Prof. Kevork Abazajian (University of California Irvine)
Prof. Klaus Schreckenbach (TU Muenchen)
Prof. Petr Vogel (Caltech)
Dr David Lhuillier (CEA)
Prof. Yves Declais (IN2P3)
Prof. Rebecca Surman (Union College)
Prof. Gabriela Barenboim (U. of Valencia)
Prof. Raj Gandhi (HCRI)
Dr Roxanne Guenette (Yale University)
Prof. Concha Gonzalez-Garcia (U. of Barcelona), Dr William Louis (LANL)
Prof. Jonathan Link (VirginiaTech), Prof. Patrick Huber (Virginia Tech)
Prof. Yeongduk Kim (Sejong University)
A research reactor, HANARO, in South Korea can be used to measure the energy spectra of reactor neutrinos to check the recently claimed short-base line neutrino oscillation. A detector can be located as close as 5m from the core of the reactor which has 30 MW thermal power. The event rate of 500L liquid scintillator detector would be several hundred per day and two detector configuration would...
Yue Meng (Virginia Tech), YuenKeung Hor (Virginia Tech)
The Daya Bay reactor antineutrino experiment, currently under construction and commissioning in China, will be the most sensitive experiments in the world searching for the yet unknown neutrino mixing parameters, theta-13(θ13). With a thermal power of 17.4GW by 2011, the Daya Bay site provides an intense electron antineutrino flux, which together with 3 years of data taking from 4 pairs of...
Dr Juergen Reichenbacher (University of Alabama)
Check on Reactor-Anomaly & LSND/MiniBooNE Results
Joe Wolf (Virginia Tech), Zachary Yokley (Virginia Tech)
LENS is a low energy solar neutrino detector that will measure the solar neutrino spectrum above 115 keV, >95% of the solar neutrino flux, in real time. The fundamental neutrino reaction in LENS is charged-current based capture on 115In detected in a liquid scintillator medium. The reaction yields the prompt emission of an electron and the delayed emission of 2 gamma rays that serve as a time...
Patrick Jaffke (Virginia Tech), Tristan Wright (Virginia Tech)
The LENS collaboration’s goal is the construction of a low energy neutrino spectrometer (LENS) that will measure the entire solar neutrino spectrum above 114keV. In an effort to reach this goal we have developed a two phase prototype program. The first of these is microLENS, a small prototype to study the light transmission in the as built LENS scintillation lattice—a novel detector method...
Osamu Yasuda (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
The sensitivity to the sterile neutrino mixing at very short baseline reactor neutrino experiments is investigated. In the case of conventional (thermal neutron) reactors it is found that the sensitivity is lost for $\Delta m^2 \gtrsim$ 1 eV$^2$ due to smearing of the reactor core size. On the other hand, in the case of an experimental fast reactor Joyo, because of its small size,...
Bryce Littlejohn (University of Wisconsin)
The reactor antineutrino anomaly suggests the existence of at least one sterile neutrino separated from the three standard neutrinos by a few eV2 mass squared dierence. The far site of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino experiment, which contains four identical 20-ton antineutrino detectors immersed in a water muon veto pool, oers unique characteristics that allow for a more sentitive investigation...
Dr Mario A. Acero Ortega (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares - UNAM)
Recent observations from several neutrino oscillation experiments have shown that the mixing between active and sterile neutrinos remains as an open possibility. To gain a better understanding of this phenomenon we make use of the Magnus expansion of the evolution operator to study neutrino oscillations within the Earth, in the context of a four-neutrino mixing scheme. We calculate the...
Dr Rasulkhozha Sharafiddinov (Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Beate Schmittmann (Chair of the Department of Physics, Virginia Tech), Prof. Lay Nam Chang (Dean of the College of Science, Virginia Tech), Dr Roderick Hall (Associate VP for Research, Virginia Tech)