Jun 5 – 6, 2017
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

PROSPECT - A Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment

Jun 6, 2017, 3:00 PM
15m
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall

Oral Presentation Collider Physics

Speaker

Mr XIANYI ZHANG (ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

Description

PROSPECT, the PRecision Oscillation and SPECTrum Experiment, is a multi-phased short baseline reactor antineutrino experiment that aims to precisely measure the U-235 antineutrino spectrum and prob for oscillation effects involving a possible ∆m^2 ∼ 1 eV^2 scale sterile neutrino. In PROSPECT Phase-I, an optically segmented Li-6 loaded liquid scintillator detector will be deployed at at the baseline of 7-12m from the High Flux Isotope Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. PROSPECT will measure the spectrum of U-235 to aid in resolving the unexplained inconsistency between predictive spectral models and recent experimental measurements using LEU cores, while the oscillation measurement will probe the best fit region suggested by global fitting studies within 1-year data taking. This talk will introduce the design of PROSPECT Phase-I, the discovery potential of the experiment, and the progress the collaboration has made toward realizing PROSPECT Phase-I.

Primary author

Mr XIANYI ZHANG (ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

Presentation materials