Experimental requirements to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy using reactor neutrinos

Liang Zhan, Yifang Wang, Jun Cao, Liangjian Wen
2009 Physical Review D  
This paper presents experimental requirements to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy using reactor neutrinos. The detector shall be located at a baseline around 58 km from the reactor(s) to measure the energy spectrum of electron antineutrinos (ν̅_e) precisely. By applying Fourier cosine and sine transform to the L/E spectrum, features of the neutrino mass hierarchy can be extracted from the |Δm^2_31| and |Δm^2_32| oscillations. To determine the neutrino mass hierarchy above 90 the baseline,
more » ... he energy resolution, the energy scale uncertainty, the detector mass and the event statistics are studied at different values of sin^2(2θ_13)
doi:10.1103/physrevd.79.073007 fatcat:7rp3rihkmrfzvjaj2r5jiup5ly