New measurement of theta(13) via neutron capture on hydrogen at Daya Bay
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AbstractThis article reports an improved independent measurement of neutrino mixing angle theta(13) at the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment. Electron antineutrinos were identified by inverse beta-decays with the emitted neutron captured by hydrogen, yielding a data set with principally distinct uncertainties from that with neutrons captured by gadolinium. With the final two of eight antineutrino detectors installed, this study used 621 days of data including the previously reported 217-day data set with six detectors. The dominant statistical uncertainty was reduced by 49%. Intensive studies of the cosmogenic muon-induced Li-9 and fast neutron backgrounds and the neutron-capture energy selection efficiency, resulted in a reduction of the systematic uncertainty by 26%. The deficit in the detected number of antineutrinos at the far detectors relative to the expected number based on the near detectors yielded sin(2)2 theta(13) = 0.071 +/- 0.011 in the three-neutrino-oscillation framework. The combination of this result with the gadolinium-capture result is also reported.
All Author(s) ListAn FP, Balantekin AB, Band HR, Bishai M, Blyth S, Cao D, Cao GF, Cao J, Cen WR, Chan YL, Chang JF, Chang LC, Chang Y, Chen HS, Chen QY, Chen SM, Chen YX, Chen Y, Cheng JH, Cheng JH, Cheng J, Cheng YP, Cheng ZK, Cherwinka JJ, Chu MC, Chukanov A, Cummings JP, de Arcos J, Deng ZY, Ding XF, Ding YY, Diwan MV, Dolgareva M, Dove J, Dwyer DA, Edwards WR, Gill R, Gonchar M, Gong GH, Gong H, Grassi M, Gu WQ, Guan MY, Guo L, Guo RP, Guo XH, Guo Z, Hackenburg RW, Han R, Hans S, He M, Heeger KM, Heng YK, Higuera A, Hor YK, Hsiung YB, Hu BZ, Hu T, Hu W, Huang EC, Huang HX, Huang XT, Huber P, Huo W, Hussain G, Jaffe DE, Jaffke P, Jen KL, Jetter S, Ji XP, Ji XL, Jiao JB, Johnson RA, Joshi J, Kang L, Kettell SH, Kohn S, Kramer M, Kwan KK, Kwok MW, Kwok T, Langford TJ, Lau K, Lebanowski L, Lee J, Lee JHC, Lei RT, Leitner R, Leung JKC, Li C, Li DJ, Li F, Li GS, Li QJ, Li S, Li SC, Li WD, Li XN, Li YF, Li ZB, Liang H, Lin CJ, Lin GL, Lin S, Lin SK, Lin YC, Ling JJ, Link JM, Littenberg L, Littlejohn BR, Liu DW, Liu JJ, Liu JL, Liu JC, Loh CW, Lu C, Lu HQ, Lu JS, Luk KB, Lv Z, Ma QM, Ma XY, Ma XB, Ma YQ, Malyshkin Y, Caicedo DAM, McDonald KT, McKeown RD, Mitchell I, Mooney M, Nakajima Y, Napolitano J, Naumov D, Naumova E, Ngai HY, Ning Z, Ochoa-Ricoux JP, Olshevskiy A, Pan HR, Park J, Patton S, Pec V, Peng JC, Pinsky L, Pun CSJ, Qi FZ, Qi M, Qian X, Raper N, Ren J, Rosero R, Roskovec B, Ruan XC, Steiner H, Sun GX, Sun JL, Tang W, Taychenachev D, Konstantin T, Tsang KV, Tull CE, Viaux N, Viren B, Vorobel V, Wang CH, Wang M, Wang NY, Wang RG, Wang W, Wang WW, Wang X, Wang YF, Wang Z, Wang Z, Wang ZM, Wei HY, Wen LJ, Whisnant K, White CG, Whitehead L, Wise T, Wong HLH, Wong SCF, Worcester E, Wu CH, Wu Q, Xia DM, Xia JK, Xing ZZ, Xu JY, Xu JL, Xu J, Xu Y, Xue T, Yan J, Yang CG, Yang H, Yang L, Yang MS, Yang MT, Ye M, Ye Z, Yeh M, Young BL, Yu GY, Yu ZY, Zhan L, Zhang C, Zhang HH, Zhang JW, Zhang QM, Zhang XT, Zhang YM, Zhang YX, Zhang YM, Zhang ZJ, Zhang ZY, Zhang ZP, Zhao J, Zhao QW, Zhao YF, Zhao YB, Zhong WL, Zhou L, Zhou N, Zhuang HL, Zou JH
Journal namePhysical Review D
Year2016
Month4
Day21
Volume Number93
Issue Number7
PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
ISSN2470-0010
eISSN2470-0029
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesAstronomy & Astrophysics; Physics; Physics, Particles & Fields

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