Prospect: The Precision Reactor Oscillation And Spectrum Experiment

Thomas J. Langford
2018 Zenodo  
PROSPECT is a short-baseline reactor antineutrino experiment designed to search for eV-scale sterile neutrino oscillations and measure the 235U antineutrino energy spectrum from the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Deployed in early 2018, the 4ton, segmented, 6Li-loaded liquid scintillator detector began commissioning in March of this year. The detector consists of 154 segments that span a baseline of 7-9m from the compact highly enriched uranium core, enabling
more » ... re, enabling coverage of a wide range of oscillation parameter space. Full-scale prototypes have demonstrated excellent energy resolution and pulse-shape discrimination that will reject cosmogenic backgrounds and produce an unparalleled measurement of the 235U antineutrino spectrum. We will report on the status and initial performance of the experiment.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1286999 fatcat:2au6eyd7yjbyvhszw3ljl3a3sy