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A Search For Electron Antineutrino Disappearance with the Double Chooz Far Detector

Toups, Matthew Henry

We present a search for electron antineutrino disappearance at the Chooz nuclear power plant in Chooz, France. Using the Double Chooz far detector and 101.5 days of detector run time, we measure sin^2(2θ(subscript 13)) = 0.086 ± 0.041 (stat.) ± 0.030 (syst.) from a rate and shape fit. A combined analysis of T2K and Double Chooz data finds that sin^2(2θ(subscript 13)) = 0 is excluded at the 3σ level.

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Academic Units
Physics
Thesis Advisors
Shaevitz, Michael Herman
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
April 1, 2014