Search for neutrino oscillations at the Palo Verde Nuclear reactors

F. Boehm, J. Busenitz, B. Cook, G. Gratta, H. Henrikson, J. Kornis, D. Lawrence, K. B. Lee, K. McKinny, L. Miller, V. Novikov, A. Piepke, Barry Ritchie, D. Tracy, P. Vogel, Y. F. Wang, J. Wolf

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We report on the results from a measurement of the anti-neutrino flux and spectrum at a distance of about 800 m from the three reactors of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station using a segmented gadolinium-loaded scintillation detector. We find that the anti-neutrino flux agrees with that predicted in the absence of oscillations, excluding at 90% CL ν̄e - ν̄x oscillations with Δm2 > 1.12 × 10-3 eV2 for maximal mixing and sin2 2θ > 0.21 for large Δm2. Our results support the conclusion that the atmospheric neutrino oscillations observed by Super-Kamiokande do not involve νe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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