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Sterile Neutrino Search with the PROSPECT Experiment
Presented by Mr. Pranava Teja SURUKUCHI on 6 Jun 2017 from 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Collider Physics
PROSPECT is a short-baseline reactor antineutrino experiment with primary goals of performing a search for sterile neutrinos and making a precise measurement of 235U reactor antineutrino spectrum from the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Labo- ratory. PROSPECT will provide a model-independent oscillation measurement of electron antineutrinos by comparing the observed antineutrino spectrum at several baselines. By covering the baselines of 7-12 m, the PROSPECT experiment will be able to address the current eV-scale sterile neutrino oscillation best-fit region within a single year of data-taking and covers a major portion of suggested parameter space within 3 years. In this talk, we describe the PROSPECT oscillation fitting framework and expected detector sensitivity to the oscillations arising from eV-scale sterile neutrinos.