Evidence of Antineutrinos from Distant Reactors using Pure Water at SNO

Allega, A, Anderson, MR, Andringa, S, Antunes, J, Askins, M, Auty, DJ, Bacon, A, Barros, N, Barao, F, Bayes, R
et al (show 105 more authors) (2023) Evidence of Antineutrinos from Distant Reactors using Pure Water at SNO. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 130 (9). 091801-.

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The SNO+ Collaboration reports the first evidence of reactor antineutrinos in a Cherenkov detector. The nearest nuclear reactors are located 240 km away in Ontario, Canada. This analysis uses events with energies lower than in any previous analysis with a large water Cherenkov detector. Two analytical methods are used to distinguish reactor antineutrinos from background events in 190 days of data and yield consistent evidence for antineutrinos with a combined significance of 3.5σ.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: <math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" display="inline"><mrow><mi>SNO</mi><mo>+</mo></mrow></math> Collaboration
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 09:09
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 09:09
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.130.091801
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.130.091801
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3170195