectives are to confirm the socalled Reactor Antineutrino Anomaly (RAA), and to test in-fine the existence of light sterile neutrino(s). This experiment is based on a new kind of neutrino detector specially designed against background.

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  • Neutrino:Physics research field | Hamamatsu Photonics

    2021-5-25 · Most neutrino experiments work in the same way: they detect neutrinos indirectly looking for the particles produced in their interactions. By-products of neutrino interaction with matter are highly energetic particles which travel faster than light in the detector material, emitting the so-called Cherenkov radiation which is detected by ...

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  • Neutrinos for peace – CERN Courier

    2020-11-10 · Credit: CEA Saclay. A 10 to 20 tonne neutrino detector 20 m from the reactor would be able to measure its plutonium content with a precision of 1 to 2 kg. This would be particularly relevant in the so-called N-th month scenario, which models a potential crisis in …

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  • Sakari IHANTOLA | Senior Scientist | D.Sc ...

    2020-5-4 · 2 Taishan Antineutrino Observatory (TAO), a ton-level, high energy resolution LS detector at 30 m from the core, a satellite exp. of JUNO. Measure reactor neutrino spectrum w sub-percent E resolution. model-independent reference spectrum for JUNO a benchmark for investigation of the nuclear database Ton-level Liquid Scintillator (Gd-LS) ...

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  • Measuring High Resolution Reactor Neutrino Spectrum

    2021-7-19 · The result was a hexagonal grid of sensors embedded in a cubic kilometer of ice about a mile below the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet. On December 18, 2010, the 5,160th light sensor was deployed in the ice, completing the construction of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

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  • Celebrating IceCube’s first decade of discovery | Eberly ...

    2020-1-23 · The Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) experiment proposal at CERN demands a dedicated dipole magnet for its scattering and neutrino detector. This requires a very large volume to be uniformly magnetized at B >1.2 T, with constraints regarding the inner instrumented volume as well as the external region, where no massive structures are allowed ...

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  • The magnet of the scattering and neutrino detector

    2019-9-1 · and in the atmosphere allowed us to measure most of the light neutrino mixing parameters. Near future measurements will give us extremely valuable information about the remaining unknowns of the light neutrino sector as fundamental as the existence of leptonic CP violation. I will review why these measurements are physically very

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  • Calibration and quality assurance of the SoLid

    SoLid is a short baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, which is searching for sterile neutrinos at the SCK cdot CEN BR2 reactor in Belgium. It uses a novel technology, combining PVT cubes of 5 × 5 × 5 cm ^3 and ^6 LiF:ZnS sheets of ∼ 250 μ m thickness. To detect anti-neutrino interactions, signals are read out by a network of wavelength shifting fibers and MPPCs.

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  • SoLid: An innovative anti-neutrino detector for

    2017-2-11 · The SoLid experiment intends to search for active-to-sterile anti-neutrino oscillations at a very short baseline from the SCK•CEN BR2 research reactor (Mol, Belgium). A novel detector approach to measure reactor anti-neutrinos was developed based on an innovative sandwich of composite polyvinyl-toluene and 6 LiF:ZnS(Ag) scintillators.

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  • SoLid | Search for short baseline antineutrino ...

    The detector is installed at the BR2 research reactor of ( m{SCK ! cdot ! CEN (Mol,Belgium) } ), which provides a very pure source of electron antineutrino (>95 % (^{235} m U)). The experimental site allows to perform flux measurements at distance varying from 5.5 to 12 m from the core, where the modification of the flux in presence ...

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  • Performance of the SoLid Reactor Neutrino Detector

    Performance of the SoLid Reactor Neutrino Detector Luis Manzanillas [5]Y. Abreu et al. [SoLid Collaboration], Optimisation of the scintillation light collection and uniformity for the SoLid experiment, JINST 13 (2018) no.09, P09005, [arXiv:1806.02461]. [6]Y. Abreu et al. [SoLid Collaboration], Development of a Quality Assurance Process for the ...

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  • Collisions: Cosmic Accelerators

    2003-4-1 · neutrino muon Cherenkov light cone Detector interaction •Infrequently, a cosmic neutrino is captured in the ice, i.e. the neutrino interacts with an ice nucleus •In the crash a muon (or electron, or tau) is produced •The muon radiates blue light in its wake •Optical sensors capture (and map) the light

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  • (PDF) Physics Results from the AMANDA Neutrino

    Physics Results from the AMANDA Neutrino Detector. A. Aleksandrovich. Related Papers. Observation of high energy atmospheric neutrinos with AMANDA. By Andrew Aleksandrovich. Search for neutrino-induced cascades with five years of AMANDA data. By M. Danninger and T. Abu-Zayyad. NESTOR experiment in 2003.

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  • Neutrino 2018 — XXVIIIth International Conference on ...

    2018-9-18 · Detector of the reactor neutrino DANSS consists of 2500 intercrossing polystyrene-based plastic scintillator strips (100x4x1 cm) with the total mass of 1.1 tn. The light signal is read out with 2500 individual SiPMs and with 50 conventional compact PMTs via WLS fibers, thus providing 3D space pattern of each event.

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  • 90 Years of Neutrino Science | myScience news

    2021-7-25 · Rather than use a liquid-filled detector, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, near the South Pole, uses ice as its detector medium. Neutrinos colliding with oxygen nuclei in the ice turn into particles called muons, and these and other fast-moving particles generate blue light - an effect known as Cherenkov radiation - that IceCube detects and ...

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  • Mathieu BONGRAND | CNRS Researcher | PhD Particle

    2013-11-22 · The IceCube Laboratory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica is the world's largest neutrino detector. Its computers collect raw data on neutrino …

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  • Technology of the SoLid detector and construction of the ...

    introduction of at least two more light sterile neutrinos with masses in the 1 eV range. Gallium detectors used for solar neutrino experiments, GALLEX [5] and SAGE [6], have observed 14 ± 5% less neutrinos than expected from radioactive sources placed inside the detector for calibration purposes.

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  • SoLid: A compact neutrino detector for very short

    SoLid: A compact neutrino detector for very short-baseline neutrino experiments Leonidas N. Kalousis!'#%&'()*+,-(.& Figure 4: The distribution of the neutron identification parameter in SM1 for several data sets. We should mention that the neutron PSD in SM1, was performed using an total-to-amplitude algorithm exploiting

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  • Observation of high energy atmospheric neutrinos with

    15Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dienst ELEM, B-1050 Brussel, Belgium ~Received 1 February 2002; published 31 July 2002! The Antarctic muon and neutrino detector array ~AMANDA! began collecting data with ten strings in 1997. Results from the first year of operation are presented. Neutrinos coming through the Earth from the Northern

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  • High intensity neutrino oscillation facilities in Europe

    The far detector in this case is a 100 kt magnetized iron neutrino detector at a baseline of 2000 km. The third option is a Beta Beam, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of beta emitting isotopes, in particular 6He and 18Ne, also stored in a ring. The far detector is also the MEMPHYS detector …

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  • Performance of the SoLid Reactor Neutrino Detector

    Performance of the SoLid Reactor Neutrino Detector Luis Manzanillas [5]Y. Abreu et al. [SoLid Collaboration], Optimisation of the scintillation light collection and uniformity for the SoLid experiment, JINST 13 (2018) no.09, P09005, [arXiv:1806.02461]. [6]Y. Abreu et al. [SoLid Collaboration], Development of a Quality Assurance Process for the ...

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  • Status of Development of Anti-neutrino Detector Systems

    2018-11-15 · 2 Groups • Liverpool University - J. Coleman • Gd oxyde sheets, organic scintillator • directly translated T2K near detector calorimeter design • University of Oxford - A. Vacheret • 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) organic scintillator (PVT, POLY) • Application development part of Sterile Neutrino experiment SoLid • Both university have been involved in the T2K experiment for many

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  • Physics and Results from the AMANDA-II High Energy ...

    suitable site for constructing a large neutrino detector based on the detection of Cherenkov light. Halzen and Learned (for brief history of development of high energy neutrino detectors, see Barwick (2000)) introduced a twist on the general scheme by promoting polar ice …

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  • Collisions: Cosmic Accelerators

    2003-4-1 · neutrino muon Cherenkov light cone Detector interaction •Infrequently, a cosmic neutrino is captured in the ice, i.e. the neutrino interacts with an ice nucleus •In the crash a muon (or electron, or tau) is produced •The muon radiates blue light in its wake •Optical sensors capture (and map) the light

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  • IceCube Search for Neutrinos Coincident with

    2020-7-17 · Advances in detector technologies used in GW, electromagnetic, and neutrino astronomy have led to a scientific revolution, rapidly expanding the fields' cosmic and scientific horizons. Finding evidence of a joint GW–neutrino source would further expand our understanding of the sources of high-energy neutrinos and the energetic outflows driven ...

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  • IceCube detection of a high-energy particle proves 60

    2021-3-10 · IceCube detection of a high-energy particle proves 60-year-old theory The South Pole neutrino detector saw a Glashow resonance event, a phenomenon predicted by …

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